Contributed by Adilah Ariffin
The five legal aid lawyers from Kuala Lumpur Legal Aid Centre who were arrested on yesterday, 7 May 2009, were released at 3pm today. In acknowledging their great courage by demonstrating the highest standard of the Malaysian Bar, the five lawyers, Fadiah Nadwa Binti Fikri, Murnie Hidayah Binti Anuar, Puspawati Binti Rosman, Ravinder Singh Dhalliwal and Syuhaini Binti Safwan were invited to the Bar Council meeting today to share their ordeal with the Council members.
The Bar Council condemns the unacceptable abuse of police power in this matter, and has resolved to call an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) of the Malaysian Bar on at 3 p.m. on Friday, 15 May 2009, at the Dewan Sivik, Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, 46675 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
We hope that all members of the Bar will attend the EGM in a strong show of support for their colleagues and to voice their condemnation of the travesty of justice that has occurred.