Bar approves boycott of CJ and COA president in social events

Geraldine Tong

Modified 3 Aug 2017, 2:06 pm

The Malaysian Bar has resolved to boycott Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin from their social functions.

Members of the Bar are also encouraged to decline social invitations from them.

This resolution is part of a motion that was proposed by the Bar and approved by a "resounding majority" in its extraordinary general meeting in Kuala Lumpur today.

"The Bar resolved that as a sign of protest we will decline social invitations from the judiciary and similarly we will not extend our invitations to them in respect of our social functions.

"But that, let me make it very clear, does not mean that we do not engage with the judiciary.

"We will still continue to engage with the judiciary in respect of all official matters," Bar president George Varughese said in a press conference after the EGM today...

Share this story


By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here


Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.


Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.