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M Ravi files lawsuits against Wong, Law Society

UPDATE at 4:50 pm, Friday 20 July: From M Ravi’s office: “Please note that we will not be filing the Writ today. We will instead be issuing a Letter of Demand to The Law Society of Singapore.” ——————- Lawyer M Ravi, who has been in the news lately, has filed a lawsuit against the Law Society of Singapore (LSS), and Mr Wong Siew Hong, who heads the sub-committee for Member Care in the LSS. Mr Ravi is also filing a complaint against Dr Calvin Fones with the Singapore Medical Association (SMA). The lawsuits and complaint stems from what transpired in the past week. Dr Fones had informed the LSS, through a letter, on 16 July that he had seen Mr Ravi 2 days prior and had diagnosed him as having a “manic relapse” of his bi-polar condition. Dr Fones wrote that thus Mr Ravi was “currently unfit to practise law.” Mr Ravi has described Dr Fones’ diagnosis as “ridiculous.” Upon notification of Mr Ravi’s alleged “relapse” of his medical condition, Mr Wong – who was assigned as the liaison between Dr Fones and the LSS on the matter – attempted to inform the High Court on Monday, as Mr Ravi…
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Doctor’s letter “ridiculous”, says M Ravi

By Andrew Loh / Richard Wan On Monday morning at the High Court, a representative from the Law Society of Singapore attempted to have lawyer Mr M Ravi disallowed from carrying out his legal duties in Court, Mr Ravi told publichouse.sg and TR Emeritus in an exclusive interview in the same afternoon. Mr Ravi was acting on behalf of Mdm Vellama Marie Muthu in her case to request the Court to declare that the Prime Minister does not have unfettered discretion in deciding when to call by-elections. Before the proceedings began in the morning, the representative from the Law Society, Mr Wong Siew Hong, had approached both senior counsel Mr David Chong, acting on behalf of the Attorney General, and Mr Ravi, outside the Court room. Apparently, Mr Wong had a copy of a letter from Mr Ravi’s psychiatrist, Dr Calvin Fones, which Dr Fones had earlier sent to the Law Society. The letter was shown to both Mr Chong and Mr Ravi. In his letter, Dr Fones said: “I reviewed Mr Ravi on Saturday 14 May in my clinic following concerns expressed by his friends about his recent moods and behaviours.” Mr Ravi has confirmed that the date –…