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How To File Your Tax

Filling your tax, especially for first-timers, can be a daunting task. Therefore, we have decided to share a  brief guide on how to file your income tax to assist you in this matter. Who needs to file for income tax? Individuals whose total annual income (after EPF deduction) is RM34,000.00 and above; Individuals who earns…
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December 31, 2020 0

Self Defence 101

What is self-defense? Self-defense (or in legal terms, private defense) is an act whereby one uses reasonable force to protect himself or the people around him from being attacked or harmed by another person. It is a defense that one can raise if they accidentally cause harm or kill another while exercising self-defense. Under what…
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December 24, 2020 0

Introduction To “Friendly Loan”

What is a “friendly loan” A “friendly loan” is a loan: That is different from those a person obtain from a moneylender or financial institution; The loan is given on trust i.e. it might/ might not have a written agreement between the parties involved In order to secure the repayment of the loan, there may…
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November 30, 2020 0

A Quick Guide On Debt Recovery

What is debt recovery? In legal terms, it is a process that allows you (as a creditor) to recover the debts that are owed to you (legally) by individuals or companies (“debtors”) arising from a breach of contract for service, contract for sale and purchase, loan agreement, etc.   PRELIMINARIES If your debtor is an…
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November 23, 2020 0

A Quick Introduction To Consumer Tribunal

What is a consumer tribunal? The Tribunal for Consumer Claims or the Tribunal Tuntutan Pengguna Malaysia (the “Tribunal”), an independent body established under the Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”) and operates under the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism, is a tribunal that is established to provide an alternate means for consumers to file…
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November 23, 2020 0

What is Retrenchment, Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) and Mutual Separation Scheme (MSS)

In this article, we will briefly discuss the ways in which an employee can be laid off, namely, retrenchment, voluntary separation scheme (VSS), and mutual separation scheme (mss). Retrenchment  Retrenchment occurs when a company discharges surplus labour or staff. It can be done in six situations (as shown in section 12(3) of the Employment Act),…
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November 12, 2020 0

A Quick Guide To An Offer To Settle

What is an offer to settle? An offer to settle is a legal gesture whereby a party to a trial proposes to settle his/ her gripe with the opposite party out of court before the matter is decided in its finality in court. The offer could come in myriad forms i.e. abstinence, compensation, or even…
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October 30, 2020 0

Rights Of Both Parties In A Tenancy Agreement

A tenancy agreement is an agreement entered between the owner of a property (the landlord) and an individual/ company (the tenant) where the landlord agrees to rent out the property to the tenant for a sum of money. During the tenancy period, what are the rights accorded to both parties? In this article, we will…
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October 25, 2020 0

Re-Litigating a Foreign Judgment : Is It Even Possible?

A and B fought out a dispute in a foreign court. At the end of it, one party won, while the other is left to sulk in a corner. Can the party who is sulking relitigate the matter locally? Let us find out by briefly looking at the recent High Court (Sibu) case of Wong…
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August 2, 2020 0

Conducting Trials Online During Covid-19. Yay or Nay?

Covid-19 has, at some point in time, but the world to a standstill. With no end in sight (yet), business and government bodies have little to no choice but to put on their creative hats and find alternate ways to continue to operate. The legal system in Malaysia is no exception– trials are finally being…
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July 1, 2020 0