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Malaysian AGC contradicts AG’s directions in the case of a Singaporean Man

On October 9 2018, the Malaysian Immigration Department detained Gilbert Louis, a Singaporean National, at his home in Johor Bahru. He was detained together with four Phillipines Nationals - three of them who allegedly had no valid visas. As of 13 November 2018, he has yet to be charged with any offence. The Immigration Department has also yet to deport …

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“President Halimah Yacob has breached due process in her handling of Prabu’s Clemency Petition” – Human Rights Lawyer

By M. Ravi I refer to the Malaysian Lawyer N. Surendran's quote following Prabu N Pathmanathan's execution earlier today:- "Late last night, the Singapore President’s Office delivered a letter to Prabu’s family in response to their clemency petition. The letter stated that ‘the clemency process has concluded’ and ‘we are unable to accede to your request ... This rejection is …

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Animal rights and the Law – Public forum on 5 March

Why are cats not allowed in HDB Flats? Did the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) really had no option but to cull those 'noisy' chickens? Why does the AVA euthanize hundreds of Mongrels that come through its doors every year? Why can't animal welfare groups and/or individuals bring up animal cruelty cases to court? (As the law stands, only the AVA …

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Malaysia urged to save its citizen through action at ICJ

Prabagaran, a possibly innocent drug mule from Malaysia who was first arrested in 2012, had his Constitutional Challenge rejected by Singapore's Apex Court earlier this month. On Wednesday afternoon, by way of a Memorandum submitted to the Malaysian Government, he may see his case brought up to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Mr M. Ravi, a non-practicing lawyer and anti-death …

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The Noose for Drug Offences: Humanity’s Failure

By M. Ravi This morning, at 6am, the execution of Chijioke Stephen Obioha took place. I am not even sure if his family from Nigeria were able to attend. Soon it will be all forgotten together with Chijioke’s name, but for the many of us who fight and campaign to eradicate this barbaric practice of death by hanging, and for …

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Papa’s Boy

By Lynn Lee I can’t stop looking at this photo of Cheong Chun Yin and his father. He’s a toddler, probably no older than two – a little monkey perched on Papa’s shoulders. Uncle Cheong is smiling as he looks up at his son. There’s a glimmer of pride in his eyes. There is so much joy. Like any parent, …

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Lawyer M Ravi issues apology to Attorney-General

Lawyer M Ravi has issue an apology to the Attorney-General, in response to a complain letter that the AG has sent to the Law Society indicating that he has prematurely released court documents relating to cases he was handling to local and international media. In the letter, dated 24 January 2014, the AG alleged that his actions were calculated to …

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