The late Mr R.Muthu a senior member of the Johore Bar passed away peacefully on the 6th October 2003. Muthu a former police officer graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London in 1976. Thereafter he read for the Bar and was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple London in 1977.

Upon his return to Malaysia he read in chambers at M/s Shearn Delamore & Co., KL and was called to the Bar States of Malaya on the 26th October 1978. He commenced his career at the Bar as a Legal Assistant in the firm of M/s Tahir & Salleh, Johor Bahru. Subsequently in 1990, he commenced practice as a sole proprietor in M/s R.Muthu & Co.

Muthu was an ardent golfer and prided himself as having started as a caddie at the Sentul Golf Club. He was a single-handicapper and was instrumental in organising the Annual Deepavali Golf Tournament at the Royal Johor Country Club, Johor Bahru. Muthu was a member of the Johore Bar Committee for the term 1989/90. He was also the Hon. Secretary of the Johore Cultural & Sports Club.

Mr R Muthu passed away at the age of 58 and leaves behind his wife, Lucy and his 2 daughters, Sharminee and Shaemala.

by S Balarajah

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