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CLS Retreat 2022

Thirty members of the Kuala Lumpur Catholic Lawyers Society (CLS) gathered at the Bayou Lagoon Resort Melaka for their first annual retreat in three years.

CLS President Godfrey Fernandez thanked the Executive Committee members, especially the younger members who worked tirelessly to arrange a comprehensive retreat. Read more »

Reference For Albert Ng Seng Kiok

Reference proceedings were held before The Honourable Mr Justice Dato Amarjeet Singh at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on 8th September 2022 for the departed members of the Malaysian Bar.

This included the late Mr Albert Ng Seng Kiok, a prominent member of the Catholic Lawyers Society, Kuala Lumpur since its inception. Read more »

Bar Council: Stand Up against Corruption

Today marks the annual International Anti-Corruption Day — designated as such by the United Nations General Assembly following its adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (“UNCAC”) — so as to raise awareness of the costs and detrimental effects of corruption, as well as the role of the UNCAC in combating and preventing it. Read more »

CLS Press Statement: Distorted, Misinterpreted Out-of-Context Video And Attacks Against Archbishop on “Hud-Hud Crew” Facebook Page (English)

The Catholic Lawyers’ Society Kuala Lumpur (CLS) is issuing this statement to record its grave concern at the uploading of a video on the “Hud-Hud Crew” Facebook page entitled “Rahsia Besar : Rakaman Perancangan 25 Tahun Archbishop Katolik Kuala Lumpur Untuk “Rebus Orang Islam Seperti Merebus Katak” and the inflammatory comments related thereto on the same Facebook page. Read more »

CLS Press Statement: Distorted, Misinterpreted Out-of-Context Video And Attacks Against Archbishop on “Hud-Hud Crew” Facebook Page

Pertubuhan Peguam-peguam Katolik Kuala Lumpur (“CLS") memandang amat serius dan penuh kekecewaan insiden penyiaran suatu video pada "Hud-Hud Crew" halaman Facebook yang bertajuk "Rahsia Besar: Rakaman Perancangan 25 Tahun Archbishop Katolik Kuala Lumpur untuk "Rebus Orang Islam Seperli Merebus Katak" serta komen-komen yang mengandungi unsur-unsur serangan dan hasutan yang langsung tidak boleh diterima dalam masyarakat negara Malaysia kita ini yang berbilang bangsa, agama dan yang menghargai keamanan serta keharmonian. Read more »

CLS Press Statement: MP Nik Zawawi’s Remarks on Bible in Parliament Insulting to Christians

The Catholic Lawyers’ Society Kuala Lumpur is issuing this Statement to record its shock and dismay at the remarks made by the Member of Parliament for Pasir Puteh, Dr. Nik Muhammad Zawawi Bin Haji Salleh recently in the Dewan Rakyat.

On 26 August 2020, while debating the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2020, the Member of Parliament stated that the “Kitab Injil ini dipesongkan ataupun diubah”. Read more »

SUHAKAM Press Statement: Calls for Malaysians to Stop Racism & Racial Prejudice

The Memorial service for George Floyd was held on 7 June 2020.

George Floyd, a 46-year old African-American man, died on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a result of police brutality specifically due to compression of his neck and back while he was lying face down handcuffed on the street. Read more »

Tribute to Fr. OC Lim - A Man For All Seasons

It is always hard when we lose someone dear. It becomes harder when that person is Rev. Fr. O. C. Lim, who returned to the Lord on 5th June 2020.

Most in the Catholic Church in Malaysia and senior members in the legal profession in Malaysia will know of his background. Let me nevertheless share a bit of Fr. OC, as he is fondly known. Read more »

Obituary - Fr. O.C. Lim

Born: 26.08.43 Ordained: 01.05.92 Departed: 05.06.20

It is with profound sadness that we announce the demise of Reverend Father Anthony Lim Ooi Chai, better known as Fr O.C. Lim who passed away on 5th of June 2020 at Pantai Medical Centre. He was 77. Read more »

Wither the Oath – Article By Datuk Joy Appukuttan

Wither the Oath – Article By Datuk Joy Appukuttan [i]

The Federal Constitution makes it mandatory that before Ministers or Deputy Ministers can exercise any of the functions of his office, he must first take his oath of office, allegiance and secrecy before His Majesty, the King. [ii]

Similarly, the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat cannot assume his duties until he takes the oath of office and allegiance. [iii] Read more »

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