• Sunday, November 17, 2019

by perakbar

To Members of the Malaysian Bar and pupils in chambers

We refer to the above matter.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 65(1) of the Legal Profession Act 1976 (“LPA”), the Bar Council will convene an Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) of the Malaysian Bar, as follows:

3 August 2017 (Thursday)
4:00 pm
Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (also known as “KLSCAH”), No. 1, Jalan Maharajalela,
50150 Kuala Lumpur


(1)   To discuss matters pertaining to, and if deemed fit, to pass one or more motions with regard to the announcement by the Office of the Prime Minister dated 7 July 2017       (attached in English and Bahasa Malaysia) relating to, inter alia, the appointment of the Chief Justice and the President of the Court of Appeal, Malaysia, who are appointees as additional judges in the Federal Court pursuant to Article 122(1A) of the Federal Constitution; and

(2)   Any other matters.

The motion(s) will be circulated to Members in due course.

We  take  this  opportunity  to  remind  Members that under  section 65(5) of the LPA if any  Member of the  Malaysian Bar desires to propose any motion to be considered at the EGM, the Member  shall, “not less than seven  days before the  date of the meeting serve upon the Secretary of the Malaysian Bar notice of such motion in writing”.
In accordance with  sections 65(4A) and  65(4B) of the  LPA, the  quorum shall be 500 Members of the  Malaysian Bar and the  EGM shall be dissolved if a quorum is not present by 5.00pm

Please note that you  will be required to produce your  National Registration Identity  Card (“NRIC”)  or driver’s licence in order to register your attendance for the EGM.

We would like to draw your attention to sections 44 and 46(5) of the LPA, which read as follows (emphases added):

Section 44      All members who are not in arrears with their subscription under section 46 shall be eligible—

(a) to attend and vote at any general meeting;

(b) subject to section 46A, to be elected to the Bar Council; and

(c) to vote on the election of members of the Bar Council.

Section 46(5)  Liability to pay any annual subscription to the Malaysian Bar shall arise when the subscription has been fixed by the Bar Council. All annual subscriptions to the Malaysian Bar shall be paid by the 30th day of June of each year.

Under the Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) Scheme, you will earn one CPD point for attending the EGM.

Members are urged to make every effort to attend the EGM so that the issues on the agenda may be effectively discussed by as many Members as possible.

Kindly be informed that the Perak Bar Committee will provide transportation to the Members to attend the EGM next week 3 August 2017 (Thursday), providing that the bus is 80% full.  

Members who are interested to attend the EGM, kindly submit your names to the Secretariat

We look forward to your presence and participation and presence at the EGM.

Thank you.



(1)     Members are kindly requested to make every effort to attend the meeting punctually to ensure a quorum of 500.
(2)     Registration counters will open from 2:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.
(3)     All Members and pupils in chambers shall, upon registering their names, wear the designated wristbands for the purpose of admission.
(4)     Pupils in chambers may attend but shall not vote, and shall be seated only at the area(s) designated for them.
(5)     For information on preferential hotel corporate rates secured by the Bar Council, please refer to the current list, which can be downloaded from the scroll box located on the top right-hand section of the Malaysian Bar website at www.malaysianbar.org.my.

This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.

1 Attachment

Circular No 154-2017.pdf


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