Friday, 14 March 2014

Malaysia-Arahan Amalan Bil 1 Tahun 2014 | Panduan Pemfailan Dokumen dan Prosedur Persidangan dalam Prosiding Rayuan Sivil dan Permohonan Sivil di Mahkamah Persekutuan

Arahan Amalan Bil 1 Tahun 2014 | Panduan Pemfailan Dokumen dan Prosedur Persidangan dalam Prosiding Rayuan Sivil dan Permohonan Sivil di Mahkamah Persekutuan






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Circular No 056/2014
Dated 13 Mar 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Arahan Amalan Bil 1 Tahun 2014
Panduan Pemfailan Dokumen dan Prosedur Persidangan dalam Prosiding Rayuan Sivil dan Permohonan Sivil di Mahkamah Persekutuan
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia has extended to us a copy of Arahan Amalan Bil 1 Tahun 2014, dated 3 Mar 2014, regarding the guidelines on filing of documents and procedures relating to proceedings for civil appeals and civil applications at the Federal Court.
Please be informed that Arahan Amalan Bil 1 Tahun 2014 took effect immediately.
A copy of Arahan Amalan Bil 1 Tahun 2014, which we received on 12 Mar 2014, is attached for your reference.
Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
If you are a registered user of the Malaysian Bar website, you may click here to access this circular and the attachment.


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Malaysia-Shah Alam Court Parking

Shah Alam Court Parking
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SBC/CIR/010/14  14th March, 2014  


  
Dear Members Of the Bar,    The problem of security guards in Shah Alam Court preventing lawyers from parking their cars at the Court Annex Building Car Park (1st floor) after 8.30 am has arisen again.    Upon becoming aware of this, we spoke to the Pengarah Of Shah Alam Court Pn Sabariah Atan on 11.3.2014 stating that:-     * the Shah Alam Court and the Selangor Bar Committee had an arrangement that lawyers are allowed to park their cars at the Court Annex Building Car Park (1st floor) after 8.30 am provided the lawyers cars has the Bar Council sticker or badge on it; and     * this parking problem appears to be a perennial problem which appears to be solved when raised by us BUT only to arise again when there are new security guards.    In view of the above, the Shah Alam Court agreed to resolve this issue whereby effective 17.3.2014, the security guards are to allow lawyers to park their cars at the Court Annex Building Car Park (1st floor) after  8.30am provided the lawyers cars has the Bar Council sticker or badge on it.    If any Member encounters any problem on the above, please fax to us at 03-55199037 or email to us at secretariat@sgorbar.org.    Thank you,    Vishnu Kumar  Chairman  Selangor Bar Committee
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Malaysia-Press Release | The Malaysian Bar Commends Swift Action by the Government in Stay of Execution of Death Sentence on Osariakhi Ernest Obayangbon

Press Release | The Malaysian Bar Commends Swift Action by the Government in Stay of Execution of Death Sentence on Osariakhi Ernest Obayangbon





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Press Release
The Malaysian Bar Commends Swift Action by the Government in Stay of Execution of Death Sentence on Osariakhi Ernest Obayangbon
The Malaysian Bar is heartened by, and welcomes, the stay of execution of the death penalty on Osariakhi Ernest Obayangbon (aka Philip Michael), originally scheduled for 6:00 am today. 
The Malaysian Bar commends the swift action of the Government, and in particular the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, YB Puan Hajah Nancy Shukri, and the Honourable Attorney General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, in obtaining a stay of the execution. 
The execution of a criminal, albeit for a heinous crime, is not so much about his crime, but is about, and reflective of, our own humanity.
Osariakhi Ernest Obayangbon is reported to have been convicted on a charge of murder, and has been on death row for 18 years.  He is said to be suffering from mental illness, namely schizophrenia.  He apparently did not apply for clemency, possibly because he was unable to make proper decisions as a result of his mental illness. 
Although it is reported that his mental illness developed after the commission of the crime, it is nevertheless unnecessary and unmerciful to kill a mentally ill person who has already been in jail for 18 years.  We ask that his death sentence be commuted to one of life imprisonment.
The Malaysian Bar advocates the abolition of the death penalty, in the belief that every individual has an inherent right to life.  This right is absolute, universal and inalienable, irrespective of any crimes that may have been committed.  The death penalty has no place in a society that values human life, justice and mercy. 
We understand that the Government is currently looking into law reforms in respect of the mandatory death penalty, with a view to its possible abolition or the reintroduction of a discretionary death penalty.  In light of such review, the Government should, in the interest of justice, implement and announce an immediate official moratorium on any and all executions of the death sentence.
The Malaysian Bar reiterates its call on the Malaysian Government to abolish the death penalty without delay.  Those who have been sentenced with the death penalty should all be resentenced. 

Christopher Leong
President
Malaysian Bar

14 March 2014


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