MR P IRUTHAYARAJ D PAPPUSAMY
He was the Former Industrial Court Chairman who had served the Industrial Court for about 14 years He had adjudicated on numerous cases in Sabah, Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur involving all types of dismissal cases under s 20(3) of the IR Act 1967, Trade Disputes relating to Collective Agreements and complaints under s 8 (2A) of the IR Act and other matters relating to industrial disputes. He had also successfully applied mediation and early evaluation skills in resolving industrial disputes. He was holding the position of Chairman of Social Security Appellate Board. In addition, he also has vast experience in all aspects of Human Resource and Industrial Relations Management while working with large multinational companies. He has designed and conducted a unique programme entitled Certificate in Domestic Inquiry for all HR and IR Practitioners for the DRB HICOM Group of Companies as well for other relevant personnel. In addition, he has also authored 2 books published by MEF, ie. (I) Handling of Cases at the Industrial Court of Malaysia published in 2016; and (ii) Co-authored the book on Practical Guide on Performance Management published in 2017.
MR BERNARD JOHN KANNY is a Senior Consultant Industrial Relations at the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). He was Chairman of the Industrial Court of Malaysia and as Chairman he has adjudicated, written, and articulated complex Awards on numerous cases involving dismissal and other matters relating to industrial disputes. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Industrial Court of Malaysia, Bernard successfully practiced law for 30 years. His experience in industrial disputes includes trade union disputes, collective bargaining, employment issues, unlawful dismissal claims and retrenchments. In 2021, he was appointed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to serve as National Legal Adviser to the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC). Bernard has advised both the Employer and Employee in industrial relation matters and as former Chairman of the Industrial Court of Malaysia he is able to render advise from the perspective of both the employer/employee.