Dato’ CV Prabhakharan, the former chairman of the Penang Bar Committee (1996-1999) passed away on 15 June 2018. He was 81. Anil Netto writes this tribute.
A former police inspector, Prabha was very much an imposing lawyer, both in height and reputation, during the Reformasi years.
He was a great friend of Aliran’s and rendered pro bono advice on many occasions. Prabha used to advise us on articles and press statements that we published, especially those that were critical of the judicial system and the courts, to make sure we steered clear of any accusation of contempt of court.
Full article on Aliran website.