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Law Council of Australia


Rule of Law and the Independence of the Judiciary

Speech delivered by Arthur Moses SC, President, Law Council of Australia at the Australian High Commissioner’s Residence, Kuala Lumpur, 11 January 2019.

"The legal professions of Malaysia and Australia enjoy a strong relationship that has developed over decades. This friendship is anchored in our mutual respect for the rule of law, and our shared commitment to promoting and upholding the rule of law both within and across our borders.

As President of the Law Council of Australia, I look forward to working with you in the year ahead to continue to strengthen the bond between our professions, to serve and to advance the administration of justice throughout our region. I am humbled to have been invited to Malaysia as my first official engagement.

Across the world, at a time where we see democracies struggling with crises of confidence in their own institutions, Malaysia stands as a symbol of hope.

This is due in no small part to the tenacity and commitment of Malaysia’s legal profession. The Malaysian Bar Association is regarded as a forthright, courageous and principled organisation devoted to the rule of law and judicial independence in Asia, and an inspiration to professions and Bars throughout Asia."

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