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Clerk takes off with RM2mil

GEORGE TOWN: A clerk is believed to have fled to Australia with at least RM2mil that she credited into her account after forging the signatures of several lawyers on cheques.

A tighter rein on land transfers

There is a general sigh of relief with the Federal Court's decision in favourof a landowner who was cheated of his property, overruling the decisionin Adorna Properties which has wreaked havoc in land transactions andincreased the number of land scams in the last nine years.

Singapore opens up to law firms

Changes to the Legal Profession Act passed in Singapore's Parliament on Tuesday will now open up the hitherto protected legal sector to allow foreign firms more leeway to operate here.

Beware of over-billing by lawyers, says CAP

SOME lawyers are over-billing their clients in conveyancing matters, warns Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP).

38,000 land titles unclaimed

At least 38,000 titles to land worth millions of ringgit remain uncollected in the land office vault in Petaling Jaya.

Protecting the landowners

Fraudsters were the happiest lot when the court handed down a landmark judgment in 2001 allowing a landowner to lose her million-ringgit land to unscrupulous parties who through forgery sold her land to a bona fide buyer. Landowners can only hope for an amendment to the National Land Code to rectify the situation.

Protecting the landowners

Fraudsters were the happiest lot when the court handed down a landmark judgment in 2001 allowing a landowner to lose her million-ringgit land to unscrupulous parties who through forgery sold her land to a bona fide buyer. Landowners can only hope for an amendment to the National Land Code to rectify the situation.

Federal Court: Dr Badariah's appointment as judicial commissioner valid (updated)

The Federal Court ruled that the appointment of Dr Badariah Sahamid, former dean of Universiti Malaya's law faculty, as judicial commissioner (JC) was valid.

Land scams on the rise

Landowners beware! Your property is at risk. There has been a rising number of land scams in recent years, especially in the Klang Valley. Worse, the scams are targeting higher-value land too.

Landowners need protection

The Bar Council wants the Government to amend the National Land Code to protect landowners and I>bona fide/Ipurchasers from losing or buying property through others' fraudulent actions.