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10 Frequently Asked Questions For Employers And Employees During The Movement Control Order

10 Frequently Asked Questions For Employers And Employees During The Movement Control Order
[su_row] [su_column]In the wake of Malaysia’s first ever Movement Control Order effective 18-31 March 2020 ("Control Period") to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we address below 10 frequently asked questions by employers and employees in Malaysia during this time of uncertainty. Q1: Can my employer choose not to close during the Control Period? A1: Closure of business premises throughout Malaysia is a must, except for those providing essential services. [/su_column] [su_column] For further information, please contact: Teh Guat Hong Partner guathong.teh@lochambers.com Vi...
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Irwin Lo

Irwin Lo
Irwin is a barrister of Middle Temple, United Kingdom in 2004 and was admitted to practice in Malaysia as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2006. His passion is in the practice of dispute resolution, which includes counselling clients on their legal conflicts and issues, strategising on the best possible resolution of a legal dispute, and advocating his clients’ case in court. His litigation skills and competence have continued to result in engagements for trial and appellate court work at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts from a diverse range of clientele from the co...
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Teh Guat Hong

Teh Guat Hong
Guat Hong was admitted to practice in Malaysia in 2006. She graduated with a First Class Honours in law from the University of London and was the recipient of the Tun Hamid Omar Foundation prize for graduating first in the Certificate of Legal Practice examinations. She subsequently continued her studies at Cambridge University as a Shell-Cambridge Centenary scholar where she obtained her Master in Law, specialising in Corporate and Commercial law. In addition to degrees in law, she holds a postgraduate degree in biosafety in plant biotechnology from the University of Ghent, Belgium. Guat H...
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Cynthia Lian Hsiao Feon

Cynthia Lian Hsiao Feon
Cynthia was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2005 after obtaining an LLB (Hons) degree in 2003 and the Certificate of Legal Practice in 2004. Cynthia practises in all aspects of tax and revenue law advisory, structuring, planning, dispute resolution, litigation, transfer pricing, audit and investigation work. She has appeared as Counsel for taxpayers before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax and the Appellate Courts of Malaysia. She deals extensively with governmental authorities and regulatory bodies including in arbitration proceedings and settleme...
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Ang Pei Ling

Ang Pei Ling
LL.B (Hons)(Northumbria) Certificate in Legal Practice [su_button url="http://www.lochambers.com/category/associates/" background="#dcd087" color="#333" size="6" wide="yes" radius="0" desc="Get to know the rest of us" class="more-padding"]Meet Other Associates[/su_button]
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Vivian Siew Syun Ling

LL.B (Hons)(Cardiff), Barrister-at-law (Inner Temple) [su_button url="http://www.lochambers.com/category/associates/" background="#dcd087" color="#333" size="6" wide="yes" radius="0" desc="Get to know the rest of us" class="more-padding"]Meet Other Associates[/su_button]
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Sarah Yong Li Hsien

LL.B (Hons)(Cardiff), Barrister-at-law (Inner Temple) Certificate in Legal Practice [su_button url="http://www.lochambers.com/category/associates/" background="#dcd087" color="#333" size="6" wide="yes" radius="0" desc="Get to know the rest of us" class="more-padding"]Meet Other Associates[/su_button]
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Letter From A Lawyer

Letter From A Lawyer
[su_spacer"]What happens when you received a letter from a lawyer? You should NEVER EVER ignore it. Ignorance can make you a BANKRUPT. There are people who think that by avoiding the problem long enough it would eventually make the problem go away. Unfortunately this is not true. When a lawyer issues you a letter, it is usually something IMPORTANT. The first thing you should do is to READ the letter. Identify the reason the lawyer is writing to you. Is it related to the property that you have just purchased or did you offend someone? Either way, it is always wise to consult a lawyer fo...
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Small Claims

Small Claims
'Small Claims' is heard in a Magistrate Court where both the plaintiff and defendant will NOT be represented by lawyers (except where the defendant is required by law to be represented by an authorized person). What this means is both the plaintiff and defendant will have to 'fight' their case on their own. There are only 2 criteria to initiate a claim in the small claims court:- a) Claim below RM5,000; and b) Plaintiff is an individual (not an agent or assignee of someone else’s debts). The proceedings in a small claims court is governed by Order 93 of the Rules of Court 2012 ("ROC"...
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