Litigation funding industry is abusing the global legal system
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Litigation funding industry is abusing the global legal system

The Government of Malaysia is engaged in a $14.92 billion (€13.85bn) legal dispute that challenges the sovereignty of the country. The matter involves a group of individuals self-proclaiming to be heirs to the defunct Sultanate of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram II, who received an arbitration award in February 2022 following their claim that Malaysia is in…

Unethical sensationalism in child sexual abuse cases
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Unethical sensationalism in child sexual abuse cases

Almost every day child sexual abuse cases are being reported by the media and that too with increasingly graphic details of what happened to the child, to the extent of revealing too much information. In cases where a family member is involved, it becomes easier to guess the victim when the media exposes the perpetrator….

Malaysia Madani: Challenges from the Kelantan shariah criminal enactment case
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Malaysia Madani: Challenges from the Kelantan shariah criminal enactment case

The Federal Court judgment in the case of Nik Elin Nik Abdul Rashid vs Kelantan state government resulted in 16 sections with the Shariah Criminal Enactment (1) 2019 being declared unconstitutional. The public reaction especially from the Malay Muslim community on social media however was interesting as they pandered to the notion that the judgment…

Respecting Agong’s partial pardon of Najib Razak
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Respecting Agong’s partial pardon of Najib Razak

The reduction of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s prison term invited too many comments which should not have happened in an independent democratic nation with constitutional monarchs. Those who have raised issues are mainly immature, shallow-minded politicians who do not really appreciate the power of the constitutional king. The Yang Di Pertuan Agong’s…

The Issue of Pardoning Najib Razak: Respect the Institution of Malay Rulers
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The Issue of Pardoning Najib Razak: Respect the Institution of Malay Rulers

The reduction of DS Najib Razak’s prison term invites too many comments which should not happen in a system of Constitutional Monarchy and an independent democratic country. This settlement conflict is mainly among politicians who are immature, shallow-minded and do not really appreciate the power of the Constitutional King. The Yang Di Pertuan Agong (YDPA)…

Malaysia’s economic reform: Evolving perspective
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Malaysia’s economic reform: Evolving perspective

Malaysia’s economy ended 2023 on a bearish note, with growth slowing and exports contracting sharply as the country grappled with a tough global economic environment and weak commodity prices. Advance gross domestic product estimates for the fourth quarter and trade data for December both painted a gloomy portrait of the Malaysia, falling short of market…

A new dawn or an eclipse in Malaysian politics?
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A new dawn or an eclipse in Malaysian politics?

The partial pardon of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak which provided a 50 percent discount on his 12 jail term and a 76 percent discount has been hogging Malaysian news headlines since 2 February when the official statement from the Pardons Board was finally released. Channel News Asia had first broke the story…