20 April 2020

SMEs – Restructuring of Loans through BNM’s SDRS

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13 April 2020

Fraudulent Trading & Risk of Personal Liability

Fraudulent Trading & Risk of Personal Liability
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13 April 2020

Key Takeaway on the Moratorium of Loan Repayment

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11 April 2020

2019新型冠状病毒:行动管制令期间雇主和雇员双方的法律义务

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11 April 2020

What happens to Employees when a Company is Wound Up?

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8 April 2020

COVID-19: Legal obligations of both employers and employees during the MCO

Economic hardships are being faced nationwide due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) implemented by the government on the 18th March 2020. Notwithstanding the PRIHATIN Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package recently announced, employers continue to urgently look for ways to cut down overhead costs and to mitigate losses much to the concern of their onlooking employees.

 

We have therefore prepared a list below to answer some of the most commonly asked questions that have been plaguing both employers and employees during this MCO period.

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3 April 2020

MCO, the end of a company in debt?

4 Options to save your company

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1 April 2020

Legal impact on contracts arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and Movement Control Order

Arising from the implementation of a nationwide Movement Control Order (“MCO”) announced by the Malaysian Prime Minister from 18 March 2020 to 14 April 2020 to curb the spread of global Covid-19 pandemic cases (“Covid-19”), many local and multinational businesses are adversely affected and hindered from carrying out their contractual obligations.

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30 March 2020

Top tips for divorced or separated parents during the Movement Control Order and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Since the 2-week long Movement Control Order (“MCO”) came in force on 18th of March, 2020, the daily routines of many have been drastically impacted as schools and businesses have been forced to close and movement being restricted save for very limited reasons, e.g. to perform an official duty, to make a journey to and from any premises providing essential services, to purchase, supply or deliver food or daily necessities, to seek healthcare or medical services or any other special purposes permitted by the Director General.

 

With so much uncertainty in the air and our Prime Minister’s latest announcement that the MCO is now extended for a further two weeks until the 14th of April, 2020, where does it leave the separated or divorced parents who have joint-custody of their child or are entitled to access but are unable to exercise it because of this MCO?

 

These real concerns are not specific only to divorced or separated parents in Malaysia, as many co-parents in other countries are also facing the same issues. So hopefully, to help take the edge off your co-parenting concerns, here are our TOP 8 SUGGESTIONS to help divorced or separated parents to get through this confusing time.

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Shariah dress code not solution to workplace discrimination, say activists

GENDER equality and sexual harassment laws, not a dress code for women, are needed to prevent workplace discrimination, said women’s rights activists, in response to a minister’s proposal for shariah-compliant wardrobe guidelines for female employees in the private sector.

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The firm is proud to announce that our partner, Mr. Lau Kee Sern had contributed to the chapter on Voluntary Winding-Up in the “Law and Practice of Insolvency in Malaysia”, Malaysian Practice Series published by Sweet & Maxwell.

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Celebrating our 2nd year milestone!

Our deepest appreciation to our valued clients, our associates, the KSH team and not forgetting, our family and friends. Thank you all for being an essential part of our journey and success.

Malaysia-born but stateless, three kids win citizenship at doorstep to hearing

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 — Three stateless children born in Malaysia ended their years-long legal battle for citizenship today when the government finally recognised them as Malaysians, just before their Federal Court hearing this morning.

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Civil marriage can only be dissolved in civil court now

PETALING JAYA: Any divorce of a marriage solemnised in a civil registry must be resolved in the civil court even if one of the spouses has converted to Islam, according to the latest amendment to the law.

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Our partner, Ms Goh Siu Lin was a contributing author to the chapter on “Family Law” which discusses the landmark judgments of Dato’ Seri Hishamudin in a book titled Hishamudin Yunus: “Celebrating Judicial Independence

The book was officially launched on 8 November, 2018 and is a tribute to Dato Seri Hishamudin’s commitment to judicial independence during his 23 years on the bench.

Shariah dress code not solution to workplace discrimination, say activists

GENDER equality and sexual harassment laws, not a dress code for women, are needed to prevent workplace discrimination, said women’s rights activists, in response to a minister’s proposal for shariah-compliant wardrobe guidelines for female employees in the private sector.

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In landmark decision, apex court declares unilateral conversion unlawful

Indira Gandhi’s nine-year-long legal tussle comes to an end, as the Federal Court nullifies the unilateral conversion of her three children by her former husband, Ridhuan Abdullah. We explore the significance of this ruling.

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Malaysian stuck in China with son finally returns home, reunited with family

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — A Malaysian mother and her twice-abducted son, who were previously barred from leaving China, were finally allowed to return home and managed to fly back yesterday just in time for a family reunion.

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Cases involving stateless children go to federal court

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court will hear appeals brought by parents in three separate cases if stateless children could be accorded citizenship.

 

This follows a decision by the Federal Court’s three-man bench today, to allow leave sought by the parents of children who were born in Malaysia but could not be granted citizenship to proceed with their appeal.

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NGOs: Spare young consensual sex couples in bill

KUALA LUMPUR: Pro-children groups do not want young couples who engage in consensual relationships to be criminalised under the proposed Sexual Offences Against Children Bill.

 

According to a report in The Star, they are suggesting that couples with a small age gap between them should be spared the harsh penalties of child sexual crimes.

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New child sex crimes law could be implemented in June

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s new law against child sexual crimes could take effect as early as June.

 

But first, the Government wants to hear from all stakeholders, inclu­ding the public.

 

At a meeting with the child sexual crimes task force on Wednesday, Mi­nister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said presented an outline of the proposed law.

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Pauline Chai divorce case: Proceedings in Malaysia ‘redundant’ecision

KUALA LUMPUR – Former beauty queen Pauline Chai Siew Phin is claiming that the divorce petition filed against her here by tycoon Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng is now “academic”, with an English court declaring them as being officially divorced.

 

In a message to The Star through her counsel New Sin Yew, Chai, 70, said: “I’m so relieved that I have a resolution to this long, four-year process. I look forward to moving on to the next chapter in life with my family.”

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Former Malaysia beauty queen says divorce proceedings in KL ‘redundant’

KUALA LUMPUR – Former Miss Malaysia Pauline Chai has claimed that the divorce petition filed against her in Malaysia by tycoon Khoo Kay Peng is now “academic”, as an English court has declared them as being officially divorced, The Star reported.

 

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Domestic violence overlooked in Deepa custody decision

The Association of Women Lawyers welcomes the Federal Court’s decision which has reaffirmed the legal position that the civil courts retain sole jurisdiction over the dissolution of a non-Muslim marriage.

 

The Federal Court had clarified that upon dissolution of a civil marriage, all ancillary reliefs and consequential orders remained within the exclusive purview of the civil court, including that of custody. The Syariah Court custody order which was made in excess of jurisdiction was thus set aside.

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