Monday, November 3, 2008

Only 23 in Bar Council elections

KUALA LUMPUR: Only 23 members entered for the Bar Council elections for the 2009/2010 term at the close of nominations last Friday, fewer than the usual number from the 12,600 lawyers of the Malaysian Bar.

Two current councillors -- Roger Tan and Yasmeen Muhamad Shariff -- will not be seeking re-election.

The elections had attracted more than 30 nominees in previous years.

Tan, who has been a council member since 2004, has served in various positions, notably the deputy chair of IT & Cyberlaws Committee, chairman of the Conveyancing Practice Committee, chairman of the Solicitors Remuneration Order Enforcement Committee and organising chairman of the 14th Malaysian Law Conference.

"I have already given my best in the last four years in serving the Bar.

"It's time to move on so that others will have an opportunity to do so," said Tan.

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