Monday, April 7, 2008
Bar council in DBKL advisory board?
Dear Honourable Bar Councils,
Last Friday, I attended a meeting called by FT minister Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique whom I believe at one time was one of us in the Bar. KL city mayor & about 30 heads of various FT Ministry/DBKL departments were there in the meeting.
During the meeting, one of the many questions I asked the minister was to let the Malaysian Bar have a seat in the DBKL advisory board. It can be done because their rule allocates 3 seats for professionals. The role of the board members is similar to local councillors at the states' local governments.
Zulhasnan's first response was "We will study it". I pressed him for an answer in a given date. His response was still "We will study it".
Fellow councils, please make noise if you agree that there must be a representative from the Bar to sit in the powerful DBKL advisory board.
Lim Lip Eng
DAP MP for Segambut KL