UIA-IROL stresses Singapore Law Society’s duty to support legal professionals in M Ravi Case

International lawyers group UIA-IROL voiced grave concerns over Mr Ravi’s “disproportionate and unfair” 21-day imprisonment in a letter to LawSoc on Monday.

UIA-IROL urged LawSoc to ensure Mr Ravi’s access to chosen legal representation and advocated for mental health support due to his acknowledged illness.

Mr Ravi was recently released from imprisonment on Wednesday (22 Nov).

Indonesian constitutional court chairman removed from office for ethical violations

Anwar Usman, Chairman of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, has been removed from office due to serious ethical violations in a controversial case regarding the age requirements for presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

In a decision, the Constitutional Court, chaired by Anwar, introduced a new norm, allowing candidates elected through elections to register as presidential or vice-presidential candidates, even if they did not meet the minimum age requirement of 40 years.

This decision paved the way for Joko Widodo’s eldest son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, to become a vice-presidential candidate in the 2024 Presidential Election at the age of 36, as he had recently become the Mayor of Solo.