Nazri: Bar Council has no right to reject law academy
JAKARTA, May 16 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz today said that the Bar Council had no right to reject the proposed setting up of a Law Academy.
He (picture) said the establishment of the academy was proposed for the benefit of those with a legal background who did not belong to any association, like lecturers in universities and legal advisers in the corporate sector.
“It is not for the Bar Council to say no, and it is for us to say yes, and I think we should have a law academy so that those with legal background, but who do not have an association, can be united under the Law Academy,” he added.
He was responding to a statement by Bar Council president, Lim Chee Wee, who rejected the government’s proposal to set up the academy.
Nazri, who is heading the Malaysian delegation for the Inter-Parliamentary Union, arrived here today for a three-day visit. — Bernama