Global Freedom of Expression

H. R. Dipendra

H.R. Dipendra is a lawyer practising in Kuala Lumpur. His practice includes protecting and promoting media defence and freedom of expression within the Southeast Asia region. Dipendra is involved in projects including training of lawyers and media activists in the Southeast Asian region and has participated in trial observer missions and other case interventions. In addition, Dipendra is currently the Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur State Bar Committee, the largest State Bar in Peninsula Malaysia with approximately 7,300 lawyers. He also chairs the Professional Standards and Development Committee at the Malaysian Bar Council and the Civil Practice Committee at the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee. Dipendra is also a member of the Malaysian Bar Council Human Rights Committee. Dipendra was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2000 and is the managing partner of Messrs Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah. He holds a LLB from the University of London and graduated with a LLM (merit) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1999.