Malaysia: Tian Chua, Vice-president of the National Justice Party | Letter

Re: Tian Chua, Vice-president of the National Justice Party To: Minister of Home Affairs & Deputy Prime Minister From: Brian Donovan of LRWC Date: 2003-05-14 We are concerned about the detention and treatment in custody of Chua Tian Chang (Tian Chua) and other individuals detained … [Read more...]

Malaysian lawyer’s prosecution should raise alarm bells here, says B.C. law society president

Wilhelmson, Michael Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 21, No. 47, April 19, 2002. page 1. Vancouver The president of the Law Society of British Columbia says the case of a Malaysian defence lawyer who was charged with sedition for words spoken in open court should raise alarm bells in Canada about any … [Read more...]

Canadian Lawyers Defend the Independence of the Bar in Malaysia

Dlab, Dagmar The Advocate Vol. 60 Part 2, March 2002, page 227 "Our tradition is one of centuries old respect for the independence of the Bar. As we look internationally, there is a struggle being played out. We, as lawyers, have to work to ensure that the ideal of an independent Bar is promoted … [Read more...]

Lawyers and the rule of law on trial – sedition in Malaysia

View the PDF version of the report. Davidson, Gail, Friesen, Tami and Jackson, Michael Q.C. I THE POLITICAL BACKGROUND I.1 The Circumstances of the Charge I.2 The Charge II THE HISTORY OF SEDITION ACT PROSECUTIONS IN MALAYSIA III SEDITION IN COMMON LAW JURISDICTIONS IV MALAYSIAN … [Read more...]