BN’s Permatang Pasir choice of candidate : Keeping to its tradition

By Haris Ibrahim

Lawyers do not get struck of the rolls for getting speeding tickets.

Section 94 (2) of the Legal Profession Act, 1976 provides that any “advocate and solicitor who has been guilty of any misconduct shall be liable to be struck off the Roll…”

“Misconduct” is defined in subsection (3) of section 94 to meanconduct or omission to act in Malaysia or elsewhere by an advocate and solicitor in a professional capacity or otherwise which amounts to grave impropriety and includes –

(a) conviction of a criminal offence which makes him unfit to be a member of his profession;