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MUST read. @ZainHD depends on context u writin bout disobedience. Various angles I hv written previously

How do you see your role as chair of the Human Rights Committee in the Malaysian Bar Council in the development of democracy in Malaysia? Bon: Section 42 of the Legal Profession Act, 1965 is very clear on the Bar’s role in the country: "To uphold the cause of justice without regard to its own interests or that of its members, uninfluenced by fear or favour." The Bar has on numerous occasions since its inception stood for victims of rights violations, and struggled consistently to improve the lives of everyone in the country even at great personal risk to our members. The Human Rights Committee is merely carrying on this tradition. Much of our work is focused on law reform and advocacy. We adopted a “Blueprint for Human Rights” last term as a road-map of the Committee, and it may be accessed here . Nevertheless, we are aware that there are limitations to our work - all of u...

Full article: http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/human_rights/civil_disobed...

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