Milestones

Milestones

Dato' Koh Kim Teck & 2 Others was a 2005 murder case where the Firm represented Filipino national, Resty Agpalo, one of the co-accused in the case where a young boy, nephew of the first accused, drowned in a swimming pool at the first accused's home under suspicious circumstances.

In a case that drew intense local and international media attention and scrutiny spanning 10 years from the High Court to the Court of Appeal and finally to the apex Federal Court, the Firm represented Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, the 3rd accused, in the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu,

On aboriginal peoples' rights and environmental law the Firm in 2005 to 2010 represented the Temuan tribe of people living in the Lakum Forest Reserve in the state of Pahang which forest was de-gazetted to make way for a RM9 billion (US$3billion) dam project by the State and Federal government.

On offences against the Securities Commission, the Firm has successfully represented individuals charged with stock market manipulation.

The Firm acts for the former CEO of Sime Darby Bhd, a public listed company charged with commercial crimes.

In the area of anti-corruption laws, the Firm represents Bank Negara, the Central Bank, in the prosecution of its former Deputy Governor on corruption charges. The Firm also acts for the former Chief Minister of the State of Selangor on corruption charges.

In 2013, the Firm represented 2 Pakistani nationals who were prosecuted by the Government of Malaysia with a view to extradition to face criminal charges in the U.S.

A widely reported case, the Firm represented the former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan in his defamation action against former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the now Opposition leader.

Widely regarded as experts in the area of anti-money laundering the Firm has over the years handled many high profile cases of individuals charged with those offences.

The Firm has acted for many foreign nationals charged with drug offences that carry the death penalty, many of whom were used by cartels as drug mules. The Firm also acted on behalf of the Embassies of Peru and Mexico with respect to their nationals charged with the offence of drug trafficking.

On the constitutional and administrative law front, the Firm has handled numerous challenges and presently represents 6 Selangor State Assemblymen in challenging the establishment of a special select committee by the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. This challenge is the first of its kind against the decision of a Parliamentary body under the doctrine of sovereignty of Parliament.

The Firm represented Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS), the Islamic Council of the State of Selangor, and Lembaga Zakat Negeri Selangor, the Zakat Trust Body of the State of Selangor, in a defamation action against a State Assemblyman of Hulu Kelang.

Appointed by the State Government of Selangor, the Firm represents MAIS and its then State Exco member in a defamation action by Rufaqa Corporation where the latter claimed that the former were attempting to revive the disbanded Al-Arqam movement.

No stranger to acting for public bodies, the Firm acted for Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK), a foundation set up to eradicate poverty, in 3 civil actions: (i) appeal to the High Court against the decision of the Land Administrator to forfeit several pieces of lands belonging to the YBK where the lands were returned to the YBK; (ii) action against the State Executive Council of Selangor and the Land Administrator of Hulu Selangor for their collective decisions in refusing to accept the payment of quit rents and forfeiting the lands belonging to YBK as constituting misconduct in public office; and (iii) defamation action against the Menteri Besar of Selangor (Selangor's Chief Minister) and a Selangor State Exco member for their allegations on the mismanagement of funds and allocations by YBK.