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KLBC Activities Report For August 2020

20 July to 7 August 2020
Sexual Harassment Awareness Campaign

Co-organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee, this campaign was initiated due to the influx of articles and posts on social media on sexual harassment and the call by many members for a positive step to be taken by the legal fraternity to combat sexual harassment to make working spaces safe and respectful. The Campaign was extended from 30 July 2020 to 7 August 2020 to allow more Firms to sign the Pledge Form.


4 August 2020
Q&A Session on Contractual Disputes

Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this interactive webinar was conducted by Yudistra Darma Dorai and Lavinia Kumaraendran. It was held via Zoom Meeting from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. We had 26 participants.




5 August 2020
Pupils Introduction Session

The Pupils Introduction Session in August was held online via Zoom. Led by Rajsurian Pillai, the session was attended by 60 pupils. The purpose of the Pupils Introduction 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.

Also included in the said Pupils Introduction Session was a session on “Diversity & Inclusion” which aim was to educate and create awareness among the pupils on, inter alia, issues related to gender sensitisation, sexual harassment and unconscious bias. The session was conducted by Amanda Kong Hwei Zhen of Community Advocate for PWDs at the Make It Right Movement (MIRM) and Thulasy Suppiah.

8 August 2020
YLC Night School: Opinion Writing

Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this webinar was presented by Vince Chong and moderated by Abigail Cheah. The webinar was held via Zoom Webinar from 8:15 pm to 9:30 pm. We had 75 participants.




11 August 2020
Islamic Banking

Organised by Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, this webinar was presented by Syed Adam Alhabshi via Zoom Webinar from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The webinar covered, amongst others, “The Philosophical Foundations of Islamic Finance”; “Basic Prohibitions in Islam related to Islamic Finance”; and “Ethics in Islamic Financial Services”. We had 63 participants.

12 August 2020
Q&A Session on Employment Law

Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this interactive webinar was conducted by Muhendaran Suppiah and moderated by Sathish Ramachandran. It was held via Zoom Meeting from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. We had 49 participants.


14 August 2020
Q&A Session on Medical Negligence

Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this interactive webinar was conducted by Karthi Kanthabalan and Nurulhuda Mansor. It was held via Zoom Meeting from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. We had 35 participants.




19 August 2020
What are the Statutory Duties of Developer / JMB / MC?

Organised by the Corporate & Conveyancing Committee, this webinar was presented by Lai Chee Hoe from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm via Zoom webinar. We had 125 participants.

27 August 2020
Q&A Session on The Impact of Covid-19 Legislation on Construction Industry

Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this interactive webinar was conducted by Choon Hon Leng. It was held via Zoom Meeting from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. We had 33 participants.




27 August 2020
No Persons With Disabilities Left Behind: Overcoming The Challenges Faced By Persons With Disabilities In Malaysia In 2020

Organised by the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee, this webinar was presented by YB Senator Ras Adiba Radzi, Muhamad Nadhir Bin Abdul Nasir, Anit Kaur Randhawa and Mary Chen and moderated by Meera Samanther. We were also joined by two sign language interpreters, Goh Soo Leng and Samuel. The webinar was held via the KLYLC FB Page from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Click here to watch the video.

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