My experience at the Tribunal today confirms two things that I
have long suspected:
- I hate lawyers. Especially if I have to go up against
- My command of formal Bahasa totally blows goats. I do
not have a problem with conversational Bahasa, but in
formal situations, and especially that has got to do
with law, I was left in a daze when the judge finished
uttering whatever she was uttering. I totally blame my
watching too much television when I was growing up
that made my England too powderful.
Besides, was there ever a local version of Ally McBeal
or The Practice, anyways?
Still, despite my struggling, I managed to achieve my
objective to have my case heard at the Tribunal instead of
the High Court (which was what the opposing lawyers wanted so
that they can have the case delayed) and obtain permission to
subpoena a witness when the case is heard again in a couple of
Did I mention I hate lawyers?