Another Initiative of the Bar Council for Members of the Bar (Pusat Mediasi COVID-19)

Friday | 27 Nov 2020

The Malaysian Government, via its Legal Affairs Division, has established a specialised mediation centre called Pusat Mediasi COVID-19 (“PMC-19”).  The objective of PMC-19 is to provide an alternative dispute resolution platform for members of the public and Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”) that are unable to perform certain contractual obligations as a result of the restrictions that have been imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  For more details on the PMC-19, please click here.

We are happy to announce to Members that the Malaysian Bar has entered into a contract with the Government and has been appointed by the Government to implement and manage PMC-19, including the appointment of accredited mediators from the Bar Council’s Malaysian Mediation Centre’s (“MMC”) panel.  Under the PMC-19 initiative, mediators will receive a fixed fee for the mediation service that is provided.

To meet the demand for mediators in relation to providing the relevant mediation service, the Bar Council will be conducting a series of mediation training courses in the near future.  We hope that Members will take part in this initiative and benefit from it.

In the meantime, we advise those Members who are not certified mediators but are interested in becoming one, to contact MMC at mmc@malaysianbar.org.my or our MMC contact person, Md Faizal Mahat (Tel: 03-2050 2088) or Norashikin Kamarudin (Tel: 03-2050 2107) and avail yourself for the training which will be conducted periodically.

This is another initiative by the Bar Council to expand the scope of work available for Members of the Bar in these trying times.

Thank you.

A G KALIDAS
Secretary
Malaysian Bar