update Bernama reports Karpal's application for Judge to withdraw from case rejected here.
Judge and lawyer are "distant relatives", says Karpal Singh. The Shaariibuu family lawyer said Judge Mohammad Zaki Mohammad Yasin and the late wife of defence lawyer Hazman Ahmad were third-cousins. Therefore both the Yang Ariff and the lawyer should withdraw from themselves from the trial, Karpal said. [click here]
The trial was postponed on June 4 because the Attorney-General had decided to change the prosecution team at the 11th hour. [read here]