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Veterans treatment court graduates first class

The first class of veterans who have been in the state’s criminal justice system in the veterans treatment court have graduated on Friday.

The Veterans Treatment Court was established to help those military members who have served, and who have thereafter suffered drug abuse and mental health issues which have led to their arrest and incarceration in Hawaii. 153 more words

News

Sedition Act won’t shield corrupt leaders forever

Sedition Act won’t shield corrupt leaders forever, says Zaid Ibrahim

Although the Sedition Act has been retained, a former Umno minister warned that leaders who have “wronged” the country should not use the colonial-era law to “shield” them from their wrongdoings. 274 more words

Elections

Zunar: Malaysian cartoonist charged with sedition over drawings criticising government

A Malaysian cartoonist known for his satirical take on the nation’s coalition government has been charged with nine counts of sedition today, for posting tweets criticising the judiciary. 237 more words

Politics

United States and European Union expressed concerns over enhanced Sedition Act

Sedition Act amendments restrict freedom of expression, says US

In a statement issued through its embassy in Kuala Lumpur, the US State Department said the amendments, including higher penalties even for first-time offenders, were a threat to freedom of speech and public discourse. 569 more words

Politics

My constitutional right

All debates throughout years
At tea shops, in closed chambers
On the chairs with national emblem
In shouting words or printed editorials
Whether one can contest elections… 143 more words

Poems

HSWM 15 History Brochure

          The High Sheriff today

The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year. Whilst the duties of the role have evolved over time, supporting the Crown and the judiciary remain central elements of the role today. 1,119 more words

High Sheriff News

Mockery of Judiciary

When was the last time you heard about a celebrity being convicted and punished? I bet you can’t remember. Even if you do remember any such case (Sanjay Dutt and Jayalalitha may come to mind), what was the actual amount of prison time enforced? 508 more words

Celebrity Cases