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Communications and Multimedia CMCF of Malaysia (Forum Kandungan Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia)

The Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (CMCF) is an independent self- regulatory body set up via the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA’98) in 2001 and operates under the auspices of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Designated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission on 29 March 2001, the CMCF is made up of six 'Ordinary' member categories, namely - Advertisers, Audiotext Hosting Service Providers, Broadcasters, Civic Groups, Content Creators/Distributors and Internet Access Service Providers.The CMCF governs content by self-regulation in line with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Content Code (Content Code) which is a set of industry guidelines for the usage and/or dissemination of content via the electronic networked medium for public consumption.The Content Code is enforced by the CMCF and it sets out the guidelines and procedures for good practice and standards of content disseminated o…

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Admission to the Bar in Kuala Lumpur
1 January - 31 January 2010
We congratulate and welcome the following members to the Bar:
Lee En Dian Hazwan Bin Hassan Mohd Daud Bin Mat Din Khoo Nee Jian Yap Mong Jay Kong Teng Mun @ Jason Kong Yoon Ching Yoong Liew Hong Yi Shameetha a/p Vasavan Hasfarena Binti Berahim Syed Mohd Dzahir Bin Syed Abdul Razak Justine Shahirah Binti Ghazali Norhajatul Saidah Binti Md Said Ng Kian Nam Zarina Binti N K Moideen Kutty Hazwani Binti Naim Sharifah Muhaymin Bt Abd Khalib Siti Aisyah Binti Abu Bakar Teh Tai Sheng Chan Veevern Norazihah Binti Asmuni Choo Yee Leng Gomathy a/p Balasupramaniam Muhammad Al-Farabi Bin Jantan Aizura Binti Abdul Latif Hung Kian Hoong Nurlizahani Binti Mohd Alang Abd Hakim Amir Bin Ahmad Nordin Nor Azmawati Binti Abdul Aziz Naren Anand Gill Kanagarajah a/l A David Juriah Binti Robason Deborah Wong Chin Lee Teoh Alvare Noor Aida Binti Aminshah Hong Cho Yaw Goik Kenngee Chan Yi May

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary & Deer Land Park

On 23.01.2010, the Kuala Lumpur Bar Environmental Law and Humanities Committee organised a study trip to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and DeerLandPark. The members of the Bar as well as their friends and family members had taken part in this informative trip. The 36 participants had gathered at the Kuala Lumpur Sentral station as early as 9.00am and had begun their journey at 10.00am thereafter.

Participants reached their first destination, DeerLandPark at 11.30am. Throughout the visit at DeerLandPark the participants were guided by the keeper of the said Park. The participants were given the opportunity to get closer with the animals there, such as Deer, Wild Cats, Python, Bear, and many other protected and exotic species. Feeding the Deers, taking pictures with the Bear as well as holding the Python was the most memorable occasion that was enjoyed by the participants and indeed was a new experience for many of them.
Around 1.30pm, the participants continued their journey to the…

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Judicial Review as anAlternative Remedy to the Customs Appeal Tribunal[1] byDatuk D.P. Naban & S. Saravana Kumar


1.IntroductionThe Customs Appeal Tribunal was introduced in 2007 through an amendment to the Customs Act 1967 (“CA 1967”). Section 141B of the CA 1967[2] establishes the Customs Appeal Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) to hear appeals from taxpayers who are aggrieved by the decision of the Director General of Customs. Prior to the establishment of the Tribunal, such appeals were heard by the Minister of Finance[3]. If taxpayers are dissatisfied with the Minister’s decision, they may then appeal to the High Court by way of judicial review.
This article examines whether taxpayers may proceed directly to the High Court by way judicial review if they are dissatisfied with the Director General of Customs’ decision. In other words, can taxpayers proceed directly to the High Court despite the existence of the Tribunal or is the Tribunal the first avenue of appeal in respect of any appeal…