1972-1981: In Memory of Dr Bashir Ahmad Mallal
The 'Grand Old Man' of Malayan Law
Dr. Bashir Ahmad Mallal, Founder and Editor of the Malayan Law Journal passed away peacefully on the 5th day of September, 1972, at the age of 74. His loss was sudden and irreplaceable. In the first issue following his passing, the Management and Staff at the time wrote:
"The very sad loss of our leader has left in us an ingrained feeling of total emptiness. The only consolation is that, with the foundation so well laid by him, the M.L.J. will strive on to serve the legal profession as it has been doing for the past forty years. ...
The illustrious example of dedicated work set by the late Dr. Bashir Ahmad Mallal will be our inspiration for carrying on the established tradition of service by the M.L.J. to all connected with the law."
In honour of Dr Bashir Ahmad Mallal, we revisit the many tributes in the form of letters, reference proceedings, and more.