No apology from Law Society President on M Ravi fiasco
Posted by temasektimes on September 25, 2012
Some 500 members who attended the meeting called on its president Wong Meng Meng to apologise for the society’s handling of the recent clash with lawyer M Ravi, as well as for Mr Wong to recuse himself from chairing the Extraordinary General Meeting.
However, Mr Wong refused to do so and told the state media that he refused to apologize on the grounds that, if he had agreed, he would have accepted that he could not conduct the meeting fairly.
The second motion, which sought possible censure for Mr Wong Siew Hong who sparked the controversy by appearing in High Court with Mr Ravi’s medical report, was also rejected as it was considered “prospective” and dependent on the outcome of the first motion which failed.
Speaking to queries from the media, one lawyer said:
“It was a waste of time and disappointing. I think it has opened up a bigger rift between members.”
Mr Ravi described the outcome of the meeting as a “disgraceful situation”:
“I am appalled, and I have registered my protest.”
The ongoing saga has tarnished the image of the Law Society in the eyes of Singaporeans who are shocked at its treatment of one of its member M Ravi.