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ARTICLE: Looks can be deceiving!

by Foong Cheng Leong

Under Malaysian laws, what amounts to obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character is quite wide

Sessions Court decisions perhaps the reasons why Section 114A of the Evidence Act 1950 was introduced

A COUPLE of weeks ago, I received a message with the title "Looks can be deceiving!" on my blog's Facebook page, from an unknown user.

In the message, the user claimed that a certain celebrity was having an affair with another celebrity. Unknown to the user, I happen to know former and I alerted that celebrity.

A day after that, the user deleted her account! Fortunately, I saved a screenshot of the message.

Coincidentally, I found that someone had searched for the celebrity’s name on the day the message was sent and landed on my blog. My blog captured the transaction, together with the Internet Protocol (IP) address, time-stamp and other details. It was the only transaction searching for the celebrity’s name.

There was also a record to sho…

KLBC Activities Report for February 2013

4 February 2013 Pupils Introduction Session The KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee organised 2 additional introduction sessions for the month of February. The additional sessions were both held on 4 February 2013, one at 9.30am and the other at 2.00pm. The first session was attended by 87 pupils. Pupils were briefed on the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the KL Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the KL Bar Committee and highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their period of pupillage and the Chairman and members of the KLBC were on hand to provide input and possible solutions. Amongst the issues raised by the pupils at this session were low allowance, no allocation for medical leave, minimum guidance or no guidance at all from Masters and interpreters guiding accused persons to plead guilty.
The second session was attended by 85 pupils. Amongst the issues raised by the pupils at this session were do…