Circular No. 25/15: Public Forum l Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Revival of ISA?); and Amendments to Sedition Act 1948 (15 June 2015)

The Johore Bar Human Rights Sub-Committee jointly with the Bar Council is organising a public forum on the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (“POTA”) and the amendments to the Sedition Act 1948. This is part of the Bar Council’s nationwide campaign to uphold the rule of law, and the independence of the Judiciary and the Bar.

The forum will be a platform to address concerns on POTA and the amendments to the Sedition Act 1948, which are a gross violation of the rule of law and the constitutional safeguards enshrined in the Federal Constitution.

The invited speakers include:

(1) Mr. Steven Thiru, President of the Malaysian Bar;

(2) Dato’ Yeo Yang Poh, Member of Johore Bar and Past President of the Malaysian Bar; and

(3) Mr. Syahredzan Johan, Co-Chairperson, Bar Council National Young Lawyers Committee.

We cordially invite all Members of the Bar, pupils in chambers and public; the details whereof are as follows:

Date Monday, 15th June 2015
Time 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (Registration at 5.00 p.m.)


Level 4, Dewan ChengalTropical Inn Johor Bahru

15 Jalan Gereja, Johor Bahru

CPD code T3/15062015/JHB/JHB152310/2 (2 CPD points)



Kindly complete the enclosed Registration Form attached and returned it by fax to the Johore Bar Secretariat at 07-276 1188 not later than Thursday, 11th June 2015.

Thank you.


Mathews George


Human Rights Sub Committee

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