Dear Members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar,
As at 12.00 pm 30.03.2020, Malaysia has had 37 deaths and 2,626 infections from the ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Those numbers are even more startling if one keeps in mind that the first identifiable patient in Malaysia was infected with Covid-19 only on 25.01.2020.
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) prioritises the health, safety and interests of its members. Thankfully those sentiments are similarly cherished by other stakeholders of the justice system and numerous announcements have been made to ensure that the health and safety of all those involved in the justice system are safeguarded.
Nevertheless, those very same “numerous announcements” are what necessitated this Update as it became apparent that:
a) a central repository for the announcements was needed; and
b) a framework needed to be in place to track all the issues covered by the announcements.
This Update aims to meet those twin objectives and hopefully goes some way towards meeting them. Click here for the Update.