'Thanks to GE14, Malaysian Bar narrowly avoided being muzzled'

    (Updated )

    INTERVIEW | If not for the historic 14th general election (GE14), the previous BN government would have defanged the outspoken Malaysian Bar with proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 (LPA).

    Luckily, the Bar dodged the bullet and is now playing a role in contributing to the ongoing legal reforms spearheaded by the Pakatan Harapan government, outgoing Bar president George Varughese said.

    The veteran legal practitioner said that if BN had won the election of May 9 last year, the proposed LPA amendments would have been carried out to lessen the Bar’s influence...

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