MahWengKwai & Associates is proud to announce that our consultant, Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai, has been reappointed as a Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) until 2022. Dato’ Mah’s reappointment as Commissioner was announced by the Prime Minister’s Office on 26.6.2019. Dato’ Mah completed his first term as SUHAKAM Commissioner from 2016…

By Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai  Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai gives keynote address at the launch of Asia ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Week 2019 The Asia ADR Week this year took place from 27-29 June 2019 at the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur and was themed “The Kintsukuroi Perspective: the Asian ADR Revolution”. This…

  The Johore Bar forwarded their invitation to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Council – Corporate & Conveyancing Practice Committee (“KLBC CCPC”) to deliver a seminar on Wills, Probate, LA and SEDA for one day on the 11th October 2018 at the Johore Bar Council Auditorium located at the Johore Bar building, No. 5, Jalan Tun…

LEVEL UP KL is an annual conference organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (“MDEC”) that brings together local and international game developers, providing a platform for industry players to interact and learn from one another as well as raising the bar of game development in Southeast Asia. This year, the event was held from…

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”)…

In accordance with the federal gazette issued on 26.1.2017, Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (“SSM”) has announced that the Companies Act 2016 will be implemented effective 31st January 2017 (with the exception of section 241 and Division 8 of Part III). Download Companies Act 2016 here. To…

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) recently announced they will establish a CIArb Asian directorate office in Malaysia as a result of growth in arbitration in Asia.  The new office, which will be set up at The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration  (KLRCA) premises in Bangunan Sulaiman, will be the first regional centre for…

  Malaysia’s telecoms market in 2015 “is undergoing a major revolution driven by the changes of user requirements,revenue drivers and new technologies”, as Alfie Amir, Research Manager, Telecoms, International Data Corporation (IDC) Malaysia, told Cellular News earlier this year. In that report IDC outlined their top 10 predictions for the telecommunications industry in Malaysia this year….

Malaysia is among the most attractive destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Southeast Asia — thanks to the country’s efforts to maintain an economy as attractive as possible to that investment — as well as a legal infrastructure well-suited to support it. As the UNCTAD 2014 World Investment Report outlined, cited by Spain’s Santander…

The ASEAN infrastructure market holds significant potential over the next decade, according to Roddy Adams, Partner and head of Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Markets for KPMG.  As KPMG detailed in a recent study:  “An estimated US$60 billion is needed per year until 2022 to fulfil all the infrastructure needs in the region. The energy and transport sectors…

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