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 to the screen, watching and sometimes screaming our…

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…

The Sports Development Act was passed by Parliament and gazetted on 25 September 1997. It promotes and facilitates the development, administration and registration of sports in Malaysia. In order to achieve these objectives, the Act establishes inter alia the Sports Commissioner’s Office and the Sports Advisory Panel. In brief, the Sports Development Act 1997(“SDA 1997”)…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Vincent Lim & Saphna Ravichandran Recently in February 2018, the National Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia, better known as ADAMAS, confirmed that work has begun on a new Anti-Doping lab in Malaysia which will receive accreditation from the World Anti-Doping Agency, better known as WADA[1] (the WADA accredited lab). Malaysia used…

By Marlysa Razak Drones or also known as private unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have caught the attention of many netizens, especially travelers as they are able to capture aerial view of beautiful sceneries and landscape from high above. Drones footages give much bigger impact to viewers and they make travel videos more intriguing. Because of…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Vincent Lim & Bryan Boo *Picture shown is for illustration purposes only. Photo credit: “Badminton Semifinal Pan 2007” by Wilson Dias (Agência Brasil) is licensed under CC BY 3.0 BR) The Malaysian badminton community was shaken by the recent allegations and hearing of shuttlers being directly involved in match-fixing, the effects of which…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Saphna Ravichandran Photo credit: “New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner“ by babyknight (New Meadowlands Stadium: Mezz Corner) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 The thought of an athlete falling or slipping may seem inconsequential at first because the athlete may regain their balance in time, or just pick themselves back up and give…

By MahWengKwai & Associates Sports Law Practice Group   Photo Credit: “Curling” by Benson Kua is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games saw Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitzky being stripped of his bronze medal following him being tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Although Alexander initially maintained his innocence claiming that…

By MahWengKwai & Associates Sports Law Practice Group   SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018 Suspension of Slovenian Ice Hockey Player Ziga Jeglic. A new case was registered on 20 February 2018 by the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games….

By Lesley Lim and Vincent Lim *A short commentary of the recent doping case of Wendy Ng Yan Yee* The blow, when it came, was disastrous. Wendy Ng Yan Yee, national diver at the KL 2017 SEA Games, was plunged into anguish. Her gold medal in the women’s 3m springboard individual event was taken away,…

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