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Case analysis on Juris Technologies: Serious Repercussions from Confidentiality and Copyright Infringements

On 6 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case referred as Juris Technologies Sdn Bhd and Natsoft (M) Sdn Bhd v Foo Tiang Sin & 5 Ors had…

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THE TORT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

In 2016, the Malaysian Federal Court in the landmark decision of Mohd Ridzwan Abdul Razak v Asmah Hj Mohd Nor (more commonly known as the “Lembaga Tabung Haji case”) had…

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Watch your words on social media: Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998

Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 criminalises “the improper use of network facilities or services”. Basically, you might get yourself into trouble for posting anything (ie:…

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8 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

When you are buying a new house, you are often told that you are signing a “standard” sale and purchase agreement (SPA). However, do you know what are the “standards”…

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OCCUPIER’S LIABILITY

In Malaysia, we do not have an Occupier Liability Act. However, Section 3 of the Malaysian Civil Law Act 1956 provides that the Malaysian Courts shall apply the Common Law…

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Scrapping Mandatory Death Penalty for Drug Trafficking in Malaysia

Malaysia is known for having one of the harshest drug laws in the world, with a mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking.

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ADVICE FOR KEEPING EXOTIC PETS

Do you know that you need to a license to keep exotic pets like tarantula, scorpion or monkey? Keeping exotic pets might seem cool, but as a responsible owner, you…

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LIARS, LIARS, PANTS ON FIRE: DEFAMATION LAW AND DEFENCES

The High Court has fixed 5th – 9th March 2018 to hear Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s defamation lawsuit against DAP’s MP Tony Pua, for uttering libellous remarks…

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WHAT IS AN ADVANCE DECISION TO REFUSE TREATMENT AND HOW TO MAKE ONE?

Everyone has the right to make healthcare decisions for themselves (ie: consent or refuse medical treatments or interventions) if the person is a competent adult. However, when a person lacks…

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “LGBT” IN MALAYSIA?

Recently, a Malaysian gay couple’s romantic wedding proposal video went viral online. This proposal has prompted Sepanggar Umno youth representative, Shyazreen Asri, to lodge a report to the relevant authorities…

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Malaysia’s Drug Laws: More than just Death Penalty

Possession of drugs in Malaysia is no joking matter. Drug regulation is governed by the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) 1952, ANYONE regardless of his/her nationality can be arrested and punished…

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE UNFAIRLY DISMISSED FROM EMPLOYMENT?

Two Types of Dismissal: Direct dismissal – an employer decides to end the employment relationship, and dismisses the employee by way of a formal letter of termination. Constructive dismissal –…

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WELCOMING THE LEAP MARKET: A NEW FUND-RAISING PLATFORM FOR SMEs

Currently, 96% of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) funding comes from the banking sector, an indication of its huge dependence on financial institutions for its growth and survival. You need…

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10 IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2018 MALAYSIAN BUDGET

On 27 October 2017, the Prime Minister of Malaysia formally introduced the 2018 Malaysian Budget (the Supply Bill (Budget) 2018) in Dewan Rakyat.

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Looking ahead: How Blockchain might change the world?

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KEY SNAPSHOTS OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2016

From 31st January 2017 onwards, all companies in Malaysia will operate under the Companies Act (CA) 2016. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login.…

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General Differences between Will and Trust

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10 Basic Things You Need To Know About Goods and Services Tax (GST)!

Q1: What is GST? The Goods and Services Tax, more commonly known as GST, is a consumption tax based on the value-added concept, replacing the sales tax and service tax.…

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ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 2015: SAY NO TO ANIMAL CRUELTY!

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) 2015 is the latest Malaysian law on animal rights, enforced since 18 July 2017. Note that the 2015 Act does not replace the Animals Act…

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WHAT CONSTITUTES CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS?

Construction defects are one of the most common causes of disputes and litigation in the construction industry, as there are often disagreements when it comes to identifying what construction defects…

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