Circular No: 050/2023
Date: 15 May 2023
Dear Members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar and Pupils-in-Chambers,
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee, through its Criminal Law Practice Committee and the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur), has been actively working with the Kuala Lumpur Courts and relevant stakeholders in our efforts to eradicate touting. Thus far, our efforts include the following:-
(a) YBGK campaign where booths manned by our pupils and volunteer lawyers of the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur) are placed at level B1 and the lobby of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex; and
(b) Several police reports have been lodged against members and agents where we are currently following up with the Attorney General’s Chambers pertaining to prosecution of criminal charges against these persons.
Whilst we remain resolute and serious in our ongoing efforts to eradicate touting at the Kuala Lumpur Courts, we call upon members to work together with us so that we can continue our efforts on a larger scale.
Members may lodge reports to the Bar Council by clicking here.
For pupils-in-chambers and/or associates who are being forced or made to tout either directly or indirectly, our doors are open where we will assist you to lodge a complaint to the Disciplinary Board against the Master/member and assist the pupil-in-chambers in finding a replacement Master.
Let’s work together to eradicate touting.
Alvin Oh Seong Yew
Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee
Criminal Law Practice Committee