DR S. YOGESWARAN
Dr Yogeswaran Subramaniam is a senior advocate nearing three decades' seniority at the Malaysian Bar. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in both criminal and civil litigation, appearing regularly as counsel before the Federal Court, Court of Appeal, and High Court. In recent times, his practice has centred on defending the rights of Malaysia's indigenous communities in a wide variety of complex and contentious disputes, many of which are widely reported.
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 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 practiced in a well-established mid-sized legal outfit following his call to the Bar, later becoming a partner at boutique legal outfit Tang & Yoges and lead in-house counsel at a public-listed construction firm and later a public-listed international conglomerate. He joined the firm and recommenced practice after pursuing his doctoral degree in law from the University of New South Wales.