This MWKA Online Talk was delivered on 22 February 2023 by Ms Jasmine Wong and Mr. Jeremy Balang and moderated by Ms Anis Mohd Sohaimi. Please visit to register for upcoming talks.


Are friendly loans legal and enforceable in Malaysia? Can interest be imposed and recovered? Perhaps you have lent or have been asked to lend money to a business partner, friend or family member. Join us for this talk to find out what you can and can’t do and what you should and shouldn’t to protect your interest as a party to a friendly loan.

Talk points:

  • Legality of friendly loans
  • Imposing interest in friendly loans
  • Friendly loan agreements
  • Security and third party guarantees
  • Suing to recover outstanding amounts

Speakers: Jasmine Wong (Senior Associate) and Jeremy Balang (Associate)

Moderator: Anis Mohd Sohaimi (Senior Associate)

A copy of the talk slides in PDF format is available for download here.

The 101 on Friendly Loans

20 March, 2023


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