Thursday, 29 March 2012

Malaysia-Update on Siri Pemikiran Kritis | Forum on Race Relation Laws — Backward or Forward? (31 Mar 2012)

Update on Siri Pemikiran Kritis | Forum on Race Relation Laws — Backward or Forward? (31 Mar 2012)






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We refer to Circular No 065/2012 regarding the upcoming Siri Pemikiran Kritis ("SPK") forum scheduled for 31 Mar 2012 (Saturday).  Please note that there has been a change in the line-up (moderator and speaker), details of which are provided below.  In addition, the registration deadline has been extended to 30 Mar 2012 (Friday).


Circular No 068/2012
Dated 29 Mar 2012

To Members of the Malaysian Bar and pupils in chambers

Update on Siri Pemikiran Kritis: 
Forum on Race Relation Laws — Backward or Forward? (31 Mar 2012)

After the success of previous events under the Siri Pemikiran Kritis ("SPK") project, the Bar Council National Young Lawyers Committee ("NYLC") is proud to present the latest episode under the SPK banner: a forum that will focus on the proposed race relations bill.  Like its predecessors, the upcoming SPK forum aims to provide a platform for interactive engagement and discourse for the development of the nation's future.

NYLC invites Members and pupils in chambers to attend the SPK forum.  Admission is free, and the details of the forum are as follows:

Topic:         Race Relation Laws — Backward or Forward?  
Date: 31 Mar 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Venue:         Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, First Floor, Bar Council
                  No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

The event will feature a line-up of interesting and knowledgeable speakers, and will be moderated by Ambiga Sreenevasan.  YB Senator Gan Ping Siew, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, will deliver the opening address.  The welcome speech will be delivered by Lim Chee Wee, President of the Malaysian Bar.  The invited panellists are Associate Professor Dr Azmi Sharom, Faisal Moideen and Syahredzan Johan.  

The need to regulate race relations in Malaysia was mooted by the Government about four years ago.  This came about after several incidents involving politicians and civil servants who had made statements that allegedly touched on racial sensitivities.  In December 2011, it was reported that YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Law and Parliamentary Affairs, had said that the Government would table the race relations bill in Parliament in March this year.   

The SPK forum will explore a range of issues, including the core question of whether race relations can, or should, be legislated.  Some have opined that Malaysians do not need the race relations bill as we have lived together harmoniously for the past 55 years, and we have enough laws to govern race-related issues.  Other questions include:  How does a nation ensure amicable race relations, which arguably cannot be forced on anyone?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of the United Kingdom's Race Relations Act 1976 ("RRA"), on which the proposed Malaysian race relations bill will be modelled?  What impact has the passage of the RRA had on race relations?

The SPK forum is open to the public, and we hope you and your friends will be able to join us.  

Kindly complete and return the attached registration form by fax to 03-2032 2043, or by email to janet@malaysianbar.org.my, by 30 Mar 2012 (Friday).  Please be informed that pre-registration is required, as places are limited. 

For further information, kindly contact Janet Nathan by telephone at 03-2050 2103, or by email at janet@malaysianbar.org.my.

Thank you.

Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Chairperson
National Young Lawyers Committee



This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here




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Malaysia-Seminar on Torrens System and Equitable Principles (17 Apr 2012)

Seminar on Torrens System and Equitable Principles (17 Apr 2012)








This circular may also be accessed here.



 

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Malaysia-Siri Pemikiran Kritis | Forum on Race Relation Laws – Backward or Forward? (31 Mar 2012)

Siri Pemikiran Kritis | Forum on Race Relation Laws – Backward or Forward? (31 Mar 2012)







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Circular No 065/2012
Dated 27 Mar 2012

To Members of the Malaysian Bar and pupils in chambers

Siri Pemikiran Kritis: 
Forum on Race Relation Laws – Backward or Forward? (31 Mar 2012)

After the success of previous events under the Siri Pemikiran Kritis ("SPK") project, the Bar Council National Young Lawyers Committee ("NYLC") is proud to present the latest episode under the SPK banner: a forum that will focus on the proposed race relations bill.  Like its predecessors, the upcoming SPK forum aims to provide a platform for interactive engagement and discourse for the development of the nation's future.

NYLC invites Members and pupils in chambers to attend the SPK forum.  Admission is free, and the details of the forum are as follows:

Topic: Race Relation Laws – Backward or Forward?  
Date: 31 Mar 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Venue:         Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, First Floor, Bar Council
                No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

The event will feature a line-up of interesting and knowledgeable speakers, and will be moderated by Syahredzan Johan, NYLC member and also Chairperson of the Bar Council Constitutional Law Committee.  YB Senator Gan Ping Siew, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, will deliver the opening address.  The welcome speech will be delivered by Lim Chee Wee, President of the Malaysian Bar.  The invited panelists are Ambiga Sreenevasan, Associate Professor Dr Azmi Sharom and Faisal Moideen.  

The need to regulate race relations in Malaysia was mooted by the Government about four years ago.  This came about after several incidents involving politicians and civil servants who had made statements that allegedly touched on racial sensitivities.  In December 2011, it was reported that YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Law and Parliamentary Affairs, had said that the Government would table the race relations bill in Parliament in March this year.   

The SPK forum will explore a range of issues, including the core question of whether race relations can, or should, be legislated.  Some have opined that Malaysians do not need the race relations bill as we have lived together harmoniously for the past 55 years, and we have enough laws to govern race-related issues.  Other questions include:  How does a nation ensure amicable race relations, which arguably cannot be forced on anyone?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of the United Kingdom's Race Relations Act 1976 ("RRA"), on which the proposed Malaysian race relations bill will be modelled?  What impact has the passage of the RRA had on race relations?

The SPK forum is open to the public, and we hope you and your friends will be able to join us.  

The poster and registration form for the SPK forum are attached.  Kindly complete and return the registration form by fax to 03-2032 2043, or by email to janet@malaysianbar.org.my, by 29 Mar 2012 (Thursday).  Please be informed that pre-registration is required, as places are limited. 

For further information, kindly contact Janet Nathan by telephone at 03-2050 2103, or by email at janet@malaysianbar.org.my.

Thank you.

Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Chairperson
National Young Lawyers Committee



This circular and the attachments may also be accessed here




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Malaysia-Press Release: MACC’s demand to question lawyers accompanying witnesses is tantamount to intimidation of lawyers

Press Release: MACC's demand to question lawyers accompanying witnesses is tantamount to intimidation of lawyers







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Press Release

MACC's demand to question lawyers accompanying witnesses is tantamount to intimidation of lawyers
The Malaysian Bar condemns the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission ("MACC") for ordering Latheefa Koya and Murnie Hidayah Anuar, the two lawyers who acted as legal counsel for Shamsubahrain Ismail and accompanied him during his questioning by MACC, to be similarly questioned, in the name of assisting an investigation into an offence.

The presence of a lawyer when an individual is questioned promotes accountability, because lawyers serve as a crucial safeguard for the rights of the interviewee, and also function as a check-and-balance, on the spot, against any excess.

MACC's actions are tantamount to harassment of lawyers, as such behaviour threatens the independence of the Bar and interferes with a lawyer's obligation to act for clients without fear or favour.  In addition, such questioning of a lawyer makes a mockery of the fundamental principle of solicitor-client confidentiality by which lawyers are bound.  

It is internationally recognised that lawyers perform a vital function when they act for their clients in the pursuit of justice, and that they must be permitted to carry out these functions freely.  For example, Article 16 of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers provides that: 

Governments shall ensure that lawyers (a) are able to perform all of their professional functions without intimidation, hindrance, harassment or improper interference; (b) are able to travel and to consult with their clients freely both within their own country and abroad; and (c) shall not suffer, or be threatened with, prosecution or administrative, economic or other sanctions for any action taken in accordance with recognised professional duties, standards and ethics.

The Malaysian Bar urges MACC to give due recognition to the right of access to legal representation, which is a fundamental tenet of the Rule of Law and should be an unfettered right that can be freely exercised in any democratic society.  We also call for MACC to withdraw its notice to the lawyers to attend for questioning, and to respect the principle that lawyers must be allowed to discharge their professional duties without interference.  

Lim Chee Wee
President
Malaysian Bar

23 March 2012


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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Talk on 'Probate & Administration'

From: Selangor Bar <selangorbar@unifi.my>
Date: 20 March 2012 10:46
Subject: Talk on 'Probate & Administration'
To:



SBC/CIR/003/12
20th March, 2012


Dear Members and Chambering Pupils,




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Malaysia-Talk on 'Probate & Administration'

From: Selangor Bar <selangorbar@unifi.my>
Date: 20 March 2012 10:46
Subject: Talk on 'Probate & Administration'
To:



SBC/CIR/003/12
20th March, 2012


Dear Members and Chambering Pupils,




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Monday, 19 March 2012

Talk on 'Appointment of Receivers & Managers'

From: Selangor Bar <selangorbar@unifi.my>
Date: 19 March 2012 10:58
Subject: Talk on 'Appointment of Receivers & Managers'
To:



SBC/CIR/002/12
19th March, 2012


Dear Members and Chambering Pupils,



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Malaysia-Talk on 'Appointment of Receivers & Managers'

Subject: Talk on 'Appointment of Receivers & Managers'
To:



SBC/CIR/002/12
19th March, 2012


Dear Members and Chambering Pupils,



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Malaysia-NYLC X-Games | Formula NYLC Inter-State Go-Kart Challenge (7 Apr 2012)

NYLC X-Games | Formula NYLC Inter-State Go-Kart Challenge (7 Apr 2012)







This circular may also be accessed here.



 


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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Talk on "Advocacy, Decorum In Court And Ethics"

From: Selangor Bar <sgorbar@streamyx.com>
Date: 12 March 2012 12:28
Subject: Talk on "Advocacy, Decorum In Court And Ethics"
To:



SBC/CIR/121/11
9th March, 2012


Dear Members and Chambering Pupils,




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Malaysia-Invitation to Submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to SUHAKAM and Forum on Persons With Disabilities (17 Mar 2012)

Invitation to Submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to SUHAKAM and Forum on Persons With Disabilities (17 Mar 2012)






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Circular No 055/2012
Dated 13 Mar 2012

To all Members of the Malaysian Bar

Invitation to Submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to SUHAKAM and 

Forum on Persons With Disabilities (17 Mar 2012) 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ("CRPD") was ratified by Malaysia in 2010.  However, it does not appear that much has been done to improve the plight of persons with disabilities in Malaysia since then.

In a bid to increase awareness regarding the rights of persons with disabilities in Malaysia, the Persons With Disabilities Working Group ("PWDWG") of the Bar Council Human Rights Committee ("BCHRC") is spearheading Gerakan Bersama Kebangkitan OKU ("BANGKIT") 2012.  The first programme under BANGKIT 2012 is the submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia ("SUHAKAM").  In conjunction with the submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012, we are also organising a forum that will serve as a platform for persons with disabilities organisations to voice their grievances and hopes for the future.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date:               17 Mar 2012 (Saturday)
Time:              2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue:            Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium (First Floor), Bar Council
                       No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

The tentative programme for the event is as follows:
Time
Agenda
2:00 pm to 2:20 pm Registration
2:20 pm to 2:25 pm Welcome Remarks
2:25 pm to 2:40 pm Opening Speech by Steven Thiru
Treasurer of the Malaysian Bar
2:40 pm to 3:30 pm Speeches by Representatives of Persons With Disabilities Organisations on:
  • Hearing Disabilities;
  • Learning Disabilities;
  • Physical Disabilities; and
  • Visual Disabilities.
Speeches from Academicians and/or Family Members of Persons With Disabilities
3:30 pm to 3:50 pm Speech by Mohammad Faizal Che Yusof
Chairperson of PWDWG
3:50 pm to 3:55 pm Submission of Memorandum BANGKIT 2012 to SUHAKAM
3:55 pm to 4:00 pm Closing Remarks by Andrew Khoo
Chairperson of BCHRC

It is time that issues affecting persons with disabilities are given serious attention by the Government and other stakeholders in Malaysia!  Come join us to support the cause!

Admission is free.  For further information or to register, please contact Satha Selvan Subramaniam (03-2050 2092) or Adilah Ariffin (03-2050 2091; adilah@malaysianbar.org.my).

Thank you.

Andrew Khoo
Chairperson
Human Rights Committee



This circular may also be accessed here.





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Malaysia-Seminar on Franchise Law in Malaysia (13 Apr 2012)

Seminar on Franchise Law in Malaysia (13 Apr 2012)






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Circular No 058/2012
Dated 15 Mar 2012


To Members of the Malaysian Bar

Seminar on Franchise Law in Malaysia (13 Apr 2012)

As part of its professional development programme, the Bar Council Professional Standards and Development Committee ("PSDC") is pleased to present a seminar on "Franchise Law in Malaysia". Details of the seminar are as follows:

Date:                          13 Apr 2012 (Friday)
Time:                         9:00 am sharp (Registration starts at 8:30 am)
Venue:                       Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, First Floor, Bar Council, No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Registration Fees:      Members of the Bar RM100 | Pupils in chambers RM80 | Law students RM50 | Non-Members RM150
The seminar, to be conducted by Mohd Amir Sharil Bahari b Md Noor and Sarah Ali, will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to the Franchise Act 1998;
  • Overview of the Franchise Industry;
  • Franchising vs Licensing;
  • People Issues in the Area of Franchise;
  • Points in Drafting Excellent Franchise Agreements; and
  • Points in Legal and Operation Issues.
The registration counter will be opened at 8:30 am on the day of the event. The seminar will start at 9:00 am sharp. Please be punctual.

About the Speakers
  Mohd Amir Sharil Bahari b Md Noor, better known as Amir Bahari, graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia in 1997, and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998. He served the Bar Council Syariah Law Committee for the 2006/07 and 2008/09 terms. Currently a partner in a law firm in Kuala Lumpur, his foci are in the areas of Syariah practice, and Islamic will writing and estate administration.
  Sarah Ali is a civil lawyer and founder of Sarah Ali & Co. She is also a trade mark agent, and her expertise is in the area of franchise operations in Malaysia. A graduate of Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sarah Ali is an advocate for grooming budding entrepreneurs in franchise and licensing.

Payment can be made by direct deposit (bank in to Hong Leong Bank Berhad, No 9 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 50000 Kuala Lumpur; Account No 0006-10-001810-1; Swift Code No: HLBBMYKL), or by cheque (made payable to "Bar Council"). Payment by cash can be made at the ground floor of the Bar Council Secretariat. Registration will be confirmed once full payment is received. All payments must be made in advance of the event.

There will be no refunds if cancellations are made after 5 Apr 2012 (Thursday) but substitutions are allowed. All cancellations have to be done by email or facsimile. Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, kindly complete and submit the attached reply slip, and proof of payment, by facsimile to 03-2026 1313.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Mohamed Fazli Rosman (03-2050 2105; fazli@malaysianbar.org.my) or Vilashini Vijayan (03-2050 2095; vila@malaysianbar.org.my).

Thank you.

Dipendra Harshad Rai
Chairperson
Professional Standards and Development Committee



This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.




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Malaysia-Syariah Law Practice Seminars (March and April 2012)

Syariah Law Practice Seminars (March and April 2012)







This circular may also be accessed here.



 


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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Malaysia-Public Forum on Islamic Banking | Syariah Court or Civil Court? (17 Mar 2012)

Public Forum on Islamic Banking | Syariah Court or Civil Court? (17 Mar 2012)








This circular may also be accessed here.



 



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Malaysia-Invitation for Law Firms to Apply to Provide Legal Services

Invitation for Law Firms to Apply to Provide Legal Services






About Chartis

Chartis is one of the world's leading general insurers, serving more than 70 million clients worldwide. With one of the industry's most extensive range of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, Chartis' commercial and consumer insurance clients are assured peace of mind.

Chartis in Malaysia

Our presence in Malaysia can be traced all the way back to the 1920's in Kuala Lumpur. On June 1, 2008, we became a locally incorporated Malaysian insurance company.

Today, Chartis Malaysia has 16 offices nationwide, localizing its global capabilities and offering insurance services to businesses and individuals throughout a network of more than 3000 professional agents, brokers and staff.

We are pleased to invite law firms to apply to provide legal services in relation to insurance and liability related claims and litigation.

Important Notes:
  1. The Summary  Application Form and the Specification of Services can be downloaded by clicking on the Chartis banner above.

    • It is expected that only those firms that have experience in the subject matter of this application will submit the Summary Application Form and the Specification.
    • We will require all information disclosed by us for this application to be held in strict confidence and not to be disclosed without the written consent of our Company.

  2. The Closing date for applications is as follows: -

         Time: 12:00 p.m.
         Date: 19 March 2012


  3. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications are to be forwarded by courier or by hand to the designated persons at the following address with the top left hand corner of the envelope marked as "Application": -

    Mr Collin Loke or Miss Cherilyn Goh
    Commercial Claims Division
    Level 2, Wisma Chartis
    No. 99, Jalan Ampang
    50450 Kuala Lumpur

    Or alternatively, the same can be emailed to Collin.Loke@chartisinsurance.com or Cherilyn-JY.Goh@chartisinsurance.com.

  4. The Company does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any application and reserves the right to negotiate with any applicant about the terms of its offer.

  5. Those who submit applications may be called upon to make a short presentation of 20 minutes. Those who are not invited for making presentation during the said period may consider their applications unsuccessful.

  6. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Personal data provided will only be used for the purpose of this application only and will be destroyed within 6 months.
This is a paid advertisement.  If you would like to know more about Bar Council's advertising options, please contact us by email at advertise@malaysianbar.org.my.
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To add or change your e-mail address, please fax (and not send via email) your new email address under your firm's letterhead to the Bar Secretariat at +603-2026 1313.

This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does not accept incoming email. Please do not reply to it. Thank you.



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Malaysia-Talk on "Advocacy, Decorum In Court And Ethics"

From: Selangor Bar <sgorbar@streamyx.com>
Date: 12 March 2012 12:28
Subject: Talk on "Advocacy, Decorum In Court And Ethics"
To:



SBC/CIR/121/11
9th March, 2012


Dear Members and Chambering Pupils,




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Malaysia-Intro video of IMLC

Subject: Intro video of IMLC


Greetings All

The IMLC has come up with an intro video, please check this out at youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXQRrh5kunM&feature=share

Do share this with your colleagues and contacts via email, facebook, twitter etc.

And don't forget to take advantage of the early bird registration which ends on 31 March 2012.
The form can be downloaded at http://www.internationalmlc.com/download/IMCL_Pre-Programme.pdf


Malaysia-Workshop on Applying Business Techniques to Your Practice (19 Mar 2012)

Workshop on Applying Business Techniques to Your Practice (19 Mar 2012)









This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.






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Friday, 9 March 2012

Malaysia-Syariah Law Practice Seminars (March and April 2012)

Syariah Law Practice Seminars (March and April 2012)







This circular may also be accessed here.



 

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

MALAYSIA-E-FILING-PDF CREATOR

Please create your document in pdf format using the pdf creator as stated in the e-filing website. Thank you.

MALAYSIA-PRACTICE-E-FILING

Please bring along a copy of the bankruptcy notice with you when you are making payment of the deposit of RM2,000.00 for a bankruptcy petition at the Director-General of Insolvency's office in Kuala Lumpur.

Thank you.

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