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Malaysian courts continue to give effect to arbitration agreements

Shanghai All Green Environmental Engineering demonstrates the Malaysian courts continued attempts to give effect to arbitration agreements and to discount attempts to renege on agreements to arbitrate by relying on technical objections.

What to expect in 2017…. | the General Insurance perspectives 

The General Insurance landscape is changing for sure and expected to be more prominent in 2017, although we don’t see this happening much since the start of the initial detariffication phase on 1st July 2016. What would be those prominent…

What’s Next As General Insurers And Takaful Operators Prepare For The Unknown Poser Of The Phased Liberalisation Roadmap

The liberalisation roadmap (specifically referred to as the “Phased Liberalisation of Motor and Fire Tariffs” and referenced as BNM/RH/PD 029-8) had been put into effect on 1st July 2016 (by Bank Negara) but so far what have the General Insurers and General Takaful Operators been doing….?

The Post-1st July 2016…. Till 1st July 2017

As of now till 1st July 2017 we can only see submission in regards to submission to PIAM’s IPREB for wordings approval, firstly for those existing products that fall within current tariff framework but somehow part of product’s component or section may require a revisit from the tariff angle, and secondly, some insurers may wish to introduce some new add-ons (or currently called extension cover) of standalone products that leverage on the tariff products, for example passengers’ PA leveraging on Motor Insurance.






The Post Malaysian GST, An Insurer’s Nightmare? 

After the 1st April 2015’s GST implementation…. perhaps now is the time for the industry to reflect upon what’s next. What’s next is not difficult to guess. The Royal Custom & Excise department is certain to conduct a check if…

General Insurers Affected By Malaysian Competition Act 2010

The Competition Commissioner had issued a notice to require provision of information and document by all 22 insurers and their Association under section 18(1) of the Competition Act 2010. The notice further states the Commission has commenced an investigation against them under section 15(1) of the Act where the Commission has reason to suspect the 23 listed parties have infringed or are infringing section 4(2)(a) of the Act in relation to and agreement to fix prices or charges in regards to the following for the period between (sometimes in) July 2011 and up until the date of this Notice….






Traveling Tips | Transit vs. Transfer

Most travelers confuse transit and transfer flights when passing through more than one city. They both require change in flight (as in different flight number), but due to lack of precise understanding people have trouble booking tickets. The more you know, the more it helps! Today’s Delicious Travel Recipe Pincake discusses the difference between “transit” and “transfer” flight.






3 Things Investors Should Know About Malaysian Insurer LPI Capital Berhad

By Lawrence Nga – October 27, 2016  LPI Capital Berhad (KLSE: 8621.KL) is a Malaysia-listed general insurance company that has operations in three countries, namely, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Investors may want to learn more about LPI Capital. Here are three useful pieces…

RMS Analysis Reveals the Ten World Ports at Risk of Highest Insurance Loss Due to Catastrophe

This write-up perhaps make good reading if you are travelling and intending to lay your underwriting hands into some part of the global risk pie…. On the first anniversary of China’s Tianjin Port disaster, RMS shows six of ten ports…

Your Car was knocked by a commercial vehicle for hire and reward

Assuming your car is insured on a comprehensive insurance cover…. What if you were knocked by a vehicle that is licensed for commercial purposes, and specifically for hire or reward? Examples of such vehicle is taxis, buses and “A” permit….…

Web Aggregator and Direct Purchase – The Singapore Experience

The following article was written by Irene Ng, Life/Health Branch Manager of Gen Re’s Singapore office. Although the article was inclined towards life products, nevertheless was very relevant for applying them across the GI industry vis-a-vis selling on a B2C channel…