Muhammad Shafee Abdullah

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Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is a Malaysian criminal lawyer notable for being hired by Malaysian government as lead prosecutor for Anwar Ibrahim second sodomy case and as Najib Razak's lead defence lawyer for Najib Razak's corruption cases

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          • Employee of Najib Razak

            Employed Muhammad Shafee Abdullah as defence lawyer for corruption and money laundering charges


          1972: Royal Military College
          1977: LLB (Hons), University of Malaya
          1984: LLM, London School of Economics (LSE)
          2010 : LLD, University of East London (UEL)


          1977 – 1981: Part-time Law Lecturer, University Malaya and University Sains Malaysia.
          1977 – 1983: Deputy Public Prosecutor, Federal Counsel, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Malaysia.
          1979 – 1983: Federal Counsel, Ministry of Home Affairs (ad hoc basis).
          1985 – 1987: Representative Correspondent for Malaysia & Singapore for the Intellectual Property Review, IPR (Oxford).
          1985 – Present: Advocate & Solicitor, Malaya (Messrs Shafee & Co).
          1986 – 1989:Editorial Board of the Current Law Journal (CLJ)
          1988 – Present: Ad hoc Advisor to the Malaysian Government and to the Ruling Party
          2004 – 2010: Appointed by His Majesty the Yang Di Pertuan Agong as a Commission Member to SUHAKAM (Malaysian Human Rights Commission).
          2006 – Present: Director, Asian Finance Bank.
          2006 – 2009: Council Member to the Malaysian Bar, Member of Human Rights Committee, Bar Council, Malaysia.
          2009 – Present: Board Member of the University of Malaya.
          2009 – Present: Representative of Malaysia to the AICHR.

          This biography is up to date until 8 April 2014


          Profile picture and biography from List of Representatives for AICHR (2013-2015) (old site) and new site

          *AICHR = ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 



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