Law.com.my is Malaysia’s one-stop references venue for law and legal issues. Providing you with all the information you will need about law and the industry, Law.com.my is an ideal platform for you to share ideas, find information as well as seek some pre-legal advice if you need any. At Law.com.my we are committed to provide you with the best references point to assist you in all the areas of the legal system.
Essentially, Law.com.my provides you with references where you will be able to browse through our repository of statutes, legal acts and any other related information you will need. For students in law or lawyers alike, you will find this section extremely useful as it includes a search function where you can easily locate an Act which you need to refer to. This is also where you will be able to find case studies for references either for use in your studies if you are a law student or for references if you are a practising legal personnel.
For those who need guide and legal assistance, Law.com.my does not provide legal advice but do offer some pre-legal assistance in helping you to identify what are the charges and what type of lawyers you can go about consulting for your problem. This is where you will be required to register an account with us and then you can send in your inquiries straightaway. On top of that, you will also be able to find here all the latest and up to date news of new policies and Acts that are passed by the government where you will be able to share your views on with other members of the community.
We also have here at Law.com.my our own online forums where you will be able to join in the various chat rooms here and discuss all the issues and matters that are affecting the legal system in general. We have here many forums which are actively participated by lawyers, students and the people at large, all of whom would have an opinion, thoughts or feedback to share with one another. Our forums are very much participated by everyone who would like to discuss certain issues or policies as well as the latest events that are unfolding in the society with members of the Law.com.my community.
Malaysian Legal References
For those who need to know more about what Malaysian Legal System, this section is the best place to start as it provides you with all the references you need about them. This is where we have include all the different information about all the statutes and acts under the provision of the legal system here. You will be able to find here a systematically arranged and stored collection of all you need to know about the laws of Malaysia as well as prominent cases too. You can either browse through this section via its alphabetical order or do a search in the function provided for here as well to find the information that you need.
Legal Categories and Sections
There are many categories of which you can find here at Law.com.my. We have classified for you all the different types of legal segments for your convenience and reference. Malaysia is governed by its very own Malaysian Legal System and the Malaysian Constitution. This is where we provide you with information encircling all the facets of the legal system, its theory and what are those that are stipulated in the country’s Constitution. Other categories included here are:
Banking and Finance Law
This would include various aspects of legal issues that involves banking and finance. This is where you can find out about the regulations that govern around the areas of foreign exchange, investments, securities, futures, offshore banking and such. On top of that you will also be able to find out about areas like gambling and law that governs banking. Areas like insurance will cover issues like accident insurance where cases involve aspects like payment for losses and grounds of not doing so.
This category includes law and legal statutes that oversee the areas of running your business in Malaysia. It is essential that you are aware of what these are thereby understanding what it takes to run your business and own a company in the country. We have included here references that include areas like the various types of companies that are deemed legitimate, formation and registration of companies, legal requirements to run your business, administration and management as well as other areas like etiquette and such. We have also included here cases like those involving Breach of Trusts that outline to you all the different meanings and areas where such issues arise.
We also cover here at Law.com.my a segment on Employment Law where you will be able to find out and identify what the legal system’s offerings and provisions are as well as how you are protected under the law. This is where you will be able to find out on areas like Dismissal and termination, employee benefits and compensation, hiring and recruitment, health and safety, retirement requirements, tribunals and one of the main topics here Sexual Harassment and discrimination. Under the Labour Law, you will be able to find out about all the different areas like dismissal and where you can go about making your complaints or lodging your reports. Sexual harassment, which is one of the recent issues widely debated in all areas are also discussed here. Other than that, you will also be able to find out about issues like termination, policies on hiring staff and such.
Real Estate and Property Law
For those who are interested in investing or ownership of property, this section is specifically catered to provide you with information and legal implications of doing so. You will be able to read and find out about what you need to do when you purchase property or real estate in Malaysia. We have provided here a complete coverage of information that encompasses areas like Trusts, Wills and any other related resources on trading property in Malaysia. Apart from that we also include here information about Tenancy Agreements, Sales and Purchase Agreements and any other legal documents which are usually involved in property renting and trading. You will also be able to find out about your rights as a landlord or someone who is renting a premises here as well.
This segment provides you with legal and regulatory references that dwells into areas like domestic violence and adoption while providing you with information about marriage, divorces and such. This is where you will be able to find out all you need to know about what the law provides under these areas and where to find protection as well as how the system protects you in areas of domestic violence. Cases here include those that involve these areas as well as policies undertaken and honored in areas of divorce and marriages alike.
We have also included here information and references on immigration law and such. This is where you will be able to find out about what the Malaysian legal system states and require if you are traveling in and out of the country. Areas like citizenship, naturalization and such are covered here. On top of that, you will also be able to find out about the documents involved in traveling like Passports, Visas and such all of which will help you to get them ready prior to coming to the country. Apart from that, we also include here information about issues like what you can and cannot bring into the country.
This category involves areas where companies close up, liquidation and bankruptcy. We have included here all the resources you need if a company terminates their operations and what are the legal implications it has on the manpower of the company. This would also include areas like bankruptcy where you will be able to find out about all the different facets and consequences when such issue arises.
Intellectual Property Law
One of the most overlooked areas of Malaysian law, we cover here the areas of Intellectual Property Law which encompasses areas like copyrights, trademarks and such. This is where you will be able to find out more about how you can protect your business products and services which are provided under Malaysian Law. On top of that, other areas here include Industrial Design, trade secrets and patents as well. You will find here resources and references regarding what are known as ‘licensed materials’ or how Trademarks affect your business or product concept.
For consumers in Malaysia, there are certain statutes and acts that govern the products and services that you pay for. This is where the legal system protects the consumers from being cheated or from paying for overcharged products and services. This is where you will be able to read and find out about what your rights are and where you can go about lodging your complaints and such. On top of that, you will also be able to find out about what these provisions are under the law so that in a situation of dispute, you know how to go about with finding out if you have been cheated or not.
This section provides you with information about the various taxation systems in the country. You will be able to find out all you need to know about how you are subjected to tax in Malaysia. Whether you are an individual income earner or a business in the country, there are various taxation systems that you are subjected under, hence it is important that you are aware of what these systems and which areas are you involved in so that you do not default any taxation payment to the government. This category also includes all other taxation issues like excise duties, import and export tax and many others, all of which is to keep you informed and well aware of what these legal requirements are.
This category is the largest collection of resources where you will be able to find out about all the legal issues involving crime in Malaysia. We have included here all the resources you need about what constitute a crime and what are criminals subjected under. You will also be able to find here information about what the rights of criminals or suspects are under the Malaysian legal system so that everyone who is arrested are treated equally and fairly. The areas of innocence and guilt will all be defined here as well as the penalties for committing a crime in Malaysia too. You will be able to read and find out about what a person will stand to face if they have committed a crime like petty theft, rape, murder, arson and such.
We have also included here all the different cases which involved crime in the country for your references. You will be able to read about cases that involve the Dangerous Drugs Act, the Penal code and many more all of which is to keep you informed about the repercussions and consequences of crime in the country.
This is where you will be able to read and find out about Malaysian law that govern around the maritime sector and shipping. Where this is concerned, we have covered all the different areas of shipping like Goods lost, shipping agent’s liabilities, carrier liabilities, carrier of goods and such. If you are involved in these sector, than this information is very useful as well as for those who are involved in shipping goods in and out of the country.
This category involves areas like police power and jurisdiction over public safety and such. You will be able to find out about what the rights of the security control personnel like the police force of Malaysia, the armed forces and such when they carry out their duties in the country. As citizens of Malaysia, you should be kept well aware of what your rights are and what your duties are to the forces so that you are aware when an abuse of power takes place and you should know where to make your reports.
This section of Law.com.my provides you with an online source where you can find some legal advice from our experts. This is where we have provided you with the channel where you will be able to share your problems with us with which we can then try to help you solve them through legal means. This would be a great place for you to look into identifying what your options are as well as to serve as preliminary legal advise. Where this is concerned, you will be able to send in your problems to us here and our team of legal experts will be able to help you solve them in whichever way they can.
Directory of Law firms
This section includes a concise and comprehensive directory of all the available legal firms in and around Malaysia. We have categorized all the firms here based on their nature of services like commissioner of oaths, barrister and solicitors as well as advocates all of which are targeted to help people who need them. You will be able to browse through our directories here and find out where these firms are located and then select to contact them directly. Alternatively you can also browse through the firms here through the location that they are located in like through the states, towns, cities and such as well.