By Christine Toh The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPAA”) came into operation on 15.4.2014. CIPAA was enacted to ease cash flow problems in the construction industry by facilitating regular and timely payment, by providing a mechanism for speedy payment dispute resolution through adjudication and by providing remedies for the recovery of payment…

By Sarah Kambali The Budget 2020 for Malaysia was recently tabled at the Dewan Rakyat in Parliament by YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Finance, on Friday, 11th October 2019. The Budget 2020 objectives are based on “Driving growth and equitable outcomes towards shared prosperity.” Real Estate transactions fall under Strategy 11: Promoting Access…

By Diana Cheak The Companies Commission of Malaysia has introduced a new registration number format containing 12 digit characters for companies, businesses and limited liability partnerships in Malaysia. The format is introduced to replace the various formats of registration numbers generated by the previous system and is in line with the Government’s initiative to have…

By Raymond Mah, John Chan and Karmen Fung On 4 October 2019, the Court of Appeal unanimously allowed the appeal by Muhamad Nazri Bin Muhamad (Appellant/Plaintiff) against the Joint Management Body (“JMB”) of Menara Rajawali and Denflow Sdn Bhd (Respondents/Defendants) in the Court of Appeal Civil Appeal No: W-02(NCVC)(A)-2057-10/2018.  The decision by the Court of…

By Eric Toh Matrimonial matters concerning non-Muslims in Malaysia are governed by the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (“LRA”). A joint petition is an application to court whereby both parties to a marriage consent and agree to a divorce and to all the terms of a divorce. A Joint petition is generally less…

By Cassandra Nicole Thomazios  Introduction Freedom of Religion is a principle enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a fundamental human right that protects people with the right to profess and practice their faith, religion or belief. Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to…

MahWengKwai & Associates’ Public Series Lunch Talks are organised once a month over lunch to inculcate knowledge and awareness, promote deliberations, for networking and to explore new strategic partnerships amongst our associates and clients. On 18 September 2019, our Senior Associate, Ms Diana Cheak, and Associate, John Chan, from the firms’ Employment Department spoke on…

By Christopher Chan, an associate director and a registered estate agent with Hartamas Real Estate Group To spur both the challenging property market, I strongly recommend that the government adopt the following suggestions for Budget 2020: 1) The existing benefits for the residential secondary property market should be reconfigured to the following:  The existing threshold…

By Diana Cheak What is mediation? Litigation is an adversarial process of resolving disputes in court. Unlike litigation which is based on a judicial and adversarial process, mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution which is voluntary, informal and flexible. Mediation focuses on the needs and interests of the parties as opposed to legal…

By Prisilla Chong Executors and administrators are commonly referred to as personal representatives of an estate. An executor is a person named in the will to administer the assets and carry out the last wishes of a testator. An administrator, on the other hand, is a person appointed by the High Court to administer the…

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