It is with great sadness that we record that R R Chelvarajah, who was a consultant at Messrs Sault Scott & Co., in Melaka, passed away on 6 Dec 2019.
R R Chelvarajah was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1970, and was one of the most senior Members of the Malaysian Bar for the past several years.
He was the 22nd President of the Malaysian Bar (1999-2000) and former Chairman of the Malacca Bar from 1982 to 1986. He served as Council member from 1982 to 2008. He was Vice-President of the Malaysian Bar from 1997 to 1999, and Treasurer of the Malaysian Bar from 1993 to 1995.
Among the Bar Council committees he chaired were the Scholarship Committee (1993-1996), Compensation Fund Committee (1993-1995), Finance Committee (1993-1995), Human Rights Committee (1994-1995), Legal Profession Committee (1998-1999), Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (1998-1999), and Study Loan Committee (2006-2008). He also served as Chairperson of the 12th Commonwealth Law Conference Committee from 1997 to 1998.
The Malaysian Bar extends its heartfelt condolences and sympathies to his family members and loved ones.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am to 11.30 am today, 9 Dec 2019, and the cortege will leave for cremation at Jelutong Hindu Crematorium, Melaka.