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KLBC Activities Report for August 2013

1 August 2013 PDC Seminar on An Introduction to Arbitration Choon Hon Leng from Messrs Raja, Darryl and Loh presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3.00pm on 1 August 2013. The seminar was attended by 26 participants. The seminar covered the following areas: "How does arbitration work?", "When and why do you go for arbitration?", "Drafting an arbitration clause", "Commencing an arbitration", "Conducting an arbitration" and "Enforcing and challenging an arbitral award".
2 August 2013 KL Bar Monthly Social Get-together Close to 20 lawyers attended the August Monthly Social Get-together on 2 August 2013 at D'Balcony @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas. There was good interaction and camaraderie between the lawyers.

5 August 2013 Pupils Introduction Session Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for August was held on 5 August 2013. The session, attended by 43 pupils, was led by Vin…

Section 130 Personal Data Protection Act, 2010, Offences

by Sabrina Mohamed Hashim
Section 130 (1) PDPA, states that it is a criminal offence:
(1) for a person to knowingly or recklessly without the consent of the data user collect or disclose personal data that is held by the data user;
(2) for a person to knowingly or recklessly without the consent of the data user procure the disclosure to another person of personal data that is held by the data user.
Hence, if your organization collects personal data legally from the individuals but your employee discloses or procures the disclosure to a third party without your consent for monetary gain or otherwise then your employee has committed an offence pursuant to Section 130.
Under Sections 130 (4) and 130 (5) PDPA, a person who sells or offers to sell personal data commits an offence. For purposes of understanding Section 130 (5), placing an advertisement indicating personal data is or may be for sale is an offer to sell.
Employees who sell personal data during the course of his employment or …

Sexual Harassment Awareness Series No. 7

7 Tips to Prevent Sexual Harassment at WorkBy Aditi Mukherji on July 26, 2013 
Excerpts  from: http://blogs.findlaw.com/free_enterprise/2013/07/7-tips-to-prevent-sexual-harassment-at-work.html

Figuring out how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace may be overwhelming and uncomfortable, but it certainly beats landing in middle of a lawsuit.

An example in the news: the San Diego mayor's sexual harassment scandal. As more alleged victims step forward, employers may want to take a more critical look at their own actions, their employees' actions, and their workplace policies.

Here are seven tips to help prevent sexual harassment at work:
Craft a strong anti-harassment policy. Your comprehensive employee anti-harassment policy should include sections about discrimination and harassment, the process for reporting harassment, and the disciplinary measures for harassment. Have workers and managers sign off on it after they've read it, and perhaps even p…

ARTICLE: Start-ups, get your house in order

by Foong Cheng Leong

WHEN I was in high school, I invested a few thousand ringgit on a web-hosting company operated by a ‘friend.’ Unfortunately, the web-hosting company didn't materialise and I never saw my money again, nor the ‘friend.’ In fact, there was no such web-hosting company!

That was my first failed investment. Looking back, I realised that the investment was purely done by trust. I did not do any background check on the company or even the ‘friend.’

But years later, I was approached by a stranger (at that time) to help his start-up by providing my services to him, in return for shares in his company. I did not invest a single ringgit. I am glad to report that the start-up is doing well, with offices around South-East Asia and other parts of the world.

Today’s column sets out some tips before opening your start-up for funding.

Before you think about attracting investors, you need to get your house in order. Prudent investors would usually do an in-depth due diligence of…

KLBC Activities Report for July 2013

2 July 2013
PDC Seminar on The Torrens System and Equitable Principles SY Kok presented the seminar which was held at the KL Bar Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 2 July 2013. The seminar was attended by 69participants. The seminar covered the following areas "What are the different types of interests in land?", "Can contractual rights be protected?", "Does a purchaser need to look behind the register to discover ‘hidden’ rights and interests?", "What is the role of caveats within the Torrens system?" and "How do civil law legislation in various jurisdictions affect the reception of common law and equitable principles to land matters?".

3 July 2013 Pupils Introduction Session Organised by the KL Bar Pupils Welfare Committee, the introduction session for July was held on 3 July 2013. The session, attended by 60 pupils, was led by Ravin Singh. Pupils were briefed on the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the KL Bar, the election to both the Bar Counci…