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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…

COVID-19 Act: Impact on Leases and Tenancy Agreements of Non-residential Immovable Property

These FAQs focus on the impacts of two Parts of the COVID-19 Act – the ‘Inability to Perform Contractual Obligation’ and the ‘Modification made to Distress Act 1951’ – concerning leases and tenancy agreements of non-residential immovable properties.


This webinar seeks to address: What aspects of a construction project would be affected by COVID-19 or the Movement Control Order (MCO)? Most standard form contracts would treat the MCO as a delaying event, and provide for an EOT. What happens after the MCO is lifted – is COVID-19 bigger than the MCO? Could further…