By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Bryan Boo 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…

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…

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…

The International Malaysian Law Conference (“IMLC”) has come and gone. After four (4) days of intense and interesting discussions, debates and dialogues, we say goodbye to yet another successful Malaysian-Bar-curated-conference. Below is a summary web report of MahWengKwai & Associates (“MWKA”) at the IMLC 2018. Day 2 International Malaysia Law Conference Speakers: Assoc Prof Dr…

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, Lesley Lim & Marcus Leong Research by Saphna Ravichandran & Darren Tan Photo Credit: Marcus Leong In the words of Diego Maradona, the former Argentine professional footballer described Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as a “technology that brings transparency and quality that provides a positive outcome for teams who decide to attack and take…

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…