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Report on the Young Professionals Night on 24.10.2009

It was that time of the year again, when young lawyers and pupils of the Bar gathered to build bridges with the professionals from the other fraternities. This year, the Kuala Lumpur Bar Young Lawyers Committee (“KL Bar YLC”) as well as IEM Young Engineers Section successfully organised on behalf of the Young Professional Alliances (YPA) The Young Professional Night on 24 th October 2009 at OM a Malaya café, Annexe Central Market. This event, being one of the most awaited events drew bumper turnouts of 185 tickets, attracting professionals from the KLYLC, Young Pharmacists, Young Engineers Society; and Young MAICSA Society. The night started at 7pm with the serving of a variety of food to snack on followed by a number of ice breaking games conducted by the Young Engineers. The organising committee is delighted and overwhelmed by the phenomenal success of the event! Professionals from each fraternity were seen exchanging business cards and sharing professional experiences. The n


Legal Positivism and the Nuances of Human Rights Implementation in Malaysia by Roger Chan Weng Keng This article explores some thoughts on the psychological, legal and political aspect of human rights implementation in Malaysia . While time and space do not allow a complete treatment it seeks to highlight the need to recognise some of the special features of human rights in relation to its implementation in Malaysia .. The position I am defending is Human Rights is not just a matter of pure law. Its tone, coloration and nature are varied and diverse. And that to some extent it must assume a status of being legally unenforceable to make its impact felt. While I focus here only on the right to freedom of assembly, my arguments would equally apply to other human rights issues as well. The Nature of Human Rights Discourse I shall begin with a not too unfamiliar scenario: a police officer in star-studded blue haranguing a crowd to disperse from a certain location in the city of Kual


Admission to the Bar in Kuala Lumpur 1 January - 31 March 2009 We congratulate and welcome the following members to the Bar:

SAC’s Collection drive for the Underprivileged

The Social, Arts and Culture Committee of the Kuala Lumpur Bar (“SAC”) recently held a non-monetary collection drive, which lasted for about a month, for the underprivileged children of Rainbow Home at No. 125, Jalan Pakis 2, Taman Fengrove, Cheras, 43200 Selangor. On 19 September 2009, members of SAC together with Mary Tan (Executive Secretary) and Melissa Linda Dass (Executive Officer) lugged bags and boxes of donated items (medicine, clothings, canned food, flour, etc) from the KL Bar Secretariat to the Home. At the Home, the children including a 7 year old boy, Ah Chung, who were all very excited with our arrival, helped to unload the items. We then spent some time talking to the children - one boy, Ah Sam, even showed us how to master the art of Rubik’s Cube. At the end of the visit, we bid our goodbyes to them, and all of us went home pleased and somewhat grateful to what we have. By Rachael Tan Sung Ling