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Money Laundering, Real Estate and the Legal Profession

This article intends to address the effect and consequences of money laundering over real estate and the legal profession in Malaysia. The flow of this article will be to extract the finer points of money laundering and how it usually come into play; before cross-referring with real estate and the legal profession. Effectively, this write-up…

The Basics of Defamation Law in Malaysia

The law presumes that a person is of good character, unless proven otherwise. If a statement is made about a person which is defamatory and affects the reputation of that person in the eyes of the public, that person may have a claim for defamation against the maker of that defamatory statement.
The applicable legislation for…

MWKA at the International Malaysian Law Conference 2018-Part 2

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.
Title: “The FinTech Legality: Stay Ahead of the Curve”
Day 2 International…

Contract of Service or Contract for Services? (Part 2)

In our previous article (“The Difference Between Contract of Service and Contract for Services”)(Part 1), we commented on the differences between a Contract of Service and a Contract for Services. In this second article of the same series, we will apply the principles discussed in Part 1 in a few hypothetical situations to determine the…

Emerging Sports and Sports Law

Emerging Sports and Sports Law
 
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 to the screen, watching…

The difference between contract of service and contract for services (Part 1)

There is a constant debate about a contract of service and a contract for services. While the difference in that phrase is a mere exchange of words of, “of” and “for”, there is a huge difference in the meaning.
Briefly, a contract of service is an agreement (whether orally or in writing) binding on parties who…

‘Live’ in the moment: The ongoing feud between sports broadcasters and live streamers

Introduction
Sports and media have an intertwining relationship whereby it is not wrong to conclude that without such media coverage, sports may never have developed to its current position today. Traditionally, one would expect to be at a stadium or the sports arena to watch the game. Nonetheless, through broadcast and in recent times live streaming,…

MWKA at the International Malaysian Law Conference 2018-Part 1

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 Jady Zaidi…

Defect Claims against Developers: An update on Limitation

By Raymond Mah, John Chan & Pramodhini Jayapragasam

Are you within the time limit to claim for your property damage?
If you are a property owner and you recently noticed latent defects/property damage such as cracks on your walls, floor or ceiling then this article may be relevant to you.
On 3.4.2018, the Dewan Rakyat discussed and passed…

Holding Court at the Asian Games

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 mete…

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