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A Bill to Safeguard the Rights and Interest of the Elderly and Vulnerable Adults
Presenters : Ms. Goh Siu Lin, Mr. T Tharumarajah & Ms. Vicky Alahakone
Posted in : Family Law
CPD Activity (1.0 credit)
T5/17012022/BCOTP/BCBC224040/1
    
About the Course
How do we empower older persons to protect themselves and their assets from abuse? How may they be supported to make decisions that are reflective of their intentions, rights, and preferences? What are the safeguards against abuse of power by a substitute decision-maker? How may we promote confidence for older persons in planning for their future?
Urgent reforms are needed to provide law that uphold both autonomy and protection of older persons from harm. Should we take a leaf from other jurisdictions to allow enduring powers of attorney, enduring guardianship, advance care directives, and other advance planning documents?
In this session, the panelists will discuss the United Nations Principles for Older Persons, and explore elder law legal frameworks from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Myanmar, and Thailand.
Instructions
Upon viewing at least 75% of the video and completing the quiz in this course, you will be given 1 CPD point.

About the Presenters

Ms. Goh Siu Lin
Goh Siu Lin is a dispute resolution partner of Kee Sern, Siu & Huey, with a special interest in inheritance disputes, estate and legacy planning, family law and child issues. She is a trained collaborative law professional and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ("IACP").
Siu Lin previously held the following positions: Chairperson of the Bar Council Family Law Committee, Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee, and past-President of the Association of Women Lawyers ("AWL").
Mr. T. Tharumarajah
T Tharumarajah graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London in 1983, and is a Barrister of the Middle Temple. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1985. With more than 30 years of experience, his area of practice is mainly in civil litigation, with a particular interest in insurance law, medical negligence, family law and alternative dispute resolution. Tharumarajah worked with Elder Care in the United Kingdom. He is currently involved in Elder Nursing Care Plans with Rotary, and has worked with the local Klinik Kesihatan on all programmes including Elder Care as an Advisor.
Ms. Vicky Alahakone
Vicky Alahakone is a graduate from the University of Singapore. She has been active in the field of family law in Malaysia since the 1980s. In the course of her career, she has handled cases involving cross-border disputes as well as matters involving international abduction of children, apart from handling contested matrimonial disputes.
To improve family law practice in Malaysia, Vicky has presented several papers and articles both locally and internationally at family law conferences. She appears regularly on social media to educate the public on their legal rights in the field of family law, such as domestic violence, custody disputes, and issues regarding division of matrimonial assets.
Vicky has been actively involved with several non-governmental organisations ('NGOs') involving families and children in the course of her legal practice, including the Women’s Aid Organisation ('WAO'), Protect and Save the Children ('PS The Children'), AWL, and Pertubuhan Memupuk Asas Ikatan Keluarga, Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (“PEMALIK”). Her vision and hope is to see the implementation of a less adversarial system in the family courts of Malaysia.