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Binay son suspension defiance bad for father’s 2016 presidential run

Vice President Jejomar Binay and Makati Mayor Junjun Binay should have talked it over intelligently if defying the Ombudsman’s order for the latter’s suspension the second time around (the first time was only 4 months ago in March) was good and politically expedient for both their political careers. 558 more words

Government

Gani Patail, Abu Kassim and Gang told to file defence by July 6, 2015

June 30, 2015

Gani Patail, Abu Kassim and 9 others given another 7 days to file their defence

by V. Anbalagan@www.themalaysianinsider.com

 Lawyer Rosli Dahlan has given Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Tan Sri Abu Kassim and 9 others who are facing a suit for abuse of power and malicious prosecution, another week to file their defence despite they having missed the court’s deadline. 472 more words

Civil Society Issues

Immigration board keeps convicted robber in custody despite court ruling

A Yemen-born convicted bank robber who has been behind bars for more than 20 months waiting to be deported remains in custody despite a Federal Court ruling that his detention has become indefinite, which his lawyer says infringes on his Charter rights. 1,123 more words

Local News

Who wants judicial reforms?

The judges today are competing with politicians and bureaucrats in excelling in corruption. As the judiciary is the last resort of the aggrieved persons fighting against injustice, the corruption in the judiciary can harm the society much more than corrupt politicians and bureaucrats. 866 more words

Manmohan Singh

separation of powers

Any presidential candidate who claims s/he will ignore the recent Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality and/or the Affordable Care Act has obviously not thoroughly read the Constitution and does not understand that the judiciary is an independent branch of government over which the executive branch does not have precedence. 13 more words

Government

Why today's SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage is wrong

Forget for a moment the morality of same-sex marriage. Whether or not you agree that same-sex marriage is immoral, today’s SCOTUS ruling is wrong because it ignores states’ rights as codified in Amendment X of the Bill of Rights. 57 more words

Judiciary

The South African story I hoped to never hear

This editorial from one of South Africa’s most respected newspapers – the Mail & Guardian – says it all. “SA’s democracy is under attack.”

It outlines the severity of the threat facing the country’s democracy from President Jacob Zuma. 948 more words

Africa