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DAP commends Malaysian Government for taking an active part in the International Court of Justice at The Hague to seek a world court declaration that possession of nuclear weapons violated international law

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, November 7, 1995:

DAP commends Malaysian Government for taking an active part in the International Court of Justice at The Hague to seek a world court declaration that possession of nuclear weapons violated international law

DAP commends the Malaysian Government for taking an active part in the International Court of Justice of the Hague to seek a world court declaration that possession of nuclear weapons violates international law. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for a high-powered commission to make recommendations to restore public confidence in the independence of the judiciary, which will also deal with the appointment of judges and serious allegations of gross improprieties and abuse of process in the administration of justice as highlighted by the Ayer Molek controversy

Speech (Part 2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat in the continuing debate on the Judicature Amendment bill on Tuesday October 24, 1995

DAP calls for a high-powered commission to make recommendations to restore public confidence in the independence of the judiciary, which will also deal with the appointment of judges and serious allegations of gross improprieties and abuse of process in the administration of justice as highlighted by the Ayer Molek controversy

When the House adjourned last Thursday, I had come to the last part of my quotation from the front-page article in the August 1995 issue of INFOLINE, the legal bulletin of the Bar Council, on the grave implications of the Ayer Molek controversy which had sparked off a new and second crisis or confidence in the independence of the judiciary in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP to move an amendment in Parliament on Tuesday to resolve the constitutional point raised by the Ayer Molek controversy to make it very clear that a High Court judge cannot make a “double-jump” and sit as a Federal Court judge

by Parliamentary opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, October 21, 1995:

DAP to move an amendment in Parliament on Tuesday to resolve the constitutional point raised by the Ayer Molek controversy to make it very clear that a High Court judge cannot make a “double-jump” and sit as a Federal Court judge.

I have today given notice to Parliament that. I win move an amendment. to the Courts of Judicature (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 1995 to resolve the constitutional point raised by the Ayer Molex controversy to make it very clear that a High court judge cannot make a ‘double- jump ‘ and sit as a federal Court judge. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Nazri to inform Parliament on Tuesday whether the Chief Justice’s directive to all judges and magistrates to deliver judgment within two weeks and grounds of judgment within six weeks had been put into effect

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong , Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday, October 20, 1995:

Call on Nazri to inform Parliament on Tuesday whether the Chief Justice’s directive to all judges and magistrates to deliver judgment within two weeks and grounds of judgment within six weeks had been put into effect

During the debate in Parliament last evening on the Courts of Judicature {Amendment } (No. 2) Bill, I referred to the directive by the Chief Justice, Tan Seri Eusoff Chin, in August to all judges and magistrates to deliver judgement, within two weeks of the end of nearing, and to deliver grounds of judgement within six weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

The Attorney-General and the Police should not adopt the “conventional police mentality” when dealing with problems of press freedom as they should be mindful of Vision 2020 to promote democratisation in Malaysia

Press Conference Statement (2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at DAP PJ Headquarters on Wednesday, October 4, 1995 at 11.30 a.m.

The Attorney-General and the Police should not adopt the “conventional police mentality” when dealing with problems of press freedom as they should be mindful of Vision 2020 to promote democratisation in Malaysia

The Attorney-General, Datuk Mohtar Abdullah said yesterday that he had not made any decision on the investigation into allegations that PAS Member of Parliament for’ Kubang Kerian Mohamad Sabu had assaulted a TV3 crew. Read the rest of this entry »

The Legal Profession Qualifying Board’s reaction to allegations of leak in the CLP examination in August this year most disappointing and unsatisfactory

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday, September 29, 1995:

The Legal Profession Qualifying Board’s reaction to allegations of leak in the CLP examination in August this year most disappointing and unsatisfactory

I find the Legal Profession Qualifying Board’s reaction to allegations of leak in the Certificate of Legal Practitioners (CLP) examinations in August this year most disappointing and unsatisfactory. (Sun 28th Sept. 1995) Read the rest of this entry »

Attorney-General Mohtar Abdullah should use his good offices and experience as former judge to initiate roundtable conference to resolve the

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday, September 8, 1995:

Attorney-General Mohtar Abdullah should use his good offices and experience as former judge to initiate roundtable conference to resolve the
latest Bench-Bar fracas and to restore public confidence in the judiciary

The Prime Minister’s proposal that the Judiciary and the Bar Council should discuss their grievances to resolve their differences is most timely, as public confidence in the independence and integrity of the Judiciary must be cherished and upheld by all quarters concerned. Read the rest of this entry »

Attorney-General Mohtar Abdullah should use his good offices and experience as former judge to initiate roundtable conference to resolve the latest Bench-Bar fracas and to restore public confidence in the judiciary

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Wednesday, 6th September 1995:

Attorney-General Mohtar Abdullah should use his good offices and experience as former judge to initiate roundtable conference to resolve the latest Bench-Bar fracas and to restore public confidence in the judiciary

The latest Bench-Bar fracas and tension seems to have reached a stalemate with no solution in sight. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP opposed to the abolition of jury trials and preliminary enquiries without the fullest consult action with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Slang, in Petaling Java on Friday, December 23, 1994:

DAP opposed to the abolition of jury trials and preliminary enquiries without the fullest consult action with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice

DAP regrets that the Barisan Nasional government has rejected proposals by DAP MPs in Parliament. that it should defer Parliamentary discussion and decision on three Bills to abolish jury trials and preliminary enquiries – including the DAP proposal that the three Bills he referred to a Select Committee until there is the fullest consultation and discussion with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP proposes that Parliament defer debate on amendments to abolish trial by jury, trial by assessors and preliminary inquiries until full consultation with the Bar Council

Press statement by the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in Petalinq Jaya on Friday, 16th December, 1994

DAP proposes that Parliament defer debate on amendments to abolish trial by jury, trial by assessors and preliminary inquiries until full consultation with the Bar Council

The Bar Council has not been consulted before the Cabinet approved the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code Act the Kidnapping Act 1961 to abolish trial by jury, trial by assessors and preliminary inquiries. Read the rest of this entry »