Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights

In his book, ‘What Next in the Law’, the late Lord Denning wrote: “King James II was a bad king. It was he who favoured the Roman Catholics and was bitterly opposed to the Protestants. It was he who dismissed the judges. 

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Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done

Justice should not only be done,

but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done

Every judge, unless he is a bad judge, knows that the right thing to do is to apply the oft-repeated saying of Lord Chief Justice Hewart in R v. Sussex Justices, ex parte McCarthy: “It is not merely of some importance, but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done”.

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The arrogance of a novice judge

The arrogance of a novice judge

By NH CHAN is former Court of Appeal judge famous for his ‘All is not well in the House of Denmark’ comment regarding judicial corruption. He was then referring to High Court’s commercial division which was located in Wisma Denmark, Kuala Lumpur. The quote is based on Shakespeare’s ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’.

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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

 

Horatio:
He waxes desperate with imagination.

Marcellus:
Let’s follow. ‘Tis not fit thus to obey him.

Horatio:
Have after. To what issue will this come?

Marcellus:
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Horatio:
Heaven will direct it.

Marcellus:
Nay, let’s follow him. [Exeunt.]

Hamlet Act 1, scene 4, 87–91

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Irrawaddy:Naypyidaw’s Version of Shwedagon Pagoda Nears Completion

Preparations are reported to be under way to consecrate and complete a replica in Naypyidaw of Burma’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda.

The pagoda, just 30 cm shorter than Rangoon’s towering 98.8 m structure, is being built on a site visible from all main roads leading into Burma’s new capital.

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Monks taken for ‘re-education’ before Tibet uprising anniversary

Police will take away more than 100 monks for political re-education today on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising that led to the flight of the Dalai Lama.

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