Tag: Bar Council
If not, it will be a serious dereliction of the role and duties of the council and the Malaysian Bar, says Ragunath Kesavan.
However, Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali says it will not act as an NGO or venture into religious and political disputes.
Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar Al Mahdzar says the council has so far remained silent on matters such as Zakir Naik, the recent court ruling on SIS and the raids on Shia Muslims.
It says the IGP’s Standing Orders must also be included in the IPCMC bill.
Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says all lawyers must examine if their professional conduct would be questioned if they took on a case.
It says this should include the power to issue warnings, reduce ranks, and suspend or sack errant cops.
In rebuttal to retired officers, M Ramachelvam says the current system of police discipline has failed the public.
The lawyer-activist says she and other lawyers were kicked out from the watching brief group right after the recent Bar Council elections.
From ‘5 cent’ lawyer to Nobel literature nominee, Cecil Rajendra talks about his early struggles in being a pro-bono lawyer to becoming a renowned poet.
The need for an inquiry is greater than ever in light of the allegations by senior judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, says Bar Council president George Varughese.
Lawyer Cyrus Tiu Foo Woei says the council existed to protect and assist the public in all matters relating to the law.
A higher percentage will give legitimacy to those elected to manage the Bar Council, says president George Varughese.
Thorough probes should be done to prove someone is a terrorist, not merely by looking at their Whatsapp messages and materials stored on their phones.
Former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram is also suggesting that the law be amended to allow litigants the option to have a rehearing or accept decisions from a reduced panel of judges.
Ex-Bar president Zainur Zakaria says a criminal investigation should be held along with a probe into professional misconduct.
The money was entrusted to the legal firm for purchase of properties.
Its president George Varughese welcomes call by AG Tommy Thomas to 'quickly' draft a new bill to replace the act.
It says a full-fledged law ministry will function autonomously and be dedicated to the development of the legal sector.
However, it has been reminded not to forget the 'many outstanding issues'.
Fortify Rights legal director Eric Paulsen says restricting the candidates to MPs will reduce the field for the PH government to choose from.
Immigration chief says that Malaysia still needs migrant workers, but employers must follow the law when taking on workers.
The Bar Council says many migrant workers are undocumented because they have no avenue to independently legalise their status.
RSN Rayer calls on Malaysian Bar to carefully vet the application by Najib Razak for foreign lawyers to represent him as it may be a delaying tactic.
A Federal Court decision will be sought on how the Chief Justice and Court of Appeal president were appointed, even though both judges will step down on July 31.