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Legal Update: Extension of Contractual Relief under the Covid-19 Act

The Malaysian Government first announced that the nation will enter the first phase of a Full Movement Control Order (“FMCO”) from 1st June 2021 to 14th June 2021. This was further extended for another two weeks from 15th June 2021 to 28th June 2021. Recently, it was announced that this nationwide lockdown under the National …

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The Minimum Benefits of an Employee in Sarawak

As opposed to Peninsular Malaysia, the legislation that regulates the employment law in Sarawak is the Labour Ordinance (Sarawak Cap. 76) (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘SLO’’). Those working in Sarawak are entitled to certain benefits under the SLO. Should these benefits be withheld from an employee, he is still entitled to those benefits under the …

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Legal Update: Permanent Increase in the Winding-Up Debt Threshold to RM50,000

The Prime Minister in his PEMERKASA speech on 17th March 2021 officially announced that the statutory demand threshold for winding-up petitions will be permanently kept at RM50,000. The Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs through the Gazette Notice Prescription of Amount of Indebtedness of Company under Paragraph 466(1)(a) (Gazette Notification No. 4159/2021) has set …

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[OP-ed] Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 “Fake News Bill”

Whatever your opinion on the 45th President of the United States, the fact of the matter is that ‘fake news’ is now a part of our lexicon, so much so that that the latest ‘Fake News Bill’ (that is, Emergency (Essential Powers) (No.2) Ordinance 2021) is colloquially known as such. Operational from 12 March 2021, …

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