Remembering Samantha Schubert

The starscape on Malaysia’s arts scene has dimmed by one with the passing of beauty queen, actress and theatre personality Samantha Schubert following a brief but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Schubert was 47.  Those close to her had prepared themselves as best as they could for what would be a heartbreaking goodbye to a cherished…

Manifestations of religious intolerance worries woman behind G25

At the height of her career, G25 founder and retired diplomat Noor Farida Ariffin was wearing three different hats for Malaysia at the world’s legal capital – The Hague, Netherlands. MALAYSIANS KINI, a series on Malaysians you should know, provides a depth to this lady many may have not understood or misunderstood.  Here Alyaa Alhadjri…

RM100,000 a month for life – in simple math, that’s what you get from an outrageous RM30 million ‘mutaah’ divorce claim

Divorces are entertaining to read, except for the former couple and families involved. Divorces of the rich are particularly stimulating, as they fight over money, and argue about interpretations and accuracy. A high profile case emerged in widespread coverage recently but first let’s get our understanding on the concept to start life anew. ‘Mutaah’ is…

Singapore freezes bank accounts (updated)

THE GOSPEL OF SIN CITY TO THE REST OF US MERE MORTALS “Singapore does not tolerate the use of its financial system as a refuge or conduit for illicit funds. Since the middle of last year, the Commercial Affairs Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have been actively investigating possible money-laundering and other offences…

Najib Razak PM in the Clear – Where did it all begin?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE PM THE 1MDB AFFAIR Clearly it is not what the opposition thinks of the Prime Minister of Malaysia or what the scribes at the Malaysian Insider, Bersih, the Malaysian Bar, The Wall Street Journal or even the ABC in Australia have to say about Najib Razak that…

The Malaysian Bar Part II

THE MALAYSIAN BAR – EXCEPTIONS TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT 1978 Gopal Raj Kumar in an update says Rule 43 of the Legal Profession (Practice & Etiquette) Rules 1978 (Rules) clearly states in unequivocal terms the following: “No advocate and solicitor shall volunteer advice to bring an action or to stir up strife and litigation”.…