Contributed by Noreen Ahmad Ariff
Saturday, 24 February 2007, 12:09pm
IPOH, Fri: The Perak Bar held its annual general meeting at the High Court (No.1) here at 3pm today.
Annual general meetings both at the state and national levels are usually the avenue where we witness members of the Bar engaging themselves in verbal acrobatics against each other, but the Perak Bar¡s AGM was different. It started and concluded smoothly with the incumbent Chairman of the Perak Bar, Ngan Siong being returned unopposed for a second term.
other hand, the Committee members for 2007/2008 are a combination of old and
It is pleasing to see that 5 out the 10 Committee members - Rashpal, Gavin, Mohamad Nizam, Kenny and Dara Waheda are young lawyers.
All the Committee members were elected without any contest. The members also unanimously elected Shan Theivanthiran as the Perak Bar Representative to the Bar Council Malaysia.
Another matter that was discussed during the meeting was the proposal by the Perak Bar Committee that they have control over the court boxes. Currently, there are some firms exchanging the court box numbers while some other firms do not have a box at both the Lower and High Courts. This results in different firms sharing the same court box number.
The committee suggested that new boxes should replace the old ones. These boxes will then be loaned to the firms at an annual maintenance fee of RM5. The resolution was passed with 44 members voting in favour of the same.
The meeting ended at around 4:15 pm with members of the Bar being treated to tea, cakes and sandwiches served outside the Courtroom.
Meanwhile, the Negri Sembilan State Bar will hold its AGM on Monday, February 26 while the Selangor and Kedah/Perlis Bars will hold theirs on Tuesday, February 27, and the Terengganu Bar's AGM is fixed on Wednesday, February 28.
heartiest congratulations to all those who have been elected to serve.