The Malaysian Bar Part II

THE MALAYSIAN BAR – EXCEPTIONS TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT 1978 Gopal Raj Kumar in an update says Rule 43 of the Legal Profession (Practice & Etiquette) Rules 1978 (Rules) clearly states in unequivocal terms the following: “No advocate and solicitor shall volunteer advice to bring an action or to stir up strife and litigation”.…

The Malaysian Bar: A Law Unto Itself

A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN The is the first installment in a five part series of articles, analysing the Malaysian Bar and the exclusive inner workings of this organization in the heat of the Shafee defamation suit currently being played out in the courts. Blogger Gopal Raj Kumar writes .. Tan Sri Mohamed…

Malaysian Bar is now an Opposition political party, says Shafee

The Malaysian Bar Council is no longer independent and has evolved into a political party that belongs to the Opposition, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah claimed. This, he explained, was evident from the comment by former Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan criticising the judiciary in saying that Barisan Nasional had made a “terrible mistake”…

Anwar would’ve fainted in dock

Those intent on continuing to politicise the Federal Court’s unanimous decision convicting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan will not have a leg to stand on if Anwar had been called to the stand. The grilling by the prosecution team, Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said, would…

Shafee Abdullah’s statement on Anwar’s Sodomy II

There has been wide coverage on Anwar Ibrahim from the lead-up to the declaration of a guilty verdict on 10 February 2015. Malaysia which had been a divided nation with two schools of thought, reacted to the outcome with mixed feelings. Those for Anwar were completely outraged. The prosecutor presents his views here on the…