The Bar Council Child Rights Committee (“CRC”) is proud to announce the second instalment of its “CRC Talks” series. In these talks/workshops, we aim to promote dialogue, raise awareness, and educate on various issues that affect child rights in Malaysia.
CRC Talks are open to Members of the Bar as well as the public. The topic for this talk is “Orang Asli Children — Rights, Opportunities
Clive Allen Williams-Hunt will address the following topics:
(1) Orang Asli Education System: Problems Faced by Children and Youth; and
(2) Orang Asli Children: Learning Skills and Culture of Education.
Siti Zabedah Kasim will speak on the following topics:
(1) Issues Relating to Orang Asli Children and Their Plight in a Minority Community in Malaysia;
(2) Injustices Perpetrated Against Orang Asli Children in Their Rights and Education; and
(3) Social and Religious Rights of Orang Asli Children.
The session will be moderated by Nadiah Hanim Abdul Latif
Clive Allen Williams-Hunt @ Bah Akoq is from the Semai community of Kampung Ampang Woh, Tapah, Perak.
He graduated from the Universiti Teknologi Mara with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 2009. He has been actively involved in the Orang Asli’s youth development since 2013, after being elected as the President of the Majlis Belia Orang Asli Malaysia.
Currently, his focus is on running the Sustainable Development Goals programme among the Orang Asli youth; and collaborating with the International Youth Centre, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Malaysian Youth Council, BluConsult, Grow the Goose, and the Malaysian Humanitarian Movement.
He represented the Orang Asli in the Perak Youth Assembly for the 2016/2017 session, raising the problems faced by the Orang Asli youths.
He was elected as a Member of the Lembaga Pelawat Hospital Orang Asli Gombak in January 2017.
He is the Director of Kenraak, a non-profit organisation working on issues relating to the welfare of the Orang Asli, and currently starting new projects on the preservation and documentation of Orang Asli culture.
Siti Zabedah Kasim brings to any task a level of passion that is both honest and refreshing in these times where candour is rare, yet sorely needed. A member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn and of the Malaysian Bar, she is well-known for championing the causes of the under-represented in Malaysia. She recently represented the Orang Asli in the defence of their rights in court and in the jungle at Gua Musang. She is no stranger to many non-governmental organisations and civil society groups striving for a better Malaysia as she provides her services and time free of charge.
Siti spent many years abroad, living in Scotland and England. She graduated with an LLB degree from Queen Mary College of the University of London in 1995. She also completed a certificate in supervisory management studies, and passed the English Bar finals in 1997. She has had the privilege of undergoing court pupillage at the Old Bailey, working as a legal administrator in firm specialising in wills and estate management, and practising as a solicitor in Surrey and as an in-house counsel with an insurance company in West Sussex,
before returning to Malaysia in 2004 to chamber in Messrs Skrine. She began her Malaysian career in civil and criminal litigation, and developed a heart for helping the Orang Asli to preserve their rights as minorities, including under the Federal Constitution.
Siti is the Chairperson of the Bar Council Committee on Orang Asli Rights.
Nadiah Hanim Abdul Latif is a Strategic Advocacy and Corporate Affairs professional, committed to advocating better corporate understanding and action surrounding sustainability, business and human rights.She was the former Head of Corporate Affairs and Head of Corporate Responsibility at a leading Malaysian multinational conglomerate, where her experience includes strategy and policy development, sustainability, business and human rights, crisis communications, stakeholder engagement, integrated reporting as well as intellectual property management, and corporate legal advisory services.
Nadiah has an LLB degree from the University of Bristol, UK; an MA degree in International Relations from the University of New South
Wales, Australia; and is an alumnus of the Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Leadership Programme from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Nadiah is the Southeast Asia Regional Representative of the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation; a committee member of the Malaysian Rare Disorders Society; a member of the Malaysia International Search and Rescue Organisation; and is the former Volunteer Coordinator for the Australian Red Cross Migrant Youth Orientation Programme in Sydney.
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