Malaysian Bar to debate two motions following CJ, COA president's extension

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The Malaysian Bar will be debating two motions during its extraordinary general meeting (EGM) this Thursday, following the government's decision to extend the tenure of the country's chief justice and the Court of Appeal president.

A motion on "upholding the supremacy of the Federal Constitution and defending the independence and integrity of the judiciary” was proposed by Malaysian Bar president George Varughese while lawyers Charles Hector, Francis Pereira and R Shanmugam proposed the motion on "protecting judicial independence in Malaysia and ensure all safeguards, especially security of tenure remain strong and uncompromised”.

The EGM will be held from 4pm onwards at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), while the quorum for the EGM would be 500 members of the Bar...

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