NO ALCOHOL, I RESIGN! MALAYSIAN BAR THROWS OUT MOTION TO BAN ALCOHOL AT ITS FUNCTIONS
KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Bar has voted not to put a cork in the serving of alcohol at its functions.
The motion on banning alcohol, proposed by lawyer Mohd Amir Sharil Bahari Md Noor, was rejected at the Bar’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday, with 588 votes against it, less than 10 in favour and 16 abstaining from voting.
His other motion — to censure fellow lawyer Siti Kasim for uploading a video of the closed-door proceedings of the recent Kuala Lumpur Bar AGM — was withdrawn.
Amir Bahari had also used the call to ban alcohol as part of his election manifesto during his second bid for the position of chairman at the Kuala Lumpur Bar committee elections on Feb 23.
Meanwhile, Siti Kasim was one of the 12 newly-elected Bar Council members chosen during the Bar AGM on Saturday.