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LEGAL FORUM 4U & ME SERIES 1 BY LEGAL AFFAIRS DIVISION IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

Gombak, 10 November 2016  – Human rights issues are gaining place in today’s society as more people are aware of their inherent rights as human beings and accordingly the need to respect the rights of others. Realising this, the Legal Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Department in collaboration with Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah Of Laws (AIKOL), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) under the Legal Forum 4U & Me initiative has organised this program with the theme “Human Rights Involving Vulnerable Groups” at the Moot Court on 10 November 2016. This programme was officiated by YBhg. Datuk Jalil bin Marzuki, Director General of Legal Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Department on behalf of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Razali bin Ismail, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. This programme was attended by law lecturers and students of AIKOL as well as senior officers from Legal Affairs Division..

The programme was aimed to raise awareness especially among younger generation on the protection of rights and dignity of children, elderly citizens and physically challenged persons. Apart from that, the programme also seeks to provide a platform for young generation to discuss human rights issues in particular violations of human rights, enforcement of human rights instruments and strategies for the improvement of human rights in Malaysia.

The keynote speech entitled “Human Rights Involving Vulnerable Groups: The International Instruments and Domestic Laws of Malaysia” was delivered by YBrs. Associate Professor Dr. Nuraisyah Chua Abdullah from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Two other forums were also conducted on the topic of “Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Involving Children in Malaysia” as well as “Protection of Elderly and Disabled Persons: Legal and Practical Approach” which consists of prominent panellists from the Government agencies, academia, non-governmental organisation and practitioner.

Opening Ceremony of Legal Forum 4U & Me [From left: YBhg. Prof. Ashgar Ali bin Ali Mohamad, Dean of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), IIUM; YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamarudin, Rector of IIUM; YBhg. Datuk Jalil bin Ibrahim, Director General of Legal Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Department; YBrs. Dr. Nor Mazny Abdul Majid, Deputy Director General (Policy & Development) of Legal Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Department; and YBrs. Dr. Nasarudin Abdul Rahman, Deputy Dean (Student Affairs), AIKOL, IIUM]

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Welcome Address by YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamarudin, Rector of IIUM

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YBhg. Datuk Jalil bin Ibrahim, Director General of Legal Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Department delivering the opening speech on behalf of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Razali bin Ibrahim, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

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Guests and participants of Legal Forum 4U & Me

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Associate Professor Dr. Nuraisyah Chua Abdullah delivering the keynote address entitled “Human Rights Involving Vulnerable groups : The International Instruments and Domestic Laws of Malaysia”

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Forum 1: Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Involving Children in Malaysia [Panelists from left: Ms. Sivaselvi Supramaniam, UNICEF; Mr. Chua Choon Hwa, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development; P/Supt Tan Geok Haji Dusuki, Royal Malaysian Police College; Dr. Farah Nini Dato’ Haji Dusuki, University of Malaya; and Associate Professor Dr. Khairil Azmin Mokhtar, IIUM (Moderator)]

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During the Question and Answer Session

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Presentation by Professor Dr. Ruzita Mohd. Amin, Head of Disability Services Unit, IIUM during Forum 2: Protection of Elderly and Disabled Persons: Legal and Practical Approach

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Presentation by Dr. Suhaila Omar, Consultant Paediatrician from Selayang Hospital during Forum 2: Protection of Elderly and Disabled Persons: Legal and Practical Approach