This talk will cover the “101” on criminal proceedings in Malaysia such as the basic laws, procedures, and practical aspects when dealing with arrest, remand applications, bail applications, and mitigation of sentences. The will also feature a question-and-answer session and participants are encouraged to submit questions regarding various practical day-to-day issues faced by criminal practitioners at lock-ups, remand proceeding centres and the courts.
Balakrishna Balaravi Pillai or better known as “BK” by his peers in Ipoh, was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) to the English Bar in 2007, and was subsequently admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2008. He practises as a sole proprietor in Ipoh and his main areas of practice include criminal and civil / general litigation, industrial, medical, and family law.
He is an active National Legal Aid Foundation (Yayasan Bantuan Guaman Kebangsaan, “YBGK”) lawyer, having been one of its earliest core counsels since its inception in 2012.
He is currently the Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Bar Council National Legal Aid and YBGK Committee, and is serving his ninth term as member of the Perak Bar Committee, as Perak Bar Representative on the Bar Council.
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