A New Challenge Everyday

It was not my first time working in a law firm. However, the experience was unlike any other. I believe these newly acquired experiences will prove beneficial for my career in the legal field in the near future.   Working remotely from home Unfortunately, due to the implementation of Full Movement Control Order (FMCO), I was required to work remotely from home. I first had my doubts, aRead More…

How the mooting experience changed my perspective about litigation practice?

I did my first moot back in 2017, during my first year in HELP University. The college offered a module called “Legal Skills” and mooting was one of the topics covered in the module. So that being said, I have had some sort of exposures to mooting back in my college days. I would say these experiences were invaluable. They were a one-way ticket which pulled me into the world of litigation.Read More…

Timekeeping as a Timekeeper

Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude towards Mr. Chang for inviting me to join this moot session. Although I did not join the mooting session directly as one of the participants, I was fortunate enough to witness this incredible session as a timekeeper.My role as the timekeeper was to monitor and record the time as each participant was given 15 minutes to deliver their points and argumenRead More…

Virtual Mooting experience with ACC in 2021

My first time in a moot is disastrous. I got cold feet; my arguments were semi-valid at best. I stuttered a lot, especially when questioned by the judges. Almost all of my arguments were thrown out of the window because I did not read the case properly. Despite all of the above, I did not give up and through this experience I learnt A LOT. Writing a submissionI was asked to join the moot 2 dayRead More…

Mooting in 2021

In-House Virtual Mooting Experience at Alex Chang & CoDue to the Covid-19 pandemic, this in-house moot trial was held virtually via Zoom. In this virtual moot competition, the Plaintiff and the Defendant teams were each allocated forty (40) minutes respectively for oral submission including rebuttals. The sequence for oral submission is as below: -Plaintiff Team Defendant TeamLead Counsel –Read More…

Get the jab if you want the job

Observing the current ‘Full Movement Control Order’ in Malaysia which came into order on the 1st of June, one may find themselves going through another endless ‘Stay at Home’ situation, just like MCO 1.0 which was implemented on 18th March 2020. Masks, sanitisation, hygiene has become part of our daily lives and is crucial to maintain the health and safety of workers during this period. DRead More…

孟母三迁

“离开舒适区,才能拥有真正的舒适。” 发现英语的重要性 实习期间,当张律师要求我以中文书写一篇文章,我却发现我的中文程度不太好时,这时一个想法就在我脑海里涌现:既然我的中文书写程度不太好,那我何必在专业与商务领域继续花95%的时间以中文交流呢? 无可否认,讲普通话是每Read More…

A Real Taste in a Litigation Firm

Introduction “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton Being an attachment student for one month in Alex Chang & Co (ACC) is one of the most memorable experiences in my life. Instead of travelling around Europe during the summer break, fate blessed me by giving me an opportunity to venture into the legal settings through ACC. By veRead More…

The Importance of Common Sense

I was asked an extremely random question by Mr Alex Chang, it was on how, I would assess the water level in an opaque water tank using only everyday items that are readily available to me. I was pushed to critically analyse the answer to the question. The question was posed to me during my interview session. To me, the question seemed like a big complicated problem, of which I failed miserably toRead More…

Happy Chinese NIU牛 Year

There are 20 strokes in 疫情,the Chinese characters for pandemic. There are 20 strokes in 痛苦, the Chinese characters for pain/hardship. There are 20 strokes in 疾病, the Chinese characters for illness/disease. There are 20 strokes in 生死存亡, the Chinese characters for life and death, survival and demise. 2020 is gone. And so we hope that pandemic, hardships, diseases and deRead More…

The Value of Hearsay Evidence in Court

中文版 Versi Bahasa What is Hearsay in Court? General RuleThe cardinal rule in respect of oral evidence is that provided for in Section 60 Evidence Act 1950 (“EA 1950”). Under this section, oral evidence must be direct i.e. the testimony must be of the person who perceived the fact through medium of his own senses [1]. Direct evidence can be categorized into three categories:Read More…

Internship Experience During the Zoom-ing Era Caroline Gan

My one-month internship period in Alex Chang & Co was definitely an unforgettable one, especially taking into account the fact it took place during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This pandemic has undoubtedly turned the world upside down, with a new string of Standard Operating Procedures set in place, such as the requirement of wearing a face mask in public, maintenance of social distancing and Read More…

Can rent be recovered under the COVID 19 Act 2020

COVID-19 Act came into operation from  October 23,  2020 and shall continue to remain in operation
for some time  except where the date of
commencement and period of operation have been provided in respect of the
respective Parts in this Act. CONTRACTUAL DUTIES Section 7 of the COVID-19 Act prevents another contracting
party (landlord/ lessor for non-residential immovable prRead More…

A Trial via Zoom in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic

As the world is combating the COVID-19 outbreak, Malaysia is not exempted from the virus.  The public and courts alike has had to learn to adopt and adapt to this new environment and “live” with COVID-19. The Malaysian Judiciary formulated comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (hereinafter referred to as “SOP”) which allows the administration to run and thus ensuring accessRead More…

Statutory Declaration substitute witness giving oral evidence

Versi Bahasa 中文版 What is the position of using Statutory Declaration to substitute witness giving oral evidence in Court What is a Statutory Declaration (SD) SD in Malaysia is governed under the Statutory Declaration Act 1960. The laws were enacted because it was necessary in many cases to require declarations in confirmation of written instruments or allegations, or proof of deRead More…

3 Perkara Yang Perlu Diketahui oleh Pihak Majikan Mengenai Cuti Umum Di Malaysia

English Version PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN MALAYSIACUTI UMUM DI MALAYSIA The government of Malaysia declared  September 4, 2017  a public holiday following Malaysia’s outstanding performance at the 29th SEA Games. The Prime Minister was teasing the crowd, saying it was not easy to declare a public holiday.  Many Malaysians Employers are surely wondering how the Government can declare a public Read More…

Risiko Syarikat Asing Memulakan Perniagaan Di Malaysia

English Version 中文版 The Risks of Foreign Companies Starting Business Venture in MalaysiaRisiko Syarikat Asing Memulakan Perniagaan di Malaysia BackgroundLatar belakang A Chinese Company (“C”) was lured by a company that is incorporated in Malaysia(“M”) to expend his business to Malaysia. C agreed to it and hence incorporated  his company in Malaysia before  enterRead More…

Akta Syarikat Baru 2016 Pengurus Kehakiman Perkiraan Sukarela Korporat Pemulihan Hutang

English Version 中文版 The New Companies Act 2016Akta Syarikat Baru 2016 How will the Judicial Manager and Corporate Voluntary
Arrangement affect
the Recovery of your Million Dollars Debts as an Unsecured Creditors Bagaimana
Pengurus Kehakiman dan Perkiraan Sukarela Korporat akan mempengaruhi Pemulihan
Hutang Jutaan Dolar anda sebagai Pemiutang Tidak Bercagar Seminar PRead More…

6 Tips to Trial Procedures in Malaysian Courts

中文版 1. IntroductionIt is crucial for a party, namely the Plaintiff to have a cause of action before he commences an action against the Defendant. A cause of action exists if there is a Plaintiff who can sue, a Defendant who can be sued and there are material facts which entitles the Plaintiff to succeed. However, one must take note of the fact that a claim can possibly be dismissed befoRead More…

Quest of a Shaolin Monk

The Background
Story of one Shaolin Monk This
is the tale of a quest for Shaolin kung fu in which a Shaolin monk is
undergoing training to learn kung fu from a master in the Shaolin institution.
The Shaolin monk has spent five years undergoing training for kung fu at the
institution under a master who has trained several other monks in the art and
practice of kung fu. The Shaolin monk who has Read More…

Baby Steps in ACC

As written by Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities,
“It was the best of times, it was the
worst of times…”, this is the prologue of my journey in legal field. Covid-19
Pandemic Year 2020 has been a bad year for most of us, because
of the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.  On
a contradictory note, year 2020 has been a fruitful year for me since I assumed
the role of a pupil in Read More…

Submission of No Case to Answer

Versi Bahasa 中文版 1. Submission of No Case to Answer It is a principle of law that the Defendant may
submit a no case to answer at the end of the Plaintiff’s case if the Defendant
is of the view that: 1) The Plaintiff had failed to establish a case in law; or
2) The evidence that was led by the Plaintiff is so unsatisfactory or
unreliable. In the case of Tan Kim Khuan v Tan KeeRead More…

Online Hearings in 2020 Jasmine Ha

IntroductionDue to the Covid-19 pandemic and the movement control order being imposed and implemented in Malaysia, the courts face several difficulties when it comes to conducting physical hearings and trials. To overcome this issue, some changes have been made in regards to the manner the hearings and trials would be conducted in the near future. That being said, Hearings and trials are being coRead More…

Online Hearings in Court – A New Era in the Covid 19 Pandemic

Courts of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2020, Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Act 2020 And Subordinate Courts Rules (Amendment) Act 2020 The long awaited amendments to the Court
of Judicature Act 1964 (CJA 1964), Subordinate Courts Act 1948 (SCA 1948)
and Subordinate
Courts Rules Act 1955 (SCRA 1955) have finally been gazetted. They are Act
A1621 – Courts of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2020, Act Read More…

Alex Chang Companies Winding-Up Handbook

How do I wind up a company?

English Version Versi Bahasa 我该如何清盘公司 If a company owes you money and has failed, refused (do not want to) or neglected (forgot) to pay the debt, you may apply to wind it up by presenting a petition to court pursuant to section 218(1)(e) of the Act.如果一个公司欠您钱,并且未能,拒绝(不想)或忽略(忘记)偿还债务,您可以根据《 1965年Read More…

Alex Chang Companies Winding-Up Handbook

How to wind up your debtors in Malaysian courts

如何在马来西亚法院清盘债务人 “English Version” Some General Information about winding up your debtors company in Malaysian court:有关在马来西亚法院清盘债务人公司的一些普遍信息:  – how to wind up a company that owes you money in court;- what is  compulsory winding up instead of voluntary winding up;- what is Pay Up or Wind Up…- what happens afterRead More…