|Bahasa Malaysia Qualifying Examination|
Q1: Who can apply for the Certificate of Exemption from the Bahasa Malaysia Qualifying Examination?
A: All pupils serving their period of pupilage with at least a Credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level or its equivalent can apply for the said Certificate.
A: Application should be made before the pupil is called to the Bar. The application forms can be downloaded from the portal and be submitted to the Office of the Board together with a certified true copy of the SPM Certificate or its equivalent. Payment in the amount of RM100/- (see the Bahasa Malaysia Qualifying Examination (Qualified Persons) Fees Rules 1984*) should be made by Bank Draft/ Banker's Cheque/ Cashier's Cheque (pending the implementation of e-payment) in the name of “ LEMBAGA KELAYAKAN PROFESION UNDANG-UNDANG MALAYSIA ” and crossed “ Account Payee Only ”.
A: The application forms can be downloaded from the portal and be submitted to the Office of the Board together with payment in the amount of RM150/-* in any of the abovementioned mode.
A: The Office of the Board shall inform the registered applicants of the time and date of the said Examination which is held at the premises of the Office of the Board.
A: The Examination is an oral examination conducted by a panel of three (3) members appointed by the Board comprising of one (1) member of the Board as its Chairman and one (1) representative each from the Attorney General's Chambers and the Bar Council. Candidates will be given a legal passage to read beforehand which they will then be asked to translate into Bahasa Malaysia. Candidates will also be tested on their understanding of the given passage, current legal issues and/ or proficiency in the national language.