Is it an offence to drink and drive in Malaysia? It is an offence to drive a vehicle in Malaysia when the alcohol content in a person’s breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit under the Road Transport Act 1987. This offence is commonly known as “drink driving”, “drunk driving” or “driving under the…

Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Drink Driving Offences in Malaysia About this talk The police have stepped up their “Ops Mabuk” operations to curb road accidents caused by drivers driving under the influence of alcohol. Many have been arrested, charged and convicted for committing this offence under the Road Transport Act…

By Tommy Wong Benchmark Litigation is a definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. On 4.5.2020, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific released its ranking for 2020, and MahWengKwai & Associates is pleased to announce that we have been ranked on Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 on the following practice areas: Commercial and Transactions: Tier 4…

Monday, 4 May, 2020 11:00 am – 11:45 am  Arrest, Remand & Bail during MCO: Knowing Your Rights   About this talk What amounts to an arrest and what happens upon arrest, particularly now during the MCO? Everyone has rights which should be respected and safeguarded during arrest, and it is important that you know…

Community Service – The Alternative Form of Sentencing1 By Datuk Joy Appukuttan2 1. Introduction Until recently, many offenders of the Prevention And Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 20203 (“Regulation”), were subjected to the maximum fine of RM1,000-00 and in some cases custodial sentences. This Article will now examine the…

(A) The Movement Control Order 1. Under which statutory provision is the Movement Control Order issued? The Movement Control Order refers to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) Order 2020 (“PCID Order”) which was issued by Malaysian Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on 16.3.2020 under the Prevention and…

(A) ARREST 1. What is an arrest? An arrest happens when a police officer (or other persons empowered by the law) touches or confine the body of the person to be arrested or when you submit to custody voluntarily by word or action. [Example: Accompanying a police officer to a police station on the officer’s…

By Tommy Wong   Introduction All human beings are born free and equal, and are entitled to human rights, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion or any other status. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an important milestone in the history of human rights, wherein the fundamental human rights to be universally…

By Tommy Wong The Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (“the Act”) came into force on 15.1.2001 with the aim of preventing and combating money laundering, terrorism financing and the use of illegal proceeds. Under the Act, banking institutions, various businesses and professional organizations are categorized as reporting institutions and such…

Our consultant, Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai, was recently interviewed by Aljazeera for its 101 East show in an episode titled “Malaysia: On Death Row”. The episode which aired on 4 July 2019 covers contrasting views from Malaysians for and against the mandatory death sentence, with emotional sharing from families of murdered victims to the families…