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Q & A on GST in Malaysia

In readiness for the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Malaysia from April 1, 2015, Q & A on GST in Malaysia has been designed and produced so as to present in an organised manner questions and answers on various aspects of this groundbreaking new tax. Readers of the companion book Q & A on Personal Taxation in Malaysia will be familiar with the characters involved in this dialogue on GST and the way that their everyday conversations are used to present information on various tax topics.

Contempt of Court in Malaysia

This textbook and its companion casebook are the first and only books available in Malaysia that contain a comprehensive review of all local contempt cases to draw out the legal principles governing the law of contempt across non-Syariah and Syariah courts in Malaysia. The textbook includes additionally a comprehensive review of all legislation containing contempt-related provisions in Malaysia.

Casebook on Contempt of Court in Malaysia

This casebook and its companion textbook are the first and only books available in Malaysia that contain a comprehensive review of all local contempt cases to draw out the legal principles governing the law of contempt across non-Syariah and Syariah courts in Malaysia. The textbook includes additionally a comprehensive review of all legislation containing contempt-related provisions in Malaysia.

A Practical Guide for Company Directors in Malaysia

Covers a comprehensive range of topics for company directors or anyone aspiring to become a director of a company, whether listed or non-listed.

Q & A on Personal Taxation in Malaysia: Tax Made Easy Through Everyday Conversations

Richard Thornton, in his latest title, Q & A on Personal Taxation in Malaysia: Tax Made Easy Through Everyday Conversations, will answer just that.

GST Handbook for Legal Practice

The goods and services tax or GST comes into effect on 1 April 2015. The GST Handbook for Legal Practice is a practical guide written exclusively for legal practitioners to ensure that they are adequately prepared for the implementation of GST. It will unlock the intricacies of the Malaysian GST model, clearly explaining its mechanism, underlying concepts, key terminologies and its practical application in the legal sector.

Law for Business

The realm of business and commerce is regulated by a system of laws. Those engaged or aspiring to engage in business must have a clear understanding of how the law affects business, trade and commerce.

Islamic Life Insurance

The book presents an alternative Shariah-compliant life insurance scheme. It takes a comparative look at the elements involved in both the conventional system and the proposed scheme, and suggests a proper model which is both competitive...

Equity & Trusts in Malaysia, Second Edition

This leading local text on the law of trusts is an invaluable resource on the law of equity and trusts in Malaysia. It provides clear understanding of trusts, trusteeship and remedies. It explains the general principles of the current law and where appropriate makes critical analysis of the position of the law.

Personal Injury Reports Consolidated Tables 2007 - 2012

Since its inception in July 2007, in excess of 800 cases have been reported in the Personal Injury Reports (PIR). The cases reported cover a range of awards made in personal injury claims by the Sessions Courts as well as by the High Court and the Court of Appeal...

Malaysian Companies Legislation

Malaysian Companies Legislation (MCL) which also included Malaysian Securities Legislation (MSL) offers current information on companies and securities laws, rules, orders, regulation, codes and guidelines in Malaysia, including offshore companies and securities industries. Regular updates incorporate amendments made to these legislations with concise summaries of the sections.

MCL 2 Volumes, 3 updates per year; MSL 3 volumes, 4 updates per year.



The Hands On Guide - Company Secretarial Essentials Malaysia (HOMCS)

The Hands On Guide - Company Secretarial Essentials Malaysia (HOMCS) deals with the key issues company secretaries encounter. The Guide addresses the workflow needs of company secretaries and filled with practical tips, examples, specimen forms, minutes, checklists and resolutions to assist the company secretaries in discharging their duties.

1 volume; 4 updates per year 

The Constitutional Rights of Sabah and Sarawak

In celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia, this book provides a timely and useful study of the constitutional rights of Sabah and Sarawak. It traces the early European interest in South East Asia, the influence of the Sulu and Brunei Sultanates over the Borneo lsland and the various treaties between...

Borneo Law Reports - Full Sets Volumes 1 - 7, 2013

The proper conduct of cases through the court system requires the support of good sets of law reports and journals. The law reports are the repository of the body of case law that form...

Media and Entertainment: A Practical Legal, Business and Strategy Guide

The media and entertainment landscape is changing against the backdrop of technology and service convergence. Media-driven convergence in the realms of film, TV, radio, theatre, print media and social networking have created new business opportunities...

Constitutional Law and Human Rights in Malaysia

The constitution of a country is the embodiment of the nation’s philosophy and history, amalgamating the agreed basic principles governing relationships between individuals, the society and the government. Since independence...

Malaysian Real Property Gains Tax Handbook, 2014 Revision

This book is a practical guide that succinctly summarizes the law and principles underlying the imposition of real property gains tax. It helps readers to understand the situations under which the tax is chargeable, the exemptions that are available, and how the tax is to be computed

The Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976

The Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 is often considered to be the backbone of family law for non-Muslims in Malaysia. It was enacted to bring about a uniform law applicable to non-Muslim marriages. In the face of the customs of the different races living in Malaysia, the drafting and the implementation of the new legal regime have not been straightforward. Nevertheless a good appreciation of the Act is essential for a proper knowledge of non-Muslim family law in Malaysia.

The Malaysian PWD Form of Construction Contract 1st Supplement to the 2nd Edition

This First Supplement to the Second Edition brings The Malaysian PWD Form of Construction Contract fully up-to-date with the latest developments...

A Guide to Malaysian Takeovers and Mergers Law

The takeovers and mergers of companies is a common activity in an active and dynamic equities market. As takeovers and mergers often involve large sums of money and affect many parties, effective regulation of this activity is essential for the healthy operation and confidence of the market. In this regard, regulations and requirements are set out in the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 and the Malaysian Code on Takeovers and Mergers and compliance with these regulations is supervised by the Securities Commission.

The Law & You: Elections

This book is a collection of essays loosely based on the theme of elections. It is not meant to be a book describing all you need to know about elections, but addresses some topical issues that may be on the minds of the average person on the street relating to elections and what happens thereafter.

Intellectual Property Law in Malaysia

This book is a new work that gives a distinctively Malaysian account of the six areas of law that are conventionally accepted as falling under the rubric of intellectual property. These areas are the law of passing off, registered trade marks, copyright, patents, registered industrial designs and confidential information. It provides a basic but comprehensive account of the substantive rules that govern these areas of intellectual property law, with the focus being essentially on the Malaysian position. In treating intellectual property law as a coherent whole, this book enables the inter-relationship and the similarities that exist between the different areas to be better appreciated.

Istilah Kerajaan, Perundangan dan Perdagangan

Istilah Kerajaan, Perundangan dan Perdagangan is a bilingual English ?Bahasa Malaysia glossary of terms and phrases commonly used in the legal, governmental and commercial contexts. It provides correct and precise translations and aims to promote uniformity of usage of terminology.

Caveat System in Sarawak, 4th Edition

A caveat is a means of conveying notice to persons who propose to deal with a proprietor that there are other claims affecting the property. It is a key tool employed in day-to-day conveyancing and registration of land titles to protect alleged as well as proved interests and interests that have not yet become actual interests in land.

Affidavit Evidence, Second

Affidavits play a major role in dispensing justice and many proceedings, particularly those of an interlocutory nature, are disposed of on affidavit evidence alone. In cases where evidence can be conveniently and completely presented in affidavit form, its use will promote the efficient and more orderly disposal of cases. This important part of litigation practice is given a clear and comprehensive exposition by the book Affidavit Evidence.

Copyright Law in Malaysia: Cases and Commentary, 2nd Edition

This book provides a full and authoritative analysis of cases, both local and international, on issues concerning copyright, as well as a thorough discussion on important amendments to the copyright law made by the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012.

Customs Offences, 4

The control of goods being moved across the border of Malaysia and passing through the legal landing places is governed by customs law. The imposition and collection of customs duties as well as the exemption from duties are subject to a detailed regime of customs regulations and orders. The non-compliance with and the evasion of the various customs regulations and orders constitute various offences which are subject to penalties which include fine, imprisonment as well as the seizure and forfeiture of the goods involved.

Construction Law in Malaysia, 2012

Construction Law in Malaysia:This is the first book which deals solely with Construction Law in Malaysia. It is also the first book which discusses the new Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA). CIPAA as promulgated by Parliament this year through the intensive efforts of CIDB and related promoters will radically change construction practice in Malaysia.

Islamic Capital Market Series: Shariah Rulings and Opinions on Ijarah, Musharakah and Mudharabah

The steady development of the Islamic capital market across the globe in recent years has positioned it as a significant counterpart to conventional interest-based financing. As the need for global funding continues to grow, Islamic capital market products have attracted the interest of a vast segment of market participants, not just Muslims.

Shariah Rulings and Opinions on Ijarah, Musharakah and Mudharabah - the third title in Securities Commission Malaysia’s Islamic Capital Market Series published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia ?is a compilation of rulings and opinions on Islamic capital market issues relating....

An Introduction to Islamic and Conventional Corporate Finance

This book concentrates on the various methods available to businesses to raise capital as well as the investment methodologies that drive strategic business decisions of corporations in Malaysia. In keeping with the practice prevalent in Malaysia and many other countries around the world, this book looks at the law and practice of corporate and investment finance through the conventional and Islamic perspectives.

Retrenchment: The Law and Practice in Malaysia

The importance of job security in the form of continuity in employment in an organisation up to the normal retirement age applies to the general working population. Unfortunately job loss justified by economic and business needs is an inevitable and painful consequence of a corporate restructuring or reorganisation process. It is however essential that the termination of an employment contract on the grounds of redundancy must flow from justifiable grounds which must be bona fide and untainted by any unfair labour practice.

Managing Fund Flows, Risks and Derivatives: Applications in Islamic Institutions, 2012

Managing Fund Flows, Risks and Derivatives: Applications in Islamic Institutions, the second book in SC’s Islamic Capital Market Series, is an independent Shariah business resource for bankers, particularly treasury teams, their clients, regulators and lawyers. Its primary focus is instruction on Islamic principles to build a clear consciousness of Islamic rules, Islamic structures, and how these fit within a banking and treasury environment.

100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Partners and Sole Proprietors, 2012

100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Partners and Sole Proprietors focuses on tax implications and planning opportunities for persons carrying business and professional activities as partners or sole proprietors. It is written in a friendly style to help you to plan your affairs effectively so as to minimise the burden of tax. Full of valuable ideas, this book provides advice on how the incidence of tax can be limited within the ambit of the law as well as how the tax regulations should be complied with so as to avoid costly penalties.

Mediation Skills and Techniques: A Practical Handbook for Dispute Resolution and Effective Communication, 2012

Mediation is a form of alternate dispute resolution which seeks to facilitate negotiation between parties to generate and explore options to resolve the dispute to the satisfaction of all. As mediation is a process while the art of mediating is very much a skill, this book aims to discuss and illustrate the techniques that can be employed in conducting successful mediations.

Human Rights Law: International, Malaysian and Islamic Perspectives, 2012

Human Rights Law: International, Malaysian and Islamic Perspectives is a unique, first-of-its-kind work, presented from three distinct perspectives. It is intended to present human rights law in a clear and accessible fashion, addressing key questions relevant to the subject.

SUKUK - Islamic Capital Market Series (International edition)

In line with the Securities Commission Malaysia¡¦s (SC) mission ¡§to promote and maintain fair, efficient, secure and transparent securities and futures markets and to facilitate the orderly development of an innovative and competitive capital market¡¨, the SC¡¦s Islamic Capital Market Series published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia aims to bring about a greater awareness and understanding of ICM issues, and to address the increasing interest of market participants and policy makers in the potential and opportunities presented by the ICM.

The Life and Law of Fintech

Financial technology (FinTech) is a marriage of sorts between the financial services and technology sectors. It leverages on technology to innovate the delivery of products and services traditionally offered by financial institutions. Writing on this new area of law and business encompassing domestic and international jurisdictions, the author covers the subject in a unique way combining the legal, business and operational aspects of FinTech through his broad experience as a practising lawyer, and a board member of a bank as well as of a listed technology-based company.

The author takes the reader on a journey through the realm of finance covering both Islamic and conventional banking with an explanation of the history and an analysis of the applicable legislation and also related legislations in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Leaving no stone unturned, ,the author begins with the book on a history lesson of finance and proceeds to where it is today with FinTech making inroads into the financial industry via technology. He then discusses at length on the legal and operational aspects of banking and finance and moves on to capital markets and issues relating to money laundering. Mergers and acquisitions and corporate law are tackled by providing instances of FinTech acquisitions coupled with a lesson on takeovers and due diligence. He then moves on to the technical aspects of digital banking covering several jurisdictions. With his background in Islamic finance, he deals with takaful insurance, Islamic FinTech and E-waqf. He also deals with cyber security covering several pieces of legislation relevant to it. 

The book ends with a chapter on internet of things with a detailed analysis of the legal implicaations of smart contracts and solutions moving forward.

The Trial Lawyer's Companion, 2nd Edition

“[This book] comprehensively covers in detail and authoritatively deals, in a thoughtfully arranged way, with everything a trial lawyer and judge needs to know and be reminded or watchful of, to successfully conduct and shepherd a trial to its proper conclusion without pitfalls.” 
From the Foreword by Lambert Rasa-Ratnam 
Head, Dispute Resolution
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Written by an experienced counsel, this book contains a wealth of essential guidance on the preparation for and the conduct of a trial. The text is clear and succinct, amply supported by relevant case law, both local and foreign, as well as statutory sources in particular the Rules of Court 2012 and the Evidence Act 1950. Organised in a systematic structure, the book covers trial preparation, the various aspects of trial proper, submissions, judgment and the ethics of trial advocacy.

The carefully written text, a result of thorough consideration of the subject and meticulous research, is immensely useful in preparing for trial, providing clear guidance and analytical insights. The rich array of authorities and sources cited gives pointers for further research to ensure that counsel is painstakingly armed for trial.

A well-crafted system of headings, supplemented by helpful cross-references, enables the trial lawyer to easily refer to the book for the correct law, confirmation on a finer point of practice, practical direction and relevant authorities int he midst of the cut and thrust of  trial. For the judge, the book may be confidently consulted when presiding over the trial.

Be it for young lawyer, the seasoned counsel, or the busy judge, The Trial Lawyer's Companion is indeed a book to have readily on hand.


  • Updates case authorities since 2005 up to 30 June 2017
  • Addresses the impact of the Rules of Court 2012
  • Considers and clarifies developments and changes to the law in respect of discovery, admissibility of documents in trial bundles, privilege, expert evidence, and computer documents.


  • Contains a wealth of practical guidance on trial practice
  • Fully up-to-date with relevant statutory provisions
  • Replete with invaluable leading case authorities
  • Illuminates the difficult areas of trial practice
Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018

“ indispensable reference for both judges and lawyers...should always be welcomed as the essential resource for the practice of civil procedure in the courts of Malaysia.”
  Tun Arifin Zakaria, Former Chief Justice
"It is part of the duty of counsel when assisting a court to arrive at its decision on a procedural point to refer to a commentary on a given rule of court that is recent and accurate. This work is designed to provide the necessary source of information in that direction."
Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, General Editor 
Drawing on the pedigree of the White Book which has seen numerous successful local editions in various common law jurisdictions, Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 provides you with the most current knowledge, information, practical insights and confidence to succeed in all areas of civil court work. 
The authoritative commentary to the Rules of Court 2012 is accompanied by a substantially enhanced second volume containing illuminating annotations to fully up-to-date text of ten key legislation essential to civil litigation. Together  with the updated collection of court practice directions, this makes Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 the most comprehensive civil litigation reference.

  • Exacting quality and accuracy in true White Book tradition
  • Insightful order-by-order commentary to the Rules of Court 2012 presented clearly with succinct headings
  • Fully up-to-date text of 10 key civil legislation, with annotations:
  1. Rules of the Federal Court 1995
  2. Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994
  3. Courts of Judicature Act 1964
  4. Subordinate Courts Act 1948
  5. Civil Law Act 1956
  6. Limitation Act 1953
  7. Limitation Ordinance (Sabah Cap 72)
  8. Limitation Ordinance (Sarawak Cap 49)
  9. Specific Reliefs Act 1950
  10. Debtors Act 1957
  • Comprehensive survey of key local and relevant foreign case law
  • Contributors drawn from the judiciary, leading law firms and academia to provide authoritative commentary
  • Reviewed by experienced panel of expert reviewers to ensure high quality of substantive content
  • Extensive collection of court practice directions dating back to 1947 to current, including practice directions from Sabah and Sarawak
  • Comprehensive tables of cases and legislation and subject index for greater ease of use
The Annotated Malaysian Companies Act 2016

"The Annotated Malaysian Companies Act 2016 should therefore be welcomed. Surely regular reference to this work should minimise the burden of legal research and ensure confident application of the law. For those active in the corporate world it would be foolhardy to ignore this work." 

From the Foreword by Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak.

The Annotated Malaysian Companies Act 2016 provides invaluable section-by-section annotations to the Companies Act 2016, throwing light on the application and interpretation of the provisions of the Act. It is written by a select team of experienced practitioners and academicians with extensive knowledge of company and corporate law in Malaysia. The full text of the Act accompanies the high-quality annotations which are insightful, practical and authoritative, enabling a confident understanding of the workings of the Act.

The key terms and phrases in each section are explained by refrence to local and foreign case law as well as academic writing. This publication facilitates quick and easy research with the inclusion of cross-reference from the provision being annotated to related provisions which work together with it, and should prove to be very useful for corporate lawyers, in-house counsel, company directors, company secretaries, investment advisers and students of company law.


  • Section-by-section commentary to the Act written in simple and straightforward style
  • Commentary supported by copious citation of case authorities
  • Highlights of some key differences between new and old law
  • All defined terms are identified with direct cross-references to the provision where each definition is found
  • Clear page guides to assist the user to locate a specific section or Part of the Act quickly and efficiently
  • Supplemented by detailed index for easy access to the annotations
The Life and Law of Fintech

Financial technology (FinTech) is a marriage of sorts between the financial services and technology sectors. It leverages on technology to innovate the delivery of products and services traditionally offered by financial institutions. Writing on this new area of law and business encompassing domestic and international jurisdictions, the author covers the subject in a unique way combining the legal, business and operational aspects of FinTech through his broad experience as a practising lawyer, and a board member of a bank as well as of a listed technology-based company.  

Management Corporations in Malaysia, 2nd Edition

Management corporations have statutory duties and powers under Malaysia strata laws. Owners, on their part, must be engaged to ensure that their investment, lifestyle and financial well-being are protected and enhanced when living in strata developments. This book gives owners the tools to do that. It expresses in as plain a language as possible the meaning of the key provisions of the Strata Management Act 2013 as well as the Regulations and By-Laws made under it.

Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance 2017 with Overview by Mohammad Rizal Salim

This publication presents the full text of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance 2017 as issued by the Securities Commission Malaysia, together with an Expert Overview to facilitate an early mastery of the new Code. 
Public International Law Simplified

Globalisation is a key agenda in the world today and dealings between and among states, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and transnational corporations multiply by the day. The conduct of the various subjects of the international society in their mutual intercourse is regulated by public international law.

The Employment Act 1955: An Annotation

A simple guide for employers and employees.

The Employment Act 1955 is the nation''''''''s foremost labour legislation, often referred to by both employers and employees to verify their rights and obligations where labour issues are concerned. Whilst much has been written on our labour laws in general, S Chandrarajan''''''''s The Employment Act 1955: An Annotations, is a rarity. Written in a simple and straightforward style, readers will benefit from the thoughts distilled from the author''''''''''''''''s vast experience in administering the Act whilst in the civil service.

Essential Company Law in Malaysia: Navigating the Companies Act 2016

Provides a quick mastery of the new Malaysian company law regime.

Presenting the law in a clear and concise style, this book facilitates a quick understanding of the new Malaysian company law system. Regular reference is made to the provisions of the Companies Act 2016 to enable the reader to appreciate the statutory scheme regulating corporations in Malaysia. 
Justice Above All - Selected Judgments of Tun Arifin bin Zakaria with Commentaries, Revised Edition

Justice Above All contains a selection of the judgments of Malaysia’s thirteenth Chief Justice, Tun Arifin bin Zakaria, carefully chosen from the many judgments delivered by the distinguished jurist over a wide range of subjects. 

Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Malaysian Precedents of Pleadings

Essential guide to the drafting of pleadings and related court documents.

Recognising that the practice of pleadings lies at the heart of civil procedural law, this home-grown publication presents a comprehensive compendium of precedents and related documents. It offers authoritative and structured precedents for the drafting of pleadings and other court documents. Each topic is preceded with a commentary which gives a succinct account of the applicable principles of law and, where relevant, specifi c guidelines on pleading.

The clear understanding of the applicable law afforded by the commentaries greatly enhances the drafting exercise based on the multitude of precedents available in the publication.

The Law of Costs in Civil Proceedings, 2nd Edition

The determination of costs is an important matter for both the lawyer and the client. The Law of Costs in Civil Proceedings is the only book in Malaysia to comprehensively consider this subject in detail. Regular references to relevant statutory provisions and copious citations of cases from various jurisdictions, including Malaysia, England, Singapore and Australia. The wealth of information available will undoubtedly make this book one not to be missed. 
General Principles of Contract Law, 2nd Edition

This book serves as a general text covering all aspects of Contract Law, from formation, performance and breach to remedies. Presented in a style that is simple and easily understood, it is particularly useful for a quick grasp of the important principles of Malaysian Contract Law, including the reception of English Law. Detailed treatment is also given to the remedies of specific performance and injunctions.