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8 Things You Need To Know About Hire Purchase

by DenningMR on 08 December 2015

Picture credit: carmudi.aeAnyone who owns a car will have come across hire purchase or financing for ownership. But as we put our signature to the agreement, do we really know...

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​Tribunal For Consumer Claims in Malaysia - Get To Know It

by DenningMR on 22 December 2015

Christmas is just round the corner and this is the time to shop! Car manufacturers are offering their year end bargains, malls are filled with the latest fashion collections and...

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Empowered to sue on behalf of a deceased

by DenningMR on 05 December 2015

The Federal Court dismissed private investigator P Balasubramaniam's widow A Santamil Selvi's appeal. The appeal was to reinstate her RM1.9 million suit against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, his wife...

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How to avoid being fined RM50,000 for selling online

by DenningMR on 06 September 2016

Online businesses must be registered SSM chairman Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad said many online entrepreneurs have not registered their businesses, with only 30,000 having done so between 2012 and Sunday....

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PDRM - In The Line Of Fire

by DenningMR on 25 May 2016

Dying to serve the public ... Polis Di-Raja Malaysia How often have we noticed people lambasting the police force (PDRM) on social media? If the independent media portal carried an...

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Freedom of Information In Penang Is A Mockery

by DenningMR on 18 May 2016

Picture credit: themalaymailonline.comBN MP Datuk Jahara Hamid has questioned the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation that was enacted by the State Government. Datuk Jahara's gripe is that the enactment does...

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Penang PKR ADUNs Ordered To Toe The Line

by DenningMR on 13 May 2016

Pic credit: thestar.com.myThe five PKR backbenchers, who have previously abstained from supporting the Penang government’s land reclamation project, will have to stand behind the state this time.PKR deputy president Azmin...

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4 Things To Do When You Trade

by DenningMR on 13 May 2016

So you are a trading businessmanMany of us are into trading nowadays. We sell from a shop, we sell from the comfort of our home. With the internet many are...

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Lim Guan Eng Supports 2 Term Limit For CM Post

by DenningMR on 12 May 2016

Picture credit: malaymailonline.comIt was reported by the Malay Mail Online on 2 June 2015 that DAP’s Lim Guan Eng admitted that he had proposed to Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in the...

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Democracy And Autonomy For Sarawak

by DenningMR on 11 May 2016

The aftermath of Sarawak state electionSo the 11th Sarawak state election is over and a storm is brewing in social media. Everyone knows the remarks made by over zealous pro-opposition...

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Can't Do Anything? You Gotta Be Kidding Me!

by DenningMR on 09 May 2016

Touts Working Hand In Hand With LawyersTouting is such a lucrative business that the perpetrators have started opening their own legal firms with the help of new lawyers who have...

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Sarawak State Elections 2016: The Results Are In

by DenningMR on 07 May 2016

After a gruelling 12 days of campaigning for votes it all ends tonight. The official results are in and BN has emerged victoriously with a massive landslide victory, winning 72...

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Better Treatment For Politicians By Authorities

by DenningMR on 06 May 2016

Why are politicians treated better than the Rakyat who vote them into power?As we all know, names such as Kugan, Teoh Beng Hock and N Dharmendran are synonymous with deaths...

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Bar Council Legal Aid ... Serving Malaysians Since 1982​

by DenningMR on 06 May 2016

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Internet Scams: We Give You The Heads Up!

by DenningMR on 18 April 2016

Don't get scammed onlineWith the internet phenomenon, not only do we have an explosion of portals and apps but also of many scam artistes utilising the internet as a platform...

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Saving Malaysia … Our Superheroes

by DenningMR on 11 April 2016

Who are the real heroes?Of late we have all sorts of calls to ‘Save Malaysia’. Road shows are planned. Declarations to be signed by millions. All sorts of forums have...

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Investigating Lim Guan Eng - Part 2

by DenningMR on 23 March 2016

Picture credit: nst.com.myIn the Part 1 of Investigating Lim Guan Eng, we went through the background of the issue, the accusations and we know who the concerned parties are. Now...

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Investigating Lim Guan Eng - Part 1

by DenningMR on 22 March 2016

Picture credit: mole.myMACC opens investigation paper on Penang CMThe Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Penang has commenced a probe after opening the investigation paper into Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng...

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Penang State Government's Helping Hand For Squatters

by DenningMR on 21 March 2016

Picture credit: malaymailonline.comResidents of a kampung in Bukit Mertajam who face eviction after losing a court case against the land owner have been assured of help from the state government....

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The Secrets Behind OSA

by DenningMR on 21 March 2016

Picture credit: aliran.comOf late many are upset with the current AG Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali. Many are unhappy that he is mooting the idea of stiffer penalties for those...

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Bloggers ... LHDN Wants You!

by DenningMR on 17 March 2016

Money on the netOf late we see that many have used the internet to generate income. Popular bloggers have monetized their sites. YouTubers are able to find sponsors who support...

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Malaysia’s Queens of the Court

by DenningMR on 08 March 2016

(Picture credit: Amirol Ahmad)Today, as we celebrate the International Women's Day, AskLegal takes a stroll down memory lane with a list of women who were the first in their vocation...

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So You Want To Be A Lawyer?

by DenningMR on 07 March 2016

It was almost 3 decades ago that my mother informed me I will be going to the UK to read law. The news came the day after my final STPM...

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S£X On The NET

by DenningMR on 29 February 2016

Picture credit: jonahinthenineveh.comI remember my first time using the internet back in the early 90’s. There was a world of information and fun out there, right at your finger tips....

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Legalising the Illegal: Street Racing

by DenningMR on 22 February 2016

Let's legalise illegal racing Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, announced today the government will hold legal street races to counter the growing number of illegal motorcycle...

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Bangla-Fever Alarming

by DenningMR on 18 February 2016

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Mr IGP ... Why Some Slow, Some Fast?

by DenningMR on 16 February 2016

Picture credit: todayonline.comMany have seen the video of Papagomo hitting and kicking a foreign worker around. Papagomo says he did it to redeem his sister's honour because the foreign worker...

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Unlawfully pork free?

by DenningMR on 13 February 2016

Picture credit: fmt PPIM's (Malaysian Islamic Consumer Association) Datuk Nadzim Johan says ‘pork-free’ signs does not mean that a restaurant is halal as the halal certification comes from Jakim only.An...

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Transgender dilemma: It also affects the authorities

by DenningMR on 23 January 2016

Picture credit: truthrevolt.orgWill PDRM charge a transgender woman in Kota Kinabalu for baring her breasts in a shopping mall??!TheCoverage reported that a woman's wardrobe malfunction caused her to accidentally exposed...

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Do politicians really know the law?

by DenningMR on 22 January 2016

Absurd requests from UMNO KedahRight ... the political news that has gotten everyone's tongue wagging is that 14 out of 15 UMNO divisions in Kedah are seeking to oust Mukhriz...

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Is Perlis restricting freedom of religion?

by DenningMR on 22 January 2016

Many would have read the news that the Perlis government has moved to bar non-Muslims from placing their prayer altars along the walkways of the Seri Sena Flats in Kangar....

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Plight of 'squatters': Their homes, their story ...

by DenningMR on 08 January 2016

In as much as we talk about justice, upholding the rule of law, there are consequences in enforcing such rights. There is actually a cost. The cost is a social...

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Where's the street-wise Hercules to fight the rising odds?

by DenningMR on 06 January 2016

Picture credit: siakapkeli.myBukit Bendera Umno division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail said the matter (eviction of Kg Mutiara occupants) was not over yet as the vacant possession order was still in...

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Wherever I lay my hat ... That's my home.

by DenningMR on 04 January 2016

Picture credit: kwiknews.myGEORGE TOWN: Villagers in Kampung Mutiara, Batu Ferringhi, are up in arms over another planned demolition exercise. Batu Ferringhi JKKP chairman Ismadi Abu Bakar said they intended to...

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In the sh*t. Now what?

by DenningMR on 03 January 2016

Lawyers are there to provide assistance - to navigate the complex procedures and jargon of the legal world. But, too often people feel that even being able to get access...

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Malaysia Civil Liberty Activists Commence Suit Against Santa Claus

by DenningMR on 25 December 2015

The Malaysia Civil Liberty Activists (MCLA) announced today that it was bringing a lawsuit against Santa Claus for violations of the civil rights of children.A MCLA spokesman, Mr. E. Scrooge...

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​Tribunal For Consumer Claims in Malaysia - Get To Know It

by DenningMR on 22 December 2015

Christmas is just round the corner and this is the time to shop! Car manufacturers are offering their year end bargains, malls are filled with the latest fashion collections and...

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Pre-nuptial agreements? You better think twice …

by DenningMR on 14 December 2015

Picture credit: nydailynews.comWatching Hollywood movies and reading all those gossip portals have exposed us to all those juicy stories about celebrity marriages and divorces. Here is a list of some...

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8 Things You Need To Know About Hire Purchase

by DenningMR on 08 December 2015

Picture credit: carmudi.aeAnyone who owns a car will have come across hire purchase or financing for ownership. But as we put our signature to the agreement, do we really know...

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Empowered to sue on behalf of a deceased

by DenningMR on 05 December 2015

The Federal Court dismissed private investigator P Balasubramaniam's widow A Santamil Selvi's appeal. The appeal was to reinstate her RM1.9 million suit against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, his wife...

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Freedom of Information Enactment - 4 years down the road

by DenningMR on 13 November 2015

Picture credit: The Nut GraphMany civil society groups in Malaysia have been clamouring that there is a need for freedom of information. A number of civil society groups, including the...

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Legal jargon made simple

by DenningMR on 13 October 2015

Image credit: latintutor.netHow often have we read legal terms and wondered what they meant? Well, fear no more, here is a list of legal terms and a layman?s explanation of...

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Detention under SOSMA

by DenningMR on 13 October 2015

Photo credit: Huffington PostFor today, we shall just focus on the provisions for detention under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA), as set out in sections 4 (1), 4...

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Getting Intimate With SOSMA

by DenningMR on 13 October 2015

Picture credit: games.yahoo.comWith the recent arrest of Khairuddin Abu Hassan under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) many have stated that this heralds the return of ISA. However, we...

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Lawyers For Liberty - Stop the witch-hunt, being rude is not a crime

by DenningMR on 03 September 2015

Press StatementStop the witch-hunt, being rude is not a crime3 SeptemberLawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the concerted attempts made to criminalise some Bersih 4 participants who were photographed...

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1MDB unaware of bank account frozen by Swiss authorities

by DenningMR on 03 September 2015

Media statement 1MDB not aware of accounts being frozen 2 September 2015 We refer to recent media reports concerning certain bank accounts being frozen in Switzerland, in relation to a probe being conducted...

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Court of Appeal allows damages for IVF treatment

by DenningMR on 02 September 2015

PUTRAJAYA: A paraplegic was awarded RM70,000 in damages by the Court of Appeal for him and his wife to go through vitro fertilisation treatment (IVF) to conceive a child following...