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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

Things To Take Note Of Before E-Signing/ Digitally Signing A Document

Must a contract be hand signed? In reality, it is not entirely necessary- no law in Malaysia says a traditional signature is required for a valid contract- a thumbprint, or any other markings, can still be considered a valid signature, as long as it can establish the party’s intention to enter into a contract. Electronic…
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September 30, 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

Case Study: Can WhatsApp Messages Be Used As Evidence In Court?

Instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Telegram, WeChat and etc are increasingly becoming mainstream communication tools for many small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia. In fact, the Digital News Report 2017 has named Malaysia as the world’s largest WhatsApp user.  The courts have acknowledged the escalating use of these instant messaging platforms by allowing instant messages…
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September 26, 2021 0

Case Study: Is It Possible For The Malaysian Court to Determine A Dispute Based On Foreign Law?

Can Malaysian courts determine a dispute based on foreign law? This question was briefly dealt with in the high court case of Atico Overseas Ltd v Procast Furniture Industry Sdn Bhd. We will briefly look into the case (TLDR, yes. The long version can be found below). Brief facts of the case Atico Overseas entered…
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September 26, 2021 0

Tips and Tricks When Managing A Company Payroll

Dealing with employee’s payroll month in month out can be quite tedious. To aid you in it, we will list down some things you will need to take note of when you are dealing with your employee’s payroll. Remember to always pay their salary on time In this regard, the law clearly stipulates that every…
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August 31, 2021 0

Case Study: Conviction Before Seizure?

Must a person be convicted under AMLA before their property is seized under the Act? This issue was dealt with in the case of Public Prosecutor v Habib Jewels Sdn Bhd. We will briefly discuss this case with you. Brief facts of the case This application arose from an investigation into the involvement of the…
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August 31, 2021 0

Introduction To Corporate Liability

What is corporate liability? Corporate liability refers to the liability of the company in the event they commit wrongdoing. More specifically, it deals with a situation whereby a company (or in this case, commercial organization) conspires with other companies/ parties/ individuals to commit acts of fraud or dishonesty that involves bribery i.e. corruption.  If you…
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August 25, 2021 0

Introduction To Cash Transaction Limit

What is ‘cash transaction limit’? Cash transaction limit is a form of security measure (including the likes of AMLA) to combat money laundering and illicit activities. It forms an additional level of deterrent against cash abuse and it also complements existing measures such as the suspicious transaction report and the cash threshold report that aids…
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August 25, 2021 0

What Are Some Of The Common Tax Offences That A Company Could Potentially Face In Malaysia

It comes as no surprise (or maybe it does), but a company will have to file tax returns and pay taxes too- failing to do so will land the company in very, very hot soup!  Now that the warning is out of the way, let us briefly look at some of the common tax offences…
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July 31, 2021 0