By Christine Toh and Eric Toh According to the Malaysian Statistics Department, the divorce rate for non-muslim males aged 18 and above was 6.5 per cent in 2017; whereas the divorce rate for non-muslim females aged 16 and above stood at 7 per cent in the same year. Divorce is becoming increasingly common and the…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Janessa Kok, Oh Jia Ling Employment Law: Medical Boarding Out or Not? Every employee of an employment contract will inadvertently fall ill every now and then. Of course, all employees are entitled to take medical leave, but in extreme cases where the employee has unfortunately contracted a disease or became medically or physically…

By John Chan & Raymond Mah Malaysian employment law requires employers to have “just cause and excuse” before terminating their employees. The Courts have put employees security of tenure in employment on the same footing as that of ‘property right’. In Hong Leong Equipment Sdn. Bhd. v Liew Fook Chuan and Anor [1996] 1 MLJ…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Marlysa Abdul Razak, Darren Tan, Oh Jia Ling & Alex Hong 1.       How to choose a lawyer Choosing a lawyer may feel like a challenging process for many people and indeed, it might be. Almost every one of us, at one point or another, may find ourselves in a situation where one may require the…

  By Raymond Mah and Eric Toh The law presumes that a person is of good character, unless proven otherwise. If a statement is made about a person which is defamatory and affects the reputation of that person in the eyes of the public, that person may have a claim for defamation against the maker…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim and Kevin Seow Sports has always been an important aspect of Malaysian culture. The love and spirit for sports will always be something embedded in every Malaysian’s soul. It also brings us together as one nation when we cheer on our nation’s athletes. Who could forget how we were glued…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim and Saphna Ravichandran The Asian Games held every four years is the second largest multisport event after the Olympics. Jakarta and Palembang hosted the 18th Asian Games this year. As teams converge for the games, athletes gather to compete and officials execute the rules, a small group of sports arbitrators…

By Richard Wee, Cheng Kaijie & Oh Jia Ling This article intends to address the effect and consequences of money laundering over real estate and the legal profession in Malaysia. The flow of this article will be to extract the finer points of money laundering and how it usually comes into play; before cross-referring with…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Bryan Boo Photo Credit: AirAsia Saiyan ESPORTS LAW: Mini comment on the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup 2018 controversy One of the largest annual mobile gaming tournaments in Southeast Asia, the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup 2018 (MSC), drew to a close on 29 July 2018 with Filipino team Aether…

By Raymond Mah, John Chan & Pramodhini Jayapragasam Are you within the time limit to claim for your property damage? If you are a property owner and you recently noticed latent defects/property damage such as cracks on your walls, floor or ceiling then this article may be relevant to you. On 3.4.2018, the Dewan Rakyat…

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