Minister of Communications and Multimedia

Gobind Singh Deo s/o Karpal Singh is a Malaysian politician, lawyer and currently serving as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia.


LLM, Warwick University, UK
(Retired) Professor of Law, University of Malaya
Leading Authority on Data Protection

Professor Abu Bakar Munir is an internationally renowned scholar, expert and consultant on ICT Law and Data Protection Law. He was a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Atmajaya, Indonesia.  He is also the Legal Adviser and Data Protection Consultant to the Straits Interactive Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Senior Adviser to the Schinder Law Firm, Jakarta, and a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Asia Pacific Institute for Digital Economy, (APIDE) Tokyo.


Professor Abu Bakar is the author of several books; Privatization (1992), Cyberlaw: Privacy and Data Protection (2002), Internet Banking: Law and Practice (2004), and Information and Communication Technology Law: Personal Data Protection in Malaysia:  Law and Practice (2010). Data Protection Law in Asia (2014 ) and Data Protection Law in Asia (second edition 2018).

 He speaks extensively at seminars, conferences and workshops within Malaysia and around the world including those organised/hosted by universities such as the NUS, Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, etc.

Professor Abu Bakar Munir has been far and wide consulted by the governments and private entities in Malaysia and around the globe. He was appointed the Adviser to the Government of Malaysia and was instrumental in the crafting and passing of the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010.




LL.B (Hons) University of London 
Certificate in Legal Practice (Malaysia)
Legal Consultant and Data Protection Specialist

Ambigah is a Certified trainer under the Train the Trainer Program [Licence No TTT/3886] and qualified Lawyer with LL.B (Hons) University of London Law Degree, a post graduate certificate – Certificate in Legal Practice (Malaysia) and was called to the Bar in 1996 as a member of the High Court of Malaya and is currently active in Corporate Practice. Her training expertise is in Legal Programs and has been involved in the teaching of law since 1990 and has been conducting corporate training in this area since the year 2000. She is a Master trainer and consultant in the areas of Data Protection. 


Her current areas of training include, EU GDPR, Personal Data Protection Act 2010 & Standards 2015 including Banking & Financial Code of Practice and Insurance & Takaful Code of Practice. Her expertise in this area includes drafting of policies and procedures for compliance of the law. She has vast experience in carrying out project management on Personal Data Protection implementation for Corporate Compliance. This includes Vetting all documentation relating to the departments, Records management including creating records for destruction, Transfer of Data, and Policies and Procedures in handling the security of Personal Data.


Partner – International Corporate Department

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Tom is a partner in the International Corporate Department of Trowers & Hamlins LLP, currently based in the firm’s Kuala Lumpur office, with previous time spent in the firm’s Bahrain and London offices. Tom has been working with Trowers & Hamlins for 10 years and has gained a broad range of experience advising on corporate, commercial, data protection, banking and finance transactions, with a particular focus on corporate work.


He has written articles on the EU GDPR and has also done presentations on the same topic in conferences. He is well versed on the effects of the EU GDPR in Non-European Countries, including Malaysia. In the corporate field Tom’s main focus is on cross-border mergers & acquisitions, private equity, equity capital markets, joint ventures, and corporate structuring for UK company/commercial real estate acquisitions by overseas investors.


Partner – Shearn Delamore & Co.
Advocate & Solicitor

Irene is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a partner of Shearn Delamore & Co. She practises in the area of privacy and personal data protection laws and provides information and data management strategies and solutions, business practice and process reviews, and template and document reviews for business enterprises. 


She has advised and conducted reviews and audits for various business enterprises, including financial institutions. She has also reviewed and researched the privacy and personal data laws of other jurisdictions and as part of this initiative has travelled abroad to conferences in the European Union. She has presented many papers on personal data protection law and regularly conducts trainings and workshops for clients and event organizers.


Senior Associate

Herbert Smith Freehills

Peggy is an experienced Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) lawyer specializing in data protection and privacy laws in Asia. She frequently advises her clients on their regional data privacy compliance projects in Asia and is familiar with the data protection regime across the region. 


She also advises her clients on the extra-territorial scope of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and GPDR compliance. Peggy is fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). She is qualified to practice English law and Hong Kong law. She is also a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore. 

Peggy holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) from the University of Hong Kong.  She also has a Master of Law from University College London. Peggy also covers regulatory work (telecoms and Internet), intellectual property and commercial contracts in the TMT sector. 

She has been named as a Next Generation Lawyer- TMT foreign firms, Singapore by The Legal 500 APAC in both 2017 and 2018. She is a member of the award winning HSF TMT team in Singapore (TMT Firm of the Year, South East Asia Legal Business Awards 2017; (Standalone) Band 1, TMT: International – Singapore, Chambers & Partners 2017, 2018 and 2019).


LL.B (Hons) University of Wolverhampton

Risk Management Consultant & Trainer

S. Suresh Kumar is a trained and certified Risk Management professional. He attained his Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of Wolverhampton (UK). He then went on to be trained and certified as an auditor and practitioner in the specialized area of Risk Management under the auspices of United States of America Customs and Border Protection(CTPAT Standards); and, Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA Standards), Asia.


He is specialized in providing risk management / assessment services for internal / external associates and data protection training & consultancy. He is also a trained and Certified Information & Data Security advisor. Suresh is also currently a Lecturer for Asia e University, lecturing both undergraduate and post graduate students on Risk Management module.


Master Trainer & Legal Consultant
LL.B (Hons) London, CLP – Malaysia
Director & Principal Consultant of GRM Training

K. Pathmanathan, who graduated with an LL.B (Hons) University of London in 1986 and CLP – Malaysia 1987, has been actively involved in the field of education, management and training. He has more than twenty-five years of professional experience as a trainer and principal consultant in various legal areas, including Commercial Contracts, Data Protection, Sexual Harassment and Debt Recovery. 


He is a certified trainer and speaker, and is part of the legal team in GRM Training Sdn Bhd specialising in Data Protection training & consultancy and Project Management on Personal Data Protection Implementation for Corporate Compliance.  

His career includes being a law lecturer for 8 years, managing undergraduate students of the University of London and was also a principal of a Law college in Malaysia. Data Protection is the flagship of GRM Training Sdn Bhd and K.Pathmanathan is spearheading the EU GDPR Conference to be held in March 18 & 19, 2019. 

Some of the organizations he has trained for include the petrochemical industries, manufacturing sectors, banking, telecommunications, consumer products and services industries namely big corporate companies such as Petronas, HRDF, Tenaga Nasional, Jabatan Air, Telekom, TM Touch, AmBank, Hitachi, Tioxide (M) Sdn. Bhd., Nippon Oil Exploration, Hewlett Packard, Penang Port, Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd, Measat Broadcasting Network Systems, Sony, Royal Malaysian Navy and many more.