Circular No: 162/2020
Date: 5 December 2020
Dear Members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar,
Please take note that the Criminal High Courts and Subordinate Courts will commence operations every day from 7.12.2020 in compliance with the applicable standard operating procedures. We are advised that all matters will be conducted on a staggered basis. Members should expect to receive emails for all their respective matters. Members may also check the EFS website (efs.kehakiman.gov.my/efsweb) to know the timings of their matters.
Please be advised that Members will only be allowed to enter the Court Complex between 15 to 30 minutes prior to the time fixed for their respective matters.
A written request will have to be made in advance in the event a client requires the presence of more than 2 lawyers in court. Counsel are further urged to use their discretion as to how many witnesses to have present in Court.
We would like to remind members to comply with the applicable SOPs ie wear a face mask/face shield and practise social distancing.
We further attach the applicable Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures dated 3 May 2020 and The Judiciary’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) During The Covid-19 Pandemic dated 11 May 2020 issued by the Chief Registrar’s office, for your reference.
Jacky Loi Yap Loong
Collin Arvind Andrew
Criminal Law Practice Committee