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Malaysia-Managing GST and Accounting System Risks ( 7 April 2015 )

Managing GST and Accounting System Risks ( 7 April 2015 )
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                                                                 If this workshop does not relate to you, kindly assist to forward to the relevant people.

                        Managing GST and Accounting System Risks

                Date    :     7 April 2015 (Tuesday)
                Time   :     9.00 am - 5.00 pm
                Venue :     Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

   Sign up NOW to enjoy the early bird fee !

            
                  WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Ø  General Manager
Ø  CEO / CFO
Ø  Accountant
Ø  Finance Manager
Ø  Accounting staff
Ø  Business Entrepreneur
Ø  Tax Manager
Ø  Staff from operations, sales, logistics and administration


Budget 2014 has announced GST to be implemented on 1 April 2015. While the Accounts or Finance Department of your company will need to do more paperwork to be GST compliant, the implementation of GST will help many businesses to understand the importance of internal control and to comply with good corporate governance. For a start, the cost of doing business may increase and there is also a need for your accounting system to be changed.

CCH Executive Events presents a specially designed workshop to provide a comprehensive walkthrough of the knowledge in getting GST and Computerised Accounting System right from the start and to avoid costly GST mistakes. It will also give a clear insight into the major areas of concern on the business and accounting process and also assist you to be able to submit your GST return on time and the application for Special GST Schemes


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

ü  Mastering critical GST and Accounting concepts
ü  Understanding the Accounting and GST process
ü  Managing accounting and complex GST adjustments
ü  Hands on submission of GST 03 Return
ü  Performing monthly GST reconciliation
ü  Maintaining GST documentations and accounting records
ü  Understanding what constitutes "A Good Accounting System"
ü  Assist in fulfilling the conditions for application of GST Special Schemes


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

8.30am – 9.00am     Registration

9.00am – 10.30am    * Mastering Critical GST and Accounting Concepts
* Cash and Accrual Basis on Accounting and GST

10.30am – 11.00am Coffee / Tea Break

11.00am – 12.30pm * Understand the Accounting Process Difference Between Manual and Computerised Accounting System for GST
* Mastering Concept of Double Entries for GST
* GST Journal Entries

12.30pm –1.30pm Networking Lunch

1.30pm – 3.00pm     * Handling Complex GST Adjustments
* Maintaining GST Audit Evidence
* Understanding GST Tax Codes
* Familiarisation with GST Control Account, GST Analysis Report and GST 03 Return
* Performing GST Reconciliation

3.00pm – 3.30pm Coffee / Tea Break

3.30pm – 5.00pm     * Hands on GST Return and Submission
* What Constitutes a "Good Accounting System in Malaysia"
* Enhancing Your Accounting System to Be GST Compliant
* Question and Answer Session


WORKSHOP LEADER

Dr. Robin Chia
CEO of Robin Chia & Co, a member firm of GMN International

Dr. Robin Chia is currently the CEO of Robin Chia & Co, a member firm of GMN International. He is currently the Chairman and Technical Advisor of CCH RCCM GST Network in Malaysia and is also a Chartered Accountant in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and United Kingdom. He currently is an Adjunct Professor and Provincial Business Ambassador in the Republic of China. He specialises in tax and GST and possesses vast experience in dealing with the tax authorities over GST issues, rulings, audit and investigations on behalf of his clients. He also acts as an adviser of an IT and Business Consultancy Company specialising in ERP and Computerised Accounting System and also pioneered in reforming GST ready accounting system. He has undertaken numerous GST implementations for large and small enterprises and currently acts as a Financial Consultant for a Government Institution in Singapore.

Dr. Robin Chia is also a frequent guest speaker for many professional bodies within South East Asia and has also done extensive research on Accounting and Auditing Standards, Goods and Services Tax, Risk Management and Internal Audit, Corporate Fraud and Forensic Accounting. He has also been invited to speak with the government and other institutions in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Vietnam and has conducted numerous external training, seminars and workshops since 1996. Robin is currently advising and well sought after by many large companies in Malaysia on the implementation of GST.


WORKSHOP FEE  :                                                  

        EARLY BIRD FEE
CCH Executive Events Corporate Member/         
CCH Subscriber                                     :        RM 1,102.40
Non-Subscriber                                     :        RM 1,240.20

* Fee includes workshop materials, certificate of attendance, lunch and refreshments.


This workshop is HRDF claimable under the Skim Bantuan Latihan and to sign up, please complete the registration form attached and scan to e-mail back to me
or fax to 03-2026 2093.

Do contact me anytime for further clarification and assistance. 


Thanks & regards,

Sarah Abdullah
Senior Events Consultant 

Commerce Clearing House (M) Sdn Bhd
Level 26, Menara Weld
No. 76, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
D   :  +603 2024 8608
F    :  +603 2026 2093
E    :  sarah@cch.com.my






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Malaysia-Invitation to Westlaw Asia Launch Event - New and improved platform delivering Westlaw Malaysia

Invitation to Westlaw Asia Launch Event - New and improved platform delivering Westlaw Malaysia
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Malaysia-[MBar] Press Release | Hudud is Unconstitutional, Discriminatory and Divisive

[MBar] Press Release | Hudud is Unconstitutional, Discriminatory and Divisive







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Press Release
Hudud is Unconstitutional, Discriminatory and Divisive

The Malaysian Bar views with concern the passing of the Syariah Criminal Code (II) (1993) 2015 Enactment by the Kelantan State Legislature yesterday, in the Kelantan State Government's effort to implement hudud — the class of crimes prescribed under Syariah law — in the state of Kelantan. 
The Syariah Criminal Code (II) (1993) 2015 Enactment goes against the secular structure of our Federal Constitution, which does not envisage a theocratic Islamic state, or a parallel criminal justice system where Muslims and non-Muslims are subjected to unequal treatment before the law.
In Che Omar Bin Che Soh v Public Prosecutor [1988] 2 MLJ 55, the then- Supreme Court held that laws in Malaysia do not have to conform to Islamic principles, and confirmed that Malaysia is a secular state.  Thus, if hudud were brought into the criminal justice system, it would result in the importation of Islamic penal law into a secular system.  This would result in a rewriting of the Federal Constitution. 
Hudud is also inconsistent with the following provisions of the Federal Constitution:
(1) Article 5(1) of the Federal Constitution confers to all citizens the right to life or personal liberty, which cannot be deprived "save in accordance with law".  The word "law", as defined in Article 160(2) of the Federal Constitution, does not expressly mention Syariah as part of the definition of law; 
(2) Article 7(2) of the Federal Constitution protects against repeated trials of accused persons in criminal offences.  A Muslim person, who is tried and convicted for an offence under the Penal Code, may then be exposed to a second trial for the same offence and punished under hudud laws.  This would be in breach of Article 7(2); and
(3) Article 8(1) of the Federal Constitution guarantees equality before the law and equal protection of the law.  It has been reported that the Syariah Criminal Code (II) (1993) 2015 Enactment passed by the Kelantan State Assembly would be applicable only to Muslims.  This would offend Article 8(1), as it would result in divergent procedures, separate evidentiary rules and differing punishment being applicable to Muslims as compared to non-Muslims, in respect of criminal offences.  A Muslim offender would also face heavier punishment under hudud laws for the same offence, compared to a non-Muslim offender who is not subject to hudud laws.  Further, the hudud laws entrench, and result in, injustice and discrimination against women and this would be contrary to Article 8(2). 
In any event:
(1) The framers of our Federal Constitution never intended for there to be a dual criminal justice system — one at the federal level for non-Muslims and the other at the state level for Muslims. Criminal law and procedure, and the administration of justice, fall under the Federal List (i.e. 9th Schedule, List 1 (Para 4)), and are exclusively within the legislative competence of Parliament.  It is therefore a subject matter solely within the legislative jurisdiction and power of Parliament;
(2) Hudud is also beyond the legislative capacity of State Legislatures, as set out in the 9th Schedule, List 2 (Para 1) of the Federal Constitution.  The Federal Constitution only allows the States to enact laws to create offences by persons professing the religion of Islam against the precepts of Islam, and the respective punishments for such offences. These laws must be with regard to explicitly provided areas of "Islamic law and personal and family law". There is nothing in the State List that allows for the enactment and implementation of any form of criminal law including hudud, nor is this permitted under the jurisdiction and power of the State Legislatures;
(3) The scope of the punishments for offences against the precepts of Islam must be conferred by Federal law. The Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 provides that the Syariah Courts in all States shall not exercise jurisdiction "in respect of any offence punishable with imprisonment for a term exceeding three years or with any fine exceeding five thousand ringgit or with whipping exceeding six strokes or with any combination thereof."  Hence, the penalties that the Syariah Courts can mete out are clearly circumscribed, and do not include the punishments provided under hudud; and
(4) There can be no replication of any of the offences within any Federal law with a different degree of punishment only for Muslims.  Further, these laws, if enacted, must themselves be consistent with fundamental liberties guaranteed to all citizens, including Muslims, under Part II of the Federal Constitution.
The passing of the Syariah Criminal Code (II) (1993) 2015 Enactment by the Kelantan State Assembly yesterday demonstrates the State Legislature's indifference and disregard for our constitutional scheme. The Malaysian Bar calls upon the Kelantan State Assembly to respect and abide by the Federal Constitution, and repeal the Syariah Criminal Code (II) (1993) 2015 Enactment immediately.

Steven Thiru
President
Malaysian Bar

20 March 2015

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Malaysia-Seminar on Family Law (31 Mar 2015)

Seminar on Family Law (31 Mar 2015)






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Malaysia-[ADV] New and improved platform delivering Westlaw Malaysia - invitation to Westlaw Asia launch event

[ADV] New and improved platform delivering Westlaw Malaysia - invitation to Westlaw Asia launch event






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Come celebrate with us as we launch the new and improved Westlaw Malaysia, an online legal research service where you get both local and regional legal information across Asia in one single platform - Westlaw Asia.

What's New?

1. Improved Legislation service
2. Larger Commentary collection
3. New cross jurisdictional search
4. UK Common Law Library now available

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Join us at the launch reception event on 27 March 2015 as we show you the beauty and simplicity of the new Westlaw Malaysia taking your knowledge and experience to a different level followed by a networking reception.

Register now as seats are limited.
Registration closes on 23 March.

 
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Attendees to the launch event will be eligible for a special offer of 14 months for the price of 12 months* on any new subscription on Westlaw Asia including
Westlaw Malaysia.

Sweet & Maxwell Book voucher worth RM 50**
(valid on Books and ProView eBooks)


For existing Westlaw subscribers:
Malaysian White Book eBook on ProView for only
RM500 (60% discount).

Sweet & Maxwell Book voucher worth RM 50**
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Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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