Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,
We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for October 2021.
Employment & Administrative Law
Deed of Settlement, Termination and Release Upheld as Cessation of Employment by Mutual Agreement
In the recent case of Christopher Dass a/l Muniandy @ Mathew v Clasquin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd dated 3 August 2021 (Award No. 1393 of 2021), the Court upheld that notwithstanding the Deed of Settlement, Termination & Release, the essence and substance of the Deed reflected that it was an instance of a separation by way of agreement on mutually agreed terms.
Abolishment of MyTravelPass for Fully Vaccinated Malaysians Planning to Travel Abroad
Commencing from 11 October 2021, Malaysians who have been fully vaccinated are permitted to travel abroad not only for official matters but also for tourism following the announcement made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on 10 October 2021.
Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd v Koo Kok Wee [Kuala Lumpur Civil Suit No. WA-22IP-61-10/2020]
In this recent unreported but precedent-making case, the Kuala Lumpur Intellectual Property High Court had declared that the acts of selling, offering for sale, distributing and supplying streaming television boxes that could provide unauthorised access to media contents would constitute copyright infringement.
Tax & Revenue
Income Tax (Deduction for the Costs of Implementation of Flexible Work Arrangements) Rules 2021
Income Tax (Deduction for Training Costs Under National Dual Training System (NDTS)) Rules 2021
Taxation of a Resident Individual Part I — Gifts or Contributions and Allowable Deductions (Public Ruling No. 5/2021)