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MEF Industrial Relations Conference 2022M Resort & Hotel Kuala Lumpur16 - 17 November 2022Venue location with Google Maps
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The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) is organising the MEF Industrial Relations Conference 2022 from
16 – 17 November 2022 at M Resort & Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
The theme of the Conference is “The New Era of Employment” .
The MEF IR Conference 2022 aims to update the participants on the recent updates and amendments to the Labour Legislations, amongst others, Sexual Harassment, Gig Workers,Union Recognition.
The Conference aims to attract participants comprising of Chief Executive Officers,Managing Directors, General Managers, Directors, Legal Practitioners, Human Resource Managers, representatives from the Government and Academia.
Mr Sivabalah Nadarajah is a Partner of Shearn Delamore & Co. since 1995. He is the Head, Employment & Administrative Law of Shearn Delamore. He obtained his LL. B (Hons) from the University of Malaya. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1984.
Mr N. Sivabalah has vast experience with trade union disputes, collective bargaining, contracts of service, employment issues, industrial actions, judicial reviews, law on dismissals, employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, minimum wage, occupational health and safety legislation, reorganisations and retrenchment, statutory benefits, and union recognition. He has appeared extensively in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the then Supreme Court principally for judicial review applications and appeals.
Mr Sivabalah regularly speaks at conferences, seminars, and workshops in the field of Industrial Relations and Employment Law. He is a Member of Malaysian Bar, a member of International Bar Association (IBA), representative of Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and was the former Board Member and former Chairman of the ELA’s APAC Regional Committee.
Dato' Ambiga Sreenevasan is a lawyer and human rights advocate and was amongst eight recipients of the US International Women of Courage Award in 2009. She served as President of the Malaysian Bar Council from 2007 to 2009, and as co-chairperson of BERSIH – an NGO coalition advocating free and fair elections.
She currently serves on the executive committee of the Women's Aid Organisation (WAO), and a member of the Bar Council Special Committee on the rights of the indigenous Orang Asli. She is a director of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre, and was involved in the preparation and presentation of papers and memoranda on issues relating to the rule of law, the judiciary, the administration of justice, legal aid, religious conversion, and other human rights issues.
As former President of the Malaysian Bar, she was instrumental in the establishment of a panel of eminent persons with the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA), the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute and Transparency International-Malaysia in 2008; which reviewed the judicial crisis of 1988 and issued a report which set a precedent for organisations to establish their own panel inquiring into abuses of power.
Dato’ Ambiga graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Exeter in 1979, and was called to the English Bar at Gray's Inn in 1980. After working in two London law firms, she was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1982. An advocate and solicitor since March 1982, she was a founding partner of Sreenevasan, Advocates & Solicitors. She is also a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). In July 2011, she received an honorary Doctorate in Law (LLD) from the University of Exeter.
Ms. Wong Keat Ching is a Partner of the Industrial Relations & Dispute Resolution practice group at Zul Rafique & Partners.She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law (Hons) from the University of Nottingham and the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP). She was admitted as Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998.
Keat Ching is an active litigator and has appeared at all levels in the Malaysian Courts, up to the highest Federal Court. Apart from advising on cases involving workplace misconduct, sexual harassment, poor performance, redundancy and fixed term contracts, Keat Ching provides regular advice on corporate restructuring affecting employees, voluntary separation scheme (VSS), labour due diligence as well as legal forensic investigations to mismanagement, conflict of interests, abuse of power and breach of fiduciary duties.
Keat Ching currently serves as the Vice Chair of the LAWASIA Employment Law Committee and Co-Deputy Chair of the Bar Council’s Industrial & Employment Law Committee. She was recognised as a Distinguished Practitioner in Labour and Employment by Asialaw Profiles and ranked in Band 1 for Labour and Employment by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.
Mr.Shariffullah Majeed graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2008. The following year, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. Since commencing practice, he has gained significant experience in industrial relations. His clients range from multi-national corporations and government-linked companies to small and medium-sized enterprises.
While his primary areas of practice are industrial relations and employement law, Shariffulah has also defended civil claims arising from employement contracts. He has also played a critical and encompassing role in aiding companies in fruitful mediations. Shariffulah works closely with several government-linked and multi-national companies and regularly engaged as a trainer for handling employement-related issues. He is also a regular speaker at Industrial Relations Law Conferences.
Sharifullah was recently acknowledged as “up and coming” in the Employement & Industrial Relations practice by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022. He is also one of the recommended lawyers in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 rankings. Shariffulah is one of two partners recognised by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022 as a “Future Star”, in the Labor and Employment category.
Mr. Peter Iruthayaraj D. Pappusamy served as Industrial Court Chairman for about 14 years in Kota Kinabalu, Miri and Kuala Lumpur on matters involving dismissal cases under s. 20(3) of the IR Act 1967, Trade Disputes relating to Collective Agreements and complaints under s. 8(2A) of the IR Act and other matters relating to industrial disputes.
He graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Hon) from the University of Buckingham (UK) in 1986 and has completed the Certificate in Legal Practice. Prior to this, in 1978 he obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Sheffield Polytechnic, U.K specializing in Industrial Relations.
He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1988 and was in private legal practice for several years handling civil and industrial law cases, in the Industrial Court and the Appellate Courts. He gained vast experience in various aspects of Human Resource and Industrial Relations Management whilst working with large multinational companies.
16 November 2022
09.00 am – 09.15 am
09.15 am – 09.30 am
Safety video / briefing by Hotel
Welcome Speech

Dr. R. Usha Devi
MEF General Manager Industrial Relations
Welcome Remarks
Opening Speech

Y Bhg Datuk Dr. Syed Hussain Syed Husman P.J.N, J.P.
MEF President
09.30 am – 09.45 am
Launch of MEF New Publication
Y Bhg Datuk Dr. Syed Hussain Syed Husman P.J.N, J.P.
MEF President
09.45 am – 11.00 am
Recognising Forced Labour in Business
Y Bhg Dato' Ambiga Sreenevasan
Prominent Lawyer & Human Rights Advocate
11.00 am – 11.20 am
11.20 pm – 13.00 pm
Trade Union Recognition in Malaysia - The Changes
Mr Sivabalah Nadarajah
Partner & Head of Employment & Administrative Law
Shearn Delamore & Co.
13.00 pm – 14.00 pm
Panel Discussion:
Recent Amendments to Employment Act

Panelists :
Mr T. Shanmugam
Deputy Director General of Department of Labour
Peninsular Malaysia
Professor Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod
(Former IIUM Lecturer)
Encik Shahriman Yusri
Head of IR, Petronas
16.15 pm - 17.15 pm
Business Networking
-  End of 1st day
17 November 2022
09.00 am – 10.15 am
"Gig Workers in Malaysia: Independent Contractors or Employees"
Ms Wong Keat Ching,
Partner of Zul Rafique & Partners
10.15 am – 10.30 am
10.30 am – 11.45 am
Eliminating Culture of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
Mr Shariffullah Majeed,
Partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
11.45 am – 13.00 pm
Managing Probationers Effectively
Mr Peter Iruthayaraj,
Former Chairman of Industrial Court
13.00 pm – 14.00 pm
14.00 pm - 16.00 pm
Panel Discussion:
Proposed Amendments to Trade Union Act
Panelists :
  • Puan Zuraini Abu Kassim
    Senior Director, Enforcement & Legal Division, Department of Trade Union Affairs, (MoHR)
  • Mr A. Balasubramaniam
    Vice-President of Malaysian Trades Unions Congress (MTUC)
  • Representative of Industrial Relations Department Malaysia
16.00 pm - 17.00 pm
Business Networking
-  End of 2nd day
Conference Fee (without Accommodation)

Face-To-Face (In-Person) Conference (Revised)

• MEF Members: RM2,300.00 nett per pax [inclusive of 6% SST]
• Non-Members: RM2,600.00 nett per pax [inclusive of 6% SST]
Participants who attend face-to-face Conference are entitled to:
• Soft copy of presentations
• ONE complimentary copy of new MEF publication “Probationers and The Law”

Online Mode

• MEF Members: RM1,200.00 nett per pax [inclusive of 6% SST]
• Non-Members: RM1,500.00 nett per pax [inclusive of 6% SST]
1) 5% discount for Early Bird (Registration) before 16 October 2022; OR
2) 5% discount for Participants of MEF National Conference 2022; OR
3) 5% discount for Group registration with 3 or more participants.
• A further discount of 5% would be given to participants, subject to a combination of any two of the items (1), (2) and (3) above.
Enquiry & Registration

Contact: 03-7955 7778

- Ms Musfirah Liyana Mustapa (ext. 119 -
- Puan Maslifa Masmuda (ext. 120 - 
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