Poet-lawyer Cecil Rajendra honoured with Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

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Cecil Rajendra - Photograph: Daniel Lee, Penang Monthly

The Bar Council is proud to honour Cecil Rajendra, a member of the Bar practising in Penang, with the Malaysian Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.

The award was presented at the Malaysian Bar’s annual dinner and dance, which was held at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, on 16 March 2019.

Please see below to view the citation for Cecil Rajendra, written by Mureli Navaratnam, who is also a member of the Bar practising in Penang.

The Bar Council instituted the the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 as a form of recognition of and appreciation for outstanding members of the Malaysian Bar who have demonstrated particular dedication and exemplary lifetime service and made invaluable and outstanding contributions to the Bar.

The award was first conferred (posthumously) on ​Raja Aziz Addruse at the Malaysian Bar’s Annual dinner and dance on 10 March 2012. Since then, the recipients have been ​Peter Mooney​Mahadev Shankar​Dr Radhakrishna Ramani (posthumously), ​Karpal Singh s/o Ram Singh (posthumously), ​VC George, and Param Cumaraswamy.  Please click on the name of the recipient to view the respective citations.

The Malaysian Bar congratulates Cecil Rajendra on being conferred the Malaysian Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.

Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor is president of the Malaysian Bar.

Related: Poems published by Cecil Rajendra published by Aliran

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