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UiHua

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Why do some Malaysians get arrested for killing robbers in self defense?

by UiHua on 11 February 2018

The laws regarding self-defense in Malaysia is something that many people consider to be unfair, especially when a victim gets arrested after killing or severely injuring the bad guy – the most recent case being...

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If you get into an accident with a police car in Malaysia, are you automatically wrong?

by UiHua on 09 April 2018

If you’ve ever been in a fender-bender while driving before, you’d probably know the drill – assess the damage to the car, try to determine whose fault it was, exchange information,...

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Selain hukuman mati, ini 5 perkara anda perlu tahu tentang undang-undang dadah di Malaysia.

by UiHua on 28 May 2017

[Artikel asal ditulis oleh Joshua Tay, peguam di AmerBON Advocates. Click here for the English version] Di Malaysia, dadah berbahaya sentiasa dianggap sebagai ancaman kepada masyarakat. Mahkamah sentiasa dipenuhi dengan...

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Here's how we can improve regulations for Sexual Harassment Whistleblowers

by UiHua on 17 January 2019

THIS IS THE PERSONAL OPINION OF THE COLUMNIST. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect ASKLEGAL's position on the issue, nor should it be...

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What do you think about Malaysia's smoking ban? Take our survey!

by UiHua on 11 January 2019

It’s been almost two weeks since the nationwide ban on smoking in public areas has come into effect, and it’s been generating a lot of heated discussions from smokers and...

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Wanna work or intern at Asklegal? More info here :)

by UiHua on 29 November 2018

Hello. If you’re reading this, you’re probably keen to write or intern with us. Check out the job descriptions below and fill in the job application form at the end of...

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Contract General Property

Is it safe to write your own contract in Malaysia? (Or sign one)

by UiHua on 13 November 2018

A couple weeks back, we got a message from a reader asking for help with a contract he signed. Here’s the scenario (not their real names): Amir rented a room from...

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Criminal General

Did you know the PDRM are allowed to sell stuff they confiscate from criminals?

by UiHua on 16 October 2018

Off and on, you’ll see news reports where the PDRM or other enforcement authorities would showcase items confiscated from crime busts – items ranging from drugs to luxury watches to….live tortoises.  They can’t...

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Consumer

How to avoid identity theft if your phone gets lost or stolen in Malaysia

by UiHua on 11 October 2018

Whether left behind in the bathroom or having the phone snatched from their hands at a sidewalk (both happened to this writer’s friends btw), we all know someone who’s had their...

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In Malaysia, does CSI evidence really prove that someone committed a crime?

by UiHua on 27 August 2018

Earlier this week, we were invited to an event at Kidzania Kuala Lumpur for their Kidz & Tech event in collaboration with Google Malaysia. So you might be wondering what...

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Like Asklegal? Help us out by answering our 2018 Reader Survey!

by UiHua on 04 July 2018

Hello! Just a quick privacy note – You will not be asked for your email or any personally-identifying questions, and all responses will be used as collective data.  If the...

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3 ways the previous Malaysian government (allegedly) controlled businesses in GE14

by UiHua on 13 June 2018

THIS IS THE PERSONAL OPINION OF THE COLUMNIST. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect ASKLEGAL's position on the issue, nor should it be...

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We interviewed a Private Investigator operating in Malaysia. This is what we discovered

by UiHua on 18 May 2018

If we say the words “Private Investigator”, the first image that would probably come to mind is a shadowed man in a long trenchcoat standing next to a window with...

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M'sian authorities have to investigate if their officers mess up. But what if they don't?

by UiHua on 27 April 2018

Say you’re queuing up at the ATM and a policeman walks up to you, flashes his badge, and cuts your line because “he’s a policeman” (true story). Or perhaps, more commonly, you...

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Criminal General

"Asking a question is not considered fake news in Malaysia". Loophole or #fakenews?

by UiHua on 13 April 2018

The Myth: If you add a disclaimer asking if whatever you’re posting is true or false, you won’t get in trouble for posting fake news.   

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General Traffic

If you get into an accident with an ambulance in Malaysia, are you automatically wrong?

by UiHua on 09 April 2018

If you’ve been driving for awhile, you’d likely know the drill when you hear the distinctive wail of an ambulance siren – move aside, and let them pass. This usually happens...

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If you get into an accident with a police car in Malaysia, are you automatically wrong?

by UiHua on 09 April 2018

If you’ve ever been in a fender-bender while driving before, you’d probably know the drill – assess the damage to the car, try to determine whose fault it was, exchange information,...

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Latin law term or Harry Potter spell? We bet you can't tell the difference in our quiz!

by UiHua on 30 March 2018

More than 2,000 years old, Latin was the Lingua Franca of the Roman empire which also formed the basis of government and law that we have today. Because of that, Latin terms are...

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Here's how you may get in trouble with Malaysia's (upcoming) Fake News law

by UiHua on 28 March 2018

[ This article has been updated to include changes made to the Bill on March 30th, 2018. ] The word on everyone’s lips (and newsfeeds) the past week or so...

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Criminal General

Why do some Malaysians get arrested for killing robbers in self defense?

by UiHua on 11 February 2018

The laws regarding self-defense in Malaysia is something that many people consider to be unfair, especially when a victim gets arrested after killing or severely injuring the bad guy – the most recent case being...

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Civil Criminal General

5 Malaysian laws that Santa breaks every Christmas

by UiHua on 18 December 2017

It’s Christmas season! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you’d be pretty familiar with Yuletide festivities like Christmas carols, Christmas trees, presents, and….. Santa Claus. Y’know, the guy who creeps into other...

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This Malaysian scam is scary... because you get called by the "PDRM" or "Bank Negara"

by UiHua on 20 October 2017

Good news! There's a Nigerian Prince who needs your help to transfer $5 million out of the country, and he will pay you $1 million if you help him! While...

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Constitution General

Is there freedom of speech in Malaysia if you can get arrested for Facebook posts?

by UiHua on 18 October 2017

Every once in a while, we’ll come across a news report where someone gets arrested for comments or posts they had made on social media, such as the students being investigated by...

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Civil Contract

Singapore company, Malaysian victims. How to sue? We ask the lawyers suing True Fitness

by UiHua on 11 September 2017

If asked, most people would describe suing someone as a three-step process – hire a lawyer, go to court, collect money. However, it’s actually a lot more complicated, especially if...

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2 undang-undang Malaysia ini telah melindungi Bendera dan Lagu Kebangsaan buat 54 tahun

by UiHua on 31 August 2017

[Artikel ini diterjemah dari Bahasa Inggeris. Click here for English version]Kalau korang bangun daripada koma sebulan pun, korang tahu Hari Kebangsaan dah tiba bila tengok Jalur Gemilang berkibar kat mana-mana...

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Corporate

Minimum retirement age in the private sector is not mandatory retirement

by UiHua on 19 August 2017

THIS IS THE PERSONAL OPINION OF THE COLUMNIST. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect ASKLEGAL's position on the issue, nor should it be...

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5 serious problems that Malaysians have with lawyers - as revealed by our survey

by UiHua on 26 July 2017

Regardless of where you're from or what age you are, there's a general perception that lawyers are greedy, evil, and soulless - and that's usually putting it mildly.However, words like...

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Adakah rakyat Malaysia enggan menggunakan perkhidmatan guaman? - Ambillah survei ini!

by UiHua on 09 July 2017

[This survey is also available in English. Click here for the English version] Ada kalanya, kita mungkin terperangkap dalam satu kemelut ataupun situasi apabila gim kegemaran kita gulung tikar tanpa...

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Are Malaysians reluctant to see or hire lawyers? - Take the survey!

by UiHua on 03 July 2017

[Survei ini juga disediakan dalam Bahasa Malaysia. Sila klik sini untuk versi BM] Sometimes, we might find ourselves in a bind when our favorite gym closes down without warning, or...

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Consumer

True Fitness members, here are some legal options you can consider [UPDATED]

by UiHua on 16 June 2017

[Note: This article will be updated as the event is still ongoing. Scroll to the last section if you've previously read this article. Last updated on June 17th]On June 10th,...

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Is there a law for Muslims to have different work hours during Puasa in Malaysia?

by UiHua on 31 May 2017

For many Malaysian office workers, the working arrangement for Muslims during the fasting month of Ramadhan - coming in earlier, working through lunchtime, and/or leaving the office earlier - is...

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Criminal

Selain hukuman mati, ini 5 perkara anda perlu tahu tentang undang-undang dadah di Malaysia.

by UiHua on 28 May 2017

[Artikel asal ditulis oleh Joshua Tay, peguam di AmerBON Advocates. Click here for the English version] Di Malaysia, dadah berbahaya sentiasa dianggap sebagai ancaman kepada masyarakat. Mahkamah sentiasa dipenuhi dengan...

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Civil

Here's what to do if you get slapped/punched in public in Malaysia

by UiHua on 19 May 2017

[Klik sini untuk versi Bahasa Malaysia]   A couple of months backs, a video of local movie director David Teo being slapped in front of a live audience, cameras, and...

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Legal Mythbusters: Can the PDRM check your phone for political messages at a roadblock?

by UiHua on 12 May 2017

The myth: Police can check your phone at a roadblock (without a warrant) for political or religious messages.

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Getting rape or death threats on Whatsapp... Will Malaysian laws protect you?

by UiHua on 01 May 2017

Considering that instant messaging has become the primary form of communication for many Malaysians, it probably wouldn't be too surprising to learn that applications such as WhatApp, Facebook Messenger, or...

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Criminal

Is It A Crime To Knock Down A Snatch Thief In Malaysia?

by UiHua on 15 February 2017

Note: The image above is taken from Info Roadblock Jpj/Polis's Facebook Page. No fatalities were recorded in the incident.Snatch thefts in Malaysia are becoming an increasingly common occurrence, with 7-8...

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Can the Malaysian Police legally search your car at a roadblock?

by UiHua on 06 February 2017

It is no news that Malaysians aren’t big fans of road blocks, or being stopped at one. While many of us may see them as an inconvenience, it might be...

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Malaysia’s Nudity Laws: Do You Have The Right To Bare Yourself?

by UiHua on 25 January 2017

Note: The image above is screencapped from a video of a group of people stripping during a motivational camp in Bentong. Public nudity - sometimes referred to as “public indecency”...