I, ANAL (I, Am Not A Lawyer)

My experience at the Tribunal today confirms two things that I
have long suspected:

  1. I hate lawyers. Especially if I have to go up against
  2. 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
months’ time.

Did I mention I hate lawyers?


  1. disket

    haha.. even me not so good in BM tho I, AAL. haha..dont hate em, u gonna love em oneday(just 1 day eh?) So, wats d verdict of d tribunal? ;)

  2. Bayah

    IMO it’s hard to learn English via TV, unless we do away with the subtitles. My method is reading and conversing whenever I can.

    I wanted to be a lawyer. Must be a blessing in disguise that I haven’t managed to be one yet until present.

  3. lolalolyta

    ouch bullet through the heart

  4. bibi

    I hate lawyers too…I truly hate them!!!

    Please, dont even think of having a Malay/local version of Ally MacBeal or The Practice. It’s gonna be horrendous. I wont be able to watch it as I will be truly embarassed with the stupidity that will be displayed.

  5. lionel

    why? is it cool to hate lawyers? are we borrowing this disdain for lawyers from the west? the US being saturated with anything-you-can-come-up-with lawsuits, i’m not surprised it’s part of their culture to curse lawyers with reservations for the innermost circle of hell.

  6. Rudy M.

    tribunal? ish, what are you up to these days my friend?

  7. Bartholomew

    Get Yasmin Ahmad to produce/direct ‘Alimah Mohd Kabil’. That may work.

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