‘M’sia can’t be penalised for refusing aid to Swiss in 1MDB probe’

However, it is diplomatically not correct because there is a mutual government to government treaty, says lawyer. PETALING JAYA: Malaysia cannot be penalised for refusing assistance to Switzerland under the mutual legal assistance (MLA) into a probe over 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Lawyer S N Nair said the MLA was a private treaty between two...

Media’s praise of lawyers is not professional misconduct

Recent Federal Court ruling clarifies boundaries that a counsel has to observe in order not to breach rules on publicity under the legal profession, says S N Nair. KUALA LUMPUR: A Federal Court ruling appears to suggest that lawyers cannot be faulted if the media make laudatory remarks, heap praise for their expertise and experience...

Remand hearings can be held outside court Remand hearings can be held outside court

It is not feasible to produce suspects before a magistrate in court during weekends or public holidays due to logistics and security issues, says lawyer. PETALING JAYA: Magistrates have inherent powers to declare any place as a “court” when police produce suspects to be detained for investigations, lawyers said. They said one has to observe...