25 June 2007

Rest in peace, Selva...

Today after lunch, i received a phone call from QS, my legal aid mate. She called to inform me a bad news!!! Selva, our fellow dock brief group mate passed away yesterday. I was really SHOCKED...then she asked me to check out The Sun for the relevant articles...GOSH..

This is an article written by the Bar Council about Selva's death...

Lawyer falls 17 storeys to death

KUALA LUMPUR, Monday: The Bar records with deep sadness the passing of Selvarani Paneerselvam. She was only 29.

Selvarani fell to her death from her 17th floor apartment unit in Bukit OUG, Off Old Klang Road early yesterday morning.

Born on 27 September 1978, Selvarani was admitted into the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn on 14 April 2003 and Called to the English Bar on 22 July 2004. Upon her return to Malaysia, she read in the Chambers of Mr. S Gnasalingam of Messrs SG Lingam & Co. and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 12 October 2006. She then joined the firm of Kumar Hashimah & Co. as a legal assistant.

Selvarani was very supportive of the activities of the Bar. In her short time with the Bar, she had served on the 2006/07 Relevan Editorial Board of the Kuala Lumpur Bar and had contributed articles to the said publication including a book review Courting Justice by David Boies. Her colleagues in the Relevan Editorial Board describe her as intelligent, kind, thoughtful, eloquent and easygoing. The Bar will miss her greatly and her death is a great loss to the Bar.

Funeral service will be held tomorrow, 26 June 2007 at the Nirvana Memorial Centre at Jalan Kuchai Lama from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. with special prayers from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Cremation will be at 3.00 p.m. at the P.J. Crematorium.

sigh...why would such a terrible thing happen to her? I remembered her as very friendly, brave and tough person. Even though she can hardly speak Malay, she always try her best to mitigate for those defendants. I admire her for her courage. She always mix around with us.

Unfortunately we haven't been keeping in touch after the legal aid programme ended...
i really feel that life is so vulnerable and precious..anything could happen to anyone of us any minute...this incident remind me that we should always stay happy and treasure those around me...don't let anything bring us down easily!

Selva, May you be in heaven , a place without pain and suffering...

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