Lawyers will have to wait a while longer before they can file probates and letters of administration via the courts’ e-Filing System (EFS) as the National Registration Department has yet to resolve the issue within the MyIdentity system.
The Malaysian Bar reached out to the e-Court Division two weeks ago following issues with the filing of probate and letters of administration via the courts’ e-filing system. Lawyers say the matter has yet to be resolved.
A recent Butterworth Sessions Court decision, which saw a former senior federal counsel being fined RM130,000 and jailed for a day for soliciting bribes “to fix cases” will erode public confidence in the criminal justice system, says Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy, honorary associate professor (criminology) at the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Selangor Bar chairman V. Kokila Vaani is grateful that 1,318 lawyers and 400 chambering students in the state have been vaccinated under Selangor Bar’s prioritised Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Senior lawyers have called on the Malaysian Bar and the authorities to act on allegations of “case fixing”, adding that public confidence in the legal profession must be preserved.
Claims of lawyers fixing cases have surfaced before. Perhaps it is time for the Malaysian Bar to take proactive steps, instead of merely issuing statements, to uphold the professional standards of the legal profession and preserve the sanctity of the judiciary.