Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bar Council must be neutral and seen to be neutral

Bar Council- EGM Sept 2014
[ Photo thanks to The Mole ]

2005/2006 Bar Council Election 

The upcoming Bar Council Election for the 2005/2006 term is expected to be a heated affair with 23 senior and junior candidates vying for 12 council seats.

The numbers are lower than recent elections but this year’s election is widely anticipated by many groups in the legal fraternity following several controversial issues concerning the Malaysian Bar.

Almost 16,000 members of the Bar are eligible to cast their votes and are expected to start receiving their ballot papers by post from tomorrow. 

The ballots must be returned to the council’s secretariat by Dec 1 and the results are expected to be announced on Dec 2.

Among the election contenders are Datuk Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos, Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah and Syahredzan Johan.

Jahaberdeen, who has been practicing for more than 20 years, said he wants to contribute more effectively to the Bar and to do more for fresh lawyers.

“I am looking forward to assisting new lawyers to set up their practices and find solutions for their problems because this is what the Bar should do.

“It should be focused in matters concerning members and focus on protecting them and their services,” he told The Mole.

You can read more by clicking The Mole

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