Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bar Council 2015/2016 Election: 23 Candidates File Nomination Papers

Twenty-three candidates have filed nomination papers for election to the Bar Council for the 2015/2016 term, pursuant to section 49 of the Legal Profession Act 1976. The deadline for submission of nomination papers was yesterday, 31 Oct 2014.
2015/2016 Bar Council Elections Candidate : Mohd Khairul Azam Bin Abdul Aziz
Never one to give up easily, Mohd Khairul Azam Bin Abdul Aziz is back in the electoral fray for the 3rd year running. Having established his reputation as a prominent lawyer since 2012, when he alone bravely stood up before the Malaysian Bar EGM at the time to denounce the hypocritical actions of the Bar Council tabling a resolution applauding BERSIH 3.0for its efforts to smear the credibility of the Malaysian electoral system at the time when elections to the Bar Council itself were, and still are, far from transparent, he has since made a name for himself traversing the nation rallying Malaysians of all creeds, lawyers and non-lawyers alike, to defend the Sedition Act 1948 against the Bar Council’s pressure on the Government to repeal the Act.
A loving husband and father of four daughters, Mohd Khairul Azam, or Buzze Azam as he is affectionately known to family and friends, strongly supports upholding the Rule of Law and the Federal Constitution, in particular the fundamentals that make the basic structure thereof namely the position of Islam as the religion of the state, the status of Malays and other indigenous communities, Malay as the national language and the position of the Malay rulers. He believes in that consistency in the application of the Constitution is key to progress, particularly when it comes to matters of law and policy, and more so by the Malaysian Bar, which represents the voice of lawyers throughout the country. He has consistently decried the actions of the Bar Council as currently constituted in ignoring the voice and will of the rakyat when it comes to legal matters of importance and, by the grace of Allah, hopes to be given the opportunity to change this if he is elected to the Council.
Buzze notes that the Bar Council as of late has been rather inconsistent in its stand when it comes to resolutions passed by the Malaysian Bar, preferring to act in accordance with its resolution passed at the EGM on September 19, 2014 when it comes to the Sedition Act 1948 but choosing to keep silent when Dato Seri Gopal Sri Ram acts as counsel to Anwar Ibrahim contrary to the another one of the Malaysian Bar’s resolution passed at its AGM on March 15, 2014. He believes that this is yet another example of the Bar Council’s failure to abide by its own calling to defend justice without fear or favour, and promises to make efforts to reform the Bar in this regard if elected.

Support change. Vote for Buzze Azam for a better Bar.
Proposers : Faithur Rahman Abdul Hadi
                     Aidil Bin Khalid
                     Nurrul Nadia binti Norrizan

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