IDRIS BIN IDRUS aged 70 a former member of the Johore Bar passed away peacefully after a brief illness in Johor Bahru recently. A former Inspector of Police, Idris had his early education at the Johor English College (now Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar) where his English language teacher used to tease him as “present tense… Read More


Johore Bar’s Tribute to Karpal Singh s/o Ram Singh (As published in INFO Johore Bar  – May 2014 Issue) The Johore Bar records with deep regret and sorrow the passing of an icon and giant of the Malaysian Bar – Karpal Singh on 17 April 2014. Karpal Singh s/o Ram Singh graduated with a Bachelor… Read More


MR TAN CHOON LIM known to all and sundry as “C.L” (“and he is hereafter referrred to as “C.L”) a Barrister-at-law of the Hon. Society of The Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate and Solicitor of the Malaysian Bar passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning (14.1.2013) at the Sultanah Aminah General Hospital… Read More


The Johore Bar records with regret the demise of K. Sivarajendran Nair (“Siva”), a bachelor aged 55 after a prolonged illness early this morning the 3rd December 2012. The funeral took place at the Ngee Heng Chinese crematorium this afternoon. Siva was an officer with the Immigration Department for many years. It was whilst working… Read More


Mohamed Yassin bin Ibrahim (“Yassin”) aged 68 and a Barrister-at-Law of the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple London and a n Advocate & Solicitor of Malaysia passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Puteri Specialist Hospital Johor Bahru on the 6th of July 2012. The funeral took place at Tanah Perkuburan Bukit… Read More


It is with profound regret we record the passing away of Bhuvanadas Gopaldas (“Das”) aged 74 a senior member of the Johore Bar. Das passed away peacefully on the morning of the 4th of May 2012 and was cremated after Hindu prayers and ceremonies at 1.00pm on the 5th of May 2012 at the Hindu… Read More


Gunapati Suppiah aged 64 a former member of the Johore Bar passed away after a brief illness at the Sungai Buloh Hospital in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday the 13day of March 2012. The funeral took place in Kuala Lumpur on the 14th March 2012. In many ways Gunapati had a remarkable and colourful life. He… Read More


Brian Komathi, the sole-proprietor of Brian Komathi and Partners aged 51 and a bachelor passed away in the early hours of Sunday the 17th day of June 2012. It is said he suffered a massive cardiac arreset. The funeral rites according to Hindu customs and religion took place at 6.00pm on Sunday the 17th itself.… Read More


TRIBUTE TO NEOH LAY CHOO Lay Choo left us suddenly on 11th February 2012. She was only 49. She left behind her loving Husband Chan Sze Chin, an architect, and 2 lovely girls, Crystal Chan Yen Wei and Claire Chan Yen Hwa who are already 19 and 13 years old. Crystal penned down her thoughts… Read More


THE LATE MR HO THIAN CHEH (21st August 1937 – 31st October 2011) MR HO THIAN CHEH a very senior member of the Johore Bar (No 5 on the Johor Bar Seniority list) passed away peacefully on the 31st day of October 2011. The funeral was held on the 4th of November 2011. Thian Cheh… Read More