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Strata Management Seminar 2018

Strata Management Act (“SMA”) 2013, Strata Management Regulation (Maintenance & Management) Regulation (“SMR”) 2015 and Strata Management (Strata Management Tribunal) Regulations 2015 came into force on June 2015. More than two years later, there are still many challenges and problems in its implementation due to many unforeseen issues, consequences and legal obligations.

This 1-day intensive seminar will deal with the many current issues and problems faced by developers, purchasers, management bodies, property managers and the COB in the implementation and compliance of the provisions of the Strata Management Act 2013. The speakers will discuss in-depth what is involved in maintenance and management of buildings and common property, problems and issues arising during developer’s management period and preliminary management period, the Strata Management Tribunal and its jurisdiction and powers.

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Lai Chee Hoe

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JMB & MC Series: 10 Most Common Questions Asked During Annual General Meetings

I have been consistently appointed to attend general meetings of the joint management body or management corporation in various development areas and I realise there is still a lack of knowledge when it comes to the meeting procedures and the laws relating to general meeting of a joint management body / management corporation.

For the benefit of our readers, I have summarized some of the more common questions asked during the general meetings and I reproduce them below, in no particular order.

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Who is rushing to wind True Fitness up?

If you are interested to read from a legal stand point on the biggest closure of gym centers in Malaysia, Mr. Lee Shih, a dispute resolution lawyer at Skrine has written on 5 Key Legal Issues from the Closing Down of True Fitness Malaysia on his website at TheMalaysianLawyer.com.

Burgielaw just simply could not resist to put on their investigating cap and did some homework. The documents extracted below are information available in the public domain.

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Property Law Seminar 2017

BurgieLaw is the strategic partner for the 1-day intensive seminar which will highlight and discuss the latest updates and developments on strata management, property development, conveyancing practice and the problems faced by lawyers, developers, purchasers, management bodies, property managers and the COB in the implementation and compliance of these changes. The key topics that will be covered include:

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BurgieLaw’s Response To TheMalaysianLawyer Article

We refer to the article “Bar Council finds BurgieLaw and Dragon Law in breach of Legal Profession Act; yet to decide on CanLaw“, published by themalaysianlawyer.com which extracted paragraphs from the Legal Profession Committee’s (“LPC”) report in the 2016/2017 Annual Report of the Malaysian Bar.

Burgielaw.com wishes to clarify that, as of today, Bar Council has neither disapproved nor disallowed the application of Burgielaw.com.

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Bubble Tea War (CHATIME v TEALIVE): La Kaffa’s version

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So now you have heard of Bryan Loo’s story. What about La Kaffa’s?

Since nothing was heard from them, we decided to do some investigative journalism works and voila! We discovered an injunction was filed by La Kaffa in the Malaysian courts this week. We also subsequently discovered that there was an earlier dispute which resulted in an arbitration filed in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre by La Kaffa.

As for the local suit, it was registered as Kuala Lumpur Originating Summons No. WA-24IP-3-02/2017 and an ad interim injunction was heard before the High Court Judge, Justice Wong Kian Kheong (who was the lawyer in Tun Dr Ling’s PKFZ case and also Abdul Razak’ lawyers in the Altantuya’s trial where Abdul Razak Baginda admitted to having an affair with Altantuya.)

No this is no conspiracy theory and let us not digress.

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Protection for the Victims of Domestic Violence

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Does anyone know how prevalent is domestic violence? According to Kuala Lumpur Hospital, it has recorded up to 150 domestic violence cases monthly in 2016. More often than not, the victims suffered in silence, not knowing what course of action to take.

In Malaysia, the Domestic Violence Act 1994 (“the Act”) was passed in Parliament in order to fulfill the government’s commitment under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (“CEDAW”) General Recommendation No. 19. The Act came into force on 01.06.1996.

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Lai Chee Hoe

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JMBs & MCs Part 8: The JMC ought to be remunerated

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My previous articles set out the obligations and liabilities of each JMC or MC members which includes a fine of RM250,000.00 or imprisonment or both. This usually prompts an immediate reaction to effect sufficient insurance coverage to insure against all risks including defamation, omission and negligence.

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BurgieLaw raises seed funding to make legal access affordable to all

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Malaysia based legal tech startup BurgieLaw.com today announced it raised a USD200,000.00 seed round of funding led by TinkBig Venture.

The legal tech start up is one of the few active ones in South East Asia alongside other legal tech like Asia Law Network in Singapore and Dragon Law in Hong Kong.

BurgieLaw aims to work closely with other legal tech companies in the neighboring regions and aims to use the funds for marketing purposes and introduce more tech based services to the legal industry and to the customers at large with the primary objective to make legal services more affordable and accessible.

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JMBs & MCs Part 7: Exercise your statutory rights accorded to you in an AGM or EGM

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Every time when a general meeting approaches, I see many of the JMB / MC struggles. They are not too sure what are the documents to prepare, the time and method to circulate the notice of meeting, and what to include in the agenda.

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