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Dr Yogeswaran Subramaniam is a senior advocate of over three decades' standing at the Malaysian Bar. He has extensive appellate and trial experience in both criminal and civil litigation having appeared regularly as counsel before the Federal Court, Court of Appeal, and High Court prior to his retirement from active practice.


Dr Subramaniam now channels his efforts towards the advancement and empowerment of Malaysia's native and indigenous communities. He therefore accepts select appointments as counsel for appellate matters and judicial reviews involving native and indigenous rights and land issues, on a pro-bono basis.


Dr Subramaniam has acted under the aegis of the Bar Council in addition to leading discussions with the federal and state governments on such related issues. From  2013 to 2014, he served on a federal government task force formed to review recommendations made in the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)'s report on the National Inquiry into the Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Dr Subramaniam is an associate member of the Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies at the University of Malaya, and a member of the Malaysian Bar Council Committee on Orang Asli Rights, having previously served as its chairperson from 2013 to 2016.

​Dr Subramaniam regularly publishes academic work and scholarly articles on native and indigenous rights, and is frequently invited onto Malaysian television and radio channels to render his opinion on the latest legal developments in this field.


Dr Subramaniam commenced his practice in an established mid-sized firm before setting up a boutique specialising in entertainment law litigation and advisory. He has also served stints as lead in-house counsel at a public-listed construction firm and later a public-listed financial services conglomerate. Upon his retirement from active practice, he obtained a doctoral degree in law from the University of New South Wales and became a consultant to the firm.



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