When we look into the current situation in Bar Council, people are left wondering why the number of malay representatives are so small eventhough malay are now the majority in the law society's composition.
It is sad to see that majority of the malay lawyers do not really want to involve in any activities held by the Bar Council and failed to really appreciate the importance more representatives of malay lawyers in the Malaysian Bar Council. Please take note, the position of the President of the Bar Council had not been fulfilled by malay lawyers after few terms.
The same situation happened in almost all the states in Malaysia and malay lawyers are still sleeping.
As a lawyer, i feel that a wake up call shall be made to malay lawyers to make them realise on how importance they can contribute not only to the law society but importantly to the malay as a whole.
However, i do understand, by looking at the current economic situation and the situation faced by the malay lawyers especially the young ones (like me) who are dying to survive and to compete with the giant firms that are in majority controlled by the non malays, i would be slow in pushing them. But, those malay lawyers who are already senior, knowledgable, financially strong and has a goodwill, you owe not only us but the malay society a duty to fight through Bar Council for us. I believe when these lawyers move forward, there will be more and more young lawyers will follow.
p/s: my great concern, the majority of malay lawyers who are financially strong are those who are doing corporate, commercial, banking and conveyancing matters. I wonder if they can fight for us when it comes to the interpretation of legislation, constitution and other complicated matters which need arguements into court and confront with those who try to use laws to undermine malay's privilege. Mr. Zainur Zakaria, please lead us.