I urge the Malaysian Bar to call upon an Extraordinary General Meeting as per Section 65 of the Legal Profession Act 1978.
Whilst I am quite certain the Bar Council will call upon an EGM, I am prepared to initiate a Requisition as per S65(2) of the same, wherein at the request of 150 lawyers, we can hold an EGM.
The EGM must condemn the use of the Internal Security Act.
I call upon the members of the Bar to condemn the arrest of not only Raja Petra but also Teresa Kok and that poor journalist who was just merely doing her job (Tan Hoon Cheng of Sin Chew Daily News) when reporting about Ahmad Ismail's comments. Lets us also not forget the HINDRAF boys still stuck in Kamunting.
I call upon my fellow lawyers to uphold the Article 5 & Article 10 Federal Constitution. I call upon lawyers to also uphold Section 42 of the LPA - to uphold the cause of justice without regard to its own interests or that of its members, uninfluenced by fear or favour.
How long more are we going to sit back and allow this abuse of law? How long more are we going to allow a system resembling an elected tyrant, to continue to persist in Malaysia? Are we going to inform the younger Malaysians, our children, our future; that Malaysia remains in the hands of a selected few using ISA and Emergency Ordinance at their whim and fancies to run this Country?
The abuse of ISA must be stopped once and for all. The practice to detain a person without Trial must be stopped once and for all. Please rise as citizens and patriots of the Country to stop this tyranny of law, once and for all.