Saturday, 21 February 2015

Presiden Majlis Peguam di cela ahli sendiri kerana menghina badan kehakiman

Lokasi : Bilek Jasmine, The Zon Hotel, KL

Acara : Sidang media mencela President Bar Council

Tarikh : 21/2/2015


PRESS STATEMENT
CALL FOR RETRACTION OF THE PRESS RELEASE DATED 11 FEBRUARY 2015 BY CHRISTOPHER LEONG AS PRESIDENT OF THE MALAYSIAN BAR AND A PUBLIC APOLOGY THEREOF TO THE JUDICIARY FOR BRINGING THE JUDICIARY INTO CONTEMPT AND MISLEADING THE MALAYSIAN PUBLIC
21 FEBRUARY 2015

WE, concerned members of the Bar, note with utter disbelief and amazement the Press Release of Christopher Leong of 11 February 2015, which implies that Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim was ‘persecuted, not prosecuted’ in respect of his charge and conviction by the Federal Court of Malaysia on 10 February 2015 for sodomy pursuant to Section 377B read with Section 377A, of the Penal Code.

Firstly, what is glaringly obvious from the said press release, is that, in one breath Christopher Leong admits having not read the judgment of the Federal Court, and yet in the same breath, the day after the Federal Court decision he makes disparaging remarks that the judgment of the Federal Court was without any basis in law, by reference to media reports of the trial, solely.

This is a direct attack on the Federal Court without any legal basis with the effect of bringing the Federal Court into disrepute and odium.

The stand and public statement made by Christopher Leong militates against the fundamental and statutory duties of the Malaysian Bar, which includes the protection of the integrity and sanctity of the judicial system.

Christopher Leong must appreciate the legal position that “trial by media” is not only wrong but must be abhorred in any civilised judicial system, since it is a fundamental requirement that the courts of law can only determine a dispute based on evidence presented in court and not otherwise. As cautioned by His Lordship Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof JC (as His Lordship then was) in the case of Dato’ Seri Ir. Hj. Mohammad Nizar Bin Jamaluddin v Dato’ Dr. Zambry Bin Abd. Kadir [2009] 1 LNS 1827:

“I believe the course of conduct I took falls quite closely with this recommended practice. It was not an outcome or a reaction against adverse comments on blogsites or certain sections of the mainstream media. It will be a sorry day for the judiciary if a judge’s conduct has to be conditioned by these extraneous factors, since they will fetter the independence of the judiciary unduly.”

Christopher Leong has brought the judiciary, a fundamental element in the administration of justice in Malaysia established under Article 121 of the Federal Constitution, into public contempt and ridicule by misrepresenting both facts and the law applicable in Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial and conviction by the Federal Court. He does this by questioning why the complainant, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, is not charged with abetment under Sections 377A and 377B read together with Section 109 of the Penal Code.

This is an utterly outrageous statement for even a lay person to make, what more a senior member and leader of the Malaysian legal profession.

As legal practitioners ourselves, we are outraged, nigh embarrassed, by his remark which clearly contravene not only the Legal Profession (Practice and Etiquette) Rules 1978 but also a statutory provision of the Legal Profession Act 1976, namely Section 42 which stipulates that the Malaysian Bar must “promote good relations ... in the administration of law and justice in Malaysia.”
Such a statement is wholly unbecoming and based on flawed reading of the provisions in the sections concerned.

A plain reading of Sections 377A and 377B of the Penal Code must certainly lead a reader thereof to conclude that the statutory provisions do not criminalise homosexuality per se but sodomy, namely the act of insertion by a man of his penis into the anus of another person, be that a man, woman or child. Such an act is considered vile by the values held by the vast majority of Malaysians and rightly attracts sanction.

This is common knowledge and must certainly be within the awareness of Christopher Leong, being the President of the Malaysian Bar.

Also, contrary to what he claims, the aforementioned provisions are in no way rarely used, but are used on a recurring basis, one such example being the previous conviction for sodomy of one Abd Rahim bin Abd Rahaman by the Court of Appeal in 2010 for multiple counts of sodomy.
The full statistics of cases of this nature is easily accessible by requesting the same from the other arm of the legal system being the Attorney General’s Office.

Did Mr Christopher Leong avail himself to these statistics, before making a brash and unsupported allegation?

Christopher Leong’s sanction and participation in the continued smear of the Malaysian judiciary in this matter, by irresponsible citizens as well as elements of the international community must be corrected immediately and to this end, we, concerned members of the Bar, CALL UPON MR CHRISTOPHER LEONG, PRESIDENT OF THE MALAYSIAN BAR TO IMMEDIATELY retract the Press Release dated 11 February 2015 AND to tender an unequivocal and unconditional public apology to the judiciary AND similarly to communicate the same to  all international bodies and entities, FAILING WHICH we shall be constrained to take all necessary steps to call for his immediate resignation from the position as President of the Malaysian Bar and call upon the Attorney General to take the necessary contempt proceeding against  Mr. Christopher Leong.

We also wish to place on record that in no way does the Press Release of Mr. Christopher Leong dated 11 February 2015 represent the views of the majority members of the Malaysian Bar.
Press Statement by concerned and currently practising members of the Malaysian Bar:-



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 2  Tan Sr Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, Ahli Majlis Peguam
 3  Datuk Mohd Noor Amin, Ahli Majlis Peguam
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5 comments:

  1. Guess this is the maximum the members of the BC could take from the President. Clearly the President has blind love and loyalty to the opposition political party wherein he will do and say things that will give negative perception against the government and the judiciary. This PC and declaration is very much welcomed by concerned public and citizens believing in the current system. The public and citizens at large desire that those concern focus their effort and resources to nation building and economic growth. Enough of politic.

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  2. Tahniah Tan Sri, tingkat kan semula profession guaman yang sekarang ini dipandang hina boleh rakyat. Mana suara-suara peguam-peguam Islam yang lain?

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  3. That blardy fucked-up Christopher Leong is only as good as those morons who demonstrate on the streets.. brain the size of a peanut but balls as big as a coconut.. Don't ease the pressure Tan Sri, I am with you and I pretty sure the support you are getting is growing by the minute... Christopher.. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.. Its time to UBAH !!!

    --Bintulu Goons

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  4. Saya ibu hayati ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda semua bahwa saya yg dulunya cuma seorang TKW di HONGKONG jadi pembantu rumah tangga yg gajinya tidak mencukupi keluarga dikampun,jadi TKW itu sangat menderita dan disuatu hari saya duduk2 buka internet dan tidak disengaja saya melihat komentar orang tentan MBAH KABOIRENG dan katanya bisa membantu orang untuk memberikan nomor yg betul betul tembus dan kebetulan juga saya sering pasan nomor di HONGKONG,akhirnya saya coba untuk menhubungi MBAH KABOIRENG dan ALHAMDULILLAH beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor,dan nomor yg diberikan MBAH KABOIRENG meman betul2 terbukti tembus dan saya sangat bersyukur berkat bantuan MBAH KABOIRENG kini saya bisa pulang ke INDONESIA untuk buka usaha sendiri,,munkin saya tidak bisa membalas budi baik MBAH KABOIRENG sekali lagi makasih yaa MBAH dan bagi teman2 yg menjadi TKW atau TKI seperti saya,bila butuh bantuan hubungi saja MBAH KABOIRENG DI 085-260-482-111 insya ALLAH beliau akan membantu anda.Ini benar benar kisah nyata dari saya seorang TKW.. KLIK GHOB 2D 3D 4D 6D DISINI















    Saya ibu hayati ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda semua bahwa saya yg dulunya cuma seorang TKW di HONGKONG jadi pembantu rumah tangga yg gajinya tidak mencukupi keluarga dikampun,jadi TKW itu sangat menderita dan disuatu hari saya duduk2 buka internet dan tidak disengaja saya melihat komentar orang tentan MBAH KABOIRENG dan katanya bisa membantu orang untuk memberikan nomor yg betul betul tembus dan kebetulan juga saya sering pasan nomor di HONGKONG,akhirnya saya coba untuk menhubungi MBAH KABOIRENG dan ALHAMDULILLAH beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor,dan nomor yg diberikan MBAH KABOIRENG meman betul2 terbukti tembus dan saya sangat bersyukur berkat bantuan MBAH KABOIRENG kini saya bisa pulang ke INDONESIA untuk buka usaha sendiri,,munkin saya tidak bisa membalas budi baik MBAH KABOIRENG sekali lagi makasih yaa MBAH dan bagi teman2 yg menjadi TKW atau TKI seperti saya,bila butuh bantuan hubungi saja MBAH KABOIRENG DI 085-260-482-111 insya ALLAH beliau akan membantu anda.Ini benar benar kisah nyata dari saya seorang TKW.. KLIK GHOB 2D 3D 4D 6D DISINI

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  5. Awalnya aku hanya mencoba main togel akibat adanya hutang yang sangat banyak dan akhirnya aku buka internet mencari aki yang bisa membantu orang akhirnya di situ lah ak bisa meliat nmor nya AKI NAWE terus aku berpikir aku harus hubungi AKI NAWE meskipun itu dilarang agama ,apa boleh buat nasip sudah jadi bubur,dan akhirnya aku menemukan seorang aki.ternyata alhamdulillah AKI NAWE bisa membantu saya juga dan aku dapat mengubah hidup yang jauh lebih baik berkat bantuan AKI NAWE dgn waktu yang singkat aku sudah membuktikan namanya keajaiban satu hari bisa merubah hidup ,kita yang penting kita tdk boleh putus hasa dan harus berusaha insya allah kita pasti meliat hasil nya sendiri. siapa tau anda berminat silakan hubungi AKI NAWE Di Nmr 085--->"218--->"379--->''259'










    Awalnya aku hanya mencoba main togel akibat adanya hutang yang sangat banyak dan akhirnya aku buka internet mencari aki yang bisa membantu orang akhirnya di situ lah ak bisa meliat nmor nya AKI NAWE terus aku berpikir aku harus hubungi AKI NAWE meskipun itu dilarang agama ,apa boleh buat nasip sudah jadi bubur,dan akhirnya aku menemukan seorang aki.ternyata alhamdulillah AKI NAWE bisa membantu saya juga dan aku dapat mengubah hidup yang jauh lebih baik berkat bantuan AKI NAWE dgn waktu yang singkat aku sudah membuktikan namanya keajaiban satu hari bisa merubah hidup ,kita yang penting kita tdk boleh putus hasa dan harus berusaha insya allah kita pasti meliat hasil nya sendiri. siapa tau anda berminat silakan hubungi AKI NAWE Di Nmr 085--->"218--->"379--->''259'

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