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History made as first Malaysian QC is called to local bar

Steven Suppiah Perian, who practises in England and Wales, hails from Brickfields.

Not wrong for Rayer to defend man accused of selling MyKad,...

The MP says the decision of lawyers to defend anyone should not be politicised, even if the lawyer happens to be a member of the ruling party.

Sensitive or not, Bar Council must take stand on public interest...

If not, it will be a serious dereliction of the role and duties of the council and the Malaysian Bar, says Ragunath Kesavan.

Form committee to speed up judicial reform, ex-Bar chief tells CJ

Ragunath Kesavan says one major reform is to ensure the ordinary man has easy access to justice.

Bar welcomes changes to enforced disappearance panel, says credibility crucial

Malaysian Bar says the withdrawal of one member of the special task force to probe the disappearance of Amri Che Mat and Raymond Koh and two new appointments are a step towards restoring public trust.

Bar urges more lawyers to give legal aid to refugees

Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says current laws do not accord them recognition or protection.

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.