Malaysia-Invitation to a Forum on Mental Health Care and the Rights of the Mentally Ill in Malaysia (16 May 2013)

Invitation to a Forum on Mental Health Care and the Rights of the Mentally Ill in Malaysia (16 May 2013)




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Circular No 106/2013
Dated 10 May 2013
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Invitation to a Forum on Mental Health Care
and the Rights of the Mentally Ill in Malaysia (16 May 2013)
The Research Committee of the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre Kuala Lumpur ("BCLAC (KL)") is organising a forum on Mental Health Care and the Rights of the Mentally Ill in Malaysia.
The forum will focus on the different categories of mental illness, the facilities and assistance available to deal with the mentally ill, and the legal rights of the mentally ill.
The forum is organised to create awareness and increase the understanding of mental health care in the country — legal aid centres, service centres, care givers, lawyers and the public in general.
Details of the forum are as follows:
Topic:               Mental Health Care and the Rights of the Mentally Ill in Malaysia
Date:                16 May 2013 (Thursday)
Time:                3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Venue:              Kuala Lumpur Bar Auditorium, 10th Floor, Wisma Kraftangan, Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
Event Code:     16052013/LAC/KL3337/2                 
CPD Points:     2
Admission:        Free 
The speakers are:
(1) Dr Rozaidah Jaafar, Physiatrist at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, holds a Masters in Medicine (Physiatrist) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia;
(2) Datin Dr Ang Kim Teng, President of Malaysian Health Association, public health consultant, retired as the Selangor State Health Director in 2008; and
(3) Edmund Bon/New Sin Yew, Edmund is a Chevening scholar who holds a Master's Degree in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, activist and Human Rights lawyer; New Sin Yew is the Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Kuala Lumpur Young Lawyers Committee, has been involved in various public interest litigation cases and is dealing with issues concerning rights of persons with disabilities.
The forum will be moderated by Elaine Heung Sau Mun, Pupils Research Programme (BCLAC (KL)).

We hope that you will attend and participate in this forum.  To register, please complete and submit the attached reply slip to Sukhvinder Kaur a/p Gurdeu Singh by fax at 03-2693 0527 or by email at sukhvinder@kllac.com.  For enquiries, please contact 03-2691 3005/2693 2072.
Looking forward to your attendance.
             
Thank you.
Ravi Nekoo
Chairperson
National Legal Aid Committee
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.



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