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Issue 47 – Bro, got CIMB card ah?



Apa khabar?  We are back!

Here’s a thought: The movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, grossed a total of USD 406.9 million and we have yet to see our returns on our (Malaysian taxpayers) investment.

Niresh Kaur, Shambavi Shankar

What’s the tea in Malaysia?

sipping tea
Source: Tenor / KristopherLondon

Your love language better not be calling your colleagues ‘sayang’

According to a checklist on harassment by the Public Services Commission (PSC), civil servants could land in trouble for referring to their colleagues with terms of endearment such as ‘sayang’ and ‘dear’.

What goes without saying is ‘sexting’ too is considered a form of harassment. On top of the no dikpik rule, civil servants engaging in extramarital affairs will be subject to disciplinary action.

Source:Tenor /60daysin

Word of advice: Save the embarrassment – stay loyal. 

What can you do if you are a victim in the above context? You may file a complaint to the disciplinary board with as many details as possible. 

The next time someone sends you an unsolicited dikpic, send them this GIF. 

Source:Tenor /30rock

State Elections: The state of certain states

Where will it be held? 
State elections in 2023 will encompass Selangor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah and Penang as their terms expire this year.

What do we know about State Elections?
When it comes to state elections, the Election Commission is granted a window of 60 days from the dissolution date to conduct the elections. However, typically, an election takes place within a month of dissolution.

According to a leader from the opposition party Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), state assembly elections in six Malaysian states are anticipated to be held concurrently by July.*


Ed Sheeran: Let’s Get it On!

In a recent copyright trial, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran dodged claims of plagiarism when he was accused of copying Marvin Gaye’s 1973 hit song “Let’s Get It On” in his own chart-topping single “Thinking Out Loud.”

The jury concluded that although there were similarities between the two tracks, they did not reach the level of copyright infringement.

Source: Tenor

This legal showdown is just the latest after several high-profile cases involving alleged music plagiarism, leaving us all to wonder: Where does inspiration end and infringement begin?

Here’s what the man himself had to say about this:

Source: Tenor


Other highlights of the week:

1. The battle of the riches. Tun Mahathir has filed an RM150 million defamation suit against DS Anwar for claiming that he’s a racist and that he had enriched his family during his 22 years tenure. 

Source: Tenor

The case management for this will be held on 31 May. More updates to follow.

2. Some call it pre-court jitters, some call it the Muhyiddin curse. Najib could not attend court as he was suffering from what PM PDF suffered:  

Source: Tenor /nbcsnl

Nothing new here so we won’t elaborate.

3. Not all seats have chairs. The Blackpink organisers, Live Nation, is being sued by a lawyer claiming that the seat purchased was ‘missing’. He had purchased two tickets (Section 207: Seats 36 and 37). However, to his surprise, there was no Seat 37 in Section 207 (take note Coldplay fans). 

Upon a series of negotiations, the lawyer decided to go ahead with a letter of demand to claim a refund for his seat, and damages.

Legal Lingo of the Week – Fair Use

This is a legal doctrine that allows limited use of copyrighted material without obtaining permission from the copyright owner.

So, we can use it as a defence that can be raised in response to a claim of copyright infringement depending on the circumstances of the case. 

Source: Tenor / mrona

Most of the time, it’s allowed when materials are used for commentary, news reporting, teaching, research, nonprofit usage and educational purposes.

Question of the week

Is the mandatory death sentence completely abolished in Malaysia?

Source: Tenor / avg_0902

Answer for last week’s question

Q: Harry Potter claimed that his parents left him a will before they died (read: killed by Voldemort). However, there were two wills – one written in 1965, and the other in 1980, a year before they were brutally Avada Kedavra-ed by He-Who-Must-Be-Named leaving Harry a poor boy who lived.

Which will take precedence in a Muggle’s world?

Provided it has been written properly, the latter will shall take precedence. So in this case, the will written in 1980 will take precedence.

Do you need to write a will before you go-go?
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