Bar Council defends Karpal's right to sue Sultan

She said intimidation of litigants and their lawyers in the exercise of their rights and duties respectively, was an affront to the dignity of the courts and the administration of justice.

“We strongly urge that all parties respect this fundamental right to seek redress in our courts. We must never regress to a position where we sacrifice this vital principle for political mileage or self-interest,” she said.

She said this in a statement in response to the outcry by certain parties who had slammed DAP chairman Karpal Singh’s action to file a legal suit against Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak allowing the Barisan Nasional to replace the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government in the state after the PR failed to command the majority in the state legislature on Friday.
“In a modern democratic nation like ours, such a challenge is wholly untenable,” she said. [read more]

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