LAI KEE PENG v. TAY HUP LIAN  4 CLJ 1
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
ARIFIN ZAKARIA CJ, ZULKEFLI AHMAD MAKINUDIN CJ (MALAYA), ABDULL HAMID EMBONG FCJ, ABU SAMAH NORDIN FCJ, BALIA YUSOF WAHI JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: 02(f)-48-08-2013(W)]
20 JANUARY 2016
LEGAL PROFESSION: Solicitors - Stakeholders - Money deposited with solicitor as stakeholder by purchaser for benefit of vendor - Developer and other purchasers entered into consent order - Stakeholder not party to consent order - Request for release of retention sum by developer not complied with by stakeholder - Whether consent order binding on stakeholder - Whether consent order prevented stakeholder from releasing retention sum - Whether stakeholder entitled to release retention sum - Whether solicitor in breach of stakeholding
TRUSTS: Trustee - Liability - Stakeholder - Money deposited with solicitor as stakeholder by purchaser for benefit of vendor - Whether solicitor a trustee - Whether sum held by solicitor trust money - Whether there was breach of stakeholding - Whether there was breach of trust - Solicitor acting as stakeholder for two parties served with court order declaring forfeiture of stake - Whether solicitor acted lawfully by paying stake to party declared to be entitled - Whether solicitor liable to make good stake to affected party if order reversed upon appeal - Trustee Act 1949, s. 63
PP v. LIM KIANG CHAI  4 CLJ 173
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
MD RAUS SHARIF PCA, ABDULL HAMID EMBONG FCJ, AHMAD MAAROP FCJ, ZAINUN ALI FCJ, ABU SAMAH NORDIN FCJ
[CRIMINAL APPEAL NO: 05-162-07-2013(Q)]
13 JANUARY 2016
EVIDENCE: Corroboration - Court's approach to corroboration - Whether mere circumstantial evidence of connection with crime sufficient - Whether corroboration must be in material particulars - Surrounding circumstances leading to commission of offence - Whether events preceding offence to be considered
EVIDENCE: Statement - Cautioned statement - Voluntariness - Allegation that cautioned statement given under oppressive conditions - Whether proven - Trial within a trial to determine voluntariness of cautioned statement - Whether cautioned statement given voluntarily without any inducement, threat or promise
EVIDENCE: Accomplice - Credibility - Whether evidence of accomplice corroborated by independent evidence
EVIDENCE: Presumption - Possession of stolen property - Accused faced with offence of murder - Discovery of stolen goods not long after break in and murder at house of accused - Whether connected accused with offence charged - Whether explanation given as to how accused came into possession of goods - Whether attracted presumption that accused was associated with commission of crime - Evidence Act 1950, s. 114(a)
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Appeal by prosecution - Offence of murder - Whether cautioned statement given voluntarily - Whether identity of offender established - Whether evidence of accomplice corroborated by independent evidence - Whether possession of stolen property connected offender to offence - Whether order of trial court should be reinstated
PP lwn. CHONG CHEE KHEONG & SATU LAGI  1 SMC 81
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, IPOH
SUHAIMA MOHD NOOR Mj
[KES TANGKAP NO: 83-480-03-2013 & 83-481-03-2013]
17 FEBRUARI 2015
KETERANGAN: Laporan pakar - Laporan kimia - Rampasan barang-barang larangan - Kegagalan menyerahkan laporan kimia kepada tertuduh - Sama ada peruntukan s. 399 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah dipatuhi - Sama ada laporan kimia dokumen penting dan keterangan konklusif - Sama ada ahli kimia dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan - Sama ada intipati pertuduhan dibuktikan - Sama ada sijil-sijil penjenisan yang ditandatangani oleh Ketua Pengarah Kastam dibuat dengan merujuk kepada laporan kimia - Sama ada tertuduh dilepaskan dan dibebaskan - Akta Kastam 1967, s. 22A
PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Keterangan pakar - Laporan kimia - Rampasan barang-barang larangan - Kegagalan menyerahkan laporan kimia kepada tertuduh - Sama ada peruntukan s. 399 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah dipatuhi - Sama ada laporan kimia dokumen penting dan keterangan konklusif - Sama ada ahli kimia dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan - Sama ada intipati pertuduhan dibuktikan - Sama ada sijil-sijil penjenisan yang ditandatangani oleh Ketua Pengarah Kastam dibuat dengan merujuk kepada laporan kimia - Sama ada tertuduh dilepaskan dan dibebaskan - Akta Kastam 1967, s. 22A
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