Curriculum vitae

NAME : BARU BIAN

Office Address : Messrs Baru Bian
No. 6, 2nd Floor, Lot 5430
Block G, R.H. Plaza
Jalan Lapangan Terbang
93350 Kuching, Sarawak
MALAYSIA

Office telephone : +6082-455593
Office facsimile : +6082-459593


• PERSONAL DATA

Date of birth : 9th September, 1958
Place of birth : Lawas, Sarawak
Age : 54
Sex : Male
Height : 5’ 10”
Weight : 85 kg
Marital Status : Married (with 3 children)
Race : Lun Bawang
(Sarawak Bumiputra or Native of Sarawak)
Citizenship : Malaysian

• Spouse

Name of wife : Yu Ching Sieu
Race : Chinese
Profession : Housewife
Qualifications : B.A & B. Social Work (University of Melbourne, Australia)

• Children

Joshua Parir Baru : 23 years old (Pupil in the Chambers of Baru Bian, Advocate and Solicitor)
Benjamin Bian Baru : 20 years old (Studying Law at Adelaide University)
Emmylyn Takong Baru (f) : 16 years old (Form 4)


• EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

School/College/University Attended Qualifications Year

1. Long Lellang Primary : Primary 1 to 2
School, 1966-67.

2. Long Semadoh Primary: Primary 3 to 4
School, 1968-69.

3. Long Napir Primary School: Passed Common Entrance
1970-71

4. Sek. Men. Ker. Limbang : Passed Senior Cambridge 1972 to 1976

5. Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku : Higher School Certificate Hj. Bujang, Miri1,
1977 to 1978

6. Teaching Temporary at Medamit Secondary School, Limbang Division
1979 to 1980

7. University Institute : Diploma In Law (DIL)
Technology Mara,
Shah Alam, Selangor,
1981 to 1984

8. Melbourne University : Bachelor of Law (LL.B)
Australia, 1985


• SKILLS

Language Proficiency: English, Bahasa Malaysia, Lun Bawang, Kelabit and Iban.

Additional Skills: Able to sing well and play musical instruments fairly well. Plays the following instrument - Bass, lead and rhythm guitar, drum, flute, harmonica, ukelele and the traditional Lun Bawang bamboo flute and bass (Bamboo band).


• WORK EXPERIENCES

1979- 1981 : Temporary Teacher at Sekolah Menengah Kerajaan Medamit, Limbang, Sarawak.

1986 : Chambered in the firm of Messrs Rashid & Lee, Kuala Lumpur. Admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court in Malaya.

1987 - 1988 : Worked as Legal Assistant in the firm of Messrs Anthony Ting & Co., Kuching, Sarawak.

1990 : Became a partner in the firm of Messrs Anthony Ting, Baru Bian & Co., Kuching, Sarawak.

1992 : Commenced practising under Messrs Baru Bian Advocates & Solicitors, Kuching, Sarawak, to this day.


• POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT

1987 : Admitted as ordinary member of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS).

1989 – 1992 : Elected to the PBDS Youth Exco.

September 1991 : Stood as a candidate under PBDS (Opposition then) in Lawas and lost.

1992 – 1994 : Appointed as one of the Vice President of PBDS.

1995 – 2000 : Appointed the Publicity Chief of PBDS.

2000 & 2003 : Elected as a Supreme Council Member of PBDS.
(N.B- PBDS is now deregistered as a political party).

September 2004 : Stood as an Independent Candidate in the Ba’Kelalan By-election of September 2005, after the demise of the incumbent the late Dk Dr. Judson Sakai in the helicopter crash in July 2004, and lost by about 1300 votes.

May 2006 : Stood as SNAP candidate in Ba’Kelalan State Constituency in the Sarawak General Election and lost by 475 votes.

April 2008 : Joined People’s Justice Party Malaysia, or Parti KEADILAN Rakyat (PKR) as ordinary member. Appointed in November 2009 by the President as the Chairman of PKR, Sarawak. Appointed as member of PKR Political Bureau & Supreme Council.


April 2011 : Elected as a member of the Sarawak State Assembly for N.70, Ba Kelalan, Sarawak.



• APPOINTMENT

March 2004 to February 2006 : Appointed as a Commission Member of the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) by the then Minister Tan Sri Leo Moggie.


• MAIN AREA OF LEGAL PRACTICE

Native Customary Rights Land issues. At the moment the firm is handling one hundred over cases stretching the length and breath of Sarawak. We created the Landmark case in this area in the case of Nor ak Nyawai vs. Borneo Pulp Plantation Sdn Bhd & 2 Ors [2001], which was approved by the Federal Court in 2009 in the case of Madelli Bin Salleh.



• The above information is up-dated as of October 2012.