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Report on All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Rides

Contributed by the Social, Arts & Culture Committee The Social, Arts & Culture Committee (SAC) of the Kuala Lumpur Bar, together with the Environment & Humanities Committee, very recently organised an event called the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Rides. Below is an excerpt from the journal of one of the organisers and participants on this event. Kg. Kemensah, Ulu Kelang, Aug 16 – Day of the ATV Rides event organised by the SAC. Location of the ATV park – Kg. Kemensah, Ulu Kelang. By Zuraifah Abd Rahman (committee member of the SAC) 17 people participated in this event which comprised of the members of the KL Bar together with their friends and family. There were also a group of people from Al-Jazeera English. 8.45 am – Met with those who do not know the way to the ATV Park at the parking lot next to the Bar Council building. Turns out most knew their way. 9.00 am – started out journey to the ATV Park . To get to the location, we took the exit to Zoo Negara from the MRR 2. Th

Cheque Presentation at Persatuan Dialisis Touch

Date: 22/08/09 Attendance: Lai Chee Hoe, Anand Ponnudurai, Chan Kit Kheong, Jessica Audrey Jeremiah Time: 10:20am Persatuan Dialisis Touch is a non-profit charitable Organisation established in 2006 to provide needy kidney failure patients with treatment at subsidized fees and to assist them to live normal lives. It also provides wholesome support and assistance to patient’s families. It also actively promotes the donation and transplantation of kidneys for the patients. Our arrival at Persatuan Dialisis Touch was warmly greeted by Mr Andrew Ng Yang Kuang (President), Ms Anne Tong (Vice- President) and other members of the Board of Management namely Mr William Wong Sang Lim, Miss Sue Ong, Mr Wong Chee Kong and Mr Jonny Ng Poh Ann. The Members of the Persatuan Dialisis Touch was kind enough to give a guided tour throughout the Centre. While touring around the Centre, we were given detailed explanation on how the Centre was being run, the Maintenance of the equipments, the numbers of

KL YLC report on Law Career Convention 2009 hosted by Kesatuan Penuntut Undang-Undang Malaysia di United Kingdom & Eire (KPUM)

Saturday, 22 nd June, Taylors College – The Kuala Lumpur Young Lawyers Committee (“KLYLC”) was invited to the KPUM-Taylor's Law School Law Career Convention 2009 hosted by Kesatuan Penuntut Undang-Undang Malaysia di United Kingdom & Eire ( KPUM) and Taylor ’s College on the 22 nd of August. The event took place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The convention saw the attendance of various large, law firms such as Zaid Ibrahim and Co., Shook Lin & Bok, Shearn Delamore, Skrine and the highly stylistic Lee Hishamuddin Allen and Gledhill whose booth consisted of an amazing array of IKEA-esque furniture The KLYLC was offered a room next to Shook Lin and Bok The KLYLC scheduled two main sessions. One session was a ‘mock interview and Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) advising’ session where members of KLYLC very graciously assisted graduates on how to be successful at interviews and how to write an unpretentious and non-superficial CV that does not cause potential employer’s to dry heave. The s

Report on the Visit to NACSCOM Setapak for Cheque Presentation

On 15.8.2009, the Kuala Lumpur Young Lawyers Committee (“KLYLC”) sent a team, led by Fam Yu Min to the Old Folks Home in Setapak run by the National Council of Senior Citizens Organisations Malaysia (“NACSCOM”) and officially handed over the proceeds collected from the Charity Night 2009 held on 3.7.2009. The team was accompanied by Richard Wee, Jessica Audrey Jeremiah and Melissa Dass. When they arrived at NACSCOM, they were greeted by Mr Tang who is the Home Manager of NACSCOM. Mr Tang has also taken the liberty to bring them around the premises and visit the residents in NACSCOM. After the short tour within the premises, Richard Wee, in his capacity as the Honorary Secretary of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee, presented the cheque to NACSCOM and Mr Tang was very glad with the amount collected and appreciative of the works of the KLYLC. After the cheque presentation, the team had drinks with Mr Tang. They then departed around 11.00am. Reported by: Jessica Audrey Jeremiah KL Bar YLC

Collection drive for the underprivileged children at Rainbow Home

Dear All, The Social, Arts and Culture Committee (“SAC”) is organising a non-monetary collection drive for the underprivileged children at Rainbow Home. Rainbow Home is located at No. 125, Jalan Pakis 2, Taman Fengrove, Cheras, 43200, Selangor, and currently houses about 7 girls and 18 boys aged between 2-16 years old. These children are either orphans or have been abandoned. At present, the Home requires the following items for the children:- 1) School exercise books, in particular, maths exercise books, 2) Canned food, flour, garlic, white and dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, 3) Rugs, 4) Brooms and mops, 5) Used or secondhand clothes, in particular for wearing at home e.g. shorts, singlets, etc (in reasonably good condition), 6) Diarrhoea, cough, flu, headache, wind, scabies medicine and first aid kits. The collection drive will commence on 21 st August 2009 up until 18 th September 2009. Please drop

YLC Seminar on An Introduction to Income Tax on 11.09.2009

Calling All Volunteer Lawyers of Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur) to attend the SUHAKAM Public Inquiry

Calling All Volunteer Lawyers of Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur) to attend the SUHAKAM Public Inquiry on the Arrest and Detention of 5 KL Legal Aid Lawyers - 14th to 16th August 2009 The Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (KL) wishes to inform all its volunteer lawyers that the SUHAKAM Public Inquiry on the Arrest and Detention of 5 KL Legal Aid Lawyers on 7th May 2009 will be held as follows: Date: 14, 15, 16 August 2009 (Fri, Sat & Sun) Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Venue: SUHAKAM Inquiry Room, Level 29, Menara Tun Razak, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur All volunteer lawyers are urged to attend the Public Inquiry to show support, as this Inquiry will have a serious impact on the Bar Council's legal aid services and programs in the country. Please do not hesitate to call Ms Sheena at 03-26913005/ 26932072 or email at at the LAC Secretariat if you need any further details. Looking forward to your presence. Thank you. Yours faithfully, Ravinder Singh Chairper

19th Sports Carnival - KL Bar vs Royal Selangor Club - 18, 23 to 25 July 2009

The recently completed 19th Sports Carnival between the KL Bar and the Royal Selangor Club saw both sides winning 4 games each and declared joint Champions for the Tan Sri Dato’ Harun Hashim Challenge Trophy. The KL Bar won at tennis, badminton, cricket and netball whilst the Royal Selangor Club emerged victorious in darts, soccer, hockey and billiards/pool. The End-of-Games Dinner and Prize-Giving was well attended. The Boat race was held during the dinner. Though a non-competitive event this year, it was closely fought and won by the Royal Selangor Club. Results of the Series were as follows: