Thursday June 14, 2012
Bar Council applies to dismiss suit over EGM
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar and Bar Council are applying to strike out a civil suit over the legality of a notice issued for the extraordinary general meeting on May 4.
Their counsel Tommy Thomas said their application was on grounds that the civil suit was frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of the court process.
Lawyer Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz have named Malaysian Bar, Bar Council, its president Lim Chee Wee and secretary Tony Woon Yeow Thong as the defendants in his suit.
Mohd Khairul claimed that a notice for the Malaysian Bar EGM issued on May 4 was invalid and against the Legal Profession Act 1976.
Mohd Khairul's lead counsel Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman said the defendants were saying that his client has no locus standi to bring the civil action against them.
“They are saying that the EGM is valid. We are saying that the meeting and its motion are illegal,” he said.
Abdul Aziz said his client was also considering deleting the names of Lim and Woon from the claim.
High Court judge Justice John Louis O'Hara has set June 28 for case management of the suit.
Mohd Khairul's co-counsel Shaharudin Ali said the court had instructed them to file an affidavit-in-reply over the striking out application by June 21.