The five lawyers were arrested for alleged illegal assembly after attempting to provide legal assistance to a group of individuals who nabbed during a candlelight vigil in support of Bersih activist Wong Chin Huat, who himself was detained under the Sedition Act.
All of them were released after being held overnight in the police lock-up, a move which initiated a strong rebuke from the lawyers' fraternity.
Some 200 lawyers staged a protest at the Kuala Lumpur court complex the next day over the "gross abuse of police power".
And to translate their anger into action, the lawyers today held an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on the matter.
Attended by more than 1,400 lawyers, in addition to their call for IGP Musa Hassan and Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to resign, the lawyers have also agreed to file a civil suit on the arrest of the five lawyers.
The suit will be filed against the IGP, the Brickfields police chief and the government.
They will also be submitting a memorandum to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, Chief Justice Zaki Azmi and the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) on the abuse of powers by the police.
The five arrested lawyers were Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, Syuhaini Safwan, Puspawati Rosman, Ravinder Singh and Murnie Hidayah Anuar (left).
They were however released on May 8 together with Wong and the protesters at Brickfields police station.