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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bar approves boycott of CJ and COA president in social events



The Malaysian Bar has resolved to boycott Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin from their social functions.
Members of the Bar are also encouraged to decline social invitations from them.
This resolution is part of a motion that was proposed by the Bar and approved by a "resounding majority" in its extraordinary general meeting in Kuala Lumpur today. 
"The Bar resolved that as a sign of protest we will decline social invitations from the judiciary and similarly we will not extend our invitations to them in respect of our social functions.

"But that, let me make it very clear, does not mean that we do not engage with the judiciary.
"We will still continue to engage with the judiciary in respect of all official matters," Bar president George Varughese said in a press conference after the EGM today.
The Bar convened for the EGM today to address what it described as the "blatantly unconstitutional" appointment of Md Raus and Zulkefli as additional judges.
[More to follow]
- Mkini

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