Once again the Bar Council has come under the spot light for the wrong reasons.
The often vociferous and righteous body which represents (or is supposed to represent) lawyers in Malaysia is being chided for being irresponsible and untrustworthy.
Deliberating the maxim - “An independent Bar is a hallmark of a free and democratic society” - an Independent member of parliament have basically turned the tables and put the Bar Council in the dock.
In his latest blog posting Bayan Baru MP Zahrain Hashim has drawn the people's attention to our Bar Council's lack of professionalism and impartiality in handling or championing issues and matters of public interest in Malaysia.
Zahrain says the Bar Council has been hijacked by politicians masquerading as lawyers.