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Denied! Judge rules gag order violates freedom of speech

  • Aug 11, 2018
High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali has dismissed former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's application for a gag order on the media and public with regard to discussing the merits of his corruption case. Justice Mohd Nazlan said the existing laws on contempt and defamation could be pursued instead. He said the court found there was nothing prejudicial against Najib as the court did not have a jury system and the decision was made by the judge. Whilst the court may have jurisdicti
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Najib to get a new judge to hear his CBT case?

  • Jul 27, 2018
EXCLUSIVE | A possibility has emerged that former premier Najib Abdul Razak, who is facing three criminal breach of trust charges, plus one, for abuse of power, will have his trial moved to a new judge.This follows questions surrounding Justice Sophian Abdul Razak who recorded Najib's plea when the case was transferred from the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court earlier this month.It emerged later that Sophian is the younger brother of Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak, a five-term Umno assemblyperson in Pahang a
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G25 calls on judge in Najib's case to recuse himself

  • Jul 9, 2018
Prominent former civil servants group G25 has joined the call for the High Court judge in former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's corruption cases to recuse himself from further hearing the case.In a statement today, G25 said it wholeheartedly supports the call by Bar Council president George Varughese to have justice Mohd Sofian Abdul Razak withdraw from presiding the case."This is because of the failure of the judge to disclose the fact that his brother, Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak, is a member o
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Federal Court: Judge in Najib's case selected at random

  • Jul 6, 2018
The judge in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur, Justice Mohd Sophian Abdul Razak, who is presiding over the criminal case against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, had been selected at random through a court e-filing system.In a statement today by the chief registrar of the Federal Court, it was explained that as of June 13 last year, the registration of all criminal cases with the lower courts and the High Court in Kuala Lumpur were carried out online."It is done online through the courts'
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Bar wants judge in Najib case to recuse himself

  • Jul 5, 2018
The Malaysian Bar has urged the High Court judge in former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's criminal cases to recuse himself from further hearing the case.In a statement today, Bar president George Varughese said this is in light of reports that the judge, Mohd Sofian Abd Razak (above), is the younger brother of Pahang state executive councillor and Benta Umno state assemblyperson Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak."The rule of law demands that justice must not only be done but it must manifestly be seen
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Judge hearing Najib's case is sibling of Umno strongman

  • Jul 5, 2018
Attorney-general Tommy Thomas was unaware that High Court judge Sophian Abdul Razak, who is hearing the case against former premier Najib Abdul Razak, is related to a top Umno figure.According to The Star, Thomas told reporters this after Najib was charged in court yesterday."This is the first time I am hearing of it," he said.Justice Sophian is the younger brother of Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak (pic left), who is a five-term assemblyperson in Pahang and a four-time state exco member.Incidentally, Na
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Embattled top judges Raus and Zulkefli resign

  • Jun 13, 2018
Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin have tendered their resignation.According to a press statement, the top two judges sent their letter of resignation to the Agong on June 7.Their resignation will take effect on July 31.
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