Treason, and subversion of high office

4 minutes to read

The 14thof May 2018 was a day of great anger. I wrote this essay and left it. I just found it. As have you. Its purpose is to ask you to contemplate two questions. Start with this: ‘Isn’t it treason ...

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Will Corruption Amnesty Work? [Part-2: Proposals]

6–9 minutes to read

This is Part 2 of the article entitled, ‘Will Corruption Amnesty Work?’ You’ll find part 1 here. We saw, in Part-1, how if we sack every corrupt person, we’d lose a substantial number of people in ...

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Will corruption amnesty work? [Part-1: Analysing the Problem]

5–8 minutes to read

Do you think corruption amnesty will work in Malaysia? Is it the right way to tackle endemic corruption? Analyse the problem. A question for your conscience Corruption is the abuse of public office for private gain – both pecuniary ...

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Should judges condone inequitable behaviour of counsel?

5–7 minutes to read

How far should lawyers go to win a case? And how long should judges refuse to sanction counsel’s egregious conduct? Advocates and solicitors ( ‘lawyer’ and ‘counsel’ are used interchangeably) always must exhibit the highest level of ...

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Could we eliminate electoral fraud by improving election laws?

6–9 minutes to read

Could we eliminate electoral fraud by improving election laws? An election petition is a difficult thing. The law has ring-fenced it with several impenetrable technical rules.  Combating electoral corruption under the current, antiquated laws is impossible. After the ...

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On the horns of a dilemma – will the Federal Court judges recuse themselves?

7–10 minutes to read

An unusual thing happened at the Federal Court on August 6, 2018.  There is a history to this.  You know it well. It concerns a company called 1MDB and the ex-PM Najib Razak. On March 23, ...

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