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A Note on Withdrawal of a Civil Suit

A Note on Withdrawal of a Civil Suit

by Alliff Benjamin Suhaimi

Recently, there have been reports about a certain public figure withdrawing or intending to withdraw civil suits that he has filed. The question is: Can a Plaintiff withdraw a civil suit on his own whims and fancy?[Read more...]

Notes on the Arbitration Amendment (No. 2) Act 2018

Notes on the Arbitration Amendment (No. 2) Act 2018

by Admin

The Malaysian Parliament has passed the Arbitration Amendment (No. 2) Act 2018 (the “Amendment Act”), which is aimed at boosting Malaysia’s reputation as a safe place and arbitrary-friendly jurisdiction.[Read more...]

Civil Fraud - A drastic revision of the standard of proof required.

Civil Fraud - A drastic revision of the standard of proof required.

by Gavin Jay Anand Jayapal

A drastic revision of the standard of proof required. The law on civil fraud and the standard of proof required has seen a sea-change in recent days. The Federal Court has drastically up-ended the law via the decision of Sinnaiyah & Sons v Damai Setia [2015] 5 MLJ 1. This case...[Read more...]

Reynolds’ Privilege and Lucas Box

Reynolds’ Privilege and Lucas Box

by Alliff Benjamin Suhaimi

Recognition of Common Law defences in defamation claims in Malaysia. This appeal arises from a defamation action brought by SYABAS against the Respondent, Tony Pua. The words complained of by SYABAS were uttered by Tony Pua at a forum on 14.11.2010 which was subsequently published in an article in Nanyang...[Read more...]

Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation

by Admin

Today, if a partner wanted to leave a marriage after all attempts at reconciliation have been made, there is no provision in the law that could prevent it. However, because the law does not provide for a purely ‘no-fault’ divorce, a petitioner would still have to prove, if they have...[Read more...]

Divorce & Matrimonial Law FAQs

Divorce & Matrimonial Law FAQs

by Admin

There is really only one ground for divorce – the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. This is proved by establishing one or more of the following facts: Intolerable Behaviour - You must show that your spouse has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live...[Read more...]