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List of notable or famous lawyers from Malaysia, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Malaysia and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Malaysia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Malaysian lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Malaysia is included when available.

A list made up of people like Roger Tan Kor Mee and Karpal Singh.

This historic lawyers from Malaysia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Malaysian lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from Malaysia?" These prominent lawyers of Malaysia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Malaysian lawyers.

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Juhar Mahiruddin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Malaysia
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Juhar bin Mahiruddin is a Malaysian politician and the current Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah. He is also the Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah. He was formerly a member of the Dewan Rakyat and served as the Deputy Speaker from 1990 to 1999. Juhar is a founding member of the United Malays National Organisation's branch in Sabah. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Tambisan Island

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Karpal Singh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Malaysia
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Karpal Singh s/o Ram Singh was a Malaysian lawyer and politician, who was the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Bukit Gelugor in the state of Penang since 2004. He was the former National Chairman of the Democratic Action Party, a position that he assumed in 2004. Born in Penang to an Indian Punjabi immigrant father, Karpal read law at the National University of Singapore. He was one of Malaysia's most prominent lawyers, and took up numerous high-profile cases, including drug trafficking charges against foreign nationals, and sodomy accusations against former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim. Karpal was a staunch opponent of the death penalty, especially in relation to drug ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1940-2014)

Birthplace: George Town, Malaysia

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M. Kulasegaran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Malaysia
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M. Kulasegaran


M. Kulasegaran s/o V. Murugeson commonly referred to as M. Kulasegaran is a Malaysian politician and is the current Member of Parliament for Ipoh Barat, Perak. He is the National Vice-Chairman of the Democratic Action Party in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition. Kulasegaran, a lawyer, was first elected to Parliament in a 1997 by-election for the seat of Teluk Intan. He shifted to the seat of Ipoh Barat at the 1999 general election, but lost. He recontested the seat in the 2004 election, and this time won by a narrow margin. He was re-elected by wider margins in 2008 and 2013. Kulasegaran is an ethnic Tamil and has voiced many issues affecting the Indian community in Malaysia. He has ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Malaysia

M. Manoharan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from Malaysia
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M. Manoharan


Manoharan s/o Malayalam more commonly known as M. Manoharan is a prominent Malaysian lawyer was the State Assemblyman for Kota Alam Shah in the Selangor State Assembly. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party. Manoharan is more famous for his involvement in the HINDRAF movement. He was the lawyer that represented M. Moorthy's widow, Kaliammal Sinnasamy in a legal tussle over the late Everest conqueror's body. Manoharan. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Selangor, Malaysia