After seeking a second opinion on his mental state, human rights lawyer M Ravi has filed a medical report that certifies him fit to practise law.
His representative, Louis Joseph, tendered a letter submitted by senior consultant psychiatrist Dr Munidasa Winslow in court on Thursday morning in response to an application for a court order by the Law Society for Ravi to submit to a mental health examination.
According to the letter, a copy of which Yahoo! Singapore received Thursday afternoon, Ravi had been examined on four separate occasions between July and October, the fourth of these appointments occurring on Wednesday.
“His Bipolar Disorder appears to be in remission, and there was no evidence of pressure of speech or any mood swings,” wrote Dr Winslow in the letter.
Noting also that the lawyer continues to take his medication on a nightly basis to stabilise his mood, Dr Winslow also added that Ravi was able to discuss his plans to run, work and organise his legal practice.
“He is currently fit to practise law and his illness is not affecting his professional capacity,” he concluded.
This development follows a spate of run-ins that Ravi had with the Singapore Law Society, as well as representatives from it, which applied in late August to have him checked by a registered medical practitioner.
These led to Ravi filing a defamation suit against the society for its actions in July, where a representative, Wong Siew Hong, appeared in High Court on three separate occasions to present a letter that declared him unfit to practise law.
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