Archives for 


Malaysian Courts on Trial: The case of Anwar Ibrahim

I have been a trial observer in Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trials since 1999. In fact, I have only missed to observe his trial once -that was when the Malaysian Court of Appeals overturned the High Court’s previous decision acquitting him from all charges. I made it a point hence to observe oral arguments in Ibrahim’s […]

Communication to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights

Ms. Navanethem Pillay UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR- Palais Wilson United Nations Office at Geneva CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland     Manila, 21 March 2013     Urgent appeal in relation to the massive and gross human rights violations committed against Filipinos in […]

A feat for UMNO

It appears that it is not just my former colleague Marvic Leonen, who was rewarded with an appointment to the Supreme Court, who benefitted from the “rushed” signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro Political Region. The signing of the same, while a source of hope to all Filipinos that peace would finally be […]