Bar EGM: The real motive (Part 2)

Gerard Lourdesamy  |  Published:  |  Modified:

I also take issue with the writer's contention that freedom of speech does not give the Bar the right to condemn the judiciary or others with impunity. The Bar has never criticised or condemned any one without basis or foundation.

It is the right of the Bar to take any position that it deems fit in upholding the cause of justice without fear or favour, unpalatable as it may be to certain quarters.

The writer has also alleged that the proposed EGM would be ultra vires the Legal Profession Act 1976. That position was taken by the Court of Appeal in Raja Segaran's case in light of its finding that discussions about the conduct of judges is beyond the purview of the Bar and more importantly, the public.

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