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Civil Consumer Contract Property

What can you do if your landlord doesn't return your deposit, in Malaysia?

by CY Lim on 26 July 2019

It’s been a great couple of years in that bachelor pad of yours. At times your door gets stuck, your washing machine sounds like a thousand whales dying, and your...

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Criminal

Why is Najib shocked he had to defend himself when he's already under trial?

by CY Lim on 30 October 2019

Most of us probably know, in the abstract, how criminal trials work. We know that you are asked before court whether you want to plead guilty or not and if...

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Civil Constitution Family

Children given a "bin Abdullah" surname may not need to use it anymore

by CY Lim on 13 July 2020

[Read Part 1: The untold story of the "bin Abdullah" children in Malaysia ] Some of you may remember our article from before where we interviewed Rahman and Aisyah. As a...

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Civil Constitution Family

Children given a "bin Abdullah" surname may not need to use it anymore

by CY Lim on 13 July 2020

[Read Part 1: The untold story of the "bin Abdullah" children in Malaysia ] Some of you may remember our article from before where we interviewed Rahman and Aisyah. As a...

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Consumer Contract

Can Malaysian shops use "limited time" discounts to pressure you into buying?

by CY Lim on 11 December 2019

We’ve all been in the following situation – you’re window shopping at a mall and a promotor stops you. You tell them you are not interested in whatever spiel they...

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Criminal

Why is Najib shocked he had to defend himself when he's already under trial?

by CY Lim on 30 October 2019

Most of us probably know, in the abstract, how criminal trials work. We know that you are asked before court whether you want to plead guilty or not and if...

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Consumer General

Did you know that you can actually file complaints against Malaysian lawyers?

by CY Lim on 25 October 2019

That’s it. You’ve just done it. You’ve just sunk your life’s savings into buying that first home of yours. Now, as a savvy AskLegal reader, you know that hiring a...

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Traffic

Is it a crime to tailgate someone at the toll in Malaysia?

by CY Lim on 14 October 2019

We know all of you have been complaining about the latest social faux pas to hit our shores: the toll tailgaters. Naturally, we have to jump on the bandwagon as well. Now,...

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Civil Consumer Contract Property

What can you do if your landlord doesn't return your deposit, in Malaysia?

by CY Lim on 26 July 2019

It’s been a great couple of years in that bachelor pad of yours. At times your door gets stuck, your washing machine sounds like a thousand whales dying, and your...