Withholding tax 101

My Civil Procedure lecturer would always say this: There are 2 things that are certain in this world– death and tax, even when you die, you still need to pay tax. Now, most of us would know that there are certain types of taxes we need to pay to the country i.e. Income tax, Goods… Continue reading Withholding tax 101

How to land a job as a paralegal in Malaysia – and ace it

The author discusses the tricky business of applying for paralegal work in Malaysia and the lessons she learned from applying for a role that was not advertised. One of the most frequent questions I have gotten recently is, "Actually, what do you do?" I have been working as a paralegal for the past eight months. Some in the… Continue reading How to land a job as a paralegal in Malaysia – and ace it

Equality under the law: A woman’s friend or foe?

International Women's Day (8 March) has dawned on us once again. Regardless of ethnicity, most of us Malaysian women will not think much of the occasion as we collectively ease into the busy period that is post-CNY. At best, International Women's Day punctuates our busy lives in the form of commercial advertisements, seizing upon the… Continue reading Equality under the law: A woman’s friend or foe?

Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) – Making the Most Out of the Postgrad Course in Malaysia

Compared to the UK Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) whose syllabus is all-rounded to sharpen advocacy and drafting skills and refining techniques on legal application, the CLP as "one of the toughest examinations a law graduate will ever face" (source) involves rote learning the breadth of study materials coupled with the constant reminder at the back… Continue reading Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) – Making the Most Out of the Postgrad Course in Malaysia