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Law Society now wants court to admit M Ravi into IMH

Posted by temasektimes on August 25, 2012

After being embroiled in a controversial spat with prominent human rights lawyer M Ravi which has tarnished its reputation, the Law Society of Singapore is now applying for a court order to have him medically checked by a psychiatrist from the Institute of Mental Health to determine if he is fit to practise law in Singapore.

The originating summons filed by the society said Mr Ravi’s practising certificate will be suspended should he fail to submit to the medical examination, or if the IMH report states that Mr Ravi is unfit to practise law.

In response to media queries on Friday, the Law Society said it is fulfilling its duty and role as a “regulator” in making the application.

Mr Ravi had earlier sued the Law Society and its member Wong Siew Hong for defamation after he appeared in the High Court in July on three separate occasions to present a letter allegedly written by Mr Ravi’s psychiatrist, stating that he was having a relapse of bipolar disorder, and was “unfit to practise law”.


28 Responses to “Law Society now wants court to admit M Ravi into IMH”

  1. Playfair said

    Dont want to use ISD now using IMH. Where are all the Singapore lawyers, hiding and frighten.Only good for making money. Useless bunch of lawyers. Looks like the Law Society must be one of the 60.1% group.Shame on the Law Society, you have a chance to be independent but you have failed Singaporeans.

    • compatriot said

      I felt enraged to have read the posted statements and article by the law society
      Those who sits at the board and panel of the law society are distorted and crazy
      Its just like asking for to taking a gun and shoot whatever to force protect its demise

      The current board and panel of the law society must be removed

  2. Ah Loot said

    You chinese are discriminating him because of his race?

  3. Fake Story said

    A very good example of “君要臣死,臣不得不死”

  4. SashaQueenie said

    Please do a detail write up on who the major players are in the Law Society, including Wong Siew Hong. Two can play at this game. No one is perfect. Let the New Media work for us.

  5. raymond said

    Bloody witch-hunt. While they are at it, maybe they shd also check on some of the MPs to see if they are fit

  6. NaBey said

    Enough is enough! Can someone start bersih 1.0? We demand immediate change! 40000people is enough.

  7. E said

    Utterly disgraceful. What a banana republic Singapore really is.

  8. Julie Ong said

    What’s happening here? The Law Society acting against Mr Ravi ‘to determine if he is fit to practice law in Singapore’. I would equally allege that there are members of the Law Society who are ‘mental’ and therefore unfit to practice law, the charge that is levied on Mr M. Ravi. Consequentially, we must therefore subject these lawyers to the same ‘mental health test’ to determine their suitability to practice law.

    If the LS is so keen on being a regulator then it must be seen to be unbiased and perhaps go the further mile by subjecting all members to the ‘siao’ assessment.

    This then will dispel any doubt of the integrity of their action against Mr Ravi. As it stands the observer can be led to believe that there is an ulterior motive on the part of the Law Society. I’m sceptical myself.

  9. richard said

    New pattern.Swee swee pattern.This is call singapore pattern.

  10. justic said

    instead we should send the law society office bearers to the IMH

  11. what do you think? said

    So now we should abolish ISA and promote IMH?

  12. joe said

    Doctor Susan should be check too

  13. ASA said

    The LAW SOCIETY should be send to IMH for check-up instead of RAVI.

    ISD cannot use and now use IMH, and next will be FINES !!! till you broke.., A fraking country,,,

  14. True BLUE Sinkie said

    Some members of the law society, including Wong Siew Hong are mental cases and are not fit to be admitted to the Law Society. These are paranoids who should be sent to IMH for obeservations. This whole thing is a setup to fix Mr. Ravi whom I have high respects. Whatever the public perceive of Mr. Ravi is the result of disinformation and tarnishing of this lawyer by the state-controlled media. The same thing SPH had done to JBJ, Tang Liang Hong, Chee Soon Juan, and several others whose lives have been ruined by that tyrant LKY who is still in control, despite his son, Lee Hsien Loong, being the PM, for show only

  15. True BLUE Sinkie said



    Well said, @Julie Ong n @True BLUE Sinkie, There must be proper protocal to issue the letter from his doctor and not the way The Law Society and WSH did. Obviously done with ill intent, the public is not blind nor stupid. I hope the judges are unbiased and fair and they will penalise them hard like they did to CSJ n JBJ. If not, how can we trust the govt, who already controls the media, the public bodies, our cpf, army, spf, taxes and hopefully not the court too. The public is watching.

  17. PAP bootlicker said

    Anyone who thinks he can take on the govt should be send to IMH.

  18. @ PAP Bootlicker above: b’cos of rot like u, the ppl will stay oppressed under repressive and self-serving regimes. But history abounds with heroes and heroines who stand for principles and right, among them David Marshall, LKY and the old PAP stalwarts. And they’re not lunatics in the least.
    Today, we see them in Sylvia Lim and Chen Show Mao, but certainly not in the current crop of PAPie rulers who hv bn inducted into the party and govt thru monetary incentives, and not selfless sacrifice and service to the ppl..
    So, to PAP Bootlicker, continue ur bootlicking as this is ur contemptible choice. But 4 many of us, we hope to work to change the political landscape for a more caring nation for the rest of us, namely, the middle- and lower- middle classes, the elderly, the less advantaged, and the poor are concerned, as against an elitist govt interested in the elites and their cronies.

  19. where is the democracy? said

    where is our democratic in Singapore?

  20. PAP Bootlicker said

    Those who continue to fight the govt are the fools of this country. They only got themselves to blame when they suffer persecution, arrests, etc. The 40% who voted against the govt are in self-delusion thinking WP is an alternative party.
    Think again fools, WP is a pseudo-PAP party.

    Mod’s reply:

    WP is the PAP’s ‘B’ team, aka a ‘Wayang Party’ whose sole purpose of existence is to keep the PAP in power in the event of a freak election:

    ‘If the PAP fails to win a majority in the next GE, the Workers Party will form a coalition govt with it to keep it in power.’

    – WP MP Pritam Singh, May 2011

  21. PAO Bootlicker and Moderator, are u 1 and the same guy to split opp camp lambasting WP cos of newbie Pritam Singh’s comment u hv quoted? One wld hv thot it was a one-off exuberant outburst without forethought by a rookie in the political arena not to be taken too seriously. But I wld agree Pritam’s remark cld reflect an opportunistic streak in him that might not augur well for his party, going forward. He may need watching by his peers for him to be passed over in time, if necessary.

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