SINGAPORE: M Ravi, the lawyer with a history of mental problems, has been issued a direction to stop his legal practice, said the Law Society of Singapore on Tuesday (Feb 10).
“The Council of the Law Society has received information relating to Mr M Ravi’s impaired fitness to practise and has issued a direction that Mr Ravi stop his legal practice pending a medical examination pursuant to Section 25C(7) of the Legal Profession Act (Cap 161, 2009 Ed),” said the Law Society in response to media queries this evening.
This comes after the wife of one of the three men charged with disorderly behaviour at the Thaipusam procession on Feb 3, R Angelina, sent an email to the media on Tuesday saying that she had filed an application to the High Court on Feb 5 regarding the Thaipusam incident.
The application listed the Attorney-General, the Hindu Endowments Board and Law Minister K Shanmugam among the plaintiffs. Mr Ravi is listed as the solicitor in charge of the application.
Apparently the Law Society has taken this as a sign that M Ravi is not fit to practice.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers said it has filed an application to strike out Ms Angelina’s application.
“The Attorney-General’s Chambers has filed an application on behalf of the Attorney-General and the Minister for Law to strike out the Plaintiff’s application on the grounds that it discloses no reasonable cause of action, is scandalous, frivolous and vexatious, and is an abuse of process,” it said in a media release on Tuesday.
M Ravi has been diagnosed with acute bi-polar and is believed to be under medication.
One political analyst we spoke to said that he knew that this was coming. He said that M Ravi had been acting very strange lately especially in the way he had handled Roy Ngerng’s case and in the manner he had announced his candidacy for the election.
“I am just going to sit back and enjoy my popcorn,” said Lina Gooi, 27 a bank officer.
“I am sure this drama is going to be more exciting than fifty shades of grey,” she added.