JOHOR BARU: The High Court here has set Nov 7 to decide on whether or not former Johor executive council member Datuk Abd Latif Bandi should defend himself against 37 corruption charges or be acquitted and released.
Judge Datuk Abu Bakar Katar made the decision after hearing arguments from both the prosecution and defence attorneys during appeal procedures, which lasted two days.
On April 21, 2019, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) filed an appeal against the Sessions Court's decision that acquitted and released Abd Latif, who is also former Endau assemblyman, from 37 corruption charges as well as charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA) amounting to more than RM30miRead More »
Johor Ruler urges govt to reconsider appealing High Court’s decision on children born to Malaysian parents abroad
JOHOR BARU: All children born to Malaysian parents abroad must be accorded the right to citizenship in this country, says Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
The Sultan urged the Federal Government to abort its plans to appeal the recent High Court decision allowing citizenship rights to children born overseas, regardless if the Malaysian parent is the father or mother.
"The sanctity of the court must be upheld. Why discriminate against Malaysian mothers with overseas-born children?
"This is a basic right of every child, irrespective of whether the Malaysian parent is the father or the mother.
"It doesn’t feel right that Malaysian fathers and mothers are viewed differently in the eyes of the law concerning their childRead More »
PUTRAJAYA: The hearing for the appeal filed by Khairy Jamaluddin over an in a defamation suit by Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must continue even in adverse circumstances, says a Court of Appeal judge.
Justice Lee Swee Seng, who was presiding over the case, told Khairy's counsel that the court would only allow one final adjournment in the case.
He said co-counsels must have a backup plan and take over should someone in the team become indisposed.
"If for some reason the lead counsel can't argue the case on the last adjournment date, then the co-counsel has to rise to the occasion.
"Come rain or shine, fire or flood, pandemic or no pandemic, we will proceed. Would that be fair?" Justice Lee said in proceedings conducted online heRead More »