More updates: Shamsul Yunus has a posting in response to the Bar Council's:
Hot News: Bernama confirms my version
Pisau.net has documents which it said are proof that Rohaizat tidak bersalah
updated: More heat on BN candidate in Permatang Pasir. The statement by the Bar Council secretary, which appeared here, has certainly put Muhyiddin and company in a bit of a spot.
|Press Release: Clarification regarding Rohaizat Othman|
|Contributed by George Varughese|
|Tuesday, 18 August 2009 01:34pm|
In response to inquiries from the media, we wish to clarify Rohaizat Othman's status as an advocate and solicitor.Rohaizat Othman appealed against the decision of the Disciplinary Board to the High Court, and the appeal was dismissed on 12 August 2009. He is therefore legally disqualified from practising as an advocate and solicitor.
The Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board struck Rohaizat Othman off the Roll of Advocates and Solicitors on 7 March 2008 after he was found guilty of misconduct. The Disciplinary Board's decision arose from an investigation into the complaint lodged against Rohaizat Othman by the purchaser of a piece of real property. According to the complaint, Rohaizat Othman failed to refund almost RM 161,000 to the complainant after the transaction was aborted.
The finding of misconduct is personal to Rohaizat Othman, as the Disciplinary Board would not hold a lawyer liable for the actions of his/her law partner(s).
Straits Times of Singapore has the story of BN candidate for Permatang Pasir being disbarred by the Bar Council last year. Such a story, of course, is hot hot hot.
Shamsul Yunus the My Anger blogger has put up a quick posting here to point out that the complaints against Rohaizat Othman, he 38-year old BN man, were WITHDRAWN in March 2008. Shamsul also slams lawyer Haris Ibrahim for what he alleges to be the lawyer's "half-truth" campaign lawyer Rohaizat.
Shamsul, who will be contributing articles daily from Permatang Pasir for The Malay Mail, was trained to be a lawyer, by the way.