Indonesia executes foreign drug convicts, defying global anger

Ambulances carried coffins away from the island where the men were put to death, with some shrouded in embroidery and others made of plain wood. CILACAP: Indonesia executed seven foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad Wednesday, causing Canberra to withdraw its ambassador over the “cruel” punishment. Authorities put the seven plus a…

Shahnaz’s lawyers dare Mahmud to take conspirators to court

Despite the heavy badgering at the Kuala Lumpur Shariah High Court today, Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib remained cool, calm and collected, denying all accusations hurled by the lawyers acting for his former wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid in their ‘mutaah’ (conciliatory gift) hearing. Mahmud was queried on the names of his…

The trouble with our journalists, writes Lukman Sheriff

The Star reporter must be reprimanded for further inciting religious hatred. His job was to cover the event objectively. He may disagree with the protestors but he should report fairly and accurately. And he shouldn’t aggravate the situation to suit his grievance writes lawyer Lukman Sheriff Alias. There are four main ethical standards that all…

NFCorp: Challenge on BAFIA, a delay tactic by Rafizi Ramli

Pandan MP and PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli’s move to challenge the constitutionality of the repealed BAFIA banking law he was charged with violating in his exposés on the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) in 2012, is an attempt to avoid conviction. Free Malaysia Today reports: If Rafizi Ramli is found guilty, he could be liable to…

MACC can be overzealous to the extent of behaving unprofessionally, court told

Court grants ex-DPP Shamsul Sulaiman immunity from prosecution in lawyer’s suit against MACC. Stunning circumstances formed the basis on which former Deputy Public Prosecutor Shamsul Sulaiman gave evidence in court yesterday in the on-going trial of Rosli Dahlan’s suit against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) and the Government of Malaysia. Free Malaysia Today which is…

Rafizi Ramli’s BAFIA blunder will likely be his political downfall

It was almost forgotten that Bank Negara Malaysia and the police did a dawn raid on Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary general Mohd Rafizi Ramli some three years ago. Rafizi was arrested and charged for contravening the provisions of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act, 1989 (BAFIA). The Pandan member of parliament was accused of…