Steven Thiru Is New Malaysian Bar President

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KUALA LUMPUR – Steven Thiru has been elected president of the Malaysian Bar, replacing Christopher Leong.

At the Malaysian Bar’s 69th annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday, new face George Varughese is deputy president and Karen Cheah Yee Lynn, general secretary.

After the AGM, in his maiden press conference as Malaysian Bar president, Thiru said the Bar had discussed 12 motions, including a motion on lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah’s conduct over the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomy appeal.

“We received the injunction order late last night (March 13) and we abide by the terms. Therefore, the issue of Muhammad Shafie’s conduct could not be discussed…no decision could be made, so it (motion) was rejected,” he said.

However, he said the Malaysian Bar was disappointed over Muhammad Shafie’s absenteeism in the meeting to discuss the issue but added he had obtained injunction preventing the matter from being discussed. – Bernama

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