RDL’s Healthcare E-Dialogue Series #2: Covid-19 and Technology – Friend or Foe?

The emergence of the novel coronavirus has forced many to embrace online technology in order to continue operating in these times. To this end, there has been an understandable call for the practice of medicine to operate in different modalities; telehealth advancement, there are also risks and potential pitfalls when embracing technology. In this session, … Read more

COVID19 – Phase 3 of the Movement Control Order – Tax Developments

Following the extension by the government of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) until 28 April, 2020, the Inland Revenue Board (“IRB”) has updated the list of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”).  SALIENT POINTS We have listed the salient points from the latest FAQ.  All IRB premises remain closed until 28 April, 2020  All IRB premises (except … Read more

Snapshot: The Employment Retention Program and the Wage Subsidy Programs

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) which was implemented as a consequence, the Malaysian government has introduced several programs.  These programs are options which may be considered by employers to avoid embarking on a retrenchment exercise, also known as a reduction in force exercise. The programs are the Employment … Read more

Heathcare Practice Group’s E-Dialogue Series

COVID-19 and Protecting Healthcare Providers Thursday, 16 April 2020 The emergence of novel coronavirus and its rapid spread have presented difficult ethical and legal conundrums for government authorities, health officials and medical practitioners. In this interactive session, we explore some of the legal and ethical issues surrounding COVID-19 and discuss the clinical features of the … Read more

COVID 19 – Tax Developments

Following from the extension by the government of the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) until 14 April, 2020, the Inland Revenue Board (“IRB”) has updated the list of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) released earlier.  Salient Points We have listed the salient points from the updated FAQ.  Stamp Duty Counters Now Operational  Stamp duty counters at each … Read more

Compelling COVID-19 Screening

The Covid-19 outbreak continues to dominate our everyday lives, with the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) announced on 16th March 2020 severely restricting our capacity to carry out tasks that, until so recently, seemed commonplace and mundane. With Malaysians now spending their days at home, the media machine, both mainstream and social, has gone into overdrive, … Read more

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