Dato' Thavalingham Thavarajah
Dato’ Thavalingam Thavarajah, who was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1990, has many years of experience in industrial relations and employment law. He was a member of the Industrial Court Practice Committee of the Bar Council, on which he served for a decade. In 2008, he was appointed to a two-year term on the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC). He was until recently the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). He also sits on the editorial advisory board of the Industrial Law Reports (ILR) and was appointed as one of the panel judges for the Jessup Law Moot Finals 2010.
In addition to writing Constructive Dismissal — Commentaries and Cases (2008) and co-authoring Retrenchment Law and Procedure in Malaysia (2009), Dato’ Thava’s other literary . He is also the contributing editor for the volume on the Employment Act 1955, Industrial Relations Act 1967 and the Trade Unions Act 1959 in the Annotated Statutes of Malaysia series (2002). He is the panel author for Employment Law Asia (Malaysian Chapter) (2002) and principal author of Employment Termination Law & Practice Malaysia (2001–present).