Tag: Bar Council
Tommy Thomas has told the Malaysian Bar Council he would not participate in cases involving people he might have known when he was in private practice.
This is to ensure better access to justice for the poor and needy in criminal and civil cases.
Malaysians should speak up now instead of waiting for 100 days, forum told.
Tommy Thomas says criticism is part and parcel of free speech, and that he would rather listen to criticism than praise.
The Jelutong MP says the council must severely reprimand the lawyer if the allegations are true.
He was implicated in a judges fixing scandal in 2007 and barred from legal practice after the Bar Council's disciplinary board found him guilty of misconduct.
The Muslim Lawyers Association president says such a move may give the impression that Ambiga Sreenevasan would be beholden to the Malaysian Bar.
Any delay will lead to unnecessary rumours and speculation which thenation could ill afford, says George Varughese.
Their future looks bleak with new amendments to the 2012 Rules of Court which leave them out of the online system of conducting property auctions.
Under constant pressure to go, Attorney-General who cleared Najib of wrongdoing says his service has been extended until 2021.
Chief Justice and Court of Appeal president should at the least not share same bench as 7 judges deciding their fate, say lawyers.
How about a ban on revealing clothes and smoking, too?
Bar lawyer Ambiga Sreenevasan tells apex court that appointments will affect independence of judiciary because it touches on security of tenure.
Justice Hasan Lah leads the bench after Bar fails in bid to have retired judges hear the challenge against the appointments of Chief Justice Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin.
Former Bar Council chief Christopher Leong says Malaysia has strong institutions but lack of independence won't help country weather changes and difficult events.
Court of Appeal rules that complaint and evidence against Cecil Abraham was patchy and largely unsafe to find him guilty of professional misconduct.
The scheme will provide free legal representation for Thai nationals in Malaysia.
Hakimi Abdul Jabar, in an opinion piece in Asia Times, says lawyers should fight the proposed amendments as these will not only undermine the independence of the legal profession but are against universal legal norms.
The next government must come out with far-reaching proposals to reform the judiciary so that public confidence in the institution can be further strengthened and augmented.
Bar president George Varughese says harassment or intimidation amounts to contempt of the UK courts.
Bars representing lawyers in the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak can request judges to refer cases straight to the apex court, says constitutional lawyer Bastian Pius Vendargon.
Lawyer Ravi Nekoo says legal representation is a right, not privilege, from the time one is arrested right through to prosecution, whether he is a local or foreigner.
A former Malaysian Bar president says it doesn't make sense for a chief justice to serve as an additional Federal Court judge at the same time.
Chief Justice Raus Sharif says attorney-general’s prosecutorial power cannot be questioned, and that it is not only good law but good policy, too.