[Reading Time: 6 minutes] 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.
[Reading Time: 7 minutes] 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
[Reading Time: 14 minutes] How is the delivery of Justice to the nation to be eased? Everyone complains. Can someone say something helpful, for once? This missive is directed at
[Reading Time: 9 minutes] Why are we mollycoddling our public figures? There is a weapon far deadlier than a nuclear bomb. Words are the most powerful weapons in all the
[Reading Time: 10 minutes] Who said the Prime Minister is not a public officer? Two separate panels of the Court of Appeal did. One panel heard Mahathir’s appeal. It delivered
[Reading Time: 4 minutes] Will you resign on a point of principle? Someone asked whether a person must resign from a post, on grounds of principle. It created a debate.
[Reading Time: 3 minutes] What is the most cunning strategy employed by lawyers? None. It is not your cunning that gets you through a case. It is not your brilliance.
[Reading Time: 5 minutes] There is a client who paid me a king’s ransom. This happened many, many years ago. It concerned an elderly ethnic Chinese gentleman and his wife.
[Reading Time: 4 minutes] What is the most tedious aspect of being a lawyer? The never-ending paperwork. Answering phone calls all hours of the day; especially if you are into
[Reading Time: 5 minutes] [Edited by S. Kamatchy and Suria Juan Pillai] In an article dated 13.07.2018, the ex-Chief Justice, Tun Abdul Hamid says that from 9:30 p.m. on July
[Reading Time: 4 minutes] Was the failure to submit the new Speaker’s name 14 days before Dewan Rakyat convened, fatal? Was there a failure to submit the name of the
[Reading Time: 3 minutes] [March 7, 2017] No it has nothing to do with a salamander! The question is a simple one. The Bozson and Salaman Tests are straightforward. They
[Reading Time: 2 minutes] Of course. When I sat for the Bar exams, the guy next to me was Aaron Abraham. He was then 59. We became friends. I asked
[Reading Time: 3 minutes] We have all heard that there is a right to freedom of speech, the right to peaceful assembly, and the right to form associations: Article 10,
[Reading Time: 2 minutes] A right is inherent. It does not have to be written down anywhere. For example, the right to life, the right to religious freedom, the right
[Reading Time: 2 minutes] Many and varied are the members of the Bar, whether departed or lingering at the edges of life, who have contributed to the well-being, progress and
[Reading Time: 6 minutes] Can Senators be fired? The answer is Yes, and, No. The ‘No’ comes from those who say that the security of tenure of a Senator is
[Reading Time: 7 minutes] When former prime minister Najib Razak was charged in court two days ago, the High Court, in the exercise of its criminal jurisdiction and powers, granted
[Reading Time: 5 minutes] Whether mass civil disobedience can unravel a tyrannical government is a difficult question to answer. History reveals movements that have succeeded gloriously, or have failed miserably.
[Reading Time: 1 minuteDo lawyers obey the law? They must. You cannot argue in court about the rightness of a legal principle, unless you are prepared to acknowledge its rightness.
[Reading Time: 2 minutes] Najib Razak has been charged. What will the prosecution have to do to succeed? What will the Defence counsel do to break the prosecution case? One
[Reading Time: 6 minutes] In an article entitled, ‘Is the new AG choosing his briefs like a private lawyer? [26 June 2018]’ the ex-Chief Justice, Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamed, suggests that
[Reading Time: 3 minutes] Long ago, Lat drew a cartoon. It compared a study on mosquitoes carried out by a foreign scholar and a Malaysian one. The foreign scholar is
[Reading Time: 4 minutes] I was once asked to answer three questions at once. I think it was on Quora. Since then a lot of people have expressed interest in
[Reading Time: 3 minutes] There is a gem of a case on Islamic probate law. It was decided in 1994. For some reason it has not been reported. It is
[Reading Time: 5 minutes] When our forebears commenced building Malaysia 61 years ago, we were a plural nation. We comprised of many ethnic groups. We still do. Somewhere along the
[Reading Time: 4 minutes] You have seen the articles emerging from this blog since 09 May 2018 — or ‘5-0-9’ as I called the GE14 (the date of May 09th,
[Reading Time: 7 minutes] [GK Ganesan Kasinathan, Advocate and Solicitor, Kuala Lumpur] [20 June 2018] What happens when judges, bending like reeds in the wind, carry out the biddings of
[Reading Time: 7 minutes] The embattled Chief Justice of the Federal Court (‘CJ’), and the President of the Court of Appeal (‘PCA’) have handed in their resignations on 07 June
[Reading Time: 8 minutes] We are at it again. If a person makes an error once, one can attribute it to a lapse of judgement. If a person makes the