Malaysia is a complex, dynamic country with a Westminster-style bicameral parliamentary democracy and the world's only rotating constitutional monarchy. It is a federation comprising 13 states and 3 federal territories. The supreme law of the land is a written Federal Constitution. Broadly speaking it is part of the common law tradit ...[Read More]
On Wednesday 24th October, the Malaysian Bar Council was conferred the United Nations Malaysia Organisation of the Year Award 2012 for their work promoting in human rights and democracy.
Malaysia has taken the first steps to open up the legal services market. A draft bill amending the Legal Services Act was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, Malaysia's lower house on 16 April and second and final readings are expected in the sitting later next month.
LAWASIA, an umbrella organisation of bar associations with interests in the Asia-Pacific region, has expressed its concern at the Malaysian Peaceful Assembly Bill. The bill, which was tabled for first reading in the Malaysian Parliament on 22 November 2011, seeks to restrict assemblies and increase the power of the police.
The Law Society is a member of LAWASIA.
The Malaysian Bar Council is extremely active in the area of human rights and the Law Society has proudly partnered with them to advocate for the rights of lawyers to speak freely and represent their clients.