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Forged will

A 26-year-old case was resurrected at a Sessions Court in George Town yesterday, with a charge being filed against a man for using a forged document as the will of his late tycoon grandfather, The Star reported. Continue reading

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From BHLB Trustee to CIMB Commerce Trustee

Sigh …. why must it be so complicated? Let me set the record straight, since I’m well aware of the history of Rockwills Corporation, having been associated with this estate planning business since 1996. Long ago, which was some 20 … Continue reading

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What every executor should know about his duties

The following is an advisory which I received quite some time ago from Rockwills Trustee Berhad. Just thought that it is best to share it around so that the general public, especially those individuals who are acting as executors and … Continue reading

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The dangers of do-it-yourself wills

This is a Forbes story about several public figures’ estate planning that had gone wrong. Many of the names mentioned in this story are very familiar to us and it goes to show that even celebrities like them cannot escape … Continue reading

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Willing away your shares with Bursa Malaysia

Recently, there was an opinion piece in The Star newspaper from a disgruntled person regarding Bursa Malaysia. Terming himself as an “Angry Senior Citizen”, he was questioning whether Bursa Malaysia had a rule which would prevent anyone from bequeathing his … Continue reading

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Federer serves up big bonus for Oxfam

One of the biggest beneficiaries of Federer’s success at Wimbledon was Oxfam, a global confederation of 17 organisations in 92 dedicated to building a future free from the injustice of poverty. Continue reading

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Baby boomers and their beneficiaries

According to a Reuters report, most young, wealthy Americans believe it is important to pass money on to their heirs. However, they may be disappointed to learn that their parents do not feel the same way. In an annual survey … Continue reading

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Nina Wang’s forged will now a criminal case

Nina Wang ‘forged will’ case begins in Hong Kong Tony Chan, arriving in court with his wfe, is accused of forging Nina Wang’s will The criminal case against Tony Chan, the fengshui master accused of forging the will of Nina … Continue reading

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The Al-Awl doctrine

This is something meant for Islamic estate planning: the doctrine of Al-Awl, where the total sum of the fractional distribution of a Muslim deceased’s assets to the heirs, according to the Faraid, does not add up to one. The Doctrine … Continue reading

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Tommaso the cat inherits from owner

It is not often that one hears about people dying and leaving all or part of their fortunes to animals. Usually when such stories come to light, we hear that it has happened in the western countries. Less so in … Continue reading

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