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KLBC Activities Report For February 2021

3 February 2021
How To Spot Riba’ In A Sale Based Financing
Organised by the Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee, this webinar was presented by Syed Adam Alhabshi via Zoom Webinar from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The webinar covered, amongst others, “What is Riba’ and what are the types of Riba’”; “Some rationale why is Riba’ prohibited”; “How to spot Riba’ in a sale based product in Islamic finance”; and “What needs to be done if there is Riba’ in a sale based product in Islamic finance”. We had 28 participants.

5 February 2021
A Beginners Guide To Conducting A Section 39B Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 Trial
Organised by the Criminal Law Practice Committee, this webinar was presented by Datuk N. Sivananthan via Zoom webinar from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The webinar covered, amongst others, “Taking proper instructions – Asking the right questions”; “Planning and Preparation – Thinking out of the box”; “Defence Strategy – The key to success and the need for an Alcontara notice”; and “Facts first, Law second – How cases are usually decided and the use of Presumptions”. We had 90 participants.

6 February 2021
Pupillage And The Remuneration Dilemma: A Dialogue On The Challenges And Practicality Of Implementing A Minimum Remuneration For Pupils-in-Chambers
Organised by the Young Lawyers Committee, this dialogue session was held via KLYLC FB Page from 11:00am to 12:30pm. The panellists were Steven Thiru, Anand Raj, Azira binti Aziz, Jason Yong and Nirvan Gopala Krishnan. It was moderated by Talitha Shim. Click here to watch the video.

24 February 2021
Pupils Introduction Session
The Pupils Introduction Session in February was held online via Zoom. Led by Rajsurian Pillai, the session was attended by 85 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 Firdaus Husni, Chief Human Rights Strategist (MCCHR) and Jasmine Wong, a member of the KLBC Gender Equality and Diversity Committee.

25 February 2021
29th Annual General Meeting Of The Kuala Lumpur Bar
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the imposition of the Movement Control Order, this year’s Annual General Meeting was conducted virtually via an online platform. The Office-Bearers of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee for 2021/22 elected at the AGM were: Chairman – Vivekananda Sukumaran; Committee members – Nizam Bashir, Collin Arvind Andrew, Alvin Oh Seong Yew, Jacky Loi Yap Loong, Nimalan Devaraja, Terrence Lee Rohui, Lim Yin Faye, Thulasy Suppiah, Rajsurian Pillai and Shugan Raman. Harleen Kaur (Leena) was elected as the KL Bar’s Representative on the Bar Council. It was also confirmed at the AGM that the subscription for the year 2021 was to remain at RM125.00 per member.

26 February 2021
Q&A Session On Share Sale Transactions
Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this interactive webinar was conducted by Daniel Tan. It was held via Zoom Meeting from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We had 73 participants.