The state of ‘gig economy’ worker in Malaysia

I’ve been doing some research on the definition of a ‘gig worker’ for my upcoming webinar but can’t seem to find a good definition. I came across research work by The Centre a think tank on the gig economy in Malaysia especially in trying to classify various gig workers involved by income level and demographics. […]

MaGIC launches tax incentives for crowdfunding campaigns hosted by social enterprises

I’m excited to share that MaGIC has launched a new tax incentives to encourage businesses and individual donors to donate in crowdfunding campaigns hosted by approved social enterprises by MaGIC. Donors can now get up to 10% tax incentives from their annual aggregate income between 1st August 2020 to 31st July 2021. To recap, the […]

Sponsor a laptop for a student in need

I came across this Twitter few days ago looking for people to give away their old laptops for donation to needy students. I’ve reached out to StandUp Malaysia, the organiser behind the initiative and offered our help. This is actually what I responded. I’ve been engaging The Plug for a while now and I am […]

Regulations needed for gig economy workers in Malaysia

Here’s an essay by EMIR Research discussing the various benefits provided by the Malaysian government for gig economy workers. As someone that deals a lot with tech companies and startups, I have drafted countless online agreements for digital platforms and marketplaces which leverages extensively on the supply of gig economy workers. I can’t help but […]

A new mechanical keyboard

As someone who spends a lot of time typing emails and drafting agreements every day, I’ve been constantly finding a good keyboard to help me with work. All these years I’ve been buying the usual keyboards that I thought would be good. So my typing life changed completely yesterday when I learnt about mechanical keyboards. […]

Tricky solution for tacking unemployment in Malaysia

Here is an essay by Datuk Mohd Sahar Darusman, the chief employment insurance at SOCSO regarding the demand and supply in the labour market in Malaysia. There is an anecdote below on a female diploma grad who ended up becoming an e-hailing driver really got me thinking today. Diploma holder a driver Nur Hafizatul Nabila […]

Take a look at Etiqa’s new insurtech accelerator programme

I’m so excited to share that Etiqa has invited Izwan & Partners to come on board as the sole exclusive legal partner for its first insurtech accelerator to be launched next week. Etiqa is a leading regional insurance player with legal presence in many South East Asian countries. I first got to know Amran Hassan, […]

Raya in the time of coronavirus

Firstly, sorry for the lack of originality on the title. I just had to reuse the same title used by the guys at The Malaysian Insight. This year will be the first year I’ll be celebrating in KL without going back to my hometown in Kedah. Anyway, messages of colourful gifs and images started flooding […]

Can Lexub win lawyers with its legal templates marketplace?

Legal templates marketplace is not a new idea. In Malaysia we’ve seen several variations like BurgieLaw, and LawCanvas (now no more) where the platform lets small companies mostly tech companies and startup buy contracts off the rack for their business needs. So when I got to know about Lexub several months ago from Daniel Lui, […]

Do we need a COVID Act in Malaysia?

Companies affected by the Covid-19 crisis are asking for a Covid Act to be passed by the lawmakers. How does the act work and do we really need it?