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Anwar To File Report Against Shafee With Lawyers’ Disciplinary Board

Pic : The Malaysian InsiderPic : The Malaysian InsiderDatuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will file a complaint against Umno lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for professional misconduct with the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board, in addition to taking his complaint to the Court of Appeal.

The opposition leader said he would act on the matter in a day or two.

"Shafee has failed to report criminal the wrongdoing of Attorney General (Tan Sri Abdul Gani)... he (Shafee) had also misconducted himself," Anwar told reporters after attending a proceeding AT the Court of Appeal today.

Anwar also said the authorities, like the Attorney General's ChamberS and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, also failed to act on the matter .

Lawyer Sivarasa Rasiah, who was with Anwar, explained that the Umno lawyer had allegedly committed professional misconduct, which was unbecoming of a lawyer.

Among them, he said, were conflict of interest; failure to disclose Gani's criminal wrongdoing, like his role in the black eye incident; and the Pulau Batu Puteh case.

He said the board could probe Shafee for misconduct under the Legal Profession (Practice and Etiquette) Rules 1978.

"Shafee is said to have suppressed evidence as revealed in the statutory declaration of Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim," he said.

Sivarasa said Mat Zain, the former Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief, would have the opportunity to give evidence at the board's inquiry.

Meanwhile the Court of Appeal has adjourned its decision tomorrow on whether to allow Anwar's application to disqualify Shafee from acting as deputy public prosecutor in his second sodomy acquittal last year.




The Malaysian Insider

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