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  By Lee Wen Ling & Sukhraj Singh Dhaliwal (BAC Apprentices)   "You hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability!" (Agent Smith, The Matrix)   It is undeniable that Hollywood films have heavily impacted our general conception of what Artificial Intelligence (AI)  is. From broadcasting eccentric villains like Agent Smith to instrumental robots such as Wall-E, it would not be odd for a...
  By Kumuthamalar Sandaranaido & Ashlyn Kwong (BAC Apprentices) “Are you on LinkedIn?” is probably a question you have heard many a times, whether or not you have started your professional journey.   Ah yes, LinkedIn - a platform widely used for professional branding and for employers to get connected with potential employees / jobseekers (or vice versa).   However, similar to most...
By Kaartheik Geiyan & Hu Hui Hui (BAC Apprentices)   From Facebook to Instagram, social media is no stranger to brands. But what is this new app by a Beijing-based company that has led to rave reviews by millennials?      TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. It is a platform which sparks creativity by allowing users to create fun and creative content in...
Pursuing a legal career can be very demanding and trying. Individuals in this field of work, require a certain skill set and attitude. Walking the path of Law takes great focus, commitment, and confidence – giving off the impression that it is only suitable for a specific breed of people. This is certainly not true.   While pursuing a legal profession may seem a little daunting and discouraging, if you are willing to dedicate...
Yes, we’ve all been there; sulkily wallowing in the utter shame and embarrassment that comes from making mistakes.   Mistakes can often discourage us from going ahead with something we’ve just started to learn, it may provoke us to quit a job or convince us that we’re not good enough. Mistakes and failure are so intrinsically intertwined, making it easy to assume and believe that there is no more room to learn and...
Have you ever looked at someone at a work-related event and thought “Wow! This person really does know everyone.” It’s impressive, isn’t it? Watching them move from one group of people to the next, maintaining civil, charming conversation.   Establishing strong professional networks of this sort, can determine your success. Networking does not only boost your social skills and confidence, but it can also...
Individual growth is a critical aspect in everyone’s lives. However, sometimes an individual may hit a growth gap trap, hindering personal development, and limiting potential. People tend to lose themselves in these traps, believing that there is no other option. This is not true; they are simply choosing the easy way out. Growth is messy and not something that can be achieved overnight, it takes effort, intention, and action. Not to...
 By: Yap Wen Han (BAC Apprentice)   On 11 January 2021, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the Cabinet, declared a nationwide state of Emergency in accordance with the article of the Federal Constitution to curb the spread of Covid-19 cases. The proclamation of Emergency under Article 150 of the Federal Constitution was followed by the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 gazetted by the Government on the...
Are you someone who would be interested in studying Law, but you already know that you do not want to become a Lawyer? Go ahead and get that law degree anyway!   Studying law does not just prepare you for a career in law but can also help you branch out into a plethora of career options, teach you some valuable and timeless life skills and help you grow as an individual. Being a lawyer may not be for you but having a law degree is...
By BAC Apprentices Writer: Hew Hoong Liang Editor: Sandeep Singh Research: Clara Ooi & Yen Soo Shin   As a student sitting for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) exams, these are unprecedented times. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Legal Professional Qualifying Board (LPQB) to delay the CLP twice. Under normal circumstances, we would have sat for the exams in July/August of 2020. Due to Covid-19,...
We all know that the purpose of laws is to establish and maintain order as well as regulate a country. What more in Malaysia, where we see laws implemented and enforced whether on a Federal level (known as Acts) or State level (known as Enactments or Ordinances). However, laws are not always set in stone as they can get amended or repealed, while new laws can be introduced. How many of us Malaysian citizens know how laws get made in this...
By BAC Apprentices Writer: Liew Hong Wei Editors: Jennifer Chan & Chan Sook Zhui   So, you’ve graduated from law school, passed your CLP, did pupillage, and set to become a lawyer! Wait, I hear you wondering, how do you actually become a lawyer? Not just a lawyer, but a good one. I mean, you watched nine seasons of Suits, advised your uncle on Contract Law and probably have a bust of Lord Denning....