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 – past tense” because of his name Idris Idrus. He resigned from the Police Force and read law at the Council of Legal Education, London and was called to the Bar by the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple in 1972.
He returned to Malaysia and was admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court on 30.6.1973. He practiced in sole-proprietorship under the name and style of Idris & Co until he ceased practice in January 2004.
Idris practiced essentially in the conveyancing field and later on went into housing development – Puteri Wangsa – which was eventually taken over by a large public corporation. He returned to practice after corporate and board room tussles took over his property development company but a few years later hung up his robes went into retirement and passed away peacefully.
The Johore Bar extends its condolences to the family of the late former senior member of the Johore Bar Idris bin Idrus. Takziah.