31 Oct '11, 1am

Speech by Lim Chee Wee, President of the Malaysian Bar, at the Dedication and Naming Ceremony

The Malaysian Bar unanimously passed – with 1,002 Members present out of a total membership of 2,600 lawyers – at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 9 July 1988, a special resolution criticising the Prime Minister Datuk Seri (later Tun) Dr Mahathir Mohamad for acting inconsistently with the independence of the judiciary, protesting the tribunal proceedings and to institute contempt proceedings against the Acting Lord President Tan Sri (later Tun) Hamid Omar for alleged obstruction of the sitting of 2 July 1988 and for making representations to suspend the five Supreme Court Judges. After the release of the Tribunal’s recommendations, described as one of the most despicable documents in legal history by Geoffrey Robertson QC, Ungku issued a press statement that clinically and meticulously destroyed the Tribunal’s recommendations and concluded by describing, “Tan Sri ...

Full article: http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/speeches/speech_by_lim_che...

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