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Bauer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v Jack-In Pile (M) Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal

Date: 22 February 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal Nos. B-02(C)(A)-1187-06/2017 & B-02(C)(A)-1188-06/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

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Damansara Realty Berhad v Bungsar Hill Holdings Sdn Bhd and Another

Date: 06 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. W-01(IM)-3-01/2015; Source: Federal Court Registry

Guide to the AIAC Arbitration Rules

The Arbitration Rules of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (AIAC) are in force as of 9 March 2018.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration KLRCA

Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Private) Limited

Arbitration - Award - Recourse against award - Setting aside; Arbitration - Arbitral tribunal - Jurisdiction; Arbitration - Setting aside - Breach of natural justice; Arbitration - Setting aside - Public policy

Date: 02 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 78; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dewan Rakyat passes Limitation, Arbitration Bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Limitation (Amendment) Bill 2018, which among others, gives extension to the time limit of up to three years to house buyers to lodge a complaint over latent defects at their homes.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Fisher Stephen J v Sunho Construction Pte Ltd

Arbitration - recourse against award - setting aside

Date: 29 March 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 76; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Guide to AIAC Fast Track Arbitration Rules

Fast Track Arbitration Rules of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (AIAC) are in force as of 9th March 2018.
Date: 21 March 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration KLRCA

Guide to the AIAC Mediation Rules

Mediation Rules of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (AIAC) are in force as of 9th March 2018. These Rules are designed for the mediation of any differences or disputes, whether or not they arise out of a contract between the parties.
Date: 22 March 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration KLRCA

Bill of the Arbitration (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to amend the Arbitration Act 2005, to enhance Malaysia’s profile in the international and regional arena as a safe-seat and arbitration-friendly jurisdiction.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 5 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Bauer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v Jack-In Pile (M) Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal

Date: 22 February 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal Nos. B-02(C)(A)-1187-06/2017 & B-02(C)(A)-1188-06/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Damansara Realty Berhad v Bungsar Hill Holdings Sdn Bhd and Another Guide to the AIAC Arbitration Rules Dewan Rakyat passes Limitation, Arbitration Bills more

Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Private) Limited

Arbitration - Award - Recourse against award - Setting aside; Arbitration - Arbitral tribunal - Jurisdiction; Arbitration - Setting aside - Breach of natural justice; Arbitration - Setting aside - Public policy

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

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Government will not raise GST Rate - DPM Zahid

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Government approves Sekolah Menengah Chong Hwa's Federal Land Lease Application - Wan Junaidi

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World's First Crypto Currency Guarantee against Theft

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DILG has New Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of two retired Philippine National Police (PNP) officials as the department’s new undersecretary and assistant secretary.

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Indonesia calls on UNESCO to legitimize 19 Cultural Properties

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is striving for its 19 cultural properties in the temporary list of World Heritage Center of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to be recognized soon.

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Sri Mulyani named Best Finance Minister in Asia Pacific

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