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General Employment

A Msian stewardess was fired for being 'fat' AND the court agreed with the airline

by Mikaela Anthony on 24 February 2020

Disclaimer: The airline had never referred to the flight supervisor as being ‘fat’. She had merely exceeded the weight limit for cabin crew. We used the word ‘fat’ for a...

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Contract General Property

Can Malaysian tenants get a discount on rent during the MCO?

by Mikaela Anthony on 29 March 2020

At the time of writing, it’s Day 12 of the Movement Control Order (MCO). What was initially supposed to be a two-week order will now be carried out for a whole...

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Civil General Property

5 things Malaysian condo owners can sue their management for

by Mikaela Anthony on 01 January 2020

Note: Although we mention “condo management” throughout this article, this law also applies to apartments, flats, any high rise property and also gated properties in Malaysia. If you live in...

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Contract General Property

Can Malaysian tenants get a discount on rent during the MCO?

by Mikaela Anthony on 29 March 2020

At the time of writing, it’s Day 12 of the Movement Control Order (MCO). What was initially supposed to be a two-week order will now be carried out for a whole...

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Consumer General

Here's how Malaysians can report sellers who sell face masks at ridiculous prices

by Mikaela Anthony on 23 March 2020

From the time Covid-19 started, people all around the world having been scrambling to get two things (besides toilet paper): face masks and hand sanitizers. And Malaysians have been doing likewise....

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Criminal General

Leaving your house without a good reason during Covid-19 can get you jailed in Malaysia

by Mikaela Anthony on 18 March 2020

Covid-19: the one thing that just about every person has been talking about. And in the last two weeks, we’ve seen a high spike in cases in Malaysia. So to...

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Criminal General

6 reasons Malaysians can be stopped from leaving the country

by Mikaela Anthony on 15 March 2020

You’re waiting in the Immigration queue at KLIA, and in just 2 hours, you’ll be off for your holiday to the Maldives. You’re so excited, that you can’t wait to...

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Here are 4 things that used to be legal in Malaysia... but are illegal now

by Mikaela Anthony on 09 March 2020

If you were to trace back on how Malaysia's laws are what they are today, you'd have to look back at least 600 years into the past. During that time,...

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Criminal General

Here are 3 things that can happen if someone reports you to PDRM

by Mikaela Anthony on 04 March 2020

It’s Saturday night and you’re at home with your family watching TV. Then you hear the doorbell ring. You think it’s the GrabFood delivery guy, but much to your surprise...

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General Property

Just got the keys? Here are 5 things Msian developers must do for your new home

by Mikaela Anthony on 27 February 2020

You’ve just received a letter from your developer saying that the new home you purchased is now ready! You’re all excited to move in. But did you know that there...

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General Employment

A Msian stewardess was fired for being 'fat' AND the court agreed with the airline

by Mikaela Anthony on 24 February 2020

Disclaimer: The airline had never referred to the flight supervisor as being ‘fat’. She had merely exceeded the weight limit for cabin crew. We used the word ‘fat’ for a...

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General Property

Can you get your money back if your uncompleted condo collapses in Msia?

by Mikaela Anthony on 19 February 2020

If you read the news on 14th February 2020, you might know about a condo that collapsed in Taman Desa. Portions of the condo, which was still being built, collapsed during...

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General Employment

Can Malaysian companies cut your pay without giving you notice?

by Mikaela Anthony on 13 February 2020

It’s pay day, and you’re glad because you finally don’t have to be broke… for another few weeks at least. You have a whole lot of bills to pay but you’re...

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Civil Consumer General

Can you sue an airline in Malaysia for losing your luggage?

by Mikaela Anthony on 10 February 2020

Note: This law actually applies to any airline, Malaysian or foreign, as long as you had flown to or from Malaysia. After a long 12-hour flight, you’ve finally landed in...

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A Penang man gave the best reason when he was caught selling erotic books in 1963...

by Mikaela Anthony on 03 February 2020

Every now and then we chance upon an interesting case that gives us the giggles for days, and this time we found one from over 50 years ago. The 1963...

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Civil General

Why is Indira Gandhi suing the current IGP for something the ex-IGP failed to do?

by Mikaela Anthony on 30 January 2020

If you’re one to closely follow the news in Malaysia, you would most likely know who Indira Gandhi is. She made headlines when she fought for the custody of her children...

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In Malaysia, can you be punished for breaking a law you didn't know exists?

by Mikaela Anthony on 28 January 2020

Picture this: you’re out with your friends having a cigarette. Suddenly, a PDRM officer comes up to you telling you that you’ve committed an offence for smoking in a non-smoking zone. You’re...

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Who was Malaysia's first female lawyer?

by Mikaela Anthony on 20 January 2020

In April 2019, history was made when Tengku Maimun became Malaysia’s first female Chief Justice. She is the 10th Chief Justice and after 9 men, Malaysia finally saw a woman leading the judiciary....

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General Property

4 things your condo management can sue YOU for in Malaysia

by Mikaela Anthony on 15 January 2020

*Applicable to strata properties in West Malaysia and the Federal Territory in Labuan. Strata properties are condos, apartments, flats, any high- rise property and gated property. If you’re an ardent...

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Civil General Property

5 things Malaysian condo owners can sue their management for

by Mikaela Anthony on 01 January 2020

Note: Although we mention “condo management” throughout this article, this law also applies to apartments, flats, any high rise property and also gated properties in Malaysia. If you live in...

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Constitution General Criminal

If PDRM arrests you, do you have the right to remain silent?

by Mikaela Anthony on 26 December 2019

Picture this: you’re out having dinner with your friends and suddenly, a group of men in blue – PDRM – come up to you, informing you that you are under arrest. You’re too...

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Criminal General

Can lie detector results of Anwar's accuser be used as evidence in court?

by Mikaela Anthony on 19 December 2019

In crime movies, if the police manage to arrest the suspect, you would most likely see him being interrogated after that. When the suspect doesn’t want to confess or share any...

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Civil General

In 2004, a Malaysian man sued his dad for not paying his school fees. Here's how it ended

by Mikaela Anthony on 12 December 2019

Pretty much all of us have had misunderstandings and disagreements with our family members. We might be highly irritated with them and not want to talk to them. Or, we...

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General Employment

In Malaysia, can you withdraw your resignation letter after submitting it?

by Mikaela Anthony on 05 December 2019

Imagine this: One day, you get into an argument with your boss and, in an impulsive decision, you decide to quit. You send out an e-mail to your whole team, including your boss, saying you’re...

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Constitution General

Here's how a 'non-Muslim' religious group sued JAIS in court and won the case

by Mikaela Anthony on 25 June 2019

[Klik sini untuk versi Bahasa Malaysia]   Many of us would have heard of the name JAIS before but, if you have no idea who they are, they are the...

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General

PERHILITAN wants to improve wildlife protection laws, and they want your suggestions!

by Mikaela Anthony on 09 June 2019

A few days into June 2019, social media was abuzz with the news of a sun bear that was spotted in a condo in Kuala Lumpur. Rewind a few days before...

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Constitution General

The case of suspected misconduct by 6 EC members during GE14 was dropped. But why?

by Mikaela Anthony on 29 May 2019

GE14 was historic because for the very first time, we had a change in government. But many of us who were eagerly waiting for the results remember that it took...

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Constitution General

Is it illegal to be an atheist in Malaysia?

by Mikaela Anthony on 27 May 2019

The Rukun Negara is something all of us had to say every Monday morning during our school assemblies. But how many of us actually understood what was being said, instead...

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Civil General

In Malaysia, can you cut your neighbour's tree if it grows into your compound… and steal its fruit?

by Mikaela Anthony on 24 May 2019

[Klik sini untuk artikel Bahasa Malaysia]   So it’s been awhile since your neighbour’s mango tree has been growing over your fence. You’ve been putting up with it all this...

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Civil Contract Corporate General

AirAsia wanted to sue KLIA2 but ended up suing the Aviation Commission... wait, what?

by Mikaela Anthony on 21 May 2019

In mid May 2019, it was announced that AirAsia and its sister company AirAsia X were going to take MAVCOM to court. AirAsia wasn’t going to sue MAVCOM in court. Instead it...

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Criminal General

Encouraging someone to commit suicide is a crime in Malaysia....even by Instagram poll

by Mikaela Anthony on 16 May 2019

On May 13th 2019, a teenager committed suicide by jumping off the 3rd floor of a shop lot. Her death made global headlines because she had run a poll on Instagram asking...

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Consumer General

Digi and Celcom are planning to merge. How will this affect their customers?

by Mikaela Anthony on 09 May 2019

So a few days ago, you might have heard of the news that Digi and Celcom are going to merge to become the largest telco provider in Malaysia. This news led...

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Property

Certain home renovations in Malaysia may not require permits. Here's why

by Mikaela Anthony on 07 May 2019

Be it building a wall, redoing the tiles or extending our porch, almost all of us would have had our homes renovated at some point in time. It seems like...

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Civil General

Is it illegal to record the PDRM when they stop you at a roadblock?

by Mikaela Anthony on 02 May 2019

Most times, when we want to prove something or use something as evidence, the first thing we would do is to take out our phones and start recording or snapping...

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General

Can the Malaysian government take your property if you die without a will?

by Mikaela Anthony on 24 April 2019

Will-writing has been around for the longest time and has been a practice in many cultures. However, many don’t like talking about wills and death because they feel it might...

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Civil Constitution Family General

The Malaysian government was sued by a 6 year old in 2014. Here's what happened

by Mikaela Anthony on 16 April 2019

(Update on 27/09/2019: After an 11 year wait, Yu Sheng Meng finally received a letter approving his citizenship from the Home Ministry. Yu was granted his citizenship under Article 15A...

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Can ambulances in Malaysia be sued if they arrive late?

by Mikaela Anthony on 28 March 2019

  Imagine if you were a patient or the family member of a patient who needed to get to the hospital urgently. The ambulance arrived, but on the way to the...

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Can you sue the PDRM if they respond too late to your emergency call?

by Mikaela Anthony on 25 March 2019

When you’re in danger or you feel unsafe, the first thing you will most likely think of is calling the police – with the expectation that they’ll arrive within minutes to...

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General

7 MORE Malaysian laws you didn't know existed

by Mikaela Anthony on 16 March 2019

We hear of laws being passed from time to time and many of them, such as the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and the Penal Code often make the headlines. But these...

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Civil General Property

Can condo managements in Malaysia be sued for letting your condo become run down?

by Mikaela Anthony on 11 March 2019

  The weather’s perfect and you’re thinking of going for a swim. You get to the pool, all ready to jump in when you notice that the pool looks disgusting....