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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2015, Vol 39
23 September 2015


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. DATO' SERI DR MUHAMMAD SHAFEE ABDULLAH v. MAJLIS PEGUAM [2015] 7 CLJ 705

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2015 Volume 7 (Part 6)

3. Articles

  1. LNS Article(s)

4. Legislation Highlights

  1. Principal Acts

  2. Amending Acts

  3. PU(A)

  4. PU(B)

  5. Legislation Alert


CASE(S) OF THE WEEK

DATO' SERI DR MUHAMMAD SHAFEE ABDULLAH v. MAJLIS PEGUAM [2015] 7 CLJ 705
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
TENGKU MAIMUN TUAN MAT JCA, AHMADI ASNAWI JCA, VERNON ONG LAM KIAT JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-01-49-01-2014]
23 JULY 2015
[2015] CLJ JT(12)

LEGAL PROFESSION: Practice of law - Misconduct - Publicity - Newspaper articles on appellant and his profession as advocate and solicitor - Remarks and allusions made thereof - Whether laudatory - Whether beyond scope of 'approved information' allowed by law - Whether in breach of rules against publicity - Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules 2001 rr. 2, 5, 15, 24 - Legal Profession (Practice and Etiquette) Rules 1978 r. 48 - Legal Profession Act 1976 s. 94(3)(k), (o)

WORDS AND PHRASES: 'approved information' - Rules 2(g) and (m), Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules 2001 - Scope of

WORDS AND PHRASES: 'in the opinion of the Bar Council' - Rule 15, Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules 2001 - Whether to be construed narrowly


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2014] 1 LNS 144

JASON LOW CHU EN lwn. PP & ANOTHER APPEAL

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan - Penemuan fakta oleh hakim bicara - Sama ada wajar diganggu diperingkat rayuan - Sama ada penemuan dan keputusan hakim bicara dapat dipertahankan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pembelaan - Alibi - Notis alibi diberi kepada pendakwaan setelah pembelaan dipanggil - Sama ada tertuduh telah menimbulkan sebarang keraguan terhadap kes pendakwaan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap hukuman - Sebatan - Kesalahan rogol berkanun - Hakim bicara hanya menjatuhkan hukuman pemenjaraan - Sama ada hakim bicara terkhilaf apabila menyatakan hukuman sebatan hanya dikenakan jika terdapat keganasan atau kekerasan dilakukan - Sama ada hukuman rotan sesuai dan wajar dikenakan

[2014] 1 LNS 421

UTUSAN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SDN BHD lwn. BIG TREE OUTDOOR SDN BHD

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Injunksi - Permohonan untuk - Perintah injunksi supaya penyewa tapak paparan iklan terdahulu mengosongkan tapak paparan iklan - Penyewa baru dihalang daripada mengambil alih tapak paparan iklan dan mendapatkan lesen pengiklanan - Sama ada plaintif telah dihalang oleh defendan dari melaksanakan proses untuk mendapatkan lesen - Sama ada plaintif telah dihalang atau disekat oleh defendan dari menjana pendapatan dari paparan iklan - Sama ada plaintif telah dinafikan haknya untuk mendirikan struktur paparan iklan

[2014] 1 LNS 1052

KANAPATHI KERASIMAN lwn. RAMASAMY SUBRAMANIAM

HAD MASA: Pelaksanaan spesifik - Tuntutan untuk hak milik tanah - Pertikaian berkenaan penjualan tanah - Kausa tindakan - Sama ada tuntutan plaintif masih dalam tempoh 12 tahun

HAD MASA: Kontrak - Tuntutan pengembalian balik deposit yang dibayar dibawah kontrak - Tuntutan dibuat setelah lebih 10 tahun perjanjian ditandatangani - Sama ada hak tuntutan pengembalian balik deposit masih boleh dikuatkuasakan

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Penjualan tanah - Pelaksanaan spesifik - Tuntutan untuk pelaksanaan spesifik selepas tanah telah berpindah hak milik kepada pembeli bona fide - Sama ada dekri untuk pelaksanaan spesifik boleh dibenarkan - Akta Relief Spesifik 1950, s. 21

[2014] 1 LNS 1155

MOGANASUNTHAR PATCHIAPPAN & ANOR v. SAROJA ARUMUGAM & ANOR

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Findings of fact - Road accident - Appeal on liability - Interference by appellate court - Whether lower court erred in its findings of facts and application of relevant laws in deciding on issues of liability - Whether appellate court should interfere with lower court's findings of fact

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Issues not raised in High Court - Issues not pleaded in memorandum of appeal - Whether issues not pleaded in memorandum of appeal ought to be disregarded in appeal

DAMAGES: Appeal - Appeal against award made - Quantum of damages - Assessing damages in accident cases - Whether general damages rightly awarded for pain and suffering - Whether present trend of awards, severity of injuries and disabilities of plaintiff taken into account - Whether inflationary factor was taken into account in assessing damages for accident cases

[2014] 1 LNS 1156

MALAYSIAN AIRLINE SYSTEM BERHAD v. MAHKAMAH PERUSAHAAN MALAYSIA & ANOR & OTHER CASE

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Certiorari - Application for certiorari to quash decision of Industrial Court - Findings of Industrial Court - Usage of phrase 'not an iota of evidence' by Industrial Court chairman in award - Whether Industrial Court chairman had committed an error of law going to jurisdiction in making findings that no evidence was adduced to support company's charges when in fact company produced its witnesses

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Certiorari - Application for certiorari to quash decision of Industrial Court - Industrial Court awarding monetary compensation rather than reinstatement - Prayer for reinstatement to former employment without any loss of seniority, wages and benefits of any kind - Whether Industrial Court erred in awarding monetary compensation rather than reinstatement

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Jurisdiction of High Court - Interference with findings of fact made by Industrial Court - Whether supervisory court ought to interfere with findings of fact made by Industrial Court


CLJ 2015 Volume 7 (Part 6)

COURT

COURT OF APPEAL

Dato' Seri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah v. Majlis Peguam
(Legal Profession; Words And Phrases - Practice of law - Misconduct - Publicity - Newspaper articles on profession as advocate and solicitor) [2015] 7 CLJ 705 [CA]

Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang Malaysia v. Saiman Umar
(Administrative Law - Public servants - Dismissal - Failure to comply with Peraturan-Peraturan Pegawai Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang (Kelakuan dan Tatatertib) 1994 (Disciplinary Rules) [2015] 7 CLJ 714 [CA]

Menteri Bagi Kementerian Dalam Negeri & Anor v. Jill Ireland Lawrence Bill & Another Appeal
(Administrative Law; Constitutional Law - Judicial review - Application to quash decision - Eight publications in form of Audio CD carrying word 'Allah' seized and confiscated) [2015] 7 CLJ 727 [CA]

Proton Edar Sdn Bhd v. Multioto Assist Sdn Bhd
(Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Matters not pleaded - Findings by judge on matters not pleaded) [2015] 7 CLJ 745 [CA]

HIGH COURT

CB Land Sdn Bhd v. Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd
(Contract - Indemnity - Construction of - Development agreement and general conditions of contract) [2015] 7 CLJ 753 [HC]

Dato' Joseph Lai Khee Sin & Ors v. Fong Wai Heng
(Civil Procedure; Labour Law - Provident fund - Liability to contribute - Employer paid employee's EPF contribution and not deducted from wages) [2015] 7 CLJ 785 [HC]

Lau Poh Lee v. Dato Dr Kamalasothy Kandiah & Ors
(Provident Fund; Administrative Law - Certiorari - EPF Board dismissed applicant's application to withdraw funds - Application to quash decision of EPF Board) [2015] 7 CLJ 795 [HC]

Mohamad Izaham Mohamed Yatim v. Norina Zainol Abidin & Ors
(Civil Procedure - Striking out - Writ and statement of claim - Whether invasion of privacy an actionable wrong) [2015] 7 CLJ 805 [HC]

PP lwn. Sukveer Singh Bealdave Singh
(Undang-Undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah; Keterangan - Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 395/397 - Rompakan berkumpulan - Pembelaan - Alibi) [2015] 7 CLJ 825 [HC]

Sabaruddin Md Hashim lwn. PP & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Undang-Undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah - Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 409 - Pecah amanah jenayah - Rayuan terhadap sabitan) [2015] 7 CLJ 838 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Certiorari - Application for - EPF Board dismissed applicant's application to withdraw funds - Application to quash decision of EPF Board - Applicant claimed to be physically incapacitated from being further employed - Medical examination by three medical practitioners appointed by EPF Board - Application for withdrawal - Findings that applicant physically or mentally fit to engage in employment rejected - Failure to notify applicant regarding rejection of application - Whether EPF Board acted ultra vires its powers in requiring applicant be examined by three medical practitioners - Whether there was procedural unfairness on account of EPF Board's failure to notify applicant in writing that his application was rejected - Whether EPF Board acted contrary to mandatory requirements imposed by EPF Rules
Lau Poh Lee v. Dato Dr Kamalasothy Kandiah & Ors
(SM Komathy JC) [2015] 7 CLJ 795 [HC]

Judicial review - Application to quash decision - Eight publications in form of Audio CD carrying word 'Allah' seized and confiscated - Whether power to withhold and confiscate publications exercised lawfully and legally - Whether there was clear demarcation between power given to Minister under s. 9 of Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 (the Act) and power bestowed upon senior authorised officer under s. 9A of the Act - Letter purporting to confiscate publication signed by person other than Minister and not envisaged by Parliament as empowered to make order - Whether ultra vires s. 9 of the Act - Prayer sought to challenge prohibition of the use of the word 'Allah' - Whether could be done in collateral manner or to be challenged in isolation - Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur v. Menteri Dalam Negeri
Menteri Bagi Kementerian Dalam Negeri & Anor v. Jill Ireland Lawrence Bill & Another Appeal
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam, Abang Iskandar JJCA) [2015] 7 CLJ 727 [CA]

Public servants - Dismissal - Whether unlawful, null and void - Failure to comply with Peraturan-Peraturan Pegawai Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang (Kelakuan dan Tatatertib) 1994 (Disciplinary Rules) - Allegation of - Whether disciplinary proceedings tainted - Whether there was failure to consider issues raised in submissions - Whether court had jurisdiction to grant declaration of unlawful dismissal sought by respondent - Whether respondent given reasonable opportunity to be heard - Whether pre-requisites of rr. 25 & 28 of Disciplinary Rules complied with
Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang Malaysia v. Saiman Umar
(Abu Samah Nordin, Mohtarudin Baki, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer JJCA) [2015] 7 CLJ 714 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Jurisdiction - Magistrate - First Class Magistrate - Jurisdiction to try charge under s. 5(1) of Film Censorship Act 2002 - Whether Magistrate fully seized with jurisdiction to try charge - Film Censorship Act 2002, s. 44
Mohamad Izaham Mohamed Yatim v. Norina Zainol Abidin & Ors
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2015] 7 CLJ 805 [HC]

Parties - Locus standi - Plaintiff claimed for general and special damages on behalf of wife - Whether action misconceived in law - Whether plaintiff had standing to bring action in his name on behalf of his wife
Mohamad Izaham Mohamed Yatim v. Norina Zainol Abidin & Ors
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2015] 7 CLJ 805 [HC]

Pleadings - Matters not pleaded - Findings by judge on matters not pleaded - Dispute arising from agreement - Judge ordered assessment of damages on quantum meruit basis - Whether a contract was executed between parties - Whether damages on quantum meruit basis pleaded - Whether there was evidence of benefit
Proton Edar Sdn Bhd v. Multioto Assist Sdn Bhd
(Abdul Wahab Patail, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid JJCA) [2015] 7 CLJ 745 [CA]

Striking out - Writ and statement of claim - Allegation of invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution - Whether invasion of privacy an actionable wrong - Whether pleadings disclosed reasonable cause of action - Whether there was reasonable and probable cause for charge against plaintiff - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1)(a), (b), (c) & (d)
Mohamad Izaham Mohamed Yatim v. Norina Zainol Abidin & Ors
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2015] 7 CLJ 805 [HC]

Summary judgment - Triable issues - Whether plaintiff established prima facie case against defendant - Whether defendant raised any bona fide issues to be tried - Whether plain and obvious case for granting summary judgment - Rules of Court 2012, O. 14
Dato' Joseph Lai Khee Sin & Ors v. Fong Wai Heng
(Yeoh Wee Siam J) [2015] 7 CLJ 785 [HC]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Constitution - Infringement of - Eight publications in form of Audio CD carrying word of 'Allah' seized and confiscated - Whether there was deprivation of freedom of religion - Whether there was right to equality or freedom from discrimination - Whether case to be remitted back to High Court to ensure parties not deprived of constitutional right to appeal - Federal Constitution, arts. 8 & 11
Menteri Bagi Kementerian Dalam Negeri & Anor v. Jill Ireland Lawrence Bill & Another Appeal
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam, Abang Iskandar JJCA) [2015] 7 CLJ 727 [CA]

CONTRACT

Indemnity - Construction of - Development agreement and general conditions of contract - Development of housing project within stipulated time - Application for extension of time for completion date - Late payment of delivery charges to affected purchasers upon delivery of vacant possession - Claim for indemnity of late delivery charge - Reasons for delay - Whether defendant could be indemnified by plaintiff - Contracts Act 1950, s. 77
CB Land Sdn Bhd v. Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd
(Mary Lim J) [2015] 7 CLJ 753 [HC]

LABOUR LAW

Provident fund - Liability to contribute - Employer paid employee's EPF contribution and not deducted from wages - Whether employee liable to pay employee's EPF contributions - Whether employer entitled to claim for refund from employee - Whether amounted to unjust enrichment to employee
Dato' Joseph Lai Khee Sin & Ors v. Fong Wai Heng
(Yeoh Wee Siam J) [2015] 7 CLJ 785 [HC]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Practice of law - Misconduct - Publicity - Newspaper articles on appellant and his profession as advocate and solicitor - Remarks and allusions made thereof - Whether laudatory - Whether beyond scope of 'approved information' allowed by law - Whether in breach of rules against publicity - Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules 2001 rr. 2, 5, 15, 24 - Legal Profession (Practice and Etiquette) Rules 1978 r. 48 - Legal Profession Act 1976 s. 94(3)(k), (o)
Dato' Seri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah v. Majlis Peguam
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA) [2015] 7 CLJ 705 [CA]

WORDS AND PHRASES

'approved information' - Rules 2(g) and (m), Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules 2001 - Scope of
Dato' Seri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah v. Majlis Peguam
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA) [2015] 7 CLJ 705 [CA]

'in the opinion of the Bar Council' - Rule 15, Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules 2001 - Whether to be construed narrowly
Dato' Seri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah v. Majlis Peguam
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA) [2015] 7 CLJ 705 [CA]

PROVIDENT FUND

Withdrawal of fund - Application for - Applicant claimed to be physically incapacitated from being further employed - Medical examination by three medical practitioners appointed by Employees Provident Fund Board (EPF Board) - Findings that applicant physically or mentally fit to engage in employment - Application for withdrawal rejected - Failure to notify applicant regarding rejection of application - Whether EPF Board acted ultra vires its powers in requiring applicant be examined by three medical practitioners - Whether EPF Board acted contrary to mandatory requirements imposed by EPF Rules
Lau Poh Lee v. Dato Dr Kamalasothy Kandiah & Ors
(SM Komathy JC) [2015] 7 CLJ 795 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

KETERANGAN

Anggapan bertentangan - Kegagalan pihak pendakwaan memanggil saksi material - Kegagalan memanggil individu lain yang turut ditangkap bersama tertuduh sebagai saksi - Sama ada anggapan di bawah s. 114(g) Akta Keterangan 1950 terpakai terhadap pihak pendakwaan
PP lwn. Sukveer Singh Bealdave Singh
(Hashim Hamzah H) [2015] 7 CLJ 825 [HC]

Kawad cam - Pengendalian kawad cam - Sama ada teratur - Sama ada pengecaman tertuduh boleh diterima - Sama ada tertuduh harus dilepaskan dan dibebaskan
PP lwn. Sukveer Singh Bealdave Singh
(Hashim Hamzah H) [2015] 7 CLJ 825 [HC]

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Hukuman - Pecah amanah jenayah - Rayuan balas terhadap hukuman oleh pihak pendakwaan - Perayu sebagai pengurus menyalahgunakan cek yang diamanahkan untuk kepentingan sendiri - Sama ada hukuman di bawah s. 294 Kanun Prosedur Jenayah memadai - Faktor-faktor mitigasi - Sama ada hukuman harus ditingkatkan
Sabaruddin Md Hashim lwn. PP & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Azmi Ariffin PK) [2015] 7 CLJ 838 [HC]

Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap pembebasan dan pelepasan - Rayuan oleh pendakwaan - Tertuduh dan dua orang yang lain dilepaskan dan dibebaskan daripada pertuduhan di bawah s. 395/397 Kanun Keseksaan - Pembelaan - Alibi - Kegagalan memberi notis berdasarkan s. 402A(3) Kanun Tatacara Jenayah - Sama ada Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen terkhilaf apabila membebaskan dan melepaskan tertuduh
PP lwn. Sukveer Singh Bealdave Singh
(Hashim Hamzah H) [2015] 7 CLJ 825 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 395/397 - Rompakan berkumpulan - Tertuduh dan dua orang yang lain merompak wang gaji yang dibawa mangsa-mangsa - Pembelaan - Alibi - Kegagalan memberi notis berdasarkan s. 402A(3) Kanun Tatacara Jenayah - Sama ada Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen terkhilaf apabila membebaskan dan melepaskan tertuduh
PP lwn. Sukveer Singh Bealdave Singh
(Hashim Hamzah H) [2015] 7 CLJ 825 [HC]

Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 409 - Pecah amanah jenayah - Rayuan terhadap sabitan - Perayu sebagai pengurus menyalahgunakan cek yang diamanahkan untuk kepentingan sendiri - Elemen-elemen yang perlu dibuktikan - Sama ada hukuman di bawah s. 294 Kanun Prosedur Jenayah memadai - Sama ada hukuman harus ditingkatkan
Sabaruddin Md Hashim lwn. PP & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Azmi Ariffin PK) [2015] 7 CLJ 838 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION (FAIR TRADING) ACT TO THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY* [Read excerpt]
    by: TAN SIN LIANG** [2015] 1 LNS(A) lxxvi

  2. [2015] 1 LNS(A) lxxvi
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    SINGAPORE

    THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION (FAIR TRADING) ACT TO THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY*
    by
    TAN SIN LIANG**

    Scope of CPFTA

    The scope of the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (Cap 52A) ("CPFTA") is now extended to govern all "financial products"[1] and "financial services"[2] regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and all commodity trading under the Commodity Trading Act. Thus, the CPFTA will govern: (i) all banking activities under the Banking Act (eg, deposits, mortgages, letters of credit, bank guarantees, credit facilities etc,; (ii) all financial products provided by a financial adviser under the Financial Advisers Act (eg, structured deposits, foreign exchange, leveraged foreign exchange, life policies, investment-linked policies etc,); and (iii) all activities relating to dealing in securities, fund management, marketing collective investment schemes, trading in futures and leveraged foreign exchange etc, under the Securities and Futures Act. The CPFTA no longer governs only retail consumer goods and services but applies to a wide range of financial products and services as well. It may be worthwhile to note that the CPFTA does not apply to the acquisition of estate or interest in immovable property (however, it applies to rental of residential property), employment contracts and pawn broking.[3]

    Objective and Application of CPFTA

    As the name of the Act implies, the objective of the CPFTA is to protect the consumer[4] against “unfair practices”[5] by the supplier[6] in relation to any consumer transaction.[7] The CPFTA only applies to a supplier or consumer who is resident in Singapore; hence a tourist will not enjoy any protection under CPFTA. Also, the offer or the acceptance relating to the consumer transaction must be made in or sent from Singapore. Hence, there must be sufficient “nexus” between the consumer transaction and Singapore.[8]

    . . .

    * This article was originally published in the (May 2012) issue of the Singapore Law Gazette (www.lawgazette.com.sg), the official publication of the Law Society of Singapore, published by LexisNexis. Reproduced with permission.

    ** SL Tan & Co E-mail: sltannco@singnet.com.sg.


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  3. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MALAYSIA - IS THERE A NEED TO TWEAK THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT AND THE ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS? [Read excerpt]
    by: DR GURU DHILLON*
    DEEPAK SUKARDHAN RAM**
    TAN TI NEE+
    LEE SOOK LING+
    [2015] 1 LNS(A) lxxvii

  4. [2015] 1 LNS(A) lxxvii
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    MALAYSIA

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MALAYSIA - IS THERE A NEED TO TWEAK THE DOMESTIC
    VIOLENCE ACT AND THE ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS?

    by
    DR GURU DHILLON*
    DEEPAK SUKARDHAN RAM**
    TAN TI NEE+
    LEE SOOK LING+

    Introduction

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has distinctively stressed that:

    "Violence against women by an intimate partner is a major contributor of the ill-health of women...it has a far deeper impact than the immediate harm caused. It has devastating consequences for the women who experience it, and a traumatic effect on those who witness it, particularly children...Violence against women is a violation of basic human rights that must be eliminated through political will and by legal and civil action in all sectors of society..."[1]

    According to the United States Department of Justice ("USDOJ") ie, The Office on Violence Against Women states that there are a few types of domestic violence namely physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse and psychological abuse.[2] Physical Abuse is commonly known. Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling, etc. are types of physical abuse. This type of abuse also includes denying a partner medical care or forcing alcohol and/or drug use upon him or her.[3] Another type of abuse is sexual abuse. It is the act of coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behaviour without consent. Sexual abuse includes, but is certainly not limited to, marital rape, attacks on sexual parts of the body, forcing sex after physical violence has occurred, or treating one in a sexually demeaning manner.[4]

    . . .

    * Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Malaysia.

    ** Researcher, Faculty of Business, Multimedia University.

    + Researcher, Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Malaysia.

    + Researcher, Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Malaysia.


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 771 Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 770 Special Measures Against Terrorism In Foreign Countries Act 2015 15 June 2015 [PU(B) 250/2015] -
ACT 769 Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 1 September 2015 [PU(B) 345/2015] -
ACT 768 Technologists And Technicians Act 2015 1 August 2015 [PU(B) 286/2015] -
ACT 767 Public Sector Home Financing Board Act 2015 1 July 2015 [PU(B) 265/2015] except Parts IV, V, VI and VIII; 24 August 2015 [PU(B) 335/2015] - Parts V and VI -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1499 Capital Markets And Services (Amendment) Act 2015 15 September 2015 [PU(B) 369/2015] ACT 671
ACT A1498 Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act 2015 Not Yet In Force ACT 599
ACT A1497 Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act 2015 Not Yet In Force ACT 3
ACT A1496 Retirement Fund (Amendment) Act 2015 Not Yet In Force ACT 662
ACT A1495 Police (Amendment) Act 2015 Not Yet In Force ACT 344

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 208/2015 Double Taxation Relief (New Zealand) (Amendment) Order 2015 8 September 2015 9 September 2015 PU(A) 276/1976
PU(A) 207/2015 Immigration And Passport (Demarcation And Survey of Land Boundary Between Malaysia And Brunei Darussalam Project Member) (Exemption) Order 2015 7 September 2015 7 September 2015 - Sarawak ACT 155; ACT 150
PU(A) 206/2015 Prevention of Terrorism (Detained Persons) Regulations 2015 3 September 2015 3 September 2015 ACT 769
PU(A) 205/2015 Prevention of Crime (Advisory Board Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 3 September 2015 4 September 2015 PU(A) 86/2014
PU(A) 204/2015 Prisons (Amendment) Regulations 2015 2 September 2015 3 September 2015 PU(A) 325/2000

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 376/2015 Notice of Affirmative Preliminary Determination of An Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation With Regard To The Imports of Prepainted, Painted Or Colour Coated Steel Coils Originating Or Exported From The People's Republic of China And Socialist Republic of Viet Nam 22 September 2015 26 September 2015 ACT 504
PU(B) 375/2015 Appointment of Chairman of A Division of The Industrial Court 21 September 2015 1 April 2009 - Specified in the First Schedule; 1 March 2015 to 31 August 2015 - Specified in the Second Schedule ACT 177
PU(B) 374/2015 Appointment of Notary Public 21 September 2015 Specified in column (3) of Schedule ACT 115
PU(B) 373/2015 Exemption From Subsection 3(2) 18 September 2015 20 August 2015 to 6 October 2015 ACT 206
PU(B) 372/2015 Exemption From Paragraphs 5(1)(a), (b), (c), (d) And (e) 18 September 2015 20 August 2015 to 6 October 2015 ACT 206

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 671 Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 ACT A1499 15 September 2015 [PU(B) 369/2015] Sections 2, 5, 7, 27, 30, Subdivision 5A of Division 2 of Part II, Subdivision 7 of Division 2 of Part II, 59A, 89, 92A, 94, 95, 139ZS, 160, 201, 216, 217, 218, 218A, 218B, 218C, 218D, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 248, 256, 256ZO, 256ZP, 273, 280A, 298, 319, 325, 354, 355, 356, 369, 371 and 379
ACT 498 Securities Commission Malaysia Act 1993 ACT A1489 15 September 2015 [PU(B) 368/2015] Sections 2, 2A, 2G, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 18A, 20, 21, 22, 22A, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31A, 31B, 31C, 31D, 31E, 31EA, 31L, 31N, 31O, 31P, 31Q, 31R, 31S, 31V, 31W, 31Y, 31Z, 31ZD, Part IIIB and IIIC, 126, 135, 148, 148A, 148B, 150, 150A, 151, 151A, 152A, 160, 160A and Schedule 1
ACT 537 Prison Act 1995 ACT A1486 1 September 2015 [PU(B) 346/2015] Section 7
ACT 297 Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Revised - 1983) ACT A1484 1 September 2015 [PU(B) 347/2015] Long title, sections 2, 3, 4, 7B, 9, 15, 15A, 19A, 19C, 19E, 19F, 19G, 21 and 23
PU(A) 231/2011 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Senai-Pasir Gudang-Desaru Expressway) Order 2011 PU(A) 189/2015 1 October 2015 First Schedule

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 479/2012 Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Capital Market Product) (Islamic Capital Market Product) Order 2012 [Revoked By Act A1499] ACT A1499 15 September 2015 [PU(B) 369/2015]
PU(A) 478/2012 Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Islamic Securities) Order 2012 [Revoked By Act A1499] ACT A1499 15 September 2015 [PU(B) 369/2015]
PU(B) 487/2014 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of Registrar of Fishermen's Associations PU(B) 322/2015 Appointment - 18 May 2015; Revocation of Appointment - 4 April 2015
PU(A) 13/2015 Federal Roads (East Coast Expressway-Phase 2) Order 2015 PU(A) 157/2015 14 July 2015
PU(B) 319/1999 Designation of Immigration Depot PU(B) 249/2015 15 June 2015