Maintaining the appearance of fairness in Malaysia (Part 2)

Emmanuel Joseph

Accusations about jailed former prime minister Najib Razak receiving special treatment swirl, as stories surface of a variety of concessions made to make his life more comfortable in prison. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 21, 2022.

GUIDANCE in the definition of “bias” set forth in Sussex Justices was accepted widely in Commonwealth jurisdictions and beyond.

In Malaysia, for example it was evident in Metramac Corp v Fawziah Holdings.

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  • "While no one really expects former ministers and title-holders to sleep on concrete floors and answer the call of nature in porcelain squat-toilets in full view of other inmates, ..." Why not. They are criminals, aren't they?

    Posted 2 months ago by Yoon Kok

    • Agreed. This will probably be a bigger deterrent to white collar crime than any amount of monetary fines could achieve.

      Posted 2 months ago by Arul Inthirarajah