What's Next: August 27, 2016

Over 500 newly appointed advocates and solicitors will be called to the Bar at Mass Call 2016.
Over 500 newly appointed advocates and solicitors will be called to the Bar at Mass Call 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

Protesters to go ahead with KL rally

Malaysian protesters have pledged to go ahead with a rally today against corruption, despite not receiving police approval.

The #TangkapMO1 rally, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, is aimed at putting pressure on the authorities to arrest and charge officials linked to the corruption scandal surrounding troubled state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.


Tsai marks 100 days in office

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen will mark her 100th day in office this weekend, with opinion polls showing shrinking support for the leader of the China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party.

Ms Tsai has called on members of the public not to judge her on only 100 days, after her administration was plagued by a string of scandals.


Advocates, solicitors called to the Bar

Over 500 newly appointed advocates and solicitors will be called to the Bar at Mass Call 2016, to be held over three sessions today at the Supreme Court auditorium, which will be gazetted as a courtroom for the event. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon will preside over the first session, and Judges of Appeal Chao Hick Tin and Andrew Phang will preside over the second and third sessions respectively.

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