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Action on 13 Sabah lawyers
Published on: Monday, February 19, 2024
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Action on 13 Sabah lawyers
Four lawyers have been struck off the Roll while nine lawyers have been suspended from practice since 2018.

The four are Siti Azizah Mohd Yusof, Mohd Nor Yusof, Henry Gudid and Valentino James Tanggar.

The nine who have been suspended are Norazmi Alimat, Azman Karim, Hang Yu Jung, Michael Persis Ubu, Marcel Jude A/L M S Joseph, Damianus Bianus Aludah @ Damianus George Aludah, Rebecca Taimin, Ruth Marcus @ Priscilla and Chen Kok On.

An advocate can be referred to the Sabah Advocates Disciplinary Board should there be any complaint in accordance to the Advocates Ordinance within six years of the said action.

The Sabah Law Society may also apply to the Sabah Advocates Disciplinary Board for an order suspending such advocate from Practice until further notice if an advocate has been found making a false statement in or in relation to an application under section 7C and guilty of any offence involving dishonesty, misuse or misappropriation of any money or property of a client or of any other person.

Similarly, if an advocate is adjudged a bankrupt or a receiving order is made against the advocate within or outside Malaysia; is disbarred, struck off, suspended or censured in his capacity as a legal practitioner in any other country; is the subject of a complaint concerning any dishonest act committed by the advocate in the capacity as an advocate; absconds or has not attended at the advocate’s office in such circumstances that the Law Society may reasonably presume that the advocate has absconded or, otherwise, incapable from infirmity of body or mind or any other cause of effectively performing the functions of an advocate.

Also, if the Law Society considers that it would be in the public interest or in interest of the advocate’s clients or of the profession that such advocate be suspended from practice.

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