Wan Azizah: Now let’s have RCI on DoJ allegations

Source: FMT News

Opposition leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says government should now agree to form a RCI to probe 1MDB in a bid to prove the RCI on forex losses is not intended as a diversion. Pic taken from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Following the government’s announcement of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the massive foreign exchange (forex) loss decades ago, the opposition today demanded a similar RCI to look into allegations by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) that billions had been stolen from 1MDB.

“The Cabinet‘s decision to set up a RCI to investigate the foreign exchange trading loss by Bank Negara is most welcome,” said Opposition Leader and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

“Based on the same principle, I demand a RCI be set up to investigate allegations by the DoJ concerning the 1MDB scandal,” she said at a media conference at the PKR headquarters.

The Cabinet yesterday announced the establishment of the RCI to investigate the central bank’s forex loss in the 1980s and 1990s, a period coinciding with the premiership of Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Read more

Malaysia launches special court to handle child sex crimes

Source: Asian Correspondent

Istana Kehakiman / Palace of Justice ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

MALAYSIA on Thursday launched a special court to handle sexual crimes against children, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, local media reported.

According to national news agency Bernama, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said the court will help expedite cases related to pornography, child grooming and child sexual assault.

The setting up of the court is in tandem with the country’s recently-approved Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, which will come into effect soon. The court will also hear its first case on July 4.

At the court’s inauguration in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal administrative capital, Najib proposed the development of special Standard Operating Procedures to handle child sex crimes.

“The special guidelines to be developed should meet the needs and requirements of child witnesses and be in accordance with the best practices in other countries,” Najib was quoted as saying. Read more

Peguam: Jadikan Mahkamah Syariah cekap untuk kurangkan kos

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Mahkamah Syariah — Gambar dipetik dari FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Seorang peguam menggesa Mahkamah Syariah lebih cekap dalam pengurusan kes untuk memudahkan orang ramai mengupah peguam syariah.

Mengulas hakikat 50% hingga 70% kes Jabatan Bantuan Guaman membabitkan kes syariah, peguam syarie, Nizam Bashir berkata, perkhidmatan peguam syariah tidak perlu mahal.

“Pertama, perintah penyaraan, khasnya yang memberi kesan kepada kanak-kanak, perlu dikuatkuasakan lebih ketat oleh mahkamah,” katanya kepada FMT.

“Kedua, perlu tetapkan tarikh akhir untuk kes diselesaikan Mahkamah Syariah.

“Peguam kini tahu kes sivil mengambil masa 6 hingga 9 bulan diselesaikan. Mahkamah Syariah, saya yakin, juga perlu memenuhi tanda aras sama dalam menyelesaikan sesuatu kes.” Read more