Posts Categorized: Malaysian Law & Legal Q&A

Don’t insult the court or you could be charged for contempt – Chief Justice

Dont insult the court

Tun Ariffin Zakaria, the Chief Justice has issued a stern warning against anyone throwing insults or baseless allegations against it. He said that the judiciary do not mind any criticisms but anything negative of that kind would have action taken against them. In fact, he said that critics should not go overboard when making any… Read more »

Rafizi and whistleblower charged for breaching Banking and Finance Institutions Act

Rafizi and whistleblower

The arrest of Rafizi Ramli, the strategy director of opposition party PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) has become a talking point not only among politicians but also on the streets. This is because while he did make some very sensational claims and so-called revelations about the controversial and overspent NFCorp (National Feedlot Centre), he was eventually… Read more »

Amendments to Legal Profession Act will allow foreign firms in and still ‘protect’ local ones

Amendments to Legal Profession Act

The parliament amended the Legal Professions Act 1976 (LPA) recently and this will effectively allow foreign legal firms to practice in the country. This would surely be an issue among the local firms but there were certain provisions that will ‘protect’ the local players. Basically, the protection is extended to the small legal firms where… Read more »

Abolishment of Sedition Act a welcomed move?

Abolishment of Sedition Act

Following the abolishment of the controversial ISA (Internal Security Act), the government recently also abolished another controversial law, the Sedition Act 1948. The prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak made the announcement recently where he said that it will then be replaced with the National Harmony Act. With the new law, it means that… Read more »

Government ready to implement the Personal Data Protection Act this year

Personal Data Protection Act

Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, the Minister of Information, Communication and Culture recently said that the government of Malaysia will be implementing the Personal Data Protection Act this year once they complete the training of the enforcement personnel and department staff. Dr Rais said that all the parties involved must understand the law before it… Read more »