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Danisha Hakeem

Utico’s “part cash redemption offer” to Hyflux’s retail shareholders merely “exploratory in nature”

Emirati utilities group Utico’s “part cash redemption” offer to beleaguered water treatment firm and genco Hyflux’s retail perpetual and preference shareholders (PNP) is merely “exploratory in nature”, said the homegrown company in a meeting on Tue (28 May). The Business Times reported that the offer, according to Hyflux, is still “currently being contemplated” by the utilities group. Noting that it …

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Petition for clemency “the right of every person, country and organisation”; “totally unnecessary” for K Shanmugam to talk about respecting Singapore’s laws: Teo Soh Lung

Law and Home Minister K Shanmugam’s remarks regarding the Malaysian government’s decision to petition for clemency on behalf of three of its citizens on death row are “totally unnecessary”, as the right to petition for clemency is “the right of every person, country and organisation, whether local or international”, said civil society rights group Function 8 director and veteran lawyer …

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Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong rebuts allegations regarding his “interference” in Singapore’s judicial system

Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong has rejected allegations regarding his role in the Singapore Court of Appeal’s decision to stay 31-year-old Malaysian drug mule Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s execution on Thu (23 May). The Star Online reported Liew as saying on Mon (27 May) that the claim made by “a certain quarter” in the Republic regarding his interference …

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Malaysian drug mule Nagaenthran’s death sentence “a clear violation of international law” due to his mental illness or intellectual disability: Human rights lawyer M Ravi

The Court of Appeal’s decision to convict 30-year-old Nagaenthran s/o K Dharmalingam and to subsequently place him on death row is “a clear violation of international law”, in light of his medical expert’s opinion that he suffers from a mental illness or an intellectual disability, said human rights lawyer M Ravi. The Court, said M Ravi in a Facebook post …

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Lawyers For Liberty lambast K Shanmugam’s allegedly “arrogant and unbecoming” remark on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister

Malaysian lawyer and founder of human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) N Surendran has lambasted Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s alleged “attack” on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong, branding the Minister’s remarks “arrogant & unbecoming” of a senior minister. Mr Shanmugam told The Straits Times that Datuk Liew had reached …

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MinLaw sponsored Michelle Chong’s “Premium Lian” video on POFMA with K Shanmugam, but was not indicated according to Facebook guidelines

In a bid to increase public engagement with the newly passed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA), Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has decided to take a purportedly friendlier approach in discussing the new law by appearing in a video earlier this month with “Premium Lian”, a well-known Internet personality and the alter ego of actress Michelle …

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12 Malaysian universities to award over RM11.4mil in scholarships to Palestinian undergraduates and postgraduates residing in Malaysia

Palestinian students pursuing their undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral degrees in 12 Malaysian universities stand to receive almost RM11.5mil in scholarships via the Palestinian Cultural Organisation Malaysia (PCOM), said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Among the 12 universities are Multimedia University, UCSI University, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Sunway University, Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Universiti Utara Malaysia. Speaking at the 9th …

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