Senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah has welcomed the appointment of former Federal Court Judge Mohamed Apandi Ali as the new Malaysian attorney-general, saying he was the right person for the job because "he is very independent minded." "He was at one time in the service of the Attorney-General, and he was a private practitioner for a long time. After that he became a judge," said Shafee when asked to comment on Mohamed Apandi's appointment.
Lawyers for Liberty said the sudden removal of Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail as Attorney-General (A-G) by the Prime Minister, would fuel public suspicion of interference. Under article 145(6) of the Constitution, Paulsen explained the A-G's security of tenure was protected and he "shall not be removed from office except on the like grounds and in the like manner as a judge of the Federal Court".
Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, who is also a lawyer, warned that the move must be corrected as it will set a dangerous precedent that will "completely ruin" the independence of the AG's office. "It's unconstitutional to remove the AG at the whim of the Prime Minister," the second lawyer said. Article 125(3) states that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong "shall appoint a tribunal" and "may on the recommendation of the tribunal remove the judge from office".
PETALING JAYA, July 28 -- Replacing the Attorney-General in the midst of an ongoing investigation on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will disrupt any possible charges that may be planned, said DAP MP Gobind Singh Deo today. Gobind Singh added that the first thing Apandi should do as the new AG is to fully explain the special taskforce's next steps in the ongoing probe on the debt-laden 1MDB.
Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee has made clear that the Auditor-General's interim report on its probe into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will not be made public as yet. Kiandee said the PAC was bound by Standing Order 85 and the interim report had become part of the evidence in its probe on 1MDB.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday joined 44 other state attorneys general in calling on phone carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. Rutledge and the other attorneys general sent a letter to the companies urging them to take advantage of a June 18 opinion by the Federal Communications Commission clarifying that federal law does not prohibit phone companies from offering customers the ability to block unwanted calls.
Advocate-General Ravivarma Kumar had sought Rs 6.6 lakh as his fee to answer a query from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, but it will pay him only Rs 50,000. In April, the university had asked him for advice on the term of nominated and elected Senate members, and the reconstitution of the Senate.
In April, the university had requested him for advice on the term of nominated and elected Senate members, and the reconstitution of the Senate. Taken by surprise by the size of the fee, the university had placed the bill before the Syndicate. The opinion given by Ravivarma Kumar was brief: "The Senate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences shall be reconstituted with effect from 12.06.2015 for a period of three years. And hence, the term of members of Senate and Syndicate except the ex-officio members shall come to an end on 11.06.2015 as per Section 31 of RGUHS Act, 1994."
Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville, wrote a letter to Rutledge on July 16 asking her if civil rights ordinances aimed at protecting members of the LGBT community in Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Little Rock, Hot Springs and Pulaski County are unenforceable under the Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act. Fayetteville voters repealed a previously passed civil rights ordinance in December 2014.
Last year, other city councilors accused Wilkins of a conflict of interest in supporting development of Unit 10, an area west of Unser Boulevard near Westside Boulevard, without revealing he owned a residential lot there. At the governing body meeting, Wilkins and Scott said they were submitting lists disclosing ownerships and family connections in Rio Rancho, and asked the city clerk to post the lists on the "RR 360'' portion of the city website, ci.rio-rancho.nm.us .
BISMARCK--A state lawmaker who pushed for shifting the North Dakota University System's legal counsel to the attorney general's office said he's pleased with how the process has played out -- with one exception at North Dakota State University. The Legislature voted in April to remove the State Board of Higher Education's authority to hire its own attorneys. Since then, the
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