Apandi wants to see government sponsored scheme, which is said to be on verge of collapse, run efficiently so that poor Malaysians can get legal assistance and a fair trial.
Bar Council a barometer of feelings in the country and the government should tolerate constructive criticism from them, he says.
Questioning the motive and timing of the amendments, the Penang Bar asks if these have anything to do with the unwavering position of the Bar regarding accountability and transparency.
The Bar Council has embarked on a nationwide consultation exercise on proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act (LPA) and plans to hold similar forums soon.
The Group of 25 eminent persons says the proposed amendments, to be tabled in October this year, are not in the public interest and will affect the independence of the Bar.
Ramkarpal Singh says current system where MPs make laws is truly reflective of a democracy.
Syariah lawyer Nizam Bashir says religious authorities can be sued for conducting a raid without a warrant.
Silam MP says Bar Council has diverted from the original objective of looking after the welfare of lawyers and must not get involved in politics.
Subang PKR rep says former Opposition leader should be allowed medical treatment overseas and proper legal access to his lawyers as he has 16 cases in court.