Go ahead and set up another academy. Eventually it will still be another Bar Council. Lawyers are taught to stand up for the laws of the land, when the laws are wrongly interpreted, they will fight them - 1Christians
The proposal to set up a law academy will be discussed by the cabinet
and the attorney-general soon, Minister in the Prime Minister’s
Department Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said today.
He said it was high time for a new organisation, other than the Bar Council, be formed to represent those who studied law.
“The Bar Council is for those who practice law, but most of those who
studied law like the academicians or those in the banking sector or
former judges, they don’t have an association to represents them,” he
told reporters at the handing-over ceremony of the e-Kehakiman project
in Ipoh today.
Bar Council member Abu Backer Sidek, had recently proposed that a new,
independent lawyer body be formed as the existing Bar Council had failed
to defend itself as a professional body with integrity.
government had also agreed with the demand made by a group of lawyers
intending to form a new organisation to represent their profession,
welfare and legal interests.
Mohamed Nazri (right) said the setting up of the academy was aimed at avoiding a monopoly in the issue of legal interpretation.
“I’m sure those in academia would have better interpretation of the law.
The Bar Council may not get it right all the time. They are very
partisan. I don’t think they should be given a monopoly,” he said.
On the e-Kehakiman project, the minister said that the government was
planning to expand the project to more courts across the country.
“The courts have agreed to provide more access with the establishment of
two data centres, namely the main data centre in the Palace of Justice
and the support data centre at the Court Complex in Jalan Duta,” he
So far, all courts in six locations, namely Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur,
Shah Alam, George Town, Johor Baru and Ipoh, had been equipped with the
e-Kehakiman components such as e-filing access, Case Management System
and Queue Management System.
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