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CRC Webinar Series on Protecting Children | Serie #6: Bullying - Is There a Need for an Anti-Bullying Act?
Presenters : -- Select Salutation -- DSP Saroja A/P Egamparam, Dr. Bahma Sivasubramaniam, Ms. Kasthuri Krishnan & Santhi Balachandran
Posted in : Child Rights
CPD Activity (1.0 credit)
About the Course
This webinar will cover the following aspects:
- Definitions of ‘bullying’ and ‘cyberbullying’;
- The causes and effects of bullying;
- Malaysia’s current laws on bullying;
- The effectiveness and adequacy of these laws;
- Recommendations and proposals to curb bullying; and
- Consideration of the need for an “Anti-Bullying Act”.
Upon viewing the videos and completing the quiz in this course, you will be given 1 CPD point.

About the Presenters

DSP Saroja Egamparam
DSP Saroja Egamparam hails from Penang and has been serving in the Royal Malaysia Police (Polis Diraja Malaysia, "PDRM") since 1987. With 33 years of experience in the police force, DSP Saroja also previously served in the Special Branch Division from 1993 to 2000, and was attached to the Serious Crime Division (D9) at the Negeri Sembilan Contingent Police Headquarters from 2012 to 2015.
She is currently the Head of the Child Investigation Unit with the Sexual, Women and Child Abuse Investigation Division (D11) of the Criminal Investigation Department at the PDRM headquarters in Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur. She possesses a Master's degree in Law from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ("UKM").
Dr. Bahma Sivasubramaniam
Dr Bahma Sivasubramaniam obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of London, Master of Laws (majoring in Public International Law) from King’s College London, and her doctorate in International Criminal Law and Human Rights from the University of Durham, UK. She is also a recipient of the following scholarships: International Bar Association Conference (Australia) (1996), British High Commission Chevening Awards (1999), and English-Speaking Union Conference (Oxford) (2001). She is the Project Leader on a project entitled “The Need for an Establishment of an Anti-Cyberbullying Legislation for Malaysia” with the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia. Dr Bahma has also spoken on the subject of bullying at events and training sessions, such as: “Cyberbullying: Time to Tackle the Bullies” with the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee in 2020, and the recent “Cyberbullying in Malaysia” at a seminar conducted by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and the Malaysian Commission for Multimedia and Communications in 2021.'
Ms. Kasthuri Krishnan
Kasthuri Krishnan is the founder of Kasthuri Basir Shah & Partners. She was called to the Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 10 Apr 1999. Her areas and specialties are Civil Rights Litigation, Child Rights, Child Adoption, Custody of Child, Insurance Claims, Divorce Matrimonial & Domestic Disputes, Property Transactions & General Conveyancing services. She is also a Trainer for Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee on Domestic Violence & Family Law for chambering students. She speaks frequently on television and radio on various topics concerning women and children. She also attended training of Trainers for Ethical Representation of Children in Conflict with the Law (Train the Trainers) organised by United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Santhi Balachandran
Santhi Balachandran graduated with LL.B (Hons) from University of London (External) in 1995 and completed her Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 1997. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998. She is a partner of Messrs Lee & Tengku Azrina. Santhi has vast experience in litigation and her main area of expertise lies in banking matters, commercial and corporate civil litigation, industrial relations/employment law, including family law (such as divorce, adoption, custody etc.)