My guess is that there are a few, not many.
Then, I met Malik Imtiaz and Haris Ibrahim.
And my faith in the legal profession is restored.
With this, even more:
In light of the potential threat to freedom of expression by the use of the repressive Internal Security Act and Sedition Act, the Bar Council Human Rights Committee has decided to initiate a drive to gather a pool of volunteer lawyers to be on standby to assist bloggers.
This will be part of the Interventions Strike Force led by Deputy Chair Amer Hamzah Arshad.
This is in line with the Bar’s aim to provide legal representation to all those in need, particularly in cases where State action is being taken against freedom of expression.
Naturally, this does not in any way amount to the Bar condoning any statements made on any blog which do in fact amount to a legitimate offence.
If you are a LAWYER who is able to help, please email to:
The Human Rights Research Officer, Mr Rajen Devaraj
Fax at 03-20342825/20261313
Give your Name, Firm and full contact details (including email address and handphone number) so he can liaise with you.Thank you, Zorro, for highlighting this.