Malaysia-Extraordinary General Meeting of the Malaysian Bar (12 September 2015)

Extraordinary General Meeting of the Malaysian Bar (12 September 2015)
To:


SBC/CIR/067/2015
09th September, 2015

To Members of the Selangor Bar,


Agenda and Motion for the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Malaysian Bar
(12 September 2015)


We refer to Circular No 177/2015 dated 25 August 2015 (Bar Council) and would like to urge members to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") of the Malaysian Bar to be held as follows:

Date : 12th September 2015 (Saturday)
Time : 10.00am
Venue : Grand Ballroom, Level 1, Convention Centre, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
                                                                                                                                      

The agenda for the EGM is as follows:


(1)      To consider the following motion proposed in accordance with section 65(5) of the Legal Profession Act 1976:
"Motion proposed by Steven Thiruneelakandan, as Chairman of the Bar Council and on behalf of the Bar Council, at the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Malaysian Bar to be held on 12 September 2015", dated 4 September 2015; and


(2)       Any other matters.

Attached is a document containing the abovementioned motion that has been proposed for consideration at the EGM.  If you are a registered user of the Malaysian Bar website, you may also click here to view the motion.

In accordance with sections 65(4A) and 65(4B) of the Legal Profession Act 1976, the quorum for the EGM shall be 500 Members of the Malaysian Bar, and the EGM shall be dissolved if a quorum is not present by 11:00 am.

Please note that you will be required to produce your National Registration Identity Card ("NRIC") or driver's licence in order to register your attendance for the EGM.

We would like to draw your attention to sections 44 and 46(5) of the Legal Profession Act 1976, which read as follows (emphases added):

Section 44

All members who are not in arrears with their subscription under section 46 shall be eligible—

(a) to attend and vote at any general meeting;
(b) subject to section 46A, to be elected to the Bar Council; and
(c) to vote on the election of members to the Bar Council.

Section 46(5)
Liability to pay any annual subscription to the Malaysian Bar shall arise when the subscription has been fixed by the Bar Council. All annual subscriptions to the Malaysian Bar shall be paid by the 30th day of June of each year.

Members are urged to make every effort to attend the EGM so that the issues on the agenda may be effectively discussed by as many Members as possible.

We look forward to your presence and participation at the EGM.      


Note

(1) Members are kindly requested to make every effort to attend the meeting punctually to ensure a quorum of 500.
(2) Registration counters will open from 8:30 am. Light refreshments will be served.
(3) All Members and pupils in chambers shall, upon registering their names, wear the designated wristbands for the purpose of admission.
(4) Pupils in chambers may attend but shall not vote, and shall be seated only at the area(s) designated for them.
(5) Under the Continuing Professional Development ("CPD") Scheme, Members and pupils in chambers will earn one CPD point for attending the EGM.
(6) For information on preferential hotel corporate rates secured by Bar Council, please refer to the current list, which can be downloaded from the scroll box located on the top right-hand section of the Malaysian Bar website, at www.malaysianbar.org.my.

Thank you.

Salim Bashir,
Chairman
Selangor Bar Committee.



 

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