ST May 10, 2006
Former MP to answer complaint against him
LAWYER and former Hong Kah GRC MP Ahmad Khalis Abdul Ghani will appear before the Court of Three Judges as he battles a complaint filed against him.
This would be the highest level a disciplinary hearing can reach for a lawyer. No date has been fixed for the hearing.
Since the complaint was raised to the Law Society, Mr Ahmad, 46, had faced two rounds of disciplinary hearing.
Recently, the society's Disciplinary Committee decided that the case would be referred to the High Court.
Confirming it on Wednesday, Mr Ahmad said he was determined to fight the allegation levelled against him.
It is believed that the complaint was about estate matters which he was involved with.
However, Mr Ahmad declined to shed any light on it, explaining that the case is still ongoing.
'It's very unfair for me now, because I can't tell my side of the story,' he said.
He had earlier confirmed that the hearing was one reason why he decided not to stand for a second term in the recent General Election.
Last month, he announced his decision to step down as an MP because of 'pressing work commitments'. He also said that he could not discuss details.
10 May 2006
Right now, we don't really know what kind of trouble this (ex)-PAP MP has gotten himself into. So Mr Wang will just post the article here for record purposes, and review the matter again if/when more details become public.
Posted by Gilbert Koh aka Mr Wang at Wednesday, May 10, 2006