Thursday, 18 June 2015

Malaysia-Operating Hours of Selangor Bar

Operating Hours of Selangor Bar


Malaysia--Placement of Clients' Monies in Repo Transactions

Placement of Clients' Monies in Repo Transactions


Circular No 125/2015
Dated 17 June 2015
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Placement of Clients' Monies in Repo Transactions
Bar Council has recently noted, from Accountant's Reports submitted to us, that some law firms have placed clients' monies in Repo transactions.

Bar Council sought clarification from The Association of Banks in Malaysia ("ABM") regarding the present practices of banks in respect of placement of clients' monies in Repo transactions, and its effect in the event of premature withdrawals.
ABM has confirmed that there is a penalty for premature withdrawals, in terms of a deduction of the break funding cost, which acts as a deterrent for premature termination of a Repo transaction.  The quantum of the penalty is not known in advance, as it will be calculated based on the difference between the initial funding rate and the rate at the time of the premature withdrawal.

In this regard, Members of the Bar are prohibited from placing clients' monies in Repo transactions unless specific instructions are received from clients to do so, and provided always that Members discharge their professional duty by explaining to clients the possibility that capital placed in such transactions may be reduced as a result of the break funding cost arising from a premature withdrawal of clients' monies from Repo accounts.

All previous Bar Council directives to the contrary, in respect of placement of clients' monies in Repo transactions or accounts, are hereby revoked with immediate effect.
Members are advised to be guided accordingly.
Should you have any enquiries, please contact Marianna Laureen Tan, Executive Officer, by telephone at 03-2050 2086, or by email at
Thank you.
Karen Cheah Yee Lynn
Malaysian Bar
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Malaysia-Arahan Amalan Hakim Besar Malaya Bil 2 Tahun 2015 | Waktu Bersidang Semasa Bulan Ramadhan 1436/2015

Arahan Amalan Hakim Besar Malaya Bil 2 Tahun 2015 | Waktu Bersidang Semasa Bulan Ramadhan 1436/2015


Circular No 126/2015
Dated 17 June 2015
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Arahan Amalan Hakim Besar Malaya Bil 2 Tahun 2015
Waktu Bersidang Semasa Bulan Ramadhan 1436/2015
The Chief Judge of Malaya, YAA Tan Sri Dato' Seri Zulkefli b Ahmad Makinudin has extended to us a copy of Arahan Amalan Hakim Besar Malaya Bil 2 Tahun 2015, dated 12 June 2015, entitled "Waktu Bersidang Semasa Bulan Ramadhan 1436/2015".
Please be informed that Arahan Amalan Hakim Besar Malaya Bil 2 Tahun 2015 will take effect from 18 June 2015 (Thursday) to 16 July 2015 (Thursday).
The relevant portion of Arahan Amalan Hakim Besar Malaya Bil 2 Tahun 2015 is reproduced below, and a copy of it is attached for your reference.
Thank you.
Karen Cheah Yee Lynn
Malaysian Bar
Tarikh: 12 Jun 2015
Setelah berunding dengan YAA Ketua Hakim Negara, adalah diarahkan semua Yang Arif Hakim/Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya, Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen, Majistret, Timbalan Pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi, Penolong Kanan Pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi dan Mahkamah Rendah, dan Penolong Pendaftar Mahkamah Rendah seluruh Semenanjung Malaysia untuk memulakan prosiding mahkamah pada jam 8.30 pagi dan berakhir pada jam 4.30 petang sepanjang bulan Ramadhan tahun ini (mulai 18 Jun 2015 hingga 16 Julai 2015).
2.         Ini adalah bertujuan untuk menghormati kemuliaan bulan Ramadhan di samping memberi peluang kepada semua YA, pegawai dan kakitangan mahkamah bagi menjalankan ibadah puasa dengan lebih sempurna.
3.         Sekiranya pihak-pihak terlewat hadir pada jam 8.30 pagi, YA/Tuan/Puan hendaklah menggunakan pertimbangan dan budibicara dalam pengendalian dan pengurusan kes berkenaan.
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Malaysia-Malaysia GST Compliance Conference - Dealing With Post-Implementation Uncertainties ( 8 & 9 July 2015 )

Malaysia GST Compliance Conference - Dealing With Post-Implementation Uncertainties ( 8 & 9 July 2015 )

Dear Valued Customer,

Sharing an article by Dr Veerinderjeet Singh, Chairman of Taxand Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Wolters Kluwer Technical Advisor, Taxation and
Chairman for the Malaysia GST Compliance Conference to be held on 8 & 9 July 2015 in Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Please Ctrl + Click to follow link :- GST in Malaysia : So How?

If your business is GST-registered, you would have discovered that certain compliance and administrative issues are not as straightforward as you thought. There could even be challenges that you never anticipated. The "Malaysia Compliance Conference – Dealing with Post-Implementation Uncertainties" provides an avenue for you to find the solution to those burning questions that you have and to help you carry out your job more effectively. In addition to obtaining practical insights from respected professionals and advisors in the field, who have successfully implemented GST for their clients, you will also have an opportunity to seek clarification from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, as well as benefit from the experiences of other corporations who may have overcome the challenges that you are facing.

If the above describes your situation, Wolters Kluwer-CCH's Malaysia GST Compliance Conference is a "must attend" event for you –
Date:                     8 & 9 July 2015
Time:                    9.00am – 5.00pm, 2-Day Conference

Here Are 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend This Event:
1.            Practical Post-Implementation Issues - Lingering Questions Addressed
•             This conference examines practical lessons learnt from those valuable 3 months post-implementation. Take advantage of our speakers' real life discoveries concerning open GST issues, grey areas, technical interpretations, actual accounting system requirements and the challenges in compliance.
•             Get a walk-through of real life GST case studies and learn how to avoid costly mistakes pertaining to GST Mapping, Cross Border Transactions and more.

2.            Clarify Challenges - Ask the Royal Malaysian Customs Department
             Who is in a better position to shed some light on your GST challenges than the department charged with examining your returns? The Royal Malaysian Customs Department.
•             Get clarifications from a senior official from The Royal Malaysian Customs Department.
•             Our speaker will also examine likely developments in the next 12 months and highlight key areas of concern from Customs' perspective. This will help you better manage the transitions and GST risks.

3.            Stay Compliant, Minimise Disruption And Risks – In This Period Of Uncertainty
•             Uncertainty over GST is likely to continue for some time. However, monthly or quarterly GST returns will still need to be filed as accurately as possible. Mistakes can compound over time together with penalties.
•             Whenever there is any uncertainty, it is always prudent to refer to the law and learn from the hard-earned experiences of those who have successfully avoided the pitfalls.
•             We have brought together a strong delegation of professionals (consultants, corporates and Customs) to answer your questions, to share their hard-earned experiences and to uncover GST risks that lurk in the post 1st April environment. Make informed decisions to better manage GST risks even during this period of uncertainty.

Get your Malaysia GST questions answered.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

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Malaysia GST Compliance Conference
Unraveling Post-Implementation Complexities

8 & 9 July 2015
Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur

Now that we have crossed the 1 April 2015 implementation date and your systems are in place, you would think that it is safe to finally close a chapter on this matter. However, there are still many grey areas that need careful consideration if you are to minimise unintended errors.

This conference will uncover the GST risks that lurk in the post 1 April 2015 environment. Discover the direction your business needs to take to stay compliant, minimise disruption and risks.
Conference Highlights
Post April 2015: Practical GST Lessons Learnt
Uncovering Grey Areas
Malaysia GST Going Forward
Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act
GST Processes and Procedures - Your Strategy for 2015 and Beyond
The Future of GST: What You Need to Think About Now
Critical Conversations: Addressing Key Areas of Concerns
GST Case Studies

Benefits of Attending
Understand the risks that still exist due to grey areas and differences in technical interpretations.
Get clarification from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department on Malaysia GST issues impacting your business.
Compare the differences in GST treatment between Singapore and Malaysia.
Network and share experiences with an unbeatable array of leading experts in Malaysia GST.

Who Should Attend
CEOs, General Manager, Entrepreneur, Financial Controllers, Finance Directors/Managers, Accountants and Accounting Staff, Staff from Operations, IT, Sales, Logistics and Human Resources Departments
Industry Experts

Dato' Subromaniam Tholasy
Director of GST,
Royal Malaysian Customs Department

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh
WK Technical Advisor,Taxation
Chairman, TAXAND Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Bhupinder Singh
Vice President, Group Tax

Raja Kumaran
Executive Director,
PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn Bhd

Robert Tsang
Leader â€" Southeast Asia & Asia Pacific Indirect Tax, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Singapore
S. Saravana Kumar
Partner, Tax, GST & Private Clients
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Lorraine Parkin
Senior Executive Director
SJ Grant Thornton

Thenesh Kannaa
Thenesh, Renga & Associates
Serjit Singh
Tax Lead Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan
Royal Dutch Shell

and many more…

Register Now! Take advantage of the early bird savings and enjoy up to 40% OFF* for group registration.

Please download brochure to view the full programme details.

For registration and enquiries, please contact Sarah at 03 20248608; 016 2557013 or email

*Terms and conditions apply

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Level 26, Menara Weld, No.76, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

code: ME287


Malaysia-Real Estate Conveyancing and Case Law Reviews on Housing Development

Real Estate Conveyancing and Case Law Reviews on Housing Development

The main themes addressed in the seminar:-
  • Legal Matters Related to Property Transactions
  • Differences of types of lands and its effects on different issues
  • Different types of Lands & Titles: Freehold, Leasehold, Restriction in Interest, Malay Reserve, Bumi Lots, Qualified Titles, Final Titles, Registry Titles, Land Office Titles, Strata Titles etc
  • Indefeasibility of Titles & Interest
  • Direct Transfer & Double Transfer
  • Tenancies & Leases under Section 5 and Section 223(2) of the National Land Code
  • Review of Recent Court Cases on JVs, SPAs, Land & Construction Contracts, Unlicensed Developers, Sinking Funds, Issues related to Bank Loans, Earlier Delivery Dates, Late Delivery Claims, etc.
  • Jurisdiction of the Tribunal for Home buyers Claims
Distinguished  Speakers :
  • Mr. David Kok, Partner, Messrs David Kok & Partners
  • Mr. Teng Kam Wah, Advocate & Solicitor, Teng Kam Wah & Co.
The targeted participants include Real Estate Agents, Property Developers, land administrators, contractors, land and quantity surveyors, lawyers, a property buyers as well as property practitioners from public sector, local authorities and government-linked companies (GLCs).
For those who have registered with the professional bodies, kindly contact us for the redemption of CPD hours and CCD points.
Kindly contact us for full programme details.
Programme Details & Enquiries
Ms. HazieraProgramme Coordinator
Primer Capital Sdn. Bhd.
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Malaysia-Mallal Digest 5th Edition (brand New set)

Mallal Digest 5th Edition (brand New set)

Dear Value Customers,

Herewith I attach our new publication; "MALLAL'S DIGEST - FIFTH EDITION 2015"

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                                                                                              - Volume 2(1), (2), (3) , (4) & (5): Civil Procedure
                                                                                             - Volume 3(2): Constitutional Law to Contract
                                                                                             - Volume 3(3) & (4): Contract to Copyright
                                                                                             - Volume 4(1), (2) & (3): Criminal Law
                                                                                             - Volume 5(1), (2) & (3): Criminal Procedure
                                                                                             - Volume 6 (1) & (2): Currency to Equity
                                                                                             - Volume 7(1): Evidence
                                                                                             - Volume 7(2) & (3): Evidence to Insolvency Law
                                                                                             - Volume 8(1): Insurance to Land Law
                                                                                             - Volume 8(2) & (3): Land Law
                                                                                             - Volume 9: Landlord & Tenant to Limitation
                                                                                             - Volume 10(1) & (2): Local Government to Revenue Law
                                                                                             - Volume 11(1) & (2): Road Traffic to Succession
                                                                                             - Volume 12(1): Tort
                                                                                             - Volume 12(2): Tort to Women and Girls
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(The Consolidated Subject Index is a complete index of all
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is the Index to Legal Periodicals which covers scholarly
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Malaysia-Talk on Technology for Law Firms: Revised to Cover GST Accounting (11 Aug 2015)

Talk on Technology for Law Firms: Revised to Cover GST Accounting (11 Aug 2015)

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Hi Valued Customer,

Here's the list of new titles/ edition for June'15


Coulson on Construction Adjudication, 3rd Edition

Coulson on Construction Adjudication

Author: Peter Coulson QC
ISBN: 978-0-19-872654-8 
Published: Apr 2015
Price: RM 1,470.00

Damages Claims for the Infringement of EU Competition Law

Damages Claims for the Infringement of EU Competition Law

Author/s: ​
Ioannis Lianos, Peter Davis, and Paolisa Nebbia
​ISBN: ​


​Published: ​
04 June 2015

Price: RM​ 690.00

Expedited Corporate Debt Restructuring in the EU

Expedited Corporate Debt Restructuring in the EU

​Author: ​
Edited by Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal
​ISBN: ​

​Published: ​
June 2015 (estimated)
Price: RM 1,170.00

Professional Conduct Casebook
​, 2nd

Professional Conduct Casebook

Author: ​
Kenneth Hamer

​ISBN: ​

​Published: ​
June 2015 (estimated)

​Price: RM​ 720.00

Proportionality in Investor-State ArbitrationProportionality in Investor-State Arbitration

Author: ​
Gebhard Bücheler
​ISBN: ​

​Published: ​
June 2015 (estimated)

​Price: RM​ 420.00

The Law of Investment Treaties
The Law of Investment Treaties

​Author: Jeswald W. Salacuse

​ISBN: ​

​Published: ​
04 June 2015
​Price: RM 720.00​

Treaty Interpretation,2nd Edition

Treaty Interpretation

​Author: ​
Richard Gardiner
​ISBN: ​

​Published: ​
June 2015 (estimated)
​Price: RM 570.00​

Joint Operating Agreements, Third Edition:

​ ​
A Practical Guide

Joint Operating Agreements, Third Edition: A Practical Guide

Author: Peter Roberts, Andrews KurthPublication date: May 2015
ISBN: 9781909416628
Format: Hardback
Length: 373 pages
Price: RM 870.00
Private Equity Law and Practice
​, 5th Edition​

Private Equity Law and Practice

Author: Darryl Cooke
Publication: May 2015
ISBN: 9780414033443
Format: Hardback
Price: RM 1,554.00

Chern on Dispute Boards
3rd Edition

Author: Cyril Chern
Publication: Informa Law
Format: Hardcover
Price: RM 1,350.00


The Law of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment in Malaysia

Author: Low Weng Tchung
Publisher: LexisNexis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789674003296

​Publication: End of June ​

​Price: RM 250.00​

GST 360°- A Comprehensive Compendium

Publisher: LexisNexis
Format: Hardcover, HardCover
ISBN: 9789674003470

​Publication: June ​
​Price: RM185.00​

Malaysia Master GST Guide 2015, 2nd Edition

Malaysia Master GST Guide 2015, 2nd Edition

Author: Richard Thornton/ Thenesh Kannaa
Publisher: CCH
Publication: June 2015
ISBN: 9789670853017
Price: RM 215.00

Veerinder on Malaysian Tax Theory and Practice (3rd Edition)

Veerinder on Malaysian Tax Theory and Practice (3rd Edition)

Author: Dr Noor Sharoja Sapiei 
Publisher: CCH
Publication: May 2015
ISBN: 9789670853048
Price: RM 178.00

Malaysia Civil Procedure 2015 (2 Volumes)

Author:Tun Arifin Zakaria
​ISBN: ​978-967-0735-90-0
​Published: ​Jun 2015
​Price: RM 1,600.00

Must-have one-stop court litigation reference for civil litigators
"Malaysia Civil Procedure 2013 brings together the invaluable knowledge and practical insights of the Malaysian legal community on civil procedure in Malaysia. The commentary is authoritative and comprehensive and may be referred to with confidence during the conduct of civil litigation in the Malaysian courts."
Tun Arifin Zakaria, Chief Justice of Malaysia (Foreword to the 2013 Edition)
Drawing on the pedigree of the White Book which has seen numerous successful local editions in various common law jurisdictions, Malaysian Civil Procedure 2015 provides you with the most current knowledge, information, practical insights and confidence to succeed in all areas of civil court work.
Expanded to two volumes, it now contains fully up-to-date text of key legislation essential to civil litigation, with annotations to the Rules of the Federal Court 1995, the Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994 and the Courts of Judicature Act 1964. New court practice directions plus previously unpublished practice directions from Sabah & Sarawak makes this the most comprehensive civil litigation reference.
Key Features:
·         Insightful order-by-order commentary presented clearly with succinct headings
·         Exacting quality and accuracy in true White Book tradition
·         Comprehensive survey of key local and relevant foreign case law
·         Contributors drawn from the judiciary, leading law firms and academia
·         Reviewed by experienced panel of reviewers

Feel free to contact us if you have any further enquiries

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