Contributed by Joane Sharmila, Editor, Bar Council
An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Malaysian Bar (“EGM”) was held online and conducted virtually through live streaming and online remote voting via a Remote Participation and Voting (“RPV”) platform on 25 Sept 2021.
The EGM was convened by the Bar Council to discuss matters pertaining to the provision of legal research products to Members of the Malaysian Bar to, enhance the provision of legal services and improve the quality of legal research. Additional motions were proposed by Members of the Bar for consideration at the EGM.
A brief summary of the EGM follows below.
(1) The Chairman, A G Kalidas (President of the Malaysian Bar) called the meeting to order at 10:04 am, after the quorum of 500 Members had been achieved earlier in the morning.
(2) Nine motions had been proposed for consideration at the EGM.
(3) Three resolutions were ultimately adopted by Members of the Bar, as follows:
(a) Resolution to Increase the Number of Elected Members in the Bar Council under Section 47(2)(c) of the Legal Profession Act 1976;
(b) Resolution to Protect the Rights of the Child and Abolish Gender Discrimination in Malaysian Laws; and
(c) Resolution on “Party Hopping”, Removal of MPs and Restoration of Peoples’ Rights in Determining Who Their Peoples’ Representative MPs and ADUNs Are at All Times.
Click here to view the resolutions on the Malaysian Bar website.
A total of 2,735 Members and 26 pupils in chambers registered their attendance at the EGM, which concluded at 4:39 pm.