Ces vérités que Shakeel Mohamed nous a cachées
Ces vérités que Shakeel Mohamed nous a cachées
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Ces vérités que Shakeel Mohamed nous a cachées

28 Jan 2021

Certaines vérités ne sont pas toujours bonnes à dire. Shakeel Mohamed ne saura nous dire le contraire quand on prend connaissance de la lettre qu’il a envoyée à ses confrères pour les convaincre du pourquoi il devrait accéder à la tête du Bar Council. Solliciter individuellement les membres du Bar Council par écrit n’est-elle pas une méthode de campagne connue dans n’importe quelle joute élective ?

Voici ce que Shakeel Mohamed écrit dans une lettre adressée à ses confrères en guise d’introduction : « Dear Colleague, I write this message to you in order to seek your support and vote in the forthcoming elections of the Bar Council… ».

Pourtant, l’avocat membre du Parti travailliste soutient qu'il n'a pas fait de campagne agressive lors de cette élection contrairement à son rival, Yatin Varma, qui l’a battu par 97 voix de plus. « Lapreuv mo pan fine fer oken portaport », dit-il. Quel euphémisme !

Mais, il sollicite quand même ses confrères pour qu’il deviennent leur porte-voix : « I stand at the eve of 30 years since I was called to the bar. My priority is our profession. As chairperson of the Bar Council, I intend to be the voice of all members of the profession irrespective of any political views and/or affiliations.

Il fait même une scarée promesse à ses collègues : « I promise to work relentlessly to represent you, to be a vocal voice, on your behalf and to add value to our noble profession… »

Question basique : quelle est le but d’une assemblée élective et celui des candidats qui postulent pour le fauteuil de président ?

Tout le monde sait que Shakeel Mohamed n’a pas sa langue dans sa poche. L’on constate néanmoins qu’il a, encore une fois, raté une excellente occasion de la fermer. Est-ce parce qu’il est incapable de se comporter comme un bon perdant et d’accepter qu’il a été battu à la loyale par Yatin Varma ? Ou ressent-il, en permanence, ce besoin d’épater la galerie quitte à se ridiculiser ?

Ci-dessous l’intégralité de la lettre.


Dear Colleague,
I write this message to you in order to seek your support and vote in the forthcoming elections of the Bar Council.

I have chosen not to come forward with a team, since I am ready to work with all those who are elected as members of the Council. We have all been living through very challenging times ever since last year. During those challenging times, I am all for a strong and united bar. All former members of the Bar Council together with the former chairpersons have served the profession well.

COVID 19 has had a deep impact on the members of our profession and more specifically, the young members of the Bar.
I stand at the eve of 30 years since I was called to the bar. My priority is our profession. As chairperson of the Bar Council, I intend to be the voice of all members of the profession irrespective of any political views and/or affiliations.

My main objectives as Chairperson will be inter alia;

1. Rule of Law: Work closely with the Judiciary, the Office of the DPP and all other institutions to uphold the rule of law.
2. Working relationship with the Police: Some of our colleagues have had a very difficult time with some police officers. The treatment meted out to some of our colleagues has been unacceptable. I plan to proactively work towards ensuring that the working relationship between barristers and the police is improved. Respect for members of our profession is high on my agenda.
3. Tailor made Insurance Schemes for Barristers: I propose to engage with Insurance companies on behalf of members of the profession to seek the development of tailor made medical insurance, pension schemes amongst others.
4. Access to Digital Library: I propose to immediately embark upon negotiations with service providers in order for all members of the bar to have access at reasonable cost to digital libraries such as Dalloz Bibliothèque, Dalloz Revues, Legifrance, LEXIS360, Westlaw Next and Westlaw UK.
5. VAT Exemption for new members: I propose to proactively engage with the Executive to ensure that the current exemption of two years be extended to five years. The current economic climate requires that we protect and nurture the young members of the profession.
6. Developing Commercial Advantages for Members of the Bar: I am of the view that our profession as a whole has a considerable purchasing power which has remained untapped. In order to leverage same, I propose to embark upon negotiations with business entities to obtain special offers, discounts and benefits to the profession as is the case for the Bar Council in the United Kingdom.
7. Relationship between Judiciary and the Bar: We all recognise the importance of having a good working relationship between the Judiciary and members of the Bar. I propose to be the bridge between the Bar and the Judiciary to proactively promote a good working relationship.

I promise to work relentlessly to represent you, to be a vocal voice, on your behalf and to add value to our noble profession.
Kind regards

Shakeel Mohamed

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