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The Pupils Committee organised another hike with 11 participants on 25 July 2015 to Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) to experience the cold waters of Chilling Waterfalls. The name Chilling Waterfalls is a dead giveaway of what was to be expected of the water temperature. We began our journey, which took more than an hour, at 6:15 am from Jalan Duta Court. The drive passed scenic views of the Selangor Dam in KKB shortly before we reached the starting point of our hike. Unfortunately, we had just missed the sunrise. When we arrived at the entrance of the hike to Chilling Waterfalls we were greeted by the loud sound of water gushing through the streams along the walking path. However, to our dismay, the Park Ranger told us that the water level at the waterfalls had risen sharply due to a heavy downpour the night before and some streams were now unpassable. We were told to wait for the water level to subside by at least two feet,  before we could commence our hike. We decided to wait and see i

KLBC Activities Report for July 2015

1 July 2015 PDC Seminar on Goods and Services Tax: Some Issues Arising on Implementation Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Dr. Arjunan Subramaniam on 1 July 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The seminar was attended by 97 participants. The seminar covered the following topics: "Registration; Sales of Commercial land, is there GST?”; “Must or can a purchaser of Commercial land register for GST?”; “When can a purchaser of Commercial land recover input tax incurred?”; “Land Transactions”; “When is land “goods” and when “services”?”; “Tax consequence of the difference in concept: Joint Venture in land; development – Issues and Analysis”; “Is SOHO exempt as residential premises?”; “Is rent from service apartment subject to GST: Meaning of “residential”?”; “The Gift Rule and GST Implications; Purchase of houses and gifts”; “Paragraph 5(1), First Schedule, Goods and Services Tax Act 2014: Implication

Visit to the Pusat Jagaan Baitul Amal

Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) was established in 2011 to assist members of the community, particularly children, with the hope of giving the children of Chow Kit a chance to escape the harsh realities of street life. YCK provides and supports through various programmes and services alike, a safe house called Pusat Jagaan Baitul Amal Petaling Jaya (“Home”). The KLBC Young Lawyers Committee organised a visit to the home located in Petaling Jaya on 26 July 2015 to have a small Hari Raya celebration with the children residing there. The home currently houses about eight children ranging from the ages of 2 to 11 years old and they are well taken care of by a small team of caretakers and a part-time resident cook. The children staying at the safe home came mainly from broken homes, were subjected to neglect or abuse, and/or single parent households who are poor and unable to support themselves and their child.  We arrived at the home at about 10:00 am and the children were all beautifully