Circular No. 56/20: Online Defamation (22 Oct 2020)

Please be informed that the Young Lawyers and Chambering Pupils and Continuing Professional Development Sub Committees is jointly organising a seminar entitled “Online Defamation”.

Most people now use Whatsapp or Facebook as their primary means of communication. This substantial increase of online communication has also led to more defamation suits being filed based on statements made online. This webinar will explore how one deals with such online defamation suits including the relevant provisions of the law that parties must consider. We will also look into how the courts have decided online defamation cases and its applicability to members of the public.

Particulars of the Webinar are as follows:

DATE22ND OCTOBER 2020 (THURSDAY)
TIME5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
FEESRM20-00 FOR MEMBERS OF THE MALAYSIAN BAR
RM10-00 FOR PUPILS IN CHAMBERS / LAW STUDENTS
CPD CODET3/22102020/JHB/JHB201205/1 (1 CPD point)

About the Speaker

Alliff Benjamin Suhaimi is a partner at M/s Thomas Philip. He holds an LL.B (Hons.) degree from the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2010.

He is regularly appointed to advise and represent individuals and companies in matters relating to defamation, judicial reviews, land disputes as well as corporate and commercial disputes. He has also acted as counsel in a number of high-profile public interest litigation which includes a dispute involving a concession agreement to increase water tariffs, multi-party application by a community association against the usage of public park for a luxury condominium development.

Alliff Benjamin Suhaimi has several reported cases under his belt across practice areas. His notable cases include a Federal Court ruling on the position of qualified privilege which contributed to the development of the law of defamation in Malaysia.

Payment & Registration

The course is limited to 250 participants only on the Crowdcast Platform. To guarantee your space, payment and registration are required on a first come first serve basis. 

Payment can be made by direct deposit or internet banking to:

Account name: JOHORE BAR HOUSE & LIBRARY FUND

Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad

Account no.: 80-0933164-8

To register, please submit ALONG WITH PROOF OF PAYMENT, the following details by email to the Secretariat (secretariat@johorebar.org.my) on or before 21st October 2020 (Wednesday).

  1. Name of participant(s) and the corresponding Membership Number/Petition Number;
  2. Name of legal firm; and
  3. Email address of each participant.

Once you provide the Secretariat with the above details and the proof of payment, you will receive an email with the registration link for the Webinar. Participants will also receive slides (if any – with the permission of the speaker) subsequent to the Webinar by way of email.

CPD points will be given upon completion of the whole session to participants who have attended until the end of the event and filled up the Attendance Form successfully.

We look forward to your participation. In the meantime, we hope that you are keeping safe and healthy!

ANIS SYARIZAD BINTI
DATUK HJ. KUTHUBUL ZAMAN
CHAIRPERSON
YOUNG LAWYERS AND CHAMBERING PUPILS 
SUB COMMITTEE
AIMI SYARIZAD BINTI
DATUK HJ. KUTHUBUL ZAMAN
CHAIRPERSON
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SUB COMMITTEE
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