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The Bar Council, at its meeting on 3 September 2022, unanimously expressed its support of the President of the Malaysian Bar, Karen Cheah Yee Lynn (“President”), and stands by her press release entitled “Abuse of Process Brings Disrepute to Our Justice System” issued on 19 August 2022 (“Press Release”).
The Press Release was made on behalf of the Malaysian Bar in relation to the recent case involving the former Prime Minister at the Federal Court, and is the subject matter of a letter of demand dated 26 August 2022 issued by Messrs Zaid Ibrahim Suflan T H Liew & Partners representing three of their partners, Zaid Ibrahim, Liew Teck Huat, and Rueben Mathiavaranam.
The Malaysian Bar has, by a letter dated 2 September 2022 issued by its legal counsel, replied to the letter of demand denying the allegations.
The Malaysian Bar has always expressed and will continue to express its concerns on matters of public interest — the administration of justice, and the standards of the legal profession in the country. An attack on the President of the Malaysian Bar for doing so, is an attack on the Bar Council, and by extension, an attack on the Malaysian Bar.
The Malaysian Bar will continue its duty and efforts uninfluenced by fear or favour, and will not cower from any act of intimidation.
Mohamad Ezri Abdul Wahab
5 September 2022