Law Society member: M Ravi is currently ‘unfit’ to practice law
Posted by temasektimes on July 18, 2012
The concern was raised to the judge during a sitting on the Hougang by-election case where Mr Ravi was acting counsel when Mr Wong presented a letter from Dr Calvin Fones, Mr Ravi’s psychiatrist to the judge Justice Philip Pillai.
The letter stated that that Mr Ravi was “having a manic relapse of his bipolar disorder” and is “currently unfit to practise law”.
Mr Wong, who heads a sub-committee on member care in the Law Society says he was contacted on Sunday by Dr Fones, who said Mr Ravi was having a relapse.
Speaking to queries from the media, Mr Ravi was furious with Dr Fones for divulging his medical condition to a third party without his consent.
He called the letter ‘ridiculous’ and threatened to lodge a complaint about Dr Fones to the Singapore Medical Association.