LexisNexis Malaysia offers free legal content as the nation stays home under Restriction of Movement Order
Kuala Lumpur - 21 March 2020 - LexisNexis® Malaysia, a leading global provider of legal information and analytics, today announced complimentary online access to its database of Malaysian primary law content via Lexis Advance® as restrictions in movement are enforced nationwide in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
From18th to 31st March, the majority of business offices, law firms, courts, libraries and academic institutions will be shuttered and citizens confined to working from home. The team at LexisNexis® Malaysia in adhering to its corporate purpose to advance the rule of law worked with their technology teams in Shanghai and the US and also their operations support teams in the Philippines to enable free access to Malaysian case law and legislation online.
From today until 10th April 2020, the Malayan Law Journal Unreported (MLJU) and Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia (USM) will be accessible on a complimentary basis via a custom-designed website for this purpose.
“Our movements may be curtailed but the rule of law must not. We saw a clear need to ensure that those who needed primary law reference materials from their homes would have it during this time of uncertainty and disruption. We are still receiving judgments from members of the judiciary who are working from home. Our primary law team is hard at work to ensure that the law is updated and current so that our customers and the legal community’s needs are met and the rule of law prevails.” said Gaythri Raman, Managing Director of LexisNexis® Southeast Asia.
Malayan Law Journal Unreported (MLJU) is an enormous collection of case law comprising judgments from various courts in Malaysia with latest judgments in current time.
Unannotated Statutes of Malaysia (USM) provides coverage of Federal and State Legislation of Malaysia including subsidiary legislation gazette by the Government of Malaysia.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of information and analytics that enable professionals in legal, corporate, government and non-profit organizations to improve decision-making and achieve better business outcomes. LexisNexis employs more than 10,600 employees serving customers in over 150 countries and its information database contains 3 petabytes of legal and news data where 1.7 million new legal documents are added to the database daily.
LexisNexis’ leading product in Malaysia is Lexis Advance, a next generation legal research solution that is powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence to deliver authoritative content that legal and business professionals in Malaysia trust. The flagship law reporter, Malayan Law Journal, has a history of 88 years of providing the legal community with access to laws.
The underlying mission at LexisNexis is to advance the rule of law through supporting equality for all under the law, transparency of law, independent judiciary, and accessible legal remedies by working with customers, governments, and organisations such as the United Nations Global Compact in creating bespoke programs, systems, and innovative solutions to benefit society. LexisNexis was awarded the Corporate Leadership Award by Freedom House for its wide-ranging programs that support civil societies and judiciaries in advancing the rule of law.
LexisNexis is currently driving a public awareness campaign on the issue of statelessness in Malaysia featuring thought leaders speaking on their experience and educating the public on the topic.
Sales & Marketing Director