Rewcastle-Brown settlement won’t change public perception of PAS, says lawyer

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has agreed to settle his defamation suit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown out of court. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: An out-of-court settlement between Abdul Hadi Awang and Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown will not change public perception about PAS leaders, a lawyer said today. SN Nair said the allegations...

Who’s really in charge of 1MDB probe, ask lawyers

They question the legal powers of the PM’s task force and the advisory committee to the Council of Eminent Persons. Two lawyers have questioned the legal position of a 1MDB task force and investigation committee. PETALING JAYA: Duplication of work by two informal government bodies investigating the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal might hinder efforts to...

7 DAP, PKR hopefuls to contest in GE14 despite criminal charges

Any disqualification of MPs and assemblymen will only come into effect after the final appeal is exhausted and application for clemency is dismissed, says lawyer S N Nair. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is one of several opposition candidates contesting despite criminal charges. PETALING JAYA: At least seven DAP and PKR candidates are contesting...

Can courts stop people from using Facebook?

Lawyers say a recent order made by a sessions court is unreasonable. Reuters pic. PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have questioned the wisdom of a court order to stop a man on trial from using Facebook pending the disposal of his case. Shashi Devan Thalmalingam, a member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar committee, said the order, made...