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Notification from the Court of Appeal to Criminal Law Practitioners

Circular No 034/2015
Dated 26 Feb 2015

To Members of the Malaysian Bar

Notification from the Court of Appeal to Criminal Law Practitioners

Pursuant to a recent meeting between the President of the Court of Appeal, Criminal Bench of the Court of Appeal, Attorney General’s Chambers and Bar Council Criminal Law Committee, we have been asked to relay the following information to criminal law practitioners: 

(1)          The Criminal Bench of the Court of Appeal will now have two panels, chaired by YA Dato’ Aziah bt Ali and YA Datuk Wira Mohtarudin b Baki, respectively; 

(2)          The Court of Appeal will not entertain too many applications for postponement of cases, and any request for postponement must be made in advance;

(3)          Written submissions must be made within the stipulated time, to allow the judges sufficient time to read the submissions; and

(4)          Lawyers will be given adequate time to argue their case, and are to present oral submissions based on the pertinent issues.  Lawyers are reminded not to be repetitive, and are to have a good grasp of the law and facts in order to avoid interruptions and prolonged oral submission.  

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Rajeswari Gunarasa, Officer, by telephone at 03-2050 2089, or by email at rajeswari@malaysianbar.org.my.

Thank you.

V Sithambaram and Ravi Nekoo
Co-Chairpersons
Criminal Law Committee