The Abdoolcaders: Prominent Sons of Penang

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When one speaks of the Abdoolcaders, most Malaysians are immediately reminded of the late Eusoffe Abdoolcader. One of the five Supreme Court judges sacked in the judicial crisis of 1988, Eusoffe was regarded to be the greatest judge the country had ever had – one similar to England’s Lord Denning – for his fearless passion for justice and the law. Even the tale of his deep, unconventional love for his wife continues to linger on the lips of many.

While Eusoffe was hailed as the “legal lion of the Commonwealth”, his father, Hussein Abdoolcader, remains almost forgotten.


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