MWKA had the privilege of attending the recent KL Major held at Axiata Arena from 16 – 18 November 2018. Coined the largest international esports tournament in Malaysia, the KL Major was truly a spectacle to behold and proved to the world that Malaysia is capable of hosting world-class esports events.   Although there…

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 real estate and the legal profession. Effectively, this write-up…

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, 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 Richard Wee, Sarah Kambali, Darren Tan & Oh Jia Ling Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Purchasing or selling a property in Malaysia can be complicated with layers of administrative challenges. Embedded in these property transactions are statutory rules, legal practices and commercial documentation. For many first time property buyer, or even regular property investor; buying…

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…

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 Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Bryan Boo Photo credit: Jamie McInall MWKA Esports Meta: The Inconsistencies in Esports – The Need for Governance (Part 1) It is undeniable that governance and a global regulation is vital to the long-term sustenance and continual growth of any sport. Such a system in place provides certainty and consistency…

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…

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