Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The projects at the Bar

As some of you would know by now, I have offered myself as a candidate for the Bar Council Election 2011/12. A few of my friends have asked what I have been involved in at the Bar. Below I append some of the projects that I was part of.

This is merely a list to share with you of the projects/work that I was part of. Thanks.




2005/06
1. Chairperson of Kuala Lumpur Young Lawyers Committee.
Major Projects for that term-
- Amendments of S46A(1) LPA 1976
- Inaugural Charity Nite
- Bridging gaps between YLC and Law Faculties/Colleges through workshops/seminars etc
- Promoted & conducted PDC (then known as CLE) programmes.
- Promoted Human Right.
- Initiated the Web Reporters programme for the Malaysian Bar Website.

2. Committee Member of Organising Committee of the Malaysian Law Conference 2005



2006/07
1. Chairperson of KLYLC
Major Projects for that term
- Maintenance of previous terms projects
- Cross Border meeting with the Singapore Young Lawyers Committee, at the POLA Conference 2006 at Singapore.
- Successfully persuaded the Government of Malaysia to abolish s46A(1)a LPA, thus the provision barring lawyers practising less than 7 years to be candidates for Bar elections, is abolished

2. Deputy Chairperson of NYLC
Major Projects for that term
- Revamping the NYLC as per the Selesa Workshops, resulting in the blueprint “Selesa Conclusion”.
- successfully persuaded the Government of Malaysia to abolish s46A(1)a LPA, thus the provision barring lawyers practising less than 7 years to be candidates for Bar elections, is abolished
- organised Forums/Seminars on National issues
- initiated the “Young Lawyers Personality Interview series” on the Malaysian Bar Website.
- Promoted the Web Reporters programme, nationwide
- Part of the Fund Raising team, raising funds for the Orang Asli Settlement at Johor, victims of the infamous Johor Flood in December 2006.

3. Member of the TANGKAP initiative, producing the initial REDBOOK, summarising the rights of individuals when dealing with Police, particularly in issues of arrest, search and/or remand.

4. Member of the Bar Council team in the Royal Commission of Inquest investigating issues of Police Powers for Bodily Search (investigation of the Video Recording of a lady forced to perform nude squats, in a police station)

5. Committee Member of the Organising Committee of the Malaysian Law Conference 2007.



2007/08
1. Committee Member of Kuala Lumpur Bar, Chairing the Pupils Welfare Committee (PWC).
Major Projects of PWC
- initiated a pamphlet to guide pupils on the procedures during
pupilage
- organised inaugural Legal Career Fair in January 2008


2. Member of NYLC at Bar Council

3. Committee Member of the Lawasia Law Conference 2008. Principle Committee Member for Social events, including the Opening Ceremony/Welcoming Reception at Carcosa Seri Negara/Gala Dinner.



2008/09
1. Committee Member of KL Bar, Chairing the Information Technology Committee.
Major Projects :-
- Introducing Facebook/Twittter pages for KL Bar
- Setting up of inaugural KL Bar Blog
- Series of Forums on national issues related IT Law

2. Member of Human Rights Committee, Bar Council
- Oversee the publication and distribution of the REDBOOK Pamphlet

3. Committee Member of NYLC
- raised funds for the Palestine Funds by MERCY Malaysia.

4. Member of the Anti- No Fault Liability Task Force of the Bar Council
- The Task Force successfully manage to persuade the AG against the idea of transforming the fault based tort action to a no fault liability action, in Personal Injury/Accident cases.



2009/2010
1. Honorary Secretary of Kuala Lumpur Bar

2. Committee Member of KLBC, Chairing Information Technology Committee
Major Projects
- Total revamp of KL Bar Website. Designed to generate more income via advertisements.

3. Member of Human Rights Committee, Bar Council

4. Member of NYLC, Bar Council
- part of Organising team in joint project with UNICEF on Child
rights issues

5. Appointed as Solicitor to represent the Malaysian Bar for watching brief at Inquest investigating the death of Teoh Beng Hock.



2010/2011

1. Committee Member KLBC, Chairing Information Technology Committee
Major projects
- IT Law Forum at KDU on 12th November 2010
- Reviewing the Membership and Payment System Software of KL Bar.
- Collaboration with DIGI creating a KL Bar/DIGI Community allowing members to call each other for free/ lower rates for SMS/ Free phones in some packages/ Special rates for IPhone & Blackberry etc.

2. Member of Human Rights Committee, Bar Council
- Appointed by Bar Council to lead the programme to create
awareness of S28A CPC

3. Member of NYLC


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