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Sexual Harassment Awareness Series No. 4

Myth: Some people ask to be sexually harassed. They do this with how they dress, or how they act. They send "signals".

Reality: Being subjected to sexual harassment is a painful, difficult, and frequently traumatic experience. Defenses such as "she wore provocative clothes" and "she enjoyed it" are neither acceptable nor accurate.

Myth: If a person really wanted to discourage, or stop, sexual harassment, they could.

Reality: Often, the harasser is in a position to punish the recipient by withholding a promotion, giving a bad evaluation, or giving a low grade. In this society, men are known to rationalise their actions by saying that a women's "no" is really a "yes".  And often the harassment continues despite the victims's attempt to say "No" or stop the behaviour.

Myth: The seriousness of sexual harassment is exaggerated; most "harassment" is really minor, and involves harmless flirtation.

Reality: REAL sexual h…

KL Bar Futsal Competition - 8 June 2013

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Report on the Blood Donation Drive on 13 May 2013

With the assistance of the National Blood Bank, a Blood Donation Drive was held on 13 May 2013 at Level 2 of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at Jalan Duta. Members of the Bar, Court staff and members of the public nobly came forward to participate in this Blood Donation Drive. 

A total of 64 donors registered. Unfortunately, only 47 were eligible to donate. The 17 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 until the present.  A total of 47 units of blood were collected from the caring donors.

KLBC Activities Report for March and April 2013

1  March 2013 Reference Proceedings in Respect and Memory of Departed Members of the KL Bar A Reference in respect and memory of 6 departed members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar was held at the Kuala Lumpur High Court (NCC 6) on Friday, 1 March 2013  at 9:00 am. The Reference was presided by Y.A. Dato’ Mary Lim Thiam Suan. The departed members were Ng Fook Loy, Henry Lee Yee Lian, Mohd Alakhir Bin Brahim, Mohd Zahid Bin Abd Hamid, Lim Choon Wee and Augustine Christopher Nathan. Click here to peruse the speeches and memoriam booklet and here to view the photos.

6 March 2013 PDC Seminar on An Introduction to Islamic Banking in Malaysia: Syariah Concept in Islamic Banking Mohamed Ridza from Messrs Mohamed Ridza & Co presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 6 March 2013. The seminar was attended by 130 participants. The seminar covered the following areas, "Development of Islamic Banking in Malaysia", "The emergence of Islamic banks worldwide&quo…