Orang Asli Activist is Admitted to the Bar

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Hunt with his wife and peers

Amani Williams-Hunt bin Abdullah was accepted as an Advocate and Solicitor to the High Court of Malaya recently.

Williams-Hunt, 57, a Semai Orang Asli from Tapah and fondly known as Bah Tony amongst the Orang Asli communities throughout the country, is very active in Orang Asli (OA) advocacy and was President of Persatuan Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia from 1987 to 1991.

Bah Tony who worked as a Banker for 26 years, resigned his job in 2006 to do his Certificate in Legal Practice. He began studying law part time since 1999 saying that “becoming a lawyer enabled him to seek justice and help for his community”.

Hunt with his wife Khatimatul Huzna

Currently he is a Member of the National Advisory Council for the Development of the Orang Asli Community a think-tank established under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development and also a Committee Member for Orang Asli Rights under the Malaysian Bar Council.

Williams-Hunt is married to Puan Khatimatul Husna and has 6 children, 2 boys and 4 girls from ages 10 till 30.

JAG