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CPD Prime | Navigating Difficulties and Pitfalls (A Discussion on Section 17A of The MACC Act 2009)

7 Mar 2024 - Thu / 1 day / 3:00pm - 5:00pm / Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 2 Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

This seminar will address the following topics:
1. Key features of Section 17A MACC Act 2009
2. When is the “commission of the offence”?
3. Who will be liable under Section 17A?
4. How is a commercial organisation liable?
5. What should I do to protect myself and company from any liability under Section 17A?
6. Adequate Procedures
7. Case Studies
8. Discussion

Member (SLS & AAS): RM 60
Member: RM 60
Law Student: RM 30
Pupil in Chambers: RM 30
Non-Member: RM 120
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points:
Event Code:
T3/07032024/BC/BC244083/2

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Description

This seminar will address the following topics:

1. Key features of Section 17A MACC Act 2009

  • Doctrine of respondent superior
  • Extra-territorial
  • Limit cap
  • Retrospective or prospective

2. When is the “commission of the offence”?

3. Who will be liable under Section 17A?

  • Consensus ad idem or guilt by association?

4. How is a commercial organisation liable?

  • Actus Reus and Mens Rea

5. What should I do to protect myself and company from any liability under Section 17A?

  • Defences
  • Meaning of consent or connivance
  • Meaning of due diligence

6. Adequate Procedures

  • Question of fact or law?

7. Case Studies

  • “Good Conduct Doesn’t Help”
  • “N A T O”
  • Deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”)

8. Discussion

Speaker

Cheow Wee was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1993. His practice, mainly in criminal litigation, is focused on white collar crime. He is the founder of Cheow Wee & Mai and has been an advocacy trainer since 2011.

He was part of the core group who prepared the module for the Criminal Advocacy Training Course (“CTAC“) launched in 2015 by the Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee.

Cheow Wee has conducted advocacy trainings for both civil and criminal courses throughout Malaysia. He had also taught in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (2014 and 2016, respectively), Attorney General’s Chambers, Brunei Darussalam (2015), Office of Director of Public Prosecutions, Republic of Fiji (2017), Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council (2017 & 2019), Advanced Training Course at Keble College, Oxford (2018) and at the South African Remote Training Course (2020).

Terms and Conditions

Event Policy

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.

For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.

Cancellation 

Cancellations must be made in writing.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.

Refunds 

Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
  • No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.

Transferral

You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.

Attendance 

CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.

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Disclaimer

  • Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
  • No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
  • No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).

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