Legislation is not an easy read, even for lawyers and judges. Sometimes I feel it is made difficult out of thoughtlessness, habit or a policy to make the law inaccessible to the general public; which applies at a given moment depends on my mood and whether the teh tarik is still hot. Laws are meant … Continue reading Written Advocacy Tip: Break it down
I once had a dilemma; it was when I conducted a criminal appeal in the Court of Appeal. It was for a charge of drug trafficking, an offence punishable with death by hanging. The appellant (a person appealing against a decision) was caught when he arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International airport after flying in … Continue reading To argue or not to argue?
Why I teach
This is an old chestnut from my father. I heard this from college all the way into practice. It is a cliché to me because I have so absorbed it to the point I enjoy reading around a subject more than reading about the subject itself. Some call this procrastination; there have been times I … Continue reading “Read around the subject.”