This Friday (four days time), at 3 o’clock, the Bar’s EGM to denounce the action of the police in arresting young lawyers who were just doing their job will take place at Dewan Sivik, PJ. I wonder how many lawyers will turn out. 500? 600? Pathetic if that is going to be the case.
Five of our brothers and sisters were arrested and 600 turn out. Almost comical. It almost lends credence to the people’s perception that lawyers are sharks who would only act for money.
Well, I suppose, we deserve that perception. Although I would like to be proven wrong. — www.art-harun.blogspot.com
I can fully understand Art Harun's sentiment. My ex-defence lawyer told me he would have charged me RM60k if my case is not of public interest. He billed me five figures for a court appearance to overturn the injunction on my book launch.
Another lawyer threatened to discharge herself from my case if she is not paid RM10k retainer immediately. Maybe, I should try to get to know more selfless lawyers like Art Harun and Malik Imtiaz.