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Regard water pollution as a national security threat, urges Bar

Its president, Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor, says the importance of protecting water sources is recognised by Parliament.

Why wasn’t parliamentary committee consulted on Latheefa’s appointment, asks Bar

Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says the lack of consultation does not reflect well on the government's resolve to practise transparency, accountability, integrity and good governance.

Adib inquest now a troubling, tangled web

How did a simple inquest into the death of a fireman become a complicated and potentially explosive affair?

Legal bodies hope CJ will continue with reforms

The Advocates Association of Sarawak says some reforms have taken place under former chief justice Richard Malanjum during his one year in office.

Bar calls for review of representation process in criminal cases

It says the process should be overhauled in the wake of recent decisions by the public prosecutor to discontinue or withdraw proceedings in several high-profile cases.

Punish for contempt only as last resort, Bar says on Arun...

The Malaysian Bar says judicial decisions must survive public scrutiny in order to stand the test of time.

Bar repeats call for RCI into judicial misconduct

Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says it has been more than 50 days since Putrajaya said it would do so.

Bar backs Suhakam’s missing people recommendations, wants fast and tough action

The Malaysian Bar says it is ‘appalled’ by the finding implicating the Special Branch and calls on the government to implement the recommendations, including setting up a special probe team and to find the missing persons fast.

CJ seeks Bar’s help to combat negative view of judiciary

Richard Malanjum gives the example of lawyers who drop names of judges in order to impress their clients, and collect money to settle cases.

New Bar chief says better for AG to explain decision to...

But Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says the attorney-general is not obliged to do so.

May 9 polls outcome changed Malaysian Bar’s destiny, says outgoing president

George Varughese recalls the cold relationship with the judiciary and the Attorney-General's Chambers due to events that unfolded earlier but which changed for the better when a new government was installed.

Bar to take stand on 2 lawyers facing contempt charges

It will study the cases and get independent legal advice before coming to a decision, says president George Varughese.

Malaysian Bar warns of disciplinary action for attempting to delay SRC...

Its president, George Varughese, says 'frivolous’ applications to delay trial are a breach of rules.

Defining ‘insult’ doesn’t make Sedition Act any less oppressive, says Bar

Malaysian Bar president George Varughese reminds Pakatan Harapan government that it had described the law as 'tyrannical' in the run-up to the May 9 polls.

Bar submits proposed amendments for legal practice to AG

Bar president George Varughese says the proposals are geared towards self-regulation of the legal profession in the peninsula.

Malaysian Bar dismayed with govt’s defence of Sosma, Poca

Putrajaya must fulfil its pledge to abolish all oppressive laws, says Bar president George Varughese.

Bar to join Legal Year 2019 proceedings after last year’s snub

Bar president George Varughese says he will be given a slot to deliver a speech this year, unlike last year's ceremony which saw a change in format.

Uphold rights of migrant workers, Bar tells Putrajaya

It suggests an amnesty programme to allow ‘illegal’ migrants to be ‘regularised’ and for the government’s legal aid service to be extended to migrants and refugees.

Bar: Let Parliament propose Suhakam members

its president George Varughese says the status of the Human Rights Commission will be elevated if members' appointments are sanctioned by the legislature instead of the prime minister.

Citizens have a right to assemble, says Bar on anti-ICERD rally

However, Bar president George Varughese says they will not be sending lawyers to act as independent observers as they received no invitation from the organisers.

Bar: Don’t use repressive laws against temple fracas suspects

Saying these laws have been abused in the past and the potential for misuse remains, its president George Varughese calls on the government to respect its own election pledge.

Bar to play major role in regulating legal profession, says president

George Varughese says it is proposing to take charge of running the entry examination to ensure only qualified persons are accepted.

Waive immunity granted to former AIAC director, Putrajaya urged

The Malaysian Bar says this will give all implicated persons an opportunity to clear their names.

Bar welcomes decision to replace CLP with Common Bar Course

George Varughese says the replacement course must not be primarily focused on exams.