Fellow members of the Bar and friends,
I can weather jokes about lawyers at ease, but not the practical one done on our five members on Thursday, 7 May 2009, at Brickfields police station.
The police intimidated our colleagues;
The police shouted at our collegeues;
The police stood in the line of justice preventing our collegues to represent their clients. May I also add that they are legal aid lawyers who are rendering free service to the society;
Of course, the police got drunk on power and arrested those five lawyers.
I know some of you are busy charging the clients by hourly rate, but please vacate your diary on Friday, 15 May 2009, at 3.00 p.m. to attend the EGM. A quorum of 500 members is needed.
But let us all throng MPPJ’s Civic Hall in solidarity to sober up the drunk police force. They disgust me.
See whether they dare to arrest ALL of us.
You may find the following links useful:
1) EGM’s addendum
2) The arrest
3) Bar Council President’s statement