Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Malaysia-Conference on Competition Law (31 May 2012)

Conference on Competition Law (31 May 2012)







This circular may also be accessed here.



 



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Malaysia-Press Release: Reactionary attack on independence of the Bar is fundamentally flawed

Press Release: Reactionary attack on independence of the Bar is fundamentally flawed






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Press Release


Reactionary attack on independence of the Bar is fundamentally flawed

The Malaysian Bar is flabbergasted at Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz's reported announcement that a proposed law academy "can be an alternative" to the Bar, and that the Bar Council "should dissolve itself".

The Malaysian Bar is opposed to this suggestion, which appears similar to the proposal that the Government had mooted, and subsequently withdrawn, twice in the past.[1]  Regrettably, this third occurrence appears to have come about purely as a reaction to the Bar's strong message, contained in the Bar's final report on the BERSIH 3.0 public assembly on 28 April 2012 ("Bar's final report") and the resolution adopted at the Bar's Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") on 11 May 2012 ("EGM resolution"), of grave concern and condemnation of the use of excessive force by the police during the public assembly.

The announcement lends itself to the perception that the proposal is revived from time to time when the Government feels threatened by an independent Bar that does not countenance the abuse of power by the institutions of the state (the police, in this case), and speaks up in defence of the public at large.  The Bar, in doing so, is fulfilling its duty under section 42(1)(a) of the Legal Profession Act 1976 ("LPA"), namely, "to uphold the cause of justice . . . uninfluenced by fear and favour".  

The Malaysian Bar welcomes any move to encourage legal excellence, promote high academic standards and encourage social interaction and discourse by all those interested in the law. However, under the LPA, only the Bar Council is empowered to set standards for the legal profession, issue Practising Certificates, and regulate Members of the Bar.  The creation of any "alternative" institution empowered to control the conduct of the legal profession, would usurp the functions and powers of the Bar Council under the LPA and ignore its powers and duty to regulate its own affairs, and would be an intolerable assault on the independence of the Malaysian Bar.

If any Member of the Bar wishes to set up an association of lawyers, that Member is entitled to do so, as our Federal Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of association.  Such initiatives have resulted in the founding of, for example, the Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association, Catholic Lawyers Society, and Association of Women Lawyers.  
The 36 members of the Bar Council are elected — not appointed — as leaders by Members of the Bar annually, in a transparent process.  If there is any dissatisfaction about the leadership of the Bar, Members can propose motions of no confidence against the Council members, as they have done, unsuccessfully, in the past.

The test of a mature and democratic society is the manner in which it treats the weakest amongst it.  On 28 April 2012, when the mighty weight of the police was unleashed without restraint onto the streets of Kuala Lumpur, many innocent participants were undeservedly harmed.  This is in contrast to the restraint exercised by the police in Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kuantan and Malacca.  The Malaysian Bar will continue to speak out and seek justice for the affected participants, and to require transparency and accountability from our law enforcement agencies, which continue to commit the same transgressions already highlighted in four previous SUHAKAM public inquiries.

The Malaysian Bar urges the Government not to attack the messenger, but to act on the message contained in the Bar's final report and the EGM resolution instead.

Lim Chee Wee
President
Malaysian Bar
15 May 2012  
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[1] See resolutions adopted at the EGMs of the Malaysian Bar held on 21 September 1996 and 31 May 2002.
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Malaysia-Talk on Human Rights In Malaysia-Why you should get involved

Subject: Talk on Human Rights In Malaysia-Why you should get involved
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SBC/CIR/020/12
14th May, 2012



Dear Members and Chambering pupils,



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Malaysia-SSM NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012

Subject: SSM NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012
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INVITATION TO ATTEND


SSM NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012
'MANAGING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. CREATING VALUE. TRANSFORMING ECONOMY."

12 & 13 June 2012
Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Official Opening & Keynote Address By
Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato' Hj Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd Yassin
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Welcoming Address By
Y.B. Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism



SSM National Conference 2012 (SSMNC 2012) is the second installment after the successful organization of the inaugural SSM National Conference last year. The theme "Managing Corporate Governance. Creating Value. Transforming Economy" for SSMNC 2012 is derived upon appreciation of the challenges of the 21st century business scenario and the significance of corporate governance as a strategic mechanism to not only enable effective risk management but more importantly catalyze the national economic transformation.



Attend 9 plenary sessions.
Learn and interact with 25 distinguished speakers.
Make a change today by registering for this Conference now.
All for a fee of RM1,000 only.



* HRDF SBL Claimable     * SSM 16 CPE Points

TOPICS


        SSM Regulatory and Operations Updates: A Snapshot of the Future – Limited Liability Partnership Act, proposed new Companies Bill, XBRL and many more.
        SSM Enforcement Updates.

        The Importance of Continuous Corporate Education in the Innovation Economy.
        Managing Corporate Governance Amid the National Economic Transformation.
        From Ideas to Products: Leveraging on Corporate Governance for Effective Innovation.
        Towards Attaining the High Income Economy: Strategic Initiatives by Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives & Consumerism and its Selected Agencies.

        Managing Competition in the Globalized Landscape.
        Optimizing Board Effectiveness Through Diversity.
        Personal Data Protection Act 2010: Business as Usual?


Brochure & registration Form:
Please click at: http://www.ssm.com.my/en/ssmnc2012/brochure for the Conference brochure and registration form. Please complete the form and fax it to 03 2299 4452 / 51 or send to comtrac@ssm.com.my to reserve your seats.  


Contact us at:
Companies Commission of Malaysia Training Academy (COMTRAC)
Level 12, Menara SSM@Sentral,  
No.7, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral,
50623 Kuala Lumpur

Office hours: Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 5.15pm
 
Tel : +603 2299 4440 (Farah)/ 4441(Saffyah)/ 4434(Nazirah)/ 4439 (Noorfazila)  

Fax : +603 2299 4451  / 4452
Email: comtrac@ssm.com.my  
Website: www.ssm.com.my
ROLE PLAYERS' (Arrangement according to programme sequence)

        Azryain Borhan, Director, COMTRAC, SSM
        Tengku Tan Sri Dr. Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, Chairman, Tien Wah Press Holdings Berhad
        Tengku Dato' Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad
        N. Danaraj, Corporate Advisor and Director, Hartalega Berhad
        David W Berry, Executive Director, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad
        Dato' Saripuddin Kasim, Chief Secretary, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives & Consumerism
        Dato' Azizan Mohamad Sidin, Director General, Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia
        Syed Kamarulzaman Dato' Syed Zainol Khodki Shahabudin, Managing Director, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad
        Representative from Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia

        Shila Dorai Raj, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Competition Commission
        Tan Sri Datuk Yong Poh Kon, Managing Director, Royal Selangor International Sdn Bhd
        John Zinkin, Managing Director Corporate Governance,The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre
        Professor Dr. Aishah Bidin, Dean of Law Faculty, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
        Professor Abu Bakar Munir, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

        Hjh. Rokiah Mhd Noor, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations), SSM.
        Nor Azimah Abdul Aziz, Director, Corporate Development & Policy Division, SSM
        Norhaiza Jemon, Head of Law Reform, Policy & International Affairs,Corporate Development & Policy Division, SSM
        Rosli Ahmad, Director, Compliance Division, SSM.
        Aznorashiq Mohamed Zin, Director, Investigation Division, SSM
        Mohamed Sufyan Mohd Mokhtar, Acting Director, Legal Services Division, SSM
        Mohd Razin Muhammad, Head of Section, Complaint, SSM
        Mohd Naim Daruwish, Chief Executive Officer, SSM


Learn. Interact. Change.














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Malaysia-Ad: Next Week in KL | Melbourne Property Expo ~ New Releases from AUD$321,000

Subject: [MBar] Ad: Next Week in KL | Melbourne Property Expo ~ New Releases from AUD$321,000




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Malaysia-LICENSED SECRETARIES TRAINING PROGRAMME 2012

Subject: LICENSED SECRETARIES TRAINING PROGRAMME 2012
To:



Dear Sir/Madam,

Companies Commission of Malaysia Training Academy (COMTRAC), the training arm under Companies Commission of Malaysia invites you to attend the programme :


Register now! Don't miss the opportunity. Thank you.













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