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Round 3 of the Lockdown has begun, in an attempt to combat the rapid spread of Covid-19, as well as three strands of VOC; the Alpha variant (B.117), the Beta variant (B.1.351), and the Delta variant (B.1.617.1).   Several workplaces in the private sector, in light of initially less strict measures, ensured employee attendance-. When cases began rising rapidly, this led to a number of jokes among employees about the SOPs in place. A...
When people think of lawyers their minds immediately think of a litigator who’s advocating in a courtroom. Yet, little is known of the other legal professions that a law graduate may pursue. Here is a list of other law careers one may find interest in!   Mediator   A mediator is a lawyer who settles disputes outside of court by individually looking into the cases of the disputing parties and offering...
This is an age-old question. One that many young women ponder upon when deciding to pursue law, and more specifically, litigation (the process of taking legal action). As a woman studying for a law degree or intending to, have you ever been on the receiving end of these statements and questions?  “Litigation is more a man’s job - too many hours go into it”, “How will you have kids and a family when you’re...
As one would know, the laws of a nation are established to maintain a safe, functioning, orderly society. However, not all law is set in stone forever. Such is the case with Malaysia, especially while having seen advancements in the areas of technology, communications, and media in the past two decades. With evolution and advancement, comes a fair share of challenges and threats. Hence, new laws are always developed, amended, and established...
Derek Chauvin’s high profile trial came to a close when the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three counts. The former Minneapolis cop ignited a worldwide outcry over his kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes, resulting in his death. This gruesome scene brought into question the racial injustices prevalent amongst America’s enforcement officers. For those of you who want a nuanced understanding of...
When it is time to start looking for a job, the first thing you’ll need to get sorted is your CV, so that when you find the job of your dreams (or at least, one that will get you on the path to your dream job!) you’re ready to apply. Once you’ve got your CV ready, you’ll also need to have a cover letter prepared. Although you should write a bespoke cover letter for each job you’re applying for, you can prepare...
As organizations find their way through the pandemic, the workplace is changing. Here are the skills that will help employees thrive in the future. The pandemic has created enormous changes in the workplace. Regardless of their jobs, employees needed to adapt rapidly to massive changes ranging from working remotely to changes in operations and fulfillment. But job skills were changing even before the pandemic. Gartner data...
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 750,000 employees in the Klang Valley, Sabah and Labuan have been ordered to work from home effective Thursday (Oct 22), in line with the conditional movement control order (CMCO) enforced in these areas. In a statement on Wednesday, Minister for International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali explained that the number of employees in the manufacturing, construction and services sector in Sabah,...
In-house Legal Counsel for an Insurance/Reinsurance Company Key Responsibilities: Negotiating, writing and executing agreements and contracts on behalf of the company Offering counsel on a variety of insurance/reinsurance contracts Advising executives within the company Working alongside other departments within the company Advising on contract status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with different...
KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — A recent survey by recruitment company JobStreet has revealed up to  20 per cent of respondents have been retrenched , amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted in May and involving 5,000 participants, indicated that one in five Malaysians who were previously working have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. It also revealed that more than two million Malaysians are expected to end up...
Posted by  Thanabalasingam   Thila Laxshman may be best known for her singing prowess or even her days as a leading actress, producer, master of ceremonies and trainer in the Malaysian Indian entertainment industry. Yet, being actively involved in community service and being an advocate for children with autism is by far her most important role, she says. Thila’s own son, Danvi Laxshman Siva Kumar, now a 19 year...
By Vanitha  It is amazing how a small unit of dedicated individuals totally focused on a mission can make big waves. This is exactly what Projek Iqra’ is doing. The humble beginnings of  Projek Iqra’  started in 2012 when three friends from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia got together to work on their vision of educating low income and underprivileged children who are academically lagging at school....