Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lawyer Fights Back

No dangerous weapons were used in the filming of this video
It is reported that Louis Joseph, colleague at law firm L.F. Violet Netto, on behalf of M Ravi, has served a letter of demand on the Law Society and Wong Siew Hong, to which they have seven days to respond. The letter, dated yesterday, asked for compensation and a public apology from the Law Society and Wong Siew Hong for alleged defamation.

Among other things, it claimed that Wong's bizarre conduct at Justice Philip Pillai's court session was "intended primarily to injure" Ravi's "reputation, goodwill and standing in the community".

However, it is generally accepted sentiment among the public that any attempt to take on the parties involved is an uphill task. At the Speakers' Corner on Sunday the aggrieved lawyer had to delve deep into his cultural roots to summon help from higher authority. Authenticity was sacrificed by use of stage props, in case over enthusiastic undercover agents, acting very much on their own volition, try to frame him for possession of offensive weapons. According to Ravi, the ritualistic performance was a classical dance item that the Indians did when Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, instituted mass executions of 888 people upon ascending the throne. Wong, on the other hand, has yet to come up with an explanation for his weird performance before the presiding judges and state counsels at the Singapore High Court.

I still don't get it.
To underline the seriousness of the issues at hand, mainstream media highlighted the case of a lawyer struck off the rolls for being cavalier about court proceedings. The litany of complaints filed against him include being ill prepared to argue his case, late for court hearings, and not complying with court directions. 6 advocates and solicitors were stripped of their right to practice law as a result of misconduct in 2010, worse than the showing in 2008 (3 disbarred) and 2007 (2).

26 comments:

  1. Watch your back, M Ravi. The powers that be are all out to get ya, one way or the other.

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  2. Are professionals allowed to backtrack on their statements ? If can, then why call themselves a society of professionals ?

    The Law Society has professionally backtracked to now say that Wong is acting on its own with the best intentions.

    Interesting enough, if he is acting on his own but instead tells the judge he is representing the Law Society, is that not enough to call for him to be struck off the rolls ?

    Why no action against him, one would reasonably ask ? Is it to stop the arrow from pointng upwards to expose more rot from above ?

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  3. What is a creative & artistic expression to A could be a ballistically mad behavior to B. At the end of the day, everyone has to stay true and respond to their own drumbeat, so they can rise again to face life's challenges thrown at them. Ravi is no different. This is his coping mechanism, and it would be good that the society respect and understand his ways, instead of trying to peg him to their own square peg.

    John Nash, who suffered from 3 decades of schizophrenia went on to win nobel prize for his brilliant work on game theory. He could do that because the academy, his family and society was tolerant and supported his talent and illness throughout it. There's a lesson here.

    As for M Ravi, people should judge his court performance and evaluate from there. May his supreme power be with him to fight all the evils who wish to take him down. Sincerely wish him well.

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  4. We don't know much about Ravi, but what we know is anyone who tries to take action against the powerful ones is usually been demonized. Besides Ravi, Chee Soon Juan is another example.

    Been disappointed with those in power, I rather give Ravi the benefit of doubt about his behavior/actions.

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  5. Main stream media, MSM will be mistaken to try and portray Mr Ravi in a negative way. Any attempt will backfire on msm. People are not as gullible to take the engineered news that MSM spews out as before.

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    1. Some press really wished he was dead. Epic Fail.

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  6. Fake Kee Chiu7/24/2012 11:08 AM

    "I am pleased to see our jobs as leaders is NOT to provide the answers but to bring out the answers from everybody (Ravi, LSS, Dr Fones, Mr Wong), that is perhaps already in their minds. THAT is how I see my role. "

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  7. I would have been nice to read a headline that says "Lawyers fight back".

    To quote YB's question, which is a very important one,

    "Why is Ravi the only lawyer taking on these public interest issues? Why must everything rest on his shoulders?

    Why don’t we see, in Singapore, several more lawyers, perhaps prominent and well-established ones, taking on public interest cases on a pro-bono basis?

    WHY? WHY is there no one else? WHY are ALL other lawyers quiet? WHY is there a dearth of lawyers in such cases fighting for the public/people? WHY do you then think your politicians will fight for you?

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    1. You think eggs can bang against rocks? It took a bipolared lawyer to stand out because he doesnt know he is an egg. He needs all the help that he can get. Anybody assisting him?

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    2. 1 bi-polar lawyer, no matter how you label him, has all the balls and guts in Singapore than most who wouldn't give a hoot to stand up and fight for human/civic rights in Singapore.

      Many have sold their soul to the highest bidders, and representing clients with resources and power. Name me 3 other person who would do what Ravi does, then Singapore will have hope. Until then, they are worse bunch than the silent academics here.

      Good luck to Yale! Waste of taxpayers money just to "buy" a brand of school that has no tooth, but look good on papers.

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  8. Hmm.. the monkey still done get it..

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  9. Could you explain the relevance of keechiu's picture and the caption, to the article? I felt that it was a rather unfair use of the picture, although personally I have not an iota of respect for said person's capability nor credentials.

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    1. All those who get it, keechiu!

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    2. The MSM mocks our champion, their clown deserves same. It's called tit for tat!

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    3. Maybe Zorro Lim would be more relevant. He wears so many hats: Zorro's, the Union's, PAP's, workers', the employers'. A case of multi-polar disorder, if you ask me.

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  10. Unfortunately the Leonard lawyer shot himself on his foot by being accused on 86 counts, one of which is tantamount to CHEATING.. receiving a cheque, banked in, and saying he did not receive.

    Even if the Evil Forces are bent on fabricating cases to frame Leonard, it cant be possible they cook up 86 charges? There must be some truth in the bad character of Leonard.

    Looks like the Evil Forces have won again. the Gods are with them.

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  11. Ah Meng!
    Is that you?
    I thot you passed away?

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  12. Hohoho....

    Chinese Saying 'e jia zi cui, he huan wu zi'
    akin to 'there is a thousand way to skin a cat'.

    As in war and love, all strategy, clean or dirty
    are fair. Justice is not a factor here.

    As to Yawning Bread's Question of Why Ravi is at it all alone? May I say that if there is no money to buy justice, the oni alternative is to wait for Divine Intervention if one is a believer. Otherwise no justice as justice is not free to every one.

    patriot

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    1. If one has to wait for divine intervention to bring justice, it is no wonder 6 million of helpless jews have to be killed/slaughtered/murdered/ethnic cleansed before their devil Hitler can meet the maker? Then god bless Singaporeans.

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    2. Justice is possible only if people see injustice, and hold them accountable. Big fish or small fry, same fate.
      1 bromptongate officer is suspended.
      1 rich surgeon to go.
      Regardless of race, language, religion...and we should add, creed.
      Remember what your pledge means to you, when you have been reciting that for decades. Not for nothing, I hope.

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  13. Everybody wants to go to heaven.
    But nobody wants to die.

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  14. Yesterday someone posted:
    "Note: Ravi has been admitted to a hospital. [Update: Ravi has been discharged from the hospital.]"

    It turns out Ravi consulted a psychiatrist at Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre to neuter the medical assessment of Dr Fones. "The observing medical professional has since found him fit for discharge from observation". Smart move, Mr Ravi!

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    1. Thanks for sharing! Great to hear that.

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