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Case Study – A Brief Overview Of Kong Chee Wai & Satu Lagi v Pengarah Tanah Dan Galian Perak & Yang Lain dan Satu Lagi Kes

Brief facts of the case Chee Wai and the rest of the plaintiffs in this case (totaling 143 of them including Chee Wai) are a group of orang asli from the Semai tribe from Kampung Kuala Senta, Perak. The defendants, in this case, are the Land Office of Perak, Perak State Government, and Bionest Corporation…
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October 31, 2021 0

Case Study – From The Tempered Date Vs The Date Of Discovery

When does the limitation period start to run for a meter tampering case? Is it when TNB discovers that a company/ individual has tampered with their electrical meter or when, for example, the company/ individual denies liability? This matter was discussed in multiple cases. We will briefly look at this issue, based on the recent…
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October 31, 2021 0

Case Study – A Brief Overview Of Eddy Salim & Ors v Iskandar Regional Development Authority & Ors

Brief facts of the case The plaintiffs, in this case, were a group of orang asli (Eddy Salim being one of them) who were in a land dispute with Iskandar Regional Development. They alleged that Iskandar Regional Development trespassed onto their native customary land while doing reclamation work for development purposes (mix development project). However,…
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October 31, 2021 0

Received A Subpoena And Don’t Know What To Do With It? A 101 Guide To Your Dilemma

What is a subpoena? What do you do when you receive one? Can you avoid/  ignore it? A brief introduction to subpoena A subpoena (known as subpoena duces tecum in Latin) is a court document:  That compels the attendance of the individual or certain individual of a company in court to testify as a witness;…
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September 30, 2021 0

What Are The Roles And Duties Of A Company Secretary?

Broadly speaking, a company secretary (or ‘co sec’ as they are colloquially called) is someone who usually assists the company in observing corporate governance, corporate planning, and strategy development of the company. Once you get to know one, you will realize that a company secretary does more than just that. While you might think that…
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June 22, 2021 0

Can properties held under trust be seized under AMLA?

FYI, a  public prosecutor can order the seizing of properties of a person that is charged under AMLA. However, can they seize properties that are under trust? If the answer is yes, under what condition can they do so? Let’s briefly have a look at the Court of Appeal case of Tetuan Khana & Co…
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May 29, 2021 0

Reporting A Suspicious Transaction Under AMLA 2001

Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing And Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act, or AMLA for short, is a piece of legislation created for the purpose of punishing those who commit money laundering activities and/ or those who commit the act of financing terrorist activities.  Money Laundering? Financing Terrorist Activities? What Is That All About? Money laundering is…
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April 30, 2021 0

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