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2018 Sijil Annual and Practising Certificate Application Click the link above for details on applying for your SAPC 2018. All applications must be made online only. No hard copy documents allowed. Submit your application online, now.

Special court to hear child sex abuse cases to be set up in every state

Tribute and Launch of The Legal Lion of the Commonwealth, KL (10 Dec 2017) A book launch in honour of the late Tan Sri Eusoffe Abdoolcader, "The Legal Lion of the Commonwealth: Judgments", will be held this Sunday, 10 Dec 2017, at RUANG by Think City, Jalan Hang Kasturi, KL. The launch begins with a tribute, which is private, at 2:00 pm. Please confirm attendance for tribute session with Anita (03-9207 9615; [email protected]). An accompanying exhibition which is open to the public, follows at 3:00 pm. Visit for more information on the book.

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©The Star (Used by permission) by Yuen Meikeng PUTRAJAYA: The fight against child sexual predators and paedophiles is set to gain more muscle, with every state to have a special court to hear such crimes against children by the end of next year. All 12 branches of the Special Criminal Court on sexual crimes against children will be set up by the end of 2018, said Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia Datuk Seri Latifah Mohd Tahar (pic). Currently, there is only one such court in Malaysia – at the Palace of Justice here. Lauding the expansion, Latifah said there has been a rise in the humber of charges filed at the special court since it started operations six months ago.

To top it off, new standard operating procedures (SOPs) on child protection and handling of such sexual offences will be launched on Wednesday by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. The SOPs will include support services for the child and the role of child counsellors in helping victims to deal with their trauma. Add Comment (0)

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Welcome Note from Co-Chairpersons of the IMLC 2018 Organising Committee Posted by Web Administrator F riday , 08 D ec em ber 2017 06: 30pm

For more details about IMLC 2018, please visit our website at, or click here for the rates. To Members of the Malaysian Bar Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved ~ William Jennings Bryan, US Congressman and Secretary of State (1860–1925) Special court to hear child sex abuse cases to be set up in every state The International Malaysian Law Conference (“IMLC”), the Malaysian Bar’s signature biennial conference, returns with its fourth edition in 2018 (14 to 17 Aug 2018).

Welcome Note from Co-Chairpersons of the IMLC 2018 Organising Committee Yayasan Bantuan Guaman Kebangsaan Steering Committee [2017/2018]

IMLC 2018, with the theme — “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate” — is a venture into new areas of interest and challenges to the legal community. It will also be a forum for robust debate and critical evaluation of contemporary issues in the public sphere. IMLC 2018 will have the hallmark of its past epochs, and a keen eye on the evolving future of the legal landscape.

Personal Injury Claims Committee [2017/2018] National Young Lawyers Committee [2017/2018] Ad Hoc Committee on Benchmarking Law Firms [2017/2018] Bar Council Library Update (28 Nov 2017) Forum Kedudukan Anak Tidak Sah Taraf dari Perspektif Undang-Undang Islam dan Undang-Undang Sivil (29 Oktober 2017)

William Jennings Bryan has been quoted as saying, “Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved”. Innovations that impact the legal community are inestimable today, and it is important to embrace and integrate them seamlessly. The experience and success of innovative trailblazers will expose the pivotal difference between merely surviving, and truly excelling, in the legal profession. The legal sector is a multi-billion dollar global industry and a vibrant platform for entrepreneurs to partner with legal professionals and participate in the provision of legal services, just as consumers seek affordable and efficient access to legal services.

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Forum Kedudukan Anak Tidak Sah Taraf dari Perspektif Undang-Undang Islam dan Undang-Undang Sivil (29 Oktober 2017)

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Minister: Study proposal on switch to Syariah law thoroughly (69 comments)

Arahan Amalan Pengerusi PKCP Bil 1, 2 dan 3 Tahun 2017

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Siri Pemikiran Kritis (Segmen Pertama), Sessi Pertama (36 comments)

Disumbangkan oleh Najwa Hamid, Pegawai yang Bertugas, Jawatankuasa Undang-Undang Syariah Majlis Peguam; dan foto oleh Mohd Kaswadi b Yusoff, Jurufoto, Unit Komunikasi Korporat, UniSZA

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Jawatankuasa Undang-Undang Syariah Majlis Peguam bersama-sama Jawatankuasa Peguam Negeri Terengganu dan Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (“UniSZA”) telah menganjurkan Forum Kedudukan Anak Tidak Sah Taraf dari Perspektif Undang-Undang Islam dan Undang-Undang Sivil pada 29 Oktober 2017 bertempat di Dewan Auditorium Perpustakaan, UniSZA, Gong Badak, Terengganu.

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Objektif forum ini adalah untuk:

OPINION: LPA Amendments - "Stupid is as stupid does" (Forrest Gump) (22 comments)

(1) memberi pendedahan kepada peserta berkenaan definisi “anak tidak sah taraf” dari perspektif undangundang Islam dan undang-undang sivil; (2) membincangkan Akta Membaharui Undang-Undang (Perkahwinan dan Penceraian) 1976 (“Akta 164”); dan (3) membahas bagaimana Rang Undang-Undang berkaitan pindaan Akta 164 memberi impak kepada pasangan yang berkahwin di bawah Akta 164 dari segi status perkahwinan, tanggungjawab suami kepada isteri dan anak-anak, serta pembubaran perkahwinan.


Ahli panel yang dijemput untuk forum ini adalah seperti berikut:


(1) Yang Arif Tuan Haji Kamalruazmi b Ismail, Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah Terengganu, Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Terengganu; dan (2) Goh Siu Lin, Pengerusi Bersama, Jawatankuasa Undang-Undang Keluarga Majlis Peguam. Add Comment (0)


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Bar Council Library Update (28 Nov 2017) Posted by Web Administrator W ednes day , 06 D ec em ber 2017 04: 29pm

As a service to Members of the Bar and pupils in chambers, we publish the Bar Council library update on a periodic basis. The update is a current awareness alert to Members and pupils in chambers on the latest developments in legislation and new library acquisitions.








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The information for the update is compiled from the up-to-date contents of Lawnet Malaysia and will normally include the following, with notes and coming-into-force dates of legislation: Federal Bills; Acts; Amendment Acts; and Federal Subsidiary Legislation – PU(A) and selected PU(B) series.



Circular No 286/2017 | Update | Application for Declaratory Reliefs IMLC 2018 Registration Form Circular No 285/2017 | State-Level Briefings for Members Regarding the Special Committee Established Circular No 284/2017 | Forum on Use of Social Media to Express Opinions on

Click here to view the current update. Members and pupils in chambers wishing to peruse the new acquisitions are welcome to drop by the library. We are open every Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

the Government Circular No 283/2017 | CPD Camps 2018 (Selangor | 16 Jan 2018)

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Circular No 282/2017 | Reissuance of Practising Certificates with Serial

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In Memoriam | Amirruddin bin Abu Bakar

Innovate.Integrate.Emulate (14 to 17 Aug 2018) Circular No 280/2017 | Malaysian Bar Annual Dinner & Dance 2018 (17 Mar

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It is with great sadness that we record that Amirruddin bin Abu Bakar, who was the sole proprietor of Messrs Amirruddin & Co in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, passed away on 28 Nov 2017.

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Amirruddin bin Abu Bakar was admitted to the Bar in 1992.

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He was a member of the Bar Council from 2009 to 2012, and 2013 to 2014, and served in his capacity as the Chairman of the Terengganu Bar Committee from 2009 to 2012 and 2013 to 2014. He was also the Co-Chairperson for the Jawatankuasa Bahasa Melayu Majlis Peguam (2010 to 2012, and 2013 to 2014).

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The Malaysian Bar extends its heartfelt condolences and sympathies to his family members and loved ones. Add Comment (0)

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In Memoriam | Rajoo Dakshina Moothy

Crisis in the Judiciary Lina Joy v Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan & 2 Ors 2005 [CA]

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Video links CJ to 'appointment fixing' scandal

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Malaysian Bar outraged by a woman detainee stripped naked and forced to do ear squats

We record with great sadness the passing of a former Chairman of the Pahang Bar Committee (1993–1995), Rajoo Dakshina Moothy.

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Qualified from Gray’s Inn, United Kingdom, Rajoo read law from 1978 to 1982, and was called to the English Bar in July 1982. He chambered in Peter Lai & Co under the late Peter Lai Tin Yam from 1982 to 1983 and was called to the Malaysian Bar in August 1983.

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Rajoo had a passion for litigation matters. He was in practice for 34 years, and was in partnership with other advocates and solicitors. His last partnership firm was Peter Lai Rajoo & Edwin Ng, where he practised from 1 July 2014 until 24 Nov 2017.

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Rajoo has served as a Disciplinary Committee member of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.

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He was a role model for all of us with his wealth of knowledge and wisdom. He was highly admired and respected by his colleagues, partner and staff.

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Rajoo will be deeply missed by his family, close friends, partner and staff. The memories he left behind will be fondly cherished by all.


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Press Release | Let Judicial Discretion in Sentencing Lead to the Total Abolition of the Death Penalty

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The Malaysian Bar welcomes the removal of the mandatory death sentence for drug offences and the restoration of judicial discretion in sentencing with the passing of the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2017 (“the Bill”) by the Dewan Rakyat on 30 November 2017.

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We wish to recognise the Government for having considered public feedback by amending the Bill and removing the requirement of the Public Prosecutor’s certification of the assistance rendered by the convicted person, for the Judge to not pass the death penalty.

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However, there remain limits to what the Judge can take into account in exercising his/her discretion in sentencing. Section 39B(2A) of the Bill, inter alia, requires that the Court:

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… may have regard only to the following circumstances: [emphasis added]

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(b) there was no involvement of agent provocateur; or

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(c) the involvement of the person convicted is restricted to transporting, carrying, sending or delivering a dangerous drug; and

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(d) that the person convicted has assisted an enforcement agency in disrupting drug trafficking activities within or outside Malaysia.

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We are concerned that Judges are being limited in their consideration of the mitigating factors and circumstances that surround each case, before sentencing. Such mitigating factors can include, and are not limited to, the offender’s age, rehabilitation goals, past criminal record, role played in the offence, mental capacity, reparations made, fear of another person, use of violence, harm done to property or persons, and degree of cooperation with the authorities. The sentencing process is, and should always remain, within the unfettered domain of the Judiciary. Add Comment (0)

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MAS established Cyber Security Panel [EU] Application of European Union General Data Protection Regulations to Singapore organisations from 25 May 2018

Friendly Games between Malaysian Bar and PERADI (9 and 10 Nov 2017)

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CPIB commends 18 individuals for acts against corruption

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Contributed by Francis Ng, Badminton Convener, Sports Committee; and photos contributed by K Puspalingam, Golf Convener, Sports Committee The 4th edition of the annual games between the Malaysian Bar (“MB”) and Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia (“PERADI”) was held in Kuala Lumpur on 9 and 10 Nov 2017. A total of five games were played namely badminton; golf; pool; and premier and veterans football. As with PERADI’s previous visit to Kuala Lumpur in 2015, the PERADI contingent led by Wakil Ketua Umum, Pak James Jamaslin Purba paid a courtesy call to the Indonesian Embassy on 8 Nov 2017. The PERADI contingent to Kuala Lumpur this time numbered approximately 60 members including players and supporters. Badminton was played on 9 Nov 2017 from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm at the Sports Arena @ Sentosa where a total of seven competitive matches were played, ie five men’s doubles, one women’s doubles and one mixed doubles. The MB team, led by convener Francis Ng, won 7–0. After the competitive matches ended, both teams took part in the usual friendly games with mixed pairings from both sides. Add Comment (0)

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Results of Bar Council Election 2018/2019 Posted by Web Administrator Sat urday , 02 D ec em ber 2017 05: 41pm

Pursuant to section 50 of the Legal Profession Act 1976, the ballots in respect of the annual election of members of the Bar Council were counted on 2 December 2017, and the first twelve persons listed below were elected for the 2018/2019 term. Note: The candidate’s name as it appears in his/her Practising Certificate is stated first, followed by the candidate’s preferred name (in parentheses), if the two names are different. (1)

Hendon Mohamed



Karen Cheah Yee Lynn



Ravindran A/L Nekoo @ Veloo (Ravi Nekoo)



Datuk Roger Tan Kor Mee (Roger Tan Kor Mee)



Andrew Khoo Chin Hock



Chan Weng Keng (Chan Weng Keng Roger)



Mohamad Ezri B Abdul Wahab (Ezri)



Muhammad Rafique Bin Rashid Ali (Rafique)



Dipendra A/L Harshad Rai (H. R. Dipendra)



Lukman Sheriff B Alias (Lukman Sheriff Alias)



Norliza Binti Rasool Khan (Norliza Khan)



Siti Zabedah Binti Kasim (Siti Kasim)



Jayabalan A/L Raman Kutty (R. Jayabalan)


Total number of ballots issued: 18,007 Total number of ballots received: 3,279 Number of ballots where members were ineligible to vote: 17


Number of spoilt ballots: 4 Total number of valid ballots: 3,258 We declare the first twelve (12) persons named above duly elected to the Bar Council for 2018/2019, provided that the said persons were not disqualified from being nominated and are not disqualified from holding office under the Legal Profession Act 1976. Dated this 2nd day of December 2017. S S Muker, Ahmad Moosdeen and Zainudin Ismail Scrutineers Add Comment (0)

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