Transparent International Malaysia published a survey of 339 lawyers in W Malaysia in which only 1 of those surveyed thought that the Malaysian judiciary was not subject to any influence at all. The Advocates Association of Sarawak (presumably through its president) issued a press statement to say that the Sarawak Bar has full confidence in the judiciary in Sarawak.
The TI-M survey reflected the personal views of the 339 lawyers. It is not the view of the Bar Council. An appropriate comparison would be if a survey was conducted of a similar number of Sarawak lawyers. Instead we have a statement from the president of the AAS (perhaps in consultation with some of his committee) which purports to be made on behalf of all Sarawak lawyers. How does he know what the Sarawak lawyers would say if a survey was done?
|LEGAL & OTHER THOUGHTS by George Lo||