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Constitution

5 Facts You Didn't Know About The Malaysia Agreement 1963

by fadzel on 06 July 2017

Shortly after the Federal Government's announcement of tourism tax that's slated to take effect in July, the Sarawak state government made a surprise move by withdrawing its state representative from...

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Corporate

8 Differences Between A Sole Proprietorship, Partnership and Company

by fadzel on 28 March 2016

How many types of businesses are there? There are three types of business out there: There's a sole proprietorship... Then, there's your regular partnerships... And of course you've heard...

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Civil

How Do You Start A Small Claims Procedure In Malaysia?

by fadzel on 22 September 2016

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General

Pengajaran Di Sebalik Kehilangan Batu Puteh: Ada Sinar Baru kepada Malaysia

by fadzel on 25 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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Constitution

5 Facts You Didn't Know About The Malaysia Agreement 1963

by fadzel on 06 July 2017

Shortly after the Federal Government's announcement of tourism tax that's slated to take effect in July, the Sarawak state government made a surprise move by withdrawing its state representative from...

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Consumer

If the food you bought from the supermarket is spoilt or contaminated, what can you do?

by fadzel on 09 April 2017

Imagine this scenario: You've just come home from grocery shopping, and eager to make yourself a nice simple dinner to end the day. You take out the can of chicken...

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Contract

Is an unwritten promise legally binding?

by fadzel on 20 March 2017

When you think of the word "contract", you would probably imagine a piece of signed document containing all the signatures with the terms and conditions. But, do you know that...

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Constitution

5 Questions Malaysians ask about Hadi's 'Hudud Bill'... Answered In 5 Minutes!

by fadzel on 01 March 2017

The fuss over the 'Hudud' Bill A lot has been said and debated about PAS President Hadi Awang's proposed amendment to Act 355, also known as the Syariah Courts (Criminal...

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Civil

How Do You Start A Small Claims Procedure In Malaysia?

by fadzel on 22 September 2016

Pssst. We wrote an updated version of this article and you can find it here.   

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Industrial

I’m an Employee, Not a Slave. I Know My Rights!

by fadzel on 06 September 2016

Actually, you may not even be an ‘employee’Surprised?The Employment Act isn’t what it seems. And, as it turns out, not everyone falls under it..

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Five Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Lawyer

by fadzel on 05 September 2016

Before you hire a lawyer.. You’ve decided that you need a lawyer. But, how do you know you’re hiring the right one or whether you’ve got the right reason for...

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I Need A Lawyer!

by fadzel on 04 September 2016

Why do I need a lawyer? Like it or not, at some point in your life you’ll need a lawyer to help with your legal problems.

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What Is Child Abuse?

by fadzel on 01 September 2016

What Constitutes Child Abuse?For a long time now, child abuse has been a global issue and, very often, we come across cases of child abuse in Malaysia. But first, what...

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​Demystifying The ‘Belittled’ Second Generation Of Human Rights

by fadzel on 22 August 2016

Three 'generations' of human rightsDiscussions and debates about human rights usually revolves around sensational issues involving civil and political rights such as freedom of religion, right to fair trial, inhumane...

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Contract

Indefinite Liability Of Guarantors For Demand Guarantees In Malaysia

by fadzel on 17 August 2016

Puthan Perumal from Perumal Brothers comments on section 81 of the Contracts Act 1950.Under section 79 of the Contracts Act 1950, the person who gives a guarantee is called a...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: 'I Never Understood What My Teacher Did To Me In That Classroom'

by fadzel on 12 August 2016

My personal nightmareI want share my own personal experience that I have kept to myself for almost 26 years. No one knows about this. Not even my parents or my...

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Family

‘Preserving’ And ‘Restoring’ Fertility For Women: Should We Be Worried?

by fadzel on 11 August 2016

Advances in assisted reproductive technologyAssisted reproductive technology is advancing rapidly across the world with the invention of various new technologies that can help promote fertility. Now, not only that these...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: 'We Were Sending Our Son To The Depths Of Hell'

by fadzel on 05 August 2016

My son’s storyRecently, there was a shocking news of a child abuse case in a Maahad Tahfiz (religious school) up north. I would like to share what happened to my...

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Corporate

COMPANY LAW SEMINAR: 7 Major Areas Of Change In The New Companies Act

by fadzel on 04 August 2016

COMPANY LAW SEMINAR: 7 Major Areas Of Change In The New Companies Act

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Family

Your Children's Rights Under CRC

by fadzel on 29 July 2016

The rights under CRC The rights in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), set out in 54 articles, can be classified into 4 different groups.

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: I Hate Him So Much, But I Hate Myself Even More

by fadzel on 25 July 2016

From a broken familyI came from a broken family. My parents divorced when I was 7 years old and I'm the youngest child. I always missed my dad after the...

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Stopping 'Nursery Crimes'

by fadzel on 22 July 2016

The Nursery Crimes campaignProtect and Save the Children (PSC), in collaboration with Naga DDB, launched The “Nursery Crimes” campaign on July 21. This campaign aims to create awareness amongst Malaysian...

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Family

VIDEO: Nursery Crimes (Chinese Version)

by fadzel on 22 July 2016

儿童性虐待是一种造成永久性创伤的严重罪行。

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Family

VIDEO: Nursery Crimes (Bahasa Malaysia Version)

by fadzel on 22 July 2016

Penderaan seksual kanak-kanak merupakan satu jenayah yang begitu keji dan membawa kesan trauma yang berpanjangan terhadap si kecil.

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Naga DDB Leading The Way In Anti-Paedophile Campaign

by fadzel on 19 July 2016

Naga DDB child protection campaign initiativeCreative agency Naga DDB, with other industry partners, is leading the child protection cause within the ad industry, by working together with Protect and Save...

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Constitution

Don't Take Us For Granted'

by fadzel on 18 July 2016

KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has reminded Sarawakian Federal ministers and senior civil servants based in Peninsular Malaysia to be insistent on upholding the state’s rights.

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Azalina Othman Said: A Minister's Profile

by fadzel on 18 July 2016

New minister handling the law portfolioDatuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has been appointed as the minister handling the law portfolio effective June 28 this year after a reshuffle within the...

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Protecting ​Children Rights In Malaysia

by fadzel on 18 July 2016

What is the CRC?The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted by United Nations in November 1989. It is the most widely ratified treaty with 140 signatories...

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WATCHING BRIEF LAWYERS TRAINING ​

by fadzel on 14 July 2016

Advocating for Victims of Sexual Crime & Domestic Violence Participants will explore: The experiences of vulnerable victims in the criminal justice system The protection available to victims and how watching...

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The KLRCA Certificate Programme In Sports Arbitration (19-22 September 2016)

by fadzel on 12 July 2016

The KLRCA Certificate Programme in Sports Arbitration The KLRCA Certificate Programme in Sports Arbitration is the first of such certification courses in the Asia Pacific region. It is the first...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: I Was Innocent And Knew Nothing

by fadzel on 11 July 2016

Growing up differentSince I was young, people always call me 'lembut' or 'pondan'. But, the fact is I never wore women's clothes. It's just that my attitude is similar to...

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LOAN TO COTTAGE INDUSTRY PASTRY KITCHEN - Helping Single Mums

by fadzel on 04 July 2016

From Zer(0) to something....AnB Agro Trainers knows the hardship of single mothers to raise their family. With training and perseverance, we made changes in lives of 57 ladies till date,...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: He Broke My Inner Strength

by fadzel on 04 July 2016

It happened during my university yearsYears ago, when I was in university, my mom opened a restaurant in town X, but she was working in town Y.I was on my...

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Refusing Vaccination: Upholding Or Violating Human Rights?

by fadzel on 29 June 2016

Should children be vaccinated?The issue of whether children should be vaccinated has recently became exceedingly poignant and contentious in Malaysia, with one side talking about epidemics implications and the medical...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: He Would Rape Me Every Time He Got The Chance

by fadzel on 28 June 2016

Living a scarred lifeI am a 38-year-old happily married woman with beautiful three children living a scarred life. I was a victim of sexual abuse too. It happened when I...

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Cameron Announces He Will Step Down Over Shocking Brexit Vote Results

by fadzel on 24 June 2016

UK votes to leave the EUToday, UK voted to leave the European Union. The world is currently reeling in shock.In the aftermath of the vote, Prime Minister David Cameron announced...

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General

Gunning For Trouble

by fadzel on 24 June 2016

Lone gunman taking hostage in German cinemaA masked gunman took hostages in a German cinema on Thursday before the police stormed in and shot him dead.The current German Weapons Act...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: Raped By My Big Brother

by fadzel on 24 June 2016

A victim of my own big brotherAfter reading all the stories that you shared, now I know there are lots of people who are suffering from this. I feel so...

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What Life Is Like As A Pupil

by fadzel on 23 June 2016

What it's like to be chambering?Law graduates wishing to practise in Peninsular Malaysia are required to undergo a compulsory nine-month term of practical training called "chambering" or "pupillage", under the...

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TELENISA: Sisters In Islam Legal Clinic

by fadzel on 23 June 2016

Want to know about your legal rights?SIS provides free gender-sensitive legal advisory services to women men on their legal rights under the Islamic Family Law and the Shari’ah Criminal Offences...

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Brunei Citizen Demands Sarawak Churches To Be Demolished

by fadzel on 20 June 2016

Demolish Miri churchesAn apparently unhappy Bruneian citizen has vented his frustation on reddit, on the number of churches in Miri, alleging it is offensive to Bruneians.The remark caused a storm...

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Civil

Disney Could Face Lawsuit Over Fatal Alligator Attack

by fadzel on 20 June 2016

Legal trouble ahead for Disney?The Walt Disney Co. could face a stiff legal fight in the aftermath of the fatal alligator attack at its Orlando resort last week.On Tuesday, an...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: He Did Things To Me That Were Unbelievable

by fadzel on 20 June 2016

I was raped by my step-brotherI would like to share with you my story. When i was 8, my mom remarried a guy with one son. His son was the...

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Nursing Female Dog Fatally Shot, For No Reason At All

by fadzel on 19 June 2016

Another heartbreaking case of animal crueltyNetizens around Malaysia have been enraged by a recent Facebook posting that has been circulating and shared over 5000 times. And the outpouring of outrage...

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Somebody Kissed My Car! What Do I Do?

by fadzel on 17 June 2016

You’re in a car accident, what do you do? You are driving along the highway in your brand new Toyota. Out of nowhere, another car suddenly bumps into yours, wrecking...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: He Killed His Own Daughter

by fadzel on 16 June 2016

The heavy weight on my shoulderI feel the weight on my shoulder. I think it's time to share the story. Please hide my profile. Unlike other victims, my mum is...

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Civil

Talking About Donald Trump's Hair Can Get You Sued

by fadzel on 16 June 2016

USA: Gawker Media is facing lawsuit threat from the owner of Ivari International, which is alleged to have performed a costly hair restoration treatment on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump....

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KLRCA Summer Academy- International Investment Law and Dispute Settlement

by fadzel on 16 June 2016

KLRCA Summer Academy on International Investment Law and Dispute Settlement KLRCA is proud to host the first KLRCA Summer Academy on International Investment Law and Dispute Settlement in collaboration with...

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49 Dead, 53 Wounded. Will The Killing Ever STOP?

by fadzel on 14 June 2016

Response to the Orlando shootingsPeople worldwide have rallied, in a heartwarming gesture, in support for the victims and their families in the wake of the Orlando shootings that claimed the...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: Breaking The Silence After 30 Years

by fadzel on 13 June 2016

In the shadows for 30 years I want to share with you my life story that I never told to people much. I see that you're quite disturbed with the...

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Intellectual Property

Ed Sheeran: The Odds Of Losing USD20 Million Lawsuit

by fadzel on 10 June 2016

You're stealing my song!Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is facing a USD20 million lawsuit for allegedly ripping off X-Factor's Matt Cradle's "Amazing" track for his chart-topping "Photograph".What are the odds of him...

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BAN Google And YouTube In Indonesia, Says ICMI

by fadzel on 10 June 2016

On, Tuesday, the Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals Association (ICMI) made a request to the government to block search engine Google and video streaming service Youtube in Indonesia, ICMI argued that pornography...

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TRUE ABUSE STORIES: How The Nightmare Began

by fadzel on 09 June 2016

How the nightmare beganI don't have a brother. So when one of my male cousin, cousin A , took the effort to be close to me, I looked up to...

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Self-Driving Cars: More Trouble Than They're Worth?

by fadzel on 09 June 2016

US laws on self-driving carsStates across the US are trying hard to decide on how to regulate self-driving cars. This results in incomplete and inconsistent law without really addressing the...

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Six Things To Remember When Attending Court

by fadzel on 08 June 2016

Behaving in court You’ve read about our court system. How should you behave when you’re attending a court trial?Keep these pointers in mind when you’re about to attend a trial.

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Contract

10 Things To Know When Signing A Contract

by fadzel on 02 June 2016

Should I sign on the dotted line? You’re looking to get that laptop, mobile network subscription service or even that country club membership. Exciting, no?However, do you know what exactly...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 10- Court Terms

by fadzel on 31 May 2016

Confused about the terms used in court?Let's find out what they mean in the final episode of this series:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation dedicated...

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Unhappy With Your Bank? FMB Is Here To Help

by fadzel on 30 May 2016

Who can help financial consumers? Homebuyers have the Homebuyer Claims Tribunal for problems with your developer.General consumers have the Consumer Claims Tribunal for problems with goods or services.But, what if...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 9- After The Trial

by fadzel on 25 May 2016

The trial's over!What happens next? Find out in this video:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation dedicated to the ending violence against women and children and...

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Unhappy With Government Bodies? Go to PCB!

by fadzel on 23 May 2016

What is the Public Complaints Bureau? The Public Complaints Bureau (PCB), under the Prime Minister’s Department, was set up to handle public complaints made by the public towards any government...

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What Can You Do If You Face Sexual Harassment At Work?

by fadzel on 19 May 2016

What Is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment means unwanted, unwelcome, or unsolicited sexual conduct. This conduct includes inappropriate and offensive requests for sexual favours.Most victims are generally women, although there are...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 8- Making A Victim Impact Statement

by fadzel on 18 May 2016

How do you make a victim impact statement in court?Let's find out here in Episode 8:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation dedicated to the ending...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 7- Taking The Witness Stand

by fadzel on 11 May 2016

How do you testify in court?Watch Episode 7 of the WCC video series to find out:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation dedicated to the ending...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 6 - Your Rights In Court

by fadzel on 04 May 2016

What are your rights in court?Episode 6 of the WCC video series will give you the answers:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation dedicated to the...

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AKPK Boleh Tolong!

by fadzel on 02 May 2016

It’s your worst nightmare. You have been unemployed for more than 6 months and is no longer able to service your RM8000 credit card debt. AND, now, the bank is...

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Interfaith Child Custody: PM's Take On The Issue

by fadzel on 01 May 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak stated the Cabinet is looking for a solution in resolving interfaith child custody conflicts between Muslim and non-Muslim parents, but needed time...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 5 - The Trial Process

by fadzel on 27 April 2016

What exactly goes on in the courtroom?Find out more in Episode 5 of the WCC video series:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation dedicated to the...

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The Malaysian Court System

by fadzel on 26 April 2016

Tell me something about our courts Are you curious about the different courts that we have in Malaysia?Let’s find out together.First, let us look at this simple chart before going...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 4 - The Court And The People

by fadzel on 20 April 2016

What's the courtroom like and who are the people in there?Episode 4 of the WCC video series will show you:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation...

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Criminal

Five Things To Know When In Police Detention

by fadzel on 18 April 2016

I'm in police custody, what happens next?You have been arrested and is now in police custody. Keep calm and here are a few things you should remember when you're in...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 3: Reporting A Crime

by fadzel on 13 April 2016

How do you report a crime?Episode 3 of the WCC video series will guide you on how to do so:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation...

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The Most Incredible Cases Ever Saved By Lawyers

by fadzel on 12 April 2016

Today's a special day!I’m guessing that today, April 12, is a special day for all the folks working here at my sister company, AskLegal.If you happen to be wondering why,...

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Criminal

PDRM: ​You're Under Arrest!

by fadzel on 11 April 2016

They're coming for youYou're walking through the street one fine evening, eager to get home after a long day's work and just simply unwind. But, as you reach your doorsteps,...

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Consumer

Hey Shoppers, Good News - Malaysian Shopping Protection Is Here!

by fadzel on 08 April 2016

(*By the way it actually has been here for nearly 60 years! Did you know? Just in case, here's your chance to get to know it a little better) Let's...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 2

by fadzel on 06 April 2016

Why should you report a crime?Episode 2 of the WCC video series will explain why:Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit , tax exempt organisation dedicated to the ending violence...

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Criminal

PDRM: We Want You To Answer Some Questions

by fadzel on 04 April 2016

What happens when the police question you? Previously, we talked about what should you do if you’re stopped by the police. This time they believe that you might have information...

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BICARA AKADEMIK FAKULTI UNDANG-UNDANG UKM (7 APRIL 2016): TPPA

by fadzel on 01 April 2016

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Law Faculty will be holding an academic talk on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on 7 April 2016.Below are the details of this event:

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Contract

Legal Contracts Putting You to Sleep? Vote Plain English!

by fadzel on 30 March 2016

Don’t you find it annoying that most contracts are unreadable to the regular person? Here's an example of such unreadable contracts: CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF GOODS Paragraph 1.Mary Jay,...

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Survival Guide To Court: Episode 1

by fadzel on 30 March 2016

How do you survive the court process?This WCC video series will explain it all to you, step by step: <span id="selection-marker-1" class="redactor-selection-marker" data-verified="redactor"></span> Women's Centre for Change is a non-profit...

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Setting Standards For Domestic Violence Shelters

by fadzel on 28 March 2016

National Standards For Domestic Violence SheltersWomen's Aid Organisation (WAO) have recently unveiled the Domestic Violence Shelter Standards and Toolkit on March 9 at Sime Darby Plantation Tower. This was done...

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Corporate

8 Differences Between A Sole Proprietorship, Partnership and Company

by fadzel on 28 March 2016

How many types of businesses are there? There are three types of business out there: There's a sole proprietorship... Then, there's your regular partnerships... And of course you've heard...

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Criminal

Lawyers Gone Bad

by fadzel on 25 March 2016

Lawyers breaking the law they are supposed to upholdRecently, the Star Online reported that lawyer Michael Anthony was charged under Section 354 of the Penal Code for assault or use...

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Unbecoming Conduct: Lawyers Touting

by fadzel on 23 March 2016

Lawyers touting for clientsToday, the National Legal Aid Foundation (YGBK) has hit out at lawyers who employ touts to get clients. Touting is prohibited under the Legal Profession Act 1976...

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General

Be Considerate!

by fadzel on 15 March 2016

Stealing disabled parking spots is on the riseLately, in the Klang Valley there has been a spike of cases where non-disabled drivers taking disabled parking spots. The lack of enforcement...

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Corporate

Hey Partner!

by fadzel on 09 March 2016

So, you want to start a partnership, eh?Well, here are some things you must know about partnerships before jumping into it!What is a partnership?Partnership is a relationship between two or...

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Constitution

Can You Legally Replace the PM?

by fadzel on 04 March 2016

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Criminal

Stop! This is the Police

by fadzel on 02 March 2016

What if you're stopped by the police? You’re walking home one night, minding your own business. Then…A tough-looking guy wearing plain clothes suddenly came up to you and said “I’m...

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Contract

I Want to Get This Car!

by fadzel on 19 February 2016

What is a valid acceptance under contract law? Last time, we talked about valid offers. Let’s find out what is a valid acceptance.Abu offered his Lexus for RM80000. You agreed...

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Help! How Do I Survive Law School?

by fadzel on 17 February 2016

Five Things to Do In Law SchoolGoing to Law School can be a very scary experience. But, don't worry, here’s some tips to help you survive law school!1. Don't be...

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Industrial

I'm Not an “Employee”, But I Still Have Rights!

by fadzel on 12 February 2016

What if I’m not covered by the Employment Act? Last time we talked about your rights under the Employment Act. If you don't fall within the definition of Employee, common...

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Contract

What on Earth is a VALID Offer?!

by fadzel on 03 February 2016

Clear as a Haze-Free Daylight: What is a Valid offer under Contract Law?