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Note from the Editorial Team

Dear Readers,

We hope everyone has been keeping well and safe. It is with great joy and pleasure, we wish to present to you, our new and improved 7th edition of Empower for the year 2022.

Our first article is our feature article for this month and it discusses the proposed amendments to the Competition Act 2010 of Malaysia. The proposed amendments may be of particular interest to many of our readers as it considers the introduction of a merger control regime that will provide the Malaysian Competition Commission with the power to review and investigate merger transactions that are likely to cause market concentration. For those who intend to undertake mergers and/or acquisitions.

The second article sets out and explains the effect and scope of a very recent and important announcement made by our Prime Minister on the exemption of stamp duty for first time home buyers through the Keluarga Malaysia Home Ownership Initiative (i-MILIKI). To have a better understanding on what the exemptions are and how they apply, do take a look at our article!

Our third article considers and explains the effect of a recent Federal Court decision on the issue of the restrictive doctrine of sovereign immunity in an employment dispute. The case involves a claim for unfair dismissal brought by a former security guard against the US Government and the article conveys the relevant issues that required the Federal Court’s determination and how those issues were decided upon.

The fourth article in this newsletter is also a case summary of a Federal Court decision. In this case, the Federal Court was required to decide on whether in cases of a technical nature, expert evidence is required for the determination of the dispute between the parties by the trial court. The article sets out the key takeaways from this Federal Court decision and considers the reasoning behind the Federal Court’s decision.

Finally, don’t forget to take a look at our “Inside Out” section for all of our latest updates, events, promotions and activities.

We hope that you enjoy reading this month’s edition!


Editorial Team:.

Chong Lee Hui

Ankit Sanghvi

Serene Hiew Mun Yi

Amy Hiew Kar Yi

Tan  Poh Yee

Hee Sue Ann

Chan Jia Ying

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