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The Malaysian Budget 2021: Key Measures for SMEs, MSMEs and Entrepreneurs

A continuity from the economic stimulus packages, the Malaysian Budget 2021 is an expansionary budget worth of RM322.5 billion, the largest expenditure in the Malaysian history. Aiming to improve Malaysians’ welfare and rebuilding the Malaysia economy after an unprecedented pandemic, the Budget 2021 focus on three integrals goals, namely, Malaysians’ wellbeing, business continuity, and economic resilience.

COVID-19 Act – Helps or hurts?

Introduction The Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Act 2020 (“COVID-19 Act”) came into force in Malaysia on 23 October 2020. Too little, too late? This has been said. In its long title, the COVID-19 Act says it intends to reduce the impact of COVID-19. The first COVID-19 measure was implemented…

Can management corporations stop parcel owners from operating Airbnbs?

Introduction The emerging practice of the sharing economy, often known as the peer-to-peer economy, is well known. Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms are some examples of the disruptive sharing economy innovations for the hospitality industry. This has garnered the interest of property owners in listing their residential units with these platforms for short-term rental….

A Bird’s Eye View: Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Act 2020 – Where do I go from here? (Part 1)

Introduction As Malaysia (and the world) continues its combat against this invisible enemy that has plagued the world and crippled economies, the Malaysian Parliament has recently passed the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Act 2020 (“Act”). The Act come into force today, 23 October 2020 (very timely considering the…

Oops, the name is already taken

Not obtaining trademark registrations early may prove costly. The industry-leading Sony PlayStation is a household name even for non-gamers1. The ‘PlayStation 4’ (or more colloquially referred to as ‘PS4’) released in 2013 became the fastest selling gaming console in history. The very eagerly awaited ‘PS5’ or expected launch in November 2020. While expected to dominate…