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Friday, 13 July 2018

KLBC Activities Report for June 2018

2 to 3 June 2018
YLC Retreat
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, the retreat, a team-building and mission-setting activity where the new members were to ideate and decide on the plan for the year, was held at Grand Ion Delemen Hotel, Genting Highlands, Pahang on 2 and 3 June 2018.  It was attended by 36 participants. 

11 June 2018
Iftar at Eat x Dignity
In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadhan, the KLBC organised a Buka Puasa event with underprivileged children on 11 June 2018 at Eat X Dignity. 25 children from Yayasan Chow Kit attended the event, generously sponsored by members of the Bar and well-wishers. Everyone had an enjoyable time. KLBC also managed to collect a small contribution for the Dignity for Children Foundation whose aim is to establish a world-class community-based education programme and several integrated social transformational training enterprises. The Foundation strives to be a leading hub for transformational education, community work and research in ASEAN by rallying the community to join them on their transformative journey.

20 June 2018
Pupils Introduction Session
A monthly tradition, the June’s Pupils Introduction Session was held on 20 June 2018. The session, attended by 87 pupils, was led by Foong Cheng Leong. 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. The other executive committee members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions.

Also included in the Pupils Introduction Session was a session on “Diversity & Inclusion” which experimental module was launched in the December 2017 Pupils Introduction Session. The session was conducted by Betty Yeoh from AWAM and KLBC Chairman Goh Siu Lin.

26 June 2018
Seminar on Anti-Fake News Act
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Brian Lew Khai Loon and Imaduddin Suhaimi at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 42 participants and covered, amongst others, "The Inception of AFNA"; "Anti-Fake News Act 2018"; "Salient features of AFNA"; "What exactly is “Fake News”?"; "§4 offences"; "Example offences under AFNA"; "Other offences under AFNA"; "Extra-territorial effect of AFNA"; "Penalties and defences"; "§ 8A Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984"; "Elements of the offence"; "Penalties and defences"; "§ 211 and § 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988"; "The differences between § 211 and § 233"; "Judicial treatment of offences under these provisions"; "Defamation Act 1957 and the Tort of Defamation"; "What is “defamatory”?"; "Defences"; "Civil remedies"; "Concurrent proceedings"; "Liability"; "The “publisher” according to the Evidence Act 1950"; "The requirement of publishing"; "Liability of directors and/or employers"; and "Best Practices".

28 June 2018
Seminar on Updates to the Companies Act 2016
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Wong Tat Chung at the KL Bar Auditorium from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 79 participants. The seminar covered the Companies Act 2016: The after effects and the relevant subsidiary legislation.

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