Coffee Table Talk: Of Ethics and Court Decorum

  • By AdminL
  • February 22, 2019
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Datuk Ng Kong Peng of Messrs K.P. Ng & Amardas and Mr. Kee Tong Kiak of Messrs Chee Siah Le Kee & Partners, who are senior members of the Malacca Bar, were invited to be the speakers for the said talk.

The speakers, who have 55 years of combined experience in litigation practice, had a two-way and interactive sharing session with the pupils-in-chambers and members of the Bar, especially young lawyers, on issues relating to ethics, court decorum as well as contempt of court.

After the opening speech by Mr. Jaspal Singh Gill, the Chairman of the Malacca Bar, Datuk Ng Kong Peng began the first part of the talk with his topic on “Professional Ethics”, and the later part of the talk was continued by Mr. Kee Tong Kiak with his topic on “Court Decorum and Contempt of Court”. At the end of the talk, participants were given opportunity to pose questions to the speakers.

A total of 50 participants attended the talk. Malacca Bar would like to express its appreciation to the two speakers for taking time off their busy schedules and for sharing their knowledge with the pupils-in-chambers as well as the other members of the Bar.


Seminar on Current Issues Affecting Conveyancing Practice – 28 January 2018

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  • January 29, 2019
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Seminar on Current Issues Affecting Conveyancing Practice – 28 January 2018

The Malacca Bar Committee in collaboration with the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee (“CPC”) organised a seminar highlighting current issues in the day-to-day practice of a conveyancing lawyer. The seminar featured eight renowned and experienced speakers from the Malaysian Bar:

Datuk Roger Tan, Dato A Ramanathan, Andrew Wong, YP Cheong, Nicholas Chang, Kalathevy, Carolyn Oh and Elison Wong.

The Seminar was well received and a huge success, with a record number of 126 registered participants.


Unconscionable for Banks to Seek Refuge Behind Exclusion Clauses

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  • January 15, 2019
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This month’s article by the Conveyancing Practice Committee: Unconscionable for banks to seek refuge behind exclusion clauses.



Seminar on Current Issues Affecting Conveyancing Practice 

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  • December 28, 2018
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Date. : 28.1.2019 (Monday)
Time : 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue : Malacca Bar Auditorium

Charges : 

> RM100 for those who pay on or before 18.1.2019
> RM150 for those who pay after 18.1.2019
> RM150 for non-Malacca Bar members

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We look forward to see you there!


Law Awareness Campaign 2018

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  • December 3, 2018
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The Malacca Bar Committee together with the Malacca Legal Aid Sub-Committee recently organized a Law Awareness Campaign at Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre, Melaka on 24 – 25 November 2018.

The Campaign is a project by the Malacca Bar Committee to promote legal awareness and inform the public of their law, and was first held in 2002. During this Campaign, volunteer members of the Malacca Bar provide members of the public with legal advice on various areas of the law without any consultation charges. Over the years, the Campaign has been regularly held almost every year at different locations to reach out to a wider section of the public.

The Campaign this year was especially significant, as for the first time ever, it was graced and launched by the Honourable Chief Minister of Malacca, Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Haji Adly bin Zahari. Also present during the launch were Yang Berhormat, Datuk Abazafree bin Mohd Abbas, the Malacca State Legal Adviser, and Yang Berhormat Tuan Damian Yeo, the Malacca State Assemblyman for Duyong and Chairman of MELCAT.

The official launch was held at 2.30pm on Saturday, 24 November 2018. The Malacca Bar Chairman, Mr Jaspal Singh Gill, in his welcome speech, thanked the Honourable Chief Minister for being present to launch the Campaign, and expressed hope that future law awareness campaigns would receive the support and assistance from the Malacca State Government.

The Honourable Chief Minister was then invited to give a speech, and he thanked members of the Malacca Bar for volunteering their time to give legal advice to the people of Malacca. He then officially declared the Campaign open. Mr Amritpal Singh, the Malacca Legal Aid Subcommittee Chairman, invited Mr Jaspal on stage to give a token of appreciation to the Chief Minister.

After the official opening, Mr Jaspal and Mr Amritpal led the Honourable Chief Minister to the registration counter, which was manned by the chambering pupils, and explained how the legal clinic operated. Each person requiring advice was requested to provide his name and what area of law he required advice on. The pupil would then scroll through a list of lawyers on duty for that day, and upon finding a lawyer with that expertise, lead the person to an available table where the lawyer would then meet the person and give legal advice.

The Campaign ran smoothly for 2 days from 10.00am to 6.00pm, and advice was given on criminal law and civil law, including land matters, divorce and matrimonial disputes, employment issues, and making wills. Advice was also given on Syariah matters by lawyers qualified in the area. At an adjacent area, legal officers from the Malacca State Legal Adviser’s Office gave advice and distributed pamphlets to the public to create awareness on sexual crimes against children which has become prevalent of late.

A total of 35 volunteer lawyers and 25 pupils were involved in the Campaign, and advice was given to approximately 112 members of the public throughout the 2 days.

The Malacca Bar Committee wishes to record its appreciation and thanks to the Honourable Chief Minister for attending and launching the Campaign this year. We also wish to thank all volunteer lawyers who sacrificed their time away from their families to give advice to members of the public throughout the 2 days, and the chambering pupils who manned the registration counters. Special thanks must be made to the Malacca Bar Executive Secretary, Mr Kennies Cheong, and the rest of the Malacca Bar Committee staff, for working tirelessly right up to the final day to make the Law Awareness Campaign 2018 a huge success.

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State-Level Consultations with Members of the Bar – Revamp of the Legal Profession Act 1976

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  • November 21, 2018
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The Malacca Bar was honoured to be the first stop in the series of State-Level Consultations with Members of the Bar on the Revamp of the Legal Profession Act 1976.


The consultation was held at the Malacca Bar Auditorium on 21st November 2018 at 2.30pm and the panelists were Mr. George Varughese (President, Malaysian Bar; Co-Chairperson, Committee to Reform the Legal Sector (“CRLS”)), Datuk Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari (Co-Chairperson, CRLS), Ms. Karen Cheah Yee Lynn (Member, Bar Council; Member, CRLS) and Datuk Roger Tan Kor Mee (Member, Bar Council; Member, CRLS).


A total of 68 participants registered for the said consultation, and insightful feedback was given by members of the Malacca Bar who were present.

If you wish to provide feedback on the draft revamped LPA, you may do so by email to the Malacca Bar Committee ( or directly to the Bar Council ( on or before 5th December 2018.




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