11th May, 2021

Dear Members & Pupils of the Selangor Bar,

In recent weeks, some Yayasan Bantuan Guaman Kebangsaan (“YBGK”) lawyers have expressed concern about the delay in payments in respect of claims that they have submitted. We were informed that the main reasons for the delay are because there has been a change of Manager for YBGK and thus, it takes time to obtain the necessary approvals from the YBGK Board and the relevant bank for the new Manager to be authorised to make payments.

We have been informed by the YBGK HQ that, on 7 May 2021, the payment of claims has resumed. As a result of this, we are happy to announce that the YBGK HQ has made payments for claims submitted in October 2020 on 7 May 2021.

We believe that payments will be made continuously in the coming days for the claims submitted in the subsequent months.

We thank all YBGK lawyers for the selfless service that they have provided over the years in making access to justice a reality for those in need. We hope that you will continue the important work that you are doing for YBGK in these economically trying times. We are trying to do all that we can to ensure that our YBGK lawyers are appreciated and paid for the work that they have done.

Thank you.

Kokila Vaani Vadiveloo
Selangor Bar Committee


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