Call for Resignation and Censure of the President of the Malaysian Bar

Call for Resignation and Censure of the President of the Malaysian Bar

Call for Resignation and Censure of the President of the Malaysian Bar for Misleading the Public – Lukman Sheriff Alias and Azril Mohd Amin

The first thing that came to mind when we read the press release of the Malaysian Bar issued on February 11th, 2015, by its President, Christopher Leong on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction, was the President misrepresenting the law and facts on the case. We were in utter disbelief on how a President who is supposed to represent the learned members of the Bar could have arrived at such misleading position. Indeed, as Leong himself put it, “it is a strange world that we live in.”

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Press Release | SUHAKAM urges Human Rights Compliance: Surrender or Enrichment?

On 27th December 2013, the Malaysian Bar issued a statement in support of the call by the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (“SUHAKAM”), and its Chairman, Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, for Malaysia to look seriously into accelerating the pace of ratification of the six remaining core United Nations instruments on human rights. I wish to reply to some of the issues mentioned in the statement. Relevant Malaysian Bar’s points in italics, my comments in plain font.

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A brief response to the Malaysian Bar President’s media statement

LGBTIQs? What do these phrases mean? In Indonesia, the “Q” has been publicly called “queer”. What sort of language is THIS for legislation? Even Mr. Lim Chee Wee, President of the Malaysian Bar in his press statement on 3 December 2012, cannot explain the Malaysian meaning of “Q”, which he says is “questioning”. This matter has far transcended natural politics. It has become, in medical terms, morbid. It is a matter for doctors and psychiatrists to address, not politicians.

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