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    CASES OF THE WEEK

  • INDIRA GANDHI MUTHO v. PATMANATHAN KRISHNAN AND (ANYONE HAVING CUSTODY AND CONTROL OVER PRASANA DIKSA)
    HIGH COURT MALAYA, IPOH
    LEE SWEE SENG J
    [ORIGINATING SUMMONS NO: 24-513-2009]
    30 MAY 2014

    CIVIL PROCEDURE: Contempt of court - Breach of court order - Application by applicant against respondent for failure to comply with custody order - Respondent, a convert to Islam, refused to comply with civil court order and relied on custody order granted by Syariah Court - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction over custody matter in a civil marriage where one party converted to Islam - Whether High Court had exclusive jurisdiction over custody order arising from a civil marriage - Whether Syariah Court order null and void - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction as Islam religion of Federation - Whether respondent in contempt of High Court order - Whether court could exercise its discretion to proceed with committal hearing in absence of alleged contemnor - Administration of the Religion of Islam (Perak) Enactment 2004, s. 63 - Islamic Family Law (Perak) Enactment 2004, ss. 47(1)(a), 50(3)(b)(i), (iii)

    FAMILY LAW: Children - Custody - Non-compliance with High Court custody order - Application for contempt - Respondent relied on Syariah Court custody order - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction over custody matter in a civil marriage where one party converted to Islam - Whether High Court had exclusive jurisdiction over custody order arising from a civil marriage - Whether Syariah Court order null and void - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction as Islam religion of Federation - Whether respondent in contempt of High Court order - Whether court could exercise its discretion to proceed with committal hearing in absence of alleged contemnor - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 51(2)

    ISLAMIC LAW: Custody - Jurisdiction to make custody orders - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction over custody matter in a civil marriage where one party converted to Islam - Whether High Court had exclusive jurisdiction over custody order arising from a civil marriage - Whether Syariah Court order null and void - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction as Islam religion of Federation

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  • DATO' AHMAD REJAL ARBEE & ANOR v. MAHFUZ OMAR
    COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
    MOHD HISHAMUDIN YUNUS JCA, AZIAH ALI JCA, LIM YEE LAN JCA
    [CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02-1643-07-2012]
    17 MARCH 2015

    TORT: Defamation - Defences - Justification and qualified privilege - Allegations in newspaper report that plaintiff misbehaved and created nuisance during Parliamentary debate - Newspaper report conflicted with Hansard report - Whether material facts omitted in newspaper report - Whether there was selective reporting - Whether defendants acted with malice - Whether defences ought to be allowed

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  • PP lwn. LEE YOW HON [2015] 1 SMC 294
    MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, GUA MUSANG
    MOHD IZUDDIN MOHD SHUKRI MJ
    [KES TANGKAP NO: 83-323-10-13]
    21 OGOS 2014

    KASTAM DAN EKSAIS: Barangan larangan - Mengangkut barangan larangan import - Sama ada rokok yang diangkut adalah berkuantiti besar - Sama ada tertuduh menyedari bahawa dia terlibat dalam mengangkut barangan larangan import - Sama ada dibuktikan bahawa rokok-rokok yang diangkut adalah barangan larangan import - Sama ada kesemua rokok yang dirampas perlu menjalani ujian analisa - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh bahawa terdapat pihak ketiga yang terlibat mencurigakan - Sama ada tanggapan di bawah s. 135(2) Akta Kastam 1967 berjaya dipatahkan - Sama ada tertuduh dijatuhkan hukuman penjara dan dikenakan denda

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  • ARTICLE HIGHLIGHT

    Landmark Perlis fatwa okays non-Muslim custody

    The Perlis Fatwa Committee has made a landmark edict to grant custody to the parent most able to raise a child, regardless of religion.

    State mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said this could signal a turning point in child custody cases in the syariah court, especially in cases where a parent seeks custody of the child upon converting to Islam.

    He said the fatwa committee had found it unfair to grant custody solely based on religion, as the child's overall welfare and interest were paramount.

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  • How to deal with grievances during disciplinary procedures

    Employment
    No automatic right for employee to pause disciplinary procedure when a grievance has been lodged
    Could employers risk an unfair dismissal claim if they do not pause the process?
    One issue which troubles HR professionals is how to deal with a grievance lodged by an employee during the course of a disciplinary process. Should the disciplinary procedure be put on hold until the grievance process is concluded? Will failing to pause the disciplinary procedure risk a subsequent dismissal being unfair?

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