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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

KLBC Activities Report for February 2016

16 February 2016
PDC Forum on Practising Abroad (China)
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Will J. S. Fung on 16 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The forum was attended by 32 participants.

  
17 February 2016
PDC Seminar for Lawyers on You And Tax
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Lim Kien Chai on 17 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 20 participants.


18 February 2016
Pupils Introduction Session
As a monthly tradition organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for February was held on 18 February 2016. The session, attended by 74 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan and assisted by Dinesh Muthal and Yoges Verasuntharam. The purpose of the session is to introduce pupils to the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. Like previous sessions, the pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.


19 February 2016
Reference Proceedings (1)
Two Reference Proceedings were held this year for 19 departed members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar. The first one was held on Friday, 19 February 2016 at 9:00 am and presided by Y.A. Datuk Hanipah Binti Farikullah and was in respect and memory of Dato’ Choong Phooi Ying, Adri Amrul bin Ariffin, Juriyah @ Juraiyah binti Jamaludin, Satgurunathan Nagalingam, Dato’ Wan Nik bin Wan Ismail, Balakisnan Appalanaido, Ravi Muniandy, Alexis Diana a/p Alexander Gerald and Ameenuddin bin Mohamed Ibrahim. Click here to peruse the Memoriam Booklet. Click here to view the photos.


19 February 2016
YLC Seminar on Defamation Laws in Malaysia
Organised by the KLBC Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), this seminar was presented by Alwin Rajasurya on 19 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 37 participants. The scope of the seminar was as follows: "What is a defamatory statement?"; "Libel and Slander"; "Innuendos"; "Publication"; "Damages"; and "Defences".


19 February 2016
Visit and Handover of Reading Materials to the Sungai Buloh Prison
Organised by the KLBC Criminal Practice Committee (CPC), the month-long campaign to collect reading materials was held from 7 September to 7 October 2015 and it brought in over 1,000 books and magazines for the inmates in the Sungai Buloh Prison.  On 19 February 2016, CPC joined forces with LexisNexis Malaysia Sdn Bhd which held their own Book Drive, to hand over the reading materials to the Sungai Buloh Prison.  


24 February 2016
PDC-AWL Activist Series on Feminist Perspective Of Law
Jointly organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC) and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), this seminar was presented by Meera Samanther on 24 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 11 participants.


25 February 2016
24th Annual General Meeting of the Kuala Lumpur Bar
The 24th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Kuala Lumpur Bar scheduled for 2:00 pm kicked off with a Forum on the Evolution of CPD conducted by Richard Wee Thiam Seng and Santhi Latha. The office-bearers of the KLBC for 2016/17 elected at the AGM were: Chairman - Ravin Singh; Committee members - Goh Siu Lin, Amir Bahari, Harleen Kaur (Leena), Foong Cheng Leong, Khaizan Sharizad binti Ab Razak (Sherrie), Alex Anton Netto, Shashi Devan Thalmalingam, Vinu Kamalananthan, Jacky Loi Yap Loong and Alwin Rajasurya. Jeremiah R. Gurusamy was elected as the KL Bar’s Representative to the Bar Council. Click here to view the photos.


26 February 2016
Reference Proceedings (2)
The second Reference Proceeding, also presided by Y.A. Datuk Hanipah binti Farikullah, was held on Friday, 26 February 2016 at 9:00 am and was in respect and memory of Datuk Leong Tang Chong, Dato’ Abdullah bin Ngah, Vincent Tan Zhi Chao, Mohd Hazzan bin Md Pauzi, Asbir Kaur Sangha, Shamsuflan Shamsuddin bin Alias, Mohd Nashir bin Hussin, Yip Fook Thai, Satthiyasilan a/l S.A. Shamugam and Ajit Kumar Hastir. Click here to peruse the Memoriam Booklet. Click here to view the photos.


26 February 2016
PDC-AWL Activist Series on Refugee Law and UNHCR Process in Malaysia for Lawyers
Jointly organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC) and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), this seminar was presented by Anna Cara and Deepa Nambiar from Asylum Access on 26 February 2016 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 25 participants.



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