SHAKESPEARE & THE DRAMA OF LIFE by Dato’ Mahadev Shankar

Date:   24 31 Jul 2015 (Friday)
Time:   4:00 pm
Venue:  Royal Ipoh Club, Jalan Panglima BukitGantang Wahab, Ipoh
Registration fee:  RM10/= per person (inclusive of tea)

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Dato’ Mahadev Shankar is a prominent Malaysian lawyer and former Malaysian court of Appeal Judge. He served as a member of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam Video Clip to investigate into an allegation of illegal intervention into the judicial appointment process of Malaysian judges purportedly occurred in 2002.

Born in 1932 in Kuala Lumpur, Shankar joined Victoria Institution (V.I) after World War II. He is well remembered for his title role as Antonio in the V.I. Dramatic Society’s first major production, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

Shankar was called to the Bar of the Inner Temple in 1955 and to the Malayan Bar in July 1956 and served in Shearn Delamore and Company, Kuala Lumpur, where he became a partner in 1961. He retired from active legal career in 1983.

He was appointed Judge of the High Court in August 1983 and served in Johor, Kuala Lumpur, and Selangor till 1994 when he was elevated to the Court of Appeal. He retired from the judiciary in November 1997.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and is a registered Panel member in the Regional Centre of Arbitration Kuala Lumpur and also in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

In 1998 Shankar was appointed a member of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Injuries sustained by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim whilst in police custody. He was one of the founder members of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia which was established in 1999.