Malaysia

The Federation of Malaysia is in Southeastern Asia, and is a federal constitutional monarchy comprised of 13 states and three federal territories. It’s the world’s 44th most populous country with over 30 million inhabitants, and it’s considered one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world. Malaysia’s origins are tied to the Malay kingdoms which were colonized by the British Empire dating back to the 18th century. It was restructured as  Federation of Malaya in 1948, and achieved independence on August 31, 1957.

The government in Malaysia closely resembles that of the  Westminster parliamentary system and their legal system resembles English common law.  The country has one of the best economic records in Asia and is a member of  Commonwealth of Nations, with its economy being strongly driven by natural resources industries. Medical, science, and tourism, are also growing industries in the country. The World Bank classifies Malaysia as an emerging economy. It’s a founding member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation,  Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the East Asia Summit.

The federal constitutional monarchy resembles that of British colonial rule. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, also referred to as the King, is the head of the state. The King is ruled in for a five year term by a line of nine hereditary rulers of the Malay states. The Prime Minister heads the cabinet. The highest court is the Federal Court followed by the Court of Appeals. Two high courts, Peninsular Malaysia and one for East Malaysia, fall below this level. The death penalty is still in effect in Malaysia for serious crimes. These include terrorism, kidnapping, drug trafficking, and murder.

The nation’s foreign policy is based on a system of neutrality and maintaining peaceful relations with other nations around the world.

The National Law Review covers the latest news and international relations relating to the country of Malaysia, the Asiatic continent, and international affairs. International crimes, cooperation agreements and international relations, solar energy, and foreign developments, are some topics visitors can read about when visiting the National Law Review. Up to date coverage is included about the country, and its international relations affecting its citizens.

Date Title Organization
9
Feb
ASEAN and EU Finalise Implementation Guide for Cross-border Data Transfers Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Jan
Malaysia | Visa Liberalization Plan Introduced Berry Appleman & Leiden
26
Dec
China | Visa-free Entry Scheme Expanded to Six Additional Countries Berry Appleman & Leiden
12
Dec
Malaysia | Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass Quota Projections Required Berry Appleman & Leiden
11
Dec
Sri Lanka | New Visa Policies Announced to Boost Tourism and Foreign Investment Berry Appleman & Leiden
6
Dec
China Expands Visa-Free Access for Six Countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia Greenberg Traurig, LLP
4
Dec
Malaysia | Visa-Free Entry for Chinese and Indian Nationals Berry Appleman & Leiden
21
Nov
USITC Preliminary Injury Decision As To Extruded Aluminum Imports Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Oct
What Every Multinational Company Needs to Know about . . . The New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Aluminum Extrusions Foley & Lardner LLP
29
Aug
Commerce’s Final Circumvention Determination Concerning Solar Cells and Modules from China Blank Rome LLP
28
Aug
Department of Commerce Issues Final Determinations on Circumvention Inquiries of Solar Cells and Modules Produced in China Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Jun
OECD Tour de Table Includes Information on International Developments Regarding Nanomaterials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
25
May
Report Underscores Challenges of Attracting Capital for Renewable Energy Development in the ASEAN Region Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
25
Apr
New Antidumping Duty Petitions on Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam ArentFox Schiff LLP
27
Sep
Commerce Department Adds Guardrails Against Stockpiling of Certain Solar Cells and Modules During Temporary Waiver of AD/CVD Duties Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
Sep
Commerce Issues Final Rule Implementing Pause on Possible Circumvention Duties on Solar Panels McDermott Will & Emery
20
Sep
Commerce Issues Final Rule on AD/CVD Grace Period Greenberg Traurig, LLP
10
Jun
Biden Uses Emergency Powers to Pause New Solar Import Tariffs—Frequently Asked Questions Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Jun
President Biden Suspends AD/CVD Duties on Solar Cells and Modules from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
7
Jun
President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Solar Industry Sherin and Lodgen LLP
6
May
Recent Memorandum from Commerce Regarding Solar Circumvention Investigation Foley & Lardner LLP
12
Apr
FCPA Alert: Lessons Learned From Last Week's Trial Conviction of Roger Ng Relating to the 1MDB Malaysian Bond Deals Bracewell LLP
6
Apr
Key Takeaways | Commercial, Legal and Policy Responses to Commerce’s Anticircumvention Investigation [VIDEO] McDermott Will & Emery
30
Mar
An Analysis of the Auxin Petition and Commerce Investigation and Their Impact on the Solar Industry McDermott Will & Emery
8
Mar
Making Sense of the Solar Supply Chain Issues Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
Nov
Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of November 8, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
14
Nov
A Bright Spot in the Solar Market: Commerce Rejects Anonymous Petitions Requesting Anti-Circumvention Investigation and Tariffs Bracewell LLP
13
Jul
US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of July 5, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Jun
Global Employment Law Update - Part 4: Israel to Malaysia McDermott Will & Emery
21
Apr
Duties Imposed on Imports of Wind Towers Greenberg Traurig, LLP
17
Feb
Evaluating Foreign Investment in RCEP Member States From a Dispute Resolution Perspective K&L Gates
21
Dec
RCEP: Boosting Value Chains and Facilitating Trade Flows K&L Gates
9
Dec
Asia-Pacific Signals Strong Commitment to Economic Integration and Cooperation with RCEP Signing K&L Gates
6
Nov
Limitation Period for Enforcement of Foreign Awards in India Nishith Desai Associates
6
May
Global Re-Opening: Considerations When Employees Return to the Workplace Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
20
Apr
Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - April 20, 2020 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
16
Jan
Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2020 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
Oct
THE ENERGIZER – Volume 54 K&L Gates
22
Aug
The Yacht Equanimity: a Symbol of Corruption? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
Feb
Commerce Finds That Steel and Aluminum Imports Threaten National Security – Recommends a Variety of Tariffs and Quotas on a Broad Range of Products Faegre Drinker
29
Jan
Canada Reaches Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Dickinson Wright PLLC
24
Jan
Trump Administration Announces New Tariffs on Imported Solar Cells and Modules Mintz
24
Jan
United States Is First Country to Join APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors Program Faegre Drinker
26
Sep
Malaysia Signs A Series Of Cooperation Agreements K&L Gates
16
Aug
Rule 40: The Debate Resurfaces in Singapore Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
Jun
ASIC extends FinTech cooperation to Asian counterparts K&L Gates
26
Oct
Banking Industry: More Regulatory Sandboxes K&L Gates
5
Mar
Add Importers to Those Facing Expanding Whistleblower Claims under the False Claims Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
24
Dec
Malaysia Extends 350,000 Work Permits Greenberg Traurig, LLP
10
Oct
U.S. Government Offices in India, Singapore and Malaysia will be Closed During Upcoming Holiday Greenberg Traurig, LLP
 

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