Pre-Trial Case Management: Bundle of Documents (Part 1)

With the introduction of Order 34 of the Rules of Court 2012, the progress of a case is no longer left in the hands of the litigants but with the Court in the driver’s seat. Order 34 rule 2(2) of the Rules of Court 2012 provides for directions that the Court can make at a pre-trial case management, to ensure the just, expeditious and economical disposal of the proceedings. This pre-trial case management series will come in two parts. The series will cover pre-trial documents that are typically contentious. The first series will cover bundle of documents. The upcoming series will cover the agreed facts and issues to be tried. … More Pre-Trial Case Management: Bundle of Documents (Part 1)

Animal Rights – The Right Thing to Do

With a recent spike in reports specifically pertaining to animal dumping and animal cruelty, it is only pertinent to revisit the relevant laws in Malaysia relating to animal welfare. To date, Malaysia has two acts that govern the welfare of animals, namely the Animals Act 1953 (Act 647) and the Animal Welfare Act 2015 (Act 772). This article aims to explore the history behind these legislations as well as provide a brief overview on some key areas governed under the Acts. … More Animal Rights – The Right Thing to Do

6 Things You Need To Know About The Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021

On 12 March 2021, the Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 came into force. Many have said that the Ordinance is a revival of the repealed Anti-Fake News Act 2018. Is that truly the case? In this article, we set out the 6 things that you need to know about the Ordinance. … More 6 Things You Need To Know About The Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021

The War on Drugs in Malaysia: Reform or Retrogress?

This article is contributed by Hanna Haizal, who is currently a Research Assistant at the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERIA), University of Malaya. She currently works on drug policy and prison reform.

In conjunction with the National Anti-Drugs Day on 19 February 2021, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin announced that the Drug and Substance Abuse Act will replace the Drug Dependence (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983 later this year. This announcement then begs the following questions: What does this mean for the drug policy landscape in Malaysia? Are we finally seeing the end of the War on Drugs? … More The War on Drugs in Malaysia: Reform or Retrogress?