According to Mohamed Nazri, the lawyers concerned could set up a legal
academy to represent those qualified in law in the country.
He said he was not surprised that there were Bar Council members who were
unhappy with the body.
"The Bar Council should protect its members and the interest of the legal
profession, as well as act against lawyers who were found committing fraud as
reported by members of the public.
"I have said that if the Bar Council wants to be involved in politics,
please register as a political party and the problem of the body would not have
arisen. It has 20,000 members and only 1,270 attended (yesterday''s
general meeting). It did not represent the majority voice of the lawyers," he
Mohamed Nazri said, even the election of the Bar Council was monopolised by
only a small group as the election system was carried out by post and there was
no voting system and ballot boxes.
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