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ZUL RAFIQUE & partners (ZRp) is a Kuala Lumpur-based law firm that was formed in December 1999. As a result of significant growth achieved since its inception, ZRp is now a large, broad-based commercial legal practice.

The firm is led by its founder and Managing Partner, Dato' Zulkifly Rafique who also spearheads the Corporate Department.

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Our vision is to provide our clientele with a solutions-oriented, comprehensive and integrated range of professional legal services and in the process, we strive relentlessly to surpass our exacting standards of service. We believe that being forward-looking and dynamic is our strength, and our commitment has always been to attain the highest standards in quality, client service and ethics.

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Nov 17 2022 |

Announcement

Majority of creditors of Scomi Group Berhad vote in favour of scheme of arrangement

Following the procurement of the order to convene the Court Convened Meeting (‘CCM’) and the restraining order from Court, Scomi Group Berhad held its CCM and the scheme of arrangement presented to the creditors was duly approved by the creditors by more than 95% majority.

Nov 11 2022 |

Announcement

15th General Election: What You Need to Know

The 15th General Election will take place on the 19th November 2022. Malaysians will go to the polls to cast their ballots but before you do, here are somethings you need to know during polling day!

Nov 15 2022 |

Announcement

15th General Election: Public Holiday on the 18th & 19th of November 2022

Caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced a Public Holiday on 18 & 19 November, in order to allow Malaysians to fulfil their responsibility to vote at the 15th General Elections. However, are employers required to observe this Public Holiday?

Oct 28 2022 |

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The Voices of the Exploited: Undocumented Migrant Workers’ Right to File a Claim in Labour Court

Recently, the Court of Appeal has affirmed the High Court’s decision of Fice Fransina Nenobais v. Lee Hee Chooi which ruled in favour of an undocumented migrant worker to file a claim for unpaid wages in the Labour Court. This decision recognized, once and for all, the right of all migrant workers, documented or otherwise, to file a claim in Malaysian Labour Courts.

Oct 25 2022 |

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Court grants Interim Protection Order for child in an alleged domestic violence case

In an unprecedented occasion, Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam, Nan Muhammad Ridhwan Rosnan, Muhammad Hibri Nazim and Aiesyah Mohd Mustafa Kamal from Zul Rafique & Partners’ Litigation Practice Group representing an Applicant (in their personal capacity and in the capacity of a parent and guardian ad litem to an underage child (“child”) successfully obtained an Interim Protection Order for the child in an alleged domestic violence case against the other parent (“alleged abuser”).

Oct 13 2022 |

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The Digital Evolution of Paperless Documents in Court - The Amendment to Court of Judicature Act 1964

On 25 July 2022, the Malaysian Parliament passed the Courts of Judicature (Amendment) Bill 2022 (‘the Bill’), which was subsequently granted the Royal Assent by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 31 August 2022. On 5 September 2022, the Bill was then gazetted into law as the Courts of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2022 and came into operation on 1 October 2022. There is an interesting amendment to the Act, which is the new insertion of section 52A relating to notice or documents to be sent by electronic means.

Oct 12 2022 |

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Is this Comment Fair At All?

In Dato’ Sri Dr Mohamad Salleh bin Ismail & Anor v Mohd Rafizi bin Ramli [2022] 3 MLJ 758, the Federal Court discussed on whether the Respondent (i.e. the Defendant in the trial court) could rely on the defence of fair comment in a defamation claim commenced by the Appellants (i.e. the Plaintiffs in the lower court). In deciding so, the four elements in established in Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam v Goh Chok Tong [1989] 3 MLJ 1 was scrutinised in detail. For convenience, parties will be referred to as they were in the High Court.

Nov 17 2022 |

Announcement

Majority of creditors of Scomi Group Berhad vote in favour of scheme of arrangement

Following the procurement of the order to convene the Court Convened Meeting (‘CCM’) and the restraining order from Court, Scomi Group Berhad held its CCM and the scheme of arrangement presented to the creditors was duly approved by the creditors by more than 95% majority.

Nov 15 2022 |

Announcement

15th General Election: Public Holiday on the 18th & 19th of November 2022

Caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced a Public Holiday on 18 & 19 November, in order to allow Malaysians to fulfil their responsibility to vote at the 15th General Elections. However, are employers required to observe this Public Holiday?

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