What is LEXiCON?
LEXiCON is a law symposium organized by Kesatuan Penuntut Undang-Undang Malaysia (KPUM) in collaboration with Asian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) Malaysia which seeks to promote intellectual discourse between Malaysian law students and the speakers on the selected topics pertinent to Malaysia legal landscape. This events consists one workshop which will run simultaneously as well as three (3) panel discussion session focusing on different current issues in Malaysia. This event will provide students the golden of opportunity to obtain valuable insights from the topics discussed.
The first session was a workshop on `Public Policy` which gave students an exposure and a better understanding of what is `Public Policy`. The second session was on `Abortions and the Need for Sexual Education` as there has been quite a number of news about improper abortion which leaves a question whether is it ethical to do so and whether Malaysia needs to have sexual education in order to prevent health and social problems. The Third session was on `Competition Law in Malaysia`, which gave an insight on how does the law work and discussion whether it is a field of law that law students should consider taking. The Fourth session was on ` Strategic Litigation in Malaysia`, this session gave a better understanding and exposure on what is `Strategic Litigation`.
Workshop On Public Policy
Our workshop on public policy was headed by YB Wong Chen. He was responsible for the last four Pakatan Harapan Alternative Budgets which made him the perfect person to conduct our Public Policy workshop!
Panel 1: Abortions and the Need for Sexual Education
It was our honour to have Mr S. Radhakrishnan of Shearn Delamore & Co, Dr Subatra Jayaraj from AWAM, Ms Tan Heang-Lee from Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), and last but not least Dr Choong Sim-Poey, a founding member of Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM) touch on this subject.
Panel 2: Competition Law
Competition Law is used to regulate competitive markets of goods and services by regulating anti-competitive practices.
We were pleased to have Mr Anand from Shearn Delamore & Co, CEO of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC), Mr Iskandar Ismail and Ms Sharon Chong from Skrine alongside Shaun Kua as the moderator to dispense their knowledge in this topic.
Panel 3: Strategic Litigation in Malaysia
We were glad to have Mr Surendra Ananth, the co-chairperson of the Malaysian Bar Council Human Rights Committee, Mr Lim Wei Jiet from Messrs Sreenevasan and Ms Firdaus Husni, a former chairperson of the Bar Council Constitutional Law Committee and Human Rights Committee and Prishanth Linggaraj as the moderator to discuss the victories, failures and lessons for the future of strategic litigation.