To members of the Perak Bar,
RE : REDUCTION OF PERAK BAR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION 2020
We understand the difficulties that Members are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government’s Movement Control Order (“MCO”) that has been in effect since 18 Mar 2020. Perak Bar has been looking at ways to help ease the cash flow problem that Members are facing.
Having carefully looked through the financials and having considered the provisions of the Legal Profession Act (LPA) 1976 namely S.73 (i), (ii) and (iv), the Perak Bar Committee has on the 14th May 2020 unanimously decided to reduce the current subscription of RM150.00 to RM100.00. The said reduction is only applicable for the year 2020 only.
For members who have already paid their subscription, Perak Bar will refund the excess amount.
Please take note that although the reduction of RM50.00 may seem to be a small amount; it is a substantial amount which will affect the overall income of Perak Bar. The Committee has already taken cost-cutting measures and this amount (after reduction) collected from members will be just sufficient to cover the annual expenditure without any deficit.
Stay safe. Thank you.
BABU RAJ RAJA GOPAL
Perak Bar Committee