PP v. SOH CHEW THONG & ANOR AND ANOTHER APPEAL  5 CLJ 725
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
TENGKU MAIMUN TUAN MAT JCA, ZAKARIA SAM JCA, AHMADI ASNAWI JCA
[CRIMINAL APPEALS NO: P-05-114-04-2013 & P-05-84-04-2014]
17 FEBRUARY 2016
CRIMINAL LAW: Penal Code - Section 302 - Murder - Domestic maid - Abused and neglected by employers - Deprived of food and water and starved to death - Whether conduct of employers could amount to murder - Reduction of charge to culpable homicide not amounting to murder - Whether unwarranted - Whether employers guilty of murder
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Embassies, High Commissions not above Malaysian labour laws, court rules
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Indian Consulate driver wins unfair dismissal case
Chauffeur awarded A$10,620 for unfair dismissal
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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court makes landmark decision prohibiting HIV discrimination
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Privilege versus open justice?
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The Dangers of Overcooking When Poaching
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J&J Faces 1,000 More Talc-Cancer Suits After Verdict Loss
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