Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Malaysia-Siri Pemikiran Kritis | Alternative Bar, Alternative Future (23 June 2012)

Siri Pemikiran Kritis | Alternative Bar, Alternative Future (23 June 2012)





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Circular No 130/2012
Dated 19 June 2012

To Members of the Malaysian Bar and pupils in chambers


Siri Pemikiran Kritis: Alternative Bar, Alternative Future (23 June 2012)

The Siri Pemikiran Kritis ("SPK") is a flagship event organised by the Bar Council National Young Lawyers Committee ("NYLC") to promote intellectual discussions on civil liberties with a legal twist. 

The forums commenced in 2007, and since then NYLC has organised more than 15 such forums. Every forum is designed to initiate critical and matured thinking that encourages responsible and measured debate and discussion amongst the speakers and the attendees.  The last forum, held in March 2012, discussed the then-proposed Race Relations Law.  It was well attended by Members of the Bar as well as the public at large.

NYLC invites Members and pupils in chambers to the second SPK forum for 2012.  Admission is free, and the details of the upcoming forum are as follows: 

Topic: Alternative Bar, Alternative Future
Date: 23 June 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Light lunch will be served)
Venue: Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, First Floor, Bar Council, No 15 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

The forum will feature Roger Tan Kor Mee, Ragunath Kesavan, Mohd Hafarizam Harun and Khaizan Sharizan bt Abdul Razak (Sherrie).  The forum will be moderated by Daniel Albert.

This forum will discuss the issue of whether Malaysia needs to have a second Bar, operating as an alternative Bar.  There are also suggestions to form a law academy, operating as an alternative body to represent lawyers in Malaysia. 

What is the purpose and intent of the alternative Bar?  Does Malaysia need a second Bar?  Should we have a law academy instead? 

These are just some questions which will be discussed, and hopefully answered, at the forum. 

Join us at the forum!  The forum is bound to be interesting, witty and engaging.  To maximise the broadcast, and to reach out to more Members and the public at large, this forum will be streamed live.  

Please be informed that although this event is open to the public, pre-registration is required, as places are limited.  Kindly complete and return the attached registration form by fax to 03-2032 2043 or by email to janet@malaysianbar.org.my, by 22 June 2012 (Friday)

For enquiries, 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-Press Release: Malaysian Bar welcomes the end of emergency-related legislation

Subject: [MBar] Press Release: Malaysian Bar welcomes the end of emergency-related legislation





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Press Release

Malaysian Bar welcomes the end of emergency-related legislation

Today, 19 June 2012, marks the last day of enforceability of all emergency-related legislation passed under the three declarations of emergency dating back to the 1960s and 1970s.
When the Dewan Rakyat and the Dewan Negara passed the motion, on 24 November 2011 and 20 December 2011 respectively, to end the three declarations of emergency, this set in motion the constitutional provisions to also end, within a period of six months, all legislation passed under the powers given to the Government to enact emergency-related legislation.  That period of six months expires at the close of today.  
The Malaysian Bar has long and repeatedly advocated for the revocation of the proclamations of emergency, and emergency-related legislation, including through resolutions adopted during its general meetings dating as far back as 1985.  The end of emergency-related legislation marks a significant turning point in the history of our nation, and the Government is to be congratulated for finally bringing this about.  For too long we have lived in the shadow of events gone by.  We were shackled by laws determined by a dim and distant past, which hindered the path to a bright and progressive future. 
While we welcome the end of emergency-related legislation, we call on the Government not to rest on its laurels.  The work of law reform is only just beginning.  The Government's much-lauded transformation programme cannot be a destination in itself but must be viewed as a roadmap in a long journey.  Indeed the Honourable Prime Minister has spoken about the "early initiatives of an organised and graceful political transformation", in his speech on the eve of Malaysia Day 2011.

Many areas still require laws to provide protection against discrimination: physical and health disability; sexual orientation and gender identity; and race and religion.  Many existing laws and legal provisions require reform or complete abolition, relating to: freedom of expression; freedom of assembly; elections and constituency delineation; death penalty; torture and other forms of cruel and inhuman punishment; detention without trial in relation to dangerous drugs; and ouster clauses, to name but a few.  These include some that have only recently been approved or brought into effect: Peaceful Assembly Act 2012; Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012; and Evidence (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2012.

We call on the Government to exhibit stronger courage and greater ambition when it comes to the area of law reform, including the setting up of a truly independent Law Reform Commission.  In this regard the Malaysian Bar shares and supports the Honourable Prime Minister in his aspiration for a Malaysia that practises an inclusive and functional democracy.  The Malaysian Bar urges him to soldier on with law reform despite criticisms from others that such reforms would lead to anarchy.  That which we value most dearly cannot be obtained so easily.
We also agree with the Honourable Prime Minister that our laws should be human rights-friendly.  Indeed, they should reflect international norms and standards that have been recognised by the nations of the world, regardless of political persuasion and religious heritage. Malaysians and those living within our borders deserve nothing less.
An inclusive and functional democracy befitting the nation's goals of Vision 2020 and a modern and progressive country require a deep-seated and well-developed respect for the rule of law.  The Malaysian Bar stands ever-ready and always-prepared to continue to work with the Government in all aspects of law reform, and to ensure that all outdated legislation are removed from the statute books. 

Lim Chee Wee
President
Malaysian Bar
19 June 2012


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Malaysia-COMTRAC Corporate Tea Talk (FOC)

Subject: COMTRAC Corporate Tea Talk (FOC)
To:


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


 Innovation- A Paradigm Shift For SMEs

Date        :  26 June 2012
Time        : 3.00pm - 5.00 pm
Venue     :  Menara SSM @ Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

                  
                                

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






WARNING!: This message and attachments are intended for the recipient(s) only. The information contained is privileged and/or confidential and intended for the person(s) named only. Any use, review, disclosure or copying of the contents is hereby strictly prohibited. If this email has been received in error, kindly notify the sender via email and delete this message and its attachment accordingly. Except where the email is sent in the usual course of business, any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender unless expressly stated as being that of the Companies Commission of Malaysia. The Companies Commission of Malaysia cannot ensure that the integrity of this communication has been maintained or that it is free of errors, viruses, interception and / or interference. The Companies Commission of Malaysia is not liable whatsoever for loss or damage resulting from the opening of this message and/or attachments and/or the use of the information contained in this message and / or attachments.



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Malaysia-International Malaysia Law Conference (26 to 28 Sept 2012) | Trans-Pacific Partnership, or a Touchy Power Play?

Subject: [MBar] Circular No 126/2012: International Malaysia Law Conference (26 to 28 Sept 2012) | Trans-Pacific Partnership, or a Touchy Power Play?





International Malaysia Law Conference ("IMLC") 2012 will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 26 to 28 Sept 2012.  

For Members of the Bar, the current "early bird" registration fee (valid until 30 June 2012) is RM1,400 per person.  Members are urged to sign up early to take advantage of the current preferential rate.  From 1 July until 21 Sept 2012, the rate will be RM1,600 per person.  

A group discount of 10% is available when five or more lawyers from the same law firm register simultaneously for IMLC 2012.  

For more information on IMLC 2012:

(a) View the programme highlights here
(b) Click here for the registration form; and
(c)  Click here to view a video on IMLC 2012.


This circular may also be accessed here.


 



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Malaysia-Talk on 'Effective Representation Of Arrested Persons At Police Stations And Remand Hearing'

From: Selangor Bar <selangorbar@unifi.my>
Date: 18 June 2012 14:23
Subject: Talk on 'Effective Representation Of Arrested Persons At Police Stations And Remand Hearing'
To:



SBC/CIR/034/12
18th June, 2012.
 



Dear Members and Chambering Pupils,
Thank you,

Secretariat, Selangor Bar Committee.



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Malaysia-Selangor Bar's 'Malam Suai Mesra 2012' - 'Pirates Night' - 23rd June, 2012

Date: 15 June 2012 09:38
Subject: Selangor Bar's 'Malam Suai Mesra 2012' - 'Pirates Night' - 23rd June, 2012
To:



SBC/CIR/028/12
11th June, 2012.
 



Dear Members of the Bar,
 
Thank you.
Secretariat,
Selangor Bar Committee.



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Malaysia- Janab's Latest Publication - Criminal Complaint to Appeal Process

From: Selangor Bar <selangorbar@unifi.my>
Date: 14 June 2012 10:09
Subject: Janab's Latest Publication - Criminal Complaint to Appeal Process
To:



SBC/CIR/033/12
14th June, 2012.
 



Dear Members,

Thank you.
Secretariat,
Selangor Bar Committee.



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Malaysia-SELANGOR BAR CUP EDISI ISTIMEWA "EURO 2012"

From: Selangor Bar <selangorbar@unifi.my>
Date: 13 June 2012 10:27
Subject: SELANGOR BAR CUP EDISI ISTIMEWA "EURO 2012"
To:



SBC/CIR/030/12
13th June, 2012.
 



Dear Members of the Bar,
 
Thank you.
 
Secretariat,
Selangor Bar Committee.



Malaysia-Janab's Latest Publication - Criminal Complaint to Appeal Process

From: Selangor Bar <selangorbar@unifi.my>
Date: 12 June 2012 09:02
Subject: Janab's Latest Publication - Criminal Complaint to Appeal Process
To:



SBC/CIR/033/12
12th June, 2012.
 



Dear Members,

Thank you.
Secretariat,
Selangor Bar Committee.



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