Tun Zaki appointed CJ of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Mohamed Azmi has been appointed Chief Justice of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. According to a statement from the media office of the Government of Dubai, his appointment by the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, takes effect on Nov 14. Zaki, 73, joined the DIFC Courts in December 2013, about two years after his retirement as the nation's Chief Justice. DIFC Courts deal with civil and commercial disputes in Dubai, one of the world's leading financial centres. These include disputes ranging from sophisticated international financial transactions to debt collection and employment. Zaki, who...

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Malaysian varsities excel again

PETALING JAYA: All five Malaysian research universities are in the top 50 of the 2019 edition of the QS University Rankings: Asia with Universiti Malaya (UM) breaking into the top 20. UM is in joint 19th place with China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is in 34th place followed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. (see table). The rankings were released today and include the region’s 500 best universities. UPM vice-chancellor Prof Datin Paduka Dr Aini Ideris said the university achieved high scores in international research network, international faculty and international students. “UPM has continuously shown a...

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UM among Asia top 20 universities

KUALA LUMPUR: University of Malaya (UM) has again made the country proud - breaking into the top 20 bracket in the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia, released by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds today (Oct 24). From the 24th position it held last year, UM has moved up to 19th - its highest spot since the inception of the ranking, now in its tenth edition. The latest assessment of Asia’s 500 best universities sees National University of Singapore (NUS) taking back the leadership of the Asia ranking from its neighbour, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) which has...

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University Arbitration Subcommittee

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The University Arbitration Subcommittee and the ICM Education and Development Subcommittee chaired by YA Datuk Dr Haji Hamid Sultan Abu Backer pioneed the University Aribtration model. The Chairman has conducted extensive surveys of the University Arbitration (UA) concept, conceived by the Chairman, with faculty members of all the 6 public universities (International Islamic University Malaysia, University of Malaya, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Multimedia University offering law degrees in Peninsular Malaysia. Chairman conducted this survey with use of a formal survey questionnaire titled “Empowering Universities as Arbitration Centres”. The results were very positive...

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ICM Education and Development Subcommittee

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The inaugural meeting of the Education and Development (EAD) Subcommittee was held together with the University Arbitration (UA) Subcommittee inaugural meeting on 29/03/2018. The members of the Subcommittee is same as that of the University Arbitration Subcommittee. Members reached a consensus that the EAD subcommittee and the universities will collaborate to hold talks regularly at the universities and to write joint articles / books, etc. Students may join with lecturers, etc. This was to cultivate student-writing culture. Universities were in favour of maintaining a separate area in their websites to publish an e-magazine to cover the activities and collaboration of the universities...

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City Law School academics take part in University visit to Malaysia

The City Law School played a leading role as part of a City, University of London delegation to Malaysia in early May 2018. In addition to its presence at the British Council’s ‘Going Global’ Conference in Kuala Lumpur, the Law School, and City’s President Professor Sir Paul Curran, co-hosted a dinner with the Inns of Court Malaysia (ICM) in Kuala Lumpur, after hosting an alumni reception. Attendees included retired Chief Justice of Malaysia, President of ICM, Rt. Hon. Tun Arifin Bin Zakaria; Chief Justice of Malaysia, Rt. Hon. Tun Md Raus Bin Sharif; Attorney General of Malaysia, The Hon. Tan Sri Dato'...

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