KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 12 09 | Bernama
-- Former Shariah Lawyers Association of Malaysia president Zainurijal Abdul Bakar has been elected the fifth president of the Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association (MMLA) at its annual general meeting recently.
He takes over from Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang, according to a statement from MMLA here Tuesday.
Zainurijal is a partner in the firm, Zainurijal Talha & Amir, and has served on various committees at the Attorney-General's Chambers, as well as state religious departments.
The statement said that Hanif Kathree Abdalla was elected deputy president while Abdul Rahim Sinwan and Azril Mohd Amin are vice-presidents. Abdul Halim Bahari is secretary-general.
With more than 1,000 members, it is probably the largest Muslim voluntary professional membership organisation in the country.
As the Muslim voice of the legal profession, the MMLA works collaboratively with other civil society organisations to improve the administration of justice, strive to promote programmes that assist Muslim lawyers and judges and provide continuous legal education.