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Court awards custody of unilaterally converted kids to Buddhist father

  • Sep 14, 2018
A three-member bench yesterday reversed the decision of the High Court in Shah Alam and awarded custody of two children, who had been unilaterally converted to Islam, to the Buddhist father of the minors. Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, who led the bench in the matter before the Court of Appeal, ruled that there are merits in the application. The other members of the bench, as part of the unanimous decision, were Justice Abang Iskandar Abang Mahmud and Justice Mary Lim. Counsel for th
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Lawyer: Up to judge to decide language used in court

  • Jul 5, 2018
A Penang Gerakan leader has come out in defence of Attorney-General Tommy Thomas' preference for the use of English in court when charging former prime minister Najib Razak for four counts of abuse of power and criminal breach of trust involving SRC International funds.The party's national legal and human rights lawyer Baljit Singh that the judge has the "ultimate discretion" to decide which language is used in his or her court."The judge will decide on which language to use based on the interes
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