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Environmental and Humanities Committee (EHC) of Kuala Lumpur Bar Organised Turtle Hatchlings Release At Cherating

On this day, 17th July 2010, the Environmental and Humanities Committee (EHC) took a big step in environmental conservation. They organised a trip to the Turtle Sanctuary at Cherating to see first hand problems surrounding the possible extinction of a reptilian species still roaming the face of the Earth- the turtles. The presence of 36 participants was involved in this mission, comprising mainly of lawyers from the EHC.
The existence of the turtle can be traced back to the Jurassic Era. It could have survived the end-Permian extinction, the greatest mass extinction in fossil history. But why should we bother about the turtle? Turtles are one of the very few creatures that eat a type of vegetation called sea grass that grows on the ocean floor. In so doing, sea grasses are kept short to remain healthy. Beds of healthy sea grass are essential breeding grounds for many species of fish and other marine life. The absence or decline of healthy sea grass beds would mean a loss or decline of …

20th KL Bar v RSC Sports Carnival 08 and 10 July 2010

Last year, the KL Bar and Royal Selangor Club (“RSC”) were joint Champions in this Annual Sports Carnival Series. This year, they were once again declared joint Champions with both sides winning 3 games each and drew at 1 game. The KL Bar won at badminton, cricket, netball whilst the Royal Selangor Club emerged victorious in soccer, hockey and billiards/pool. They drew at tennis. The End-of-Games Dinner and Prize-Giving was well attended. The Boat race was held during the dinner. Though a non-competitive event, it was closely fought and won by the Royal Selangor Club. The scores were as follows:GameWinnerScoreCricketKL Bar1 runNetballKL Bar40-27BadmintonKL Bar3-2

A Dirty Affair at SPCA

Looking at lawyers in their sombre black-and-white power suits walking up the steps of the Court defending justice for fellow human beings, one would never have thought that beneath the serious facade lies a big soft spot in their hearts for their little furry friends too!


The KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee (KLYLC) in wanting to provide more avenues for legal eagles to give back to society, formed an Ad Hoc Animal Welfare Committee earlier this year and a visit to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on 5th June 2010 soon materialised. The SPCA is an animal welfare organisation that aims to protect defenseless animals and to alleviate their suffering. The objective was to raise awareness amongst lawyers in respect of animal welfare.
Lawyers who participated in this visit were soon smelling less than pleasant as the day began with assisting SPCA’s staffs with its routine activities. It was a touching sight as plenty of excitement was soon generated amongst the ani…

A day with the Young Lawyers - KDU on 26.02.2010

26.6.2010-The External Liaison Committee ("ELC"), a committee under the purview of the Kuala Lumpur Young Lawyers Committee ("KLYLC") embarked on its yearly visit when the volunteering lawyers visited the new KDU College ("KDU") campus at 76, Jalan University, Petaling Jaya. We were informed that the new campus now houses the School of Business and Law and that the batch of students attending the talk that morning was generally the first batch of students from the January 2010 intake.Primarily the objectives of the visits, is to ideally manage the expectation of the students planning to carve out a career in the legal industry thus the volunteer lawyers attending the workshop were tasked with giving advice, insights and likewise sharing their experience with the students. All volunteers were eager to share talks with all the fresh-faced, 40 plus participating students who attended that morning. The session started off with a short welcoming speech deliver…

A Spicy Event: - The KL Bar Young Lawyer’s Committee (KL Bar YLC) Charity Night 2010

The most anticipated annual event returned with the theme “Still Legally Talented – Too Legit to Quit” held on 2July 2010 at Gosh! Asian Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur that witnessed the legally talented in showcasing their skills in singing, acting, and dancing in ten performances throughout the night. Guests started to fill in the venue from 7.00 p.m. and the event officially started at 8.15 p.m. when our emcees, Cara and Joseph, called for the guests’ attention to the stage and welcomed our performers on stage to kick off the night. The emcees continuously encouraged guests to donate throughout the night.First up was “Staircase Wit” (represented by Sudesh Singh, Aaron Mathews, David Dinesh Matthew and Chryshantini Niles from Shook Lin & Bok) with their comedy sketch/monologue. Suffice to say, they managed to get the crowd in fits of laughter. This was followed by “Chord Cases”, a group of 7 talented vocalists, who showcased a soulful accappella performance (thanks to Lydia from Lee…

DiGi: THANK YOU FOR HAVING US AT THE YLC KL BAR CHARITY NIGHT

Dear KL Bar Members, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US AT THE YLC KL BAR CHARITY NIGHTWe at DiGi Business surely enjoyed being with you last Friday at the YLC KL Bar Charity Night. Your charitable and fun spirit was indeed a sight to behold! In that same spirit, we’re confident that DiGi Business can really add value to your everyday activities, especially with our special promotions dedicated to KL Bar members.Why not take a moment to share this information with your colleagues and partners. What’s in it for you?More SAVINGS, subscribe to DiGi Business and call your KL Bar buddies for absolutely FREE!More FREE, subscribe before 31st July 2010, and you’re entitled for a FREE BlackBerry Curve 8250 with our Biz 100 and DG Smart Plan combo.More CONVENIENCE, subscribe to DiGi whilst maintaining your existing number when you join the KL BAR Community now.More HAPPENING, be a fan on http://www.facebook.com/DiGiBusiness?ref=ts for more updates on DiGi’s promos and happenings. Email us now at klbarenqui…

Bank Negara Malaysia’s Proposed Revamp of the Third Party Bodily Injury and Death (TPBID) Scheme

Bank Negara Malaysia’s Proposed Revamp of the Third Party Bodily Injury and Death (TPBID) Scheme

ARE YOU AWARE...
Under the present system, motorists take either the comprehensive or 3rd party motor insurance policy. In the event of an accident, the exposure to claims under a third party policy resulting in injury or death is unlimited.Under the new scheme, the basic cover only offers limited coverage. Additional coverage would require additional top up with additional premiums.Failure to purchase an adequate top up policy may result in the policy holder being personally liable to compensate accident victims.Government is supposed to be a co-insurer in the new scheme managed by a new company code named 'NEWCO'! Is this another GLC? What would it cost the tax payer?How will justice and compensation be delivered under the new fault based scheme if the Courts are excluded?Click here to peruse the Discussion Paper by Bank Negara Malaysia and here for the Bar Council’s Memorandum.

KL BAR BLOOD DONATION DRIVE ON 28.06.2010

On 28.06.2010, the KL Bar Social Arts & Culture Committee with the assistance of the National Blood Bank organised a Blood Donation Drive at Level 2, Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. Members of the Bar as well as Court staff, policemen and members of the public came forward to participate in this Blood Donation Drive.
The Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee, Mr. Anand Ponnudurai was the first to arrive but unfortunately he could not donate his blood due to the reason being that he had lived in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996. There were 50 donors registered but only 37 could donate. 13 were rejected because they were either underweight, having high blood pressure or low blood pressure or had lived in the United Kingdom from 1980 till 1996 or in Europe between 1980 and now. A total of 37 units of blood were collected from the caring donors.A big thank you to all those who donated their blood at this Blood Donation Drive and not forgetting those w…

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Admission to the Bar in Kuala Lumpur
1 June - 30 June 2010
We congratulate and welcome the following members to the Bar:
Chua Ei Ming Norul Intan Bt Mohamad Mahani Khairunnisa Binti Khalid Nurul Aimee Binti Zulkefli Ang Yong Chiang Hazwan Shafie Bin Mohd Zulkifli Shah Minan Bin Ariff @ Hussin Josephine Chin Fong Leng Ooi Weng Swan Goh Wei Lee Lim Poh Ling Mohamad Nor Fazli Bin Adnan Yeo Soo Peng Widaad Binti Mohd Azzat Nur Akmal Ashikin Binti Azmi Lee Kah Feei Shaifuddin Bin Mat Sulong Fairuz Izwan Bin Mohmmad Jari Ng Aik Kee Ong Jen Ling Wan Adam Al-Baqir Bin Mohd Nordin Emmy Hazwani Binti Jamil Sareena Yanti Binti Hassan Sabri Siti Khadijah Binti Abd Malek Yap Yoon Jan Mohd Amirudin Bin Mohamad Syamimi Farhana Binti Muhammad A Aziz Lee Tuck Hau Darren Malis Isik Ak Jefferson Wan Norizzati Binti Wan Idris Barvina a/p Punnusamy Shazana Binti Shaharudin Natasha Amiera Binti Mohd Gaffar Kewinder Singh Malhi a/l Darshan Singh Anisah Binti Mohamed Husan Selladurai a/l Thanjong Tuan Zunairah B…

Charity Night Auditions on 19.06.2010

The KL Bar Auditorium was abuzz with talent on 19 June 2010 when auditions were held for the upcoming KL Bar Charity Night 2010. The ‘presiding judges’ were Seira Sacha, Siti Shahrom, Melissa Sasidaran and Christine Ooi.First up was Judy from Zaid Ibrahim & Co., who sang Alicia Keys’s “If I Ain’t Got You”, unplugged, for the judges. It was a teaser of what would be a band performance on the actual Night together with the band Thin Izzy.Next was KK Mak from Gooi & Azura, who did a dance routine titled “Lov MJ” consisting of Michael Jackson and breakdance moves. It was a high-octane performance, to the background of a cool medley of dance beats.Then came Chord Cases, an a capella group, one of whom is a pupil at Lee & May. The awesome singing in perfect harmony raised goosebumps among the judges.After that, Wake Up For Eight Thirty from Cheah Teh & Su came on to perform “Buses and Trains” by Bachelor Girl and “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. Albeit an unplugged performan…