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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2015, Vol 50
10 December 2015


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. YEOH POH SAN & ANOR v. MAJLIS PEGUAM [2015] 9 CLJ 1029

  2. PP lwn. KRISHNAMOORTHI MARUTHAN [2015] 2 SMC 97

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2015 Volume 9 (Part 8)

3. Articles

  1. LNS Article(s)

  2. CLJ 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

YEOH POH SAN & ANOR v. MAJLIS PEGUAM [2015] 9 CLJ 1029
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
MOHD HISHAMUDIN YUNUS JCA, ALIZATUL KHAIR OSMAN JCA, LIM YEE LAN JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02-3073-2009]
28 SEPTEMBER 2015

LEGAL PROFESSION: Practise of law - Unauthorised person - Complaint by Bar Council to Disciplinary Board - Clients' account - Allowing person not an advocate and solicitor to sign cheques - Whether contravened s. 82(2) of Legal Profession Act 1976 - Whether explanation had merits - Whether appointment of Disciplinary Committee compulsory - Whether Disciplinary Board entitled to dismiss Bar Council's complaint

LEGAL PROFESSION: Practise of law - Misconduct - Complaint by Bar Council to Disciplinary Board - Disciplinary Board dismissed Bar Council's complaint - Appeal to High Court - Whether High Court Judge erred in compelling Disciplinary Board to proceed with disciplinary action - Whether High Court Judge usurped statutory powers of Disciplinary Board


PP lwn. KRISHNAMOORTHI MARUTHAN [2015] 2 SMC 97
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET (TRAFIK), KUALA LUMPUR
AMAL RAZIM ALIAS MJ
[SAMAN NO: 83-250-03-13]
20 DISEMBER 2013

LALULINTAS JALAN: Memandu secara berbahaya - Memandu secara berbahaya menyebabkan kematian si mati - Kenderaan lain terbabit akibat pemanduan tertuduh yang tidak berhati-hati - Sama ada kenderaan tertuduh terbabas dan hilang kawalan - Sama ada tertuduh memandu dengan kelajuan yang sepatutnya - Sama ada tertuduh pemandu yang munasabah dan mengambil langkah berhati-hati semasa memandu - Keterangan pegawai perubatan - Sama ada si mati mengalami kecederaan dalaman - Sama ada wujudnya kandungan alkohol dalam darah tertuduh - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh bermerit - Sama ada tertuduh dijatuhkan hukuman penjara dan denda - Sama ada tertuduh hilang kelayakan untuk memandu kenderaan bagi tempoh tiga tahun

LALULINTAS JALAN: Memandu secara berbahaya - Pengendorsan kesalahan pada lesen memandu - Pemanduan tertuduh menyebabkan kematian si mati - Sama ada dibuktikan - Laporan perubatan si mati - Sama ada kenderaan tertuduh terbabas dan hilang kawalan - Sama ada tertuduh memandu dengan kelajuan yang sepatutnya - Sama ada tertuduh pemandu yang munasabah dan mengambil langkah berhati-hati semasa memandu - Sama ada si mati mengalami kecederaan dalaman - Sama ada wujudnya kandungan alkohol dalam darah tertuduh - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh bermerit - Sama ada tertuduh dijatuhkan hukuman penjara dan denda - Sama ada tertuduh hilang kelayakan untuk memandu kenderaan bagi tempoh tiga tahun

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Hukuman - Memandu secara berbahaya menyebabkan kematian si mati - Sama ada tertuduh terbabas dan hilang kawalan - Sama ada tertuduh memandu dengan kelajuan yang sepatutnya - Sama ada tertuduh pemandu yang munasabah dan mengambil langkah berhati-hati semasa memandu - Sama ada tertuduh dijatuhkan hukuman penjara dan denda - Sama ada tertuduh hilang kelayakan untuk memandu kenderaan bagi tempoh tiga tahun - Sama ada kesalahan tertuduh diendorskan pada lesen

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LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2014] 1 LNS 1530

TENTUMEWAH SDN BHD lwn. PEMUNGUT DUTI SETEM, SUNGAI PETANI

UNDANG-UNDANG HASIL: Duti setem - Taksiran - Rayuan terhadap taksiran duti setem oleh pemungut duti setem - Taksiran duti setem ke atas borang pindah milik tanah - Nilai pasaran - Penentuan nilai pasaran - Sama ada pemungut duti setem telah mengenakan duti setem berdasarkan nilai pasaran yang tepat - Sama ada pemungut duti setem telah merujuk kepada lot-lot perbandingan yang betul dalam menentukan nilai pasaran bagi tujuan pengenaan duti setem

PENTAFSIRAN BERKANUN: Pentafsiran statut - Kaedah pentafsiran - Ketiadaan ketakrifan 'nilai pasaran' di dalam Akta Duti Setem 1949 - Sama ada rujukan ketakrifan 'nilai pasaran' dalam Akta Pengambilan Tanah 1960 adalah terpakai

[2014] 1 LNS 1581

MAKMUR LESTARI SDN BHD lwn. TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD (CAWANGAN TAIPING) & SATU LAGI

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Injunksi - Injunksi interim - Perintah injunksi interim untuk penyambungan semula bekalan elektrik sehingga perbicaraan dan keputusan muktamad - Prinsip-prinsip yang digunapakai dalam pemberian injunksi - Isu serius bona fide yang harus dibicarakan - Isu pengusikan pada meter - Sama ada isu pengusikan pada meter adalah isu serius bona fide yang harus dibicarakan - Pengekalan status - Sama ada status bekalan elektrik yang berterusan harus dikekalkan sehingga perbicaraan penuh didengar dan diputuskan

[2015] 1 LNS 149

CLLS POWER SYSTEM SDN BHD v. SARA-TIMUR SDN BHD

ARBITRATION: Arbitration clause - Existence of - By way of reference - Intention of parties - Whether arbitration clause has to be in writing - Whether arbitration agreement can be found in separate documents - Whether arbitration clause may be incorporated into contractual arrangements between parties by way of reference - Whether there was clear and unambiguous intention of parties to incorporate an arbitration clause

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Stay of proceedings - Arbitration - Jurisdiction of court - Whether subject matter of claim fell within ambit of arbitration clause - Whether court's jurisdiction had been ousted - Whether there was an arbitration agreement to justify granting of stay of proceedings

[2015] 1 LNS 150

ARAVINDRAJ CHANDRASEKARAN v. RENU KUMARI RAI

FAMILY LAW: Divorce - Decree nisi granted - Variation of decree nisi order - Variation of spousal maintenance - Change in circumstances - Petitioner husband gainfully employed - Respondent wife living as a pauper - Custody of children given to petitioner husband - Assessment of maintenance to spouse - Whether sum of RM50 per day as maintenance to wife was reasonable - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 88

FAMILY LAW: Custody - Welfare of child of paramount consideration - Variation of decree nisi order on custody - Wishes of child - Respondent wife mentally unstable - Whether petitioner husband was in better position to maintain and provide for children - Whether best interest of children was to remain in continuous custody of petitioner husband with limited supervised access to respondent wife - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 77 & 78

FAMILY LAW: Matrimonial assets - Division - Variation of decree nisi order on division of matrimonial assets - Jurisdiction of court - Whether court had jurisdiction to make order relating to division of matrimonial assets after decree nisi order was granted - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 76

[2015] 1 LNS 188

PANCARAN GAYABINA SDN BHD v. CHEW YONG SEE

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Striking out - Action - Action premised on facility agreement - Claim for refund of service fee from financier's solicitors - Want of cause of action - Action by borrower against financier's solicitors for breach of facility agreement - Receipt of service fee by solicitors on behalf of financier - Whether borrower has cause of action in contract against financier's solicitors who was merely receiving service fee payment on behalf of financier - Whether a claim becomes vexatious, frivolous and an abuse of process when it fails to disclose cause of action

CONTRACT: Parties - Enforceability of agreement - Doctrine of privity of contract - Parties in facility agreement - Whether there was any consideration on part of financier's solicitors in respect of facility agreement within s. 2(d) of Contracts Act 1950 - Whether financier's solicitors who merely received a service fee on instruction of financier was privy to facility agreement entered between financier and borrower

LEGAL PROFESSION: Duty of care - Retainer - Receipt of legal fee by financier's solicitors from borrower in respect of preparation of facility agreement - Whether financier's solicitors were retained by borrower as a result of payment of legal fees in respect of preparation of facility agreement

LEGAL PROFESSION: Solicitors - Stakeholders - Interest in stakeholder property - Receipt of service fees - Whether payment of service fees constituted stakeholder property - Whether solicitors was appointed as stakeholders

LEGAL PROFESSION: Solicitors - Duty of care - Common law duty of care - Financier's solicitors' duty of care towards borrower - Conflict of interest - Whether it was unjust to owe simultaneous common law duty of care to borrower and lender

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION: Construction of statutes - Intention of parliament - Definition of word 'client' under s. 3 of Legal Profession Act 1976 - Whether requires client to retain or employ advocate and solicitor


CLJ 2015 Volume 9 (Part 8)

COURT

FEDERAL COURT

Lai Weng Keat v. PP
(Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure - Penal Code - Section 302 - Murder - Trial de novo) [2015] 9 CLJ 957 [FC]

COURT OF APPEAL

Meenachi Holding and Trading (M) Sdn Bhd v. Serba Kemas Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Land Law; Civil Procedure - Alienation of incidents - Re-alienation of surrendered land) [2015] 9 CLJ 979 [CA]

Tanjung Teras Sdn Bhd v. Kerajaan Malaysia
(Contract - Payment for works done - Agreement - Sale of land and construction of apartments) [2015] 9 CLJ 1002 [CA]

Yeoh Poh San & Anor v. Majlis Peguam
(Legal Profession - Practise of law - Unauthorised person - Complaint by Bar Council to Disciplinary Board) [2015] 9 CLJ 1029 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Mohd Soffian Mohd Yusof & Satu Lagi lwn. PP
(Prosedur Jenayah - Perbicaraan - Perbicaraan bersama - Pra-syarat prinsip satu transaksi) [2015] 9 CLJ 1046 [HC]

PJZ Marine Services Sdn Bhd v. Tamsir Samsun
(Company Law - Directors - Fiduciary duties - Breach of) [2015] 9 CLJ 1070 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Parties - Non-joinder of party - Non-joinder of previous registered proprietor - Whether non-joinder of party justified - Whether non-joinder of party in plaintiff's suit fatal to plaintiff's case
Meenachi Holding and Trading (M) Sdn Bhd v. Serba Kemas Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Abu Samah Nordin, Alizatul Khair Osman, Aziah Ali JJCA) [2015] 9 CLJ 979 [CA]

COMPANY LAW

Directors - Fiduciary duties - Breach of - Relationship of confidence and trust - Conduct, action and deeds of director - Duty to avoid conflicts of interest - Whether director had fiduciary duty to protect company's interest - Whether defendant had personal knowledge of information prejudicial to company - Failure to carry out duty as director in good faith for benefit of company - Whether director had preserved interests of competing company - Whether company proved case against director on balance of probabilities - Exemplary damages - Whether reasonable
PJZ Marine Services Sdn Bhd v. Tamsir Samsun
(Hasnah Mohammed Hashim J) [2015] 9 CLJ 1070 [HC]

CONTRACT

Payment for works done - Agreement - Sale of land and construction of apartments (project) - Principle contractor and sub-contractor - Failure to complete project within time frame - Termination of agreement with principle contractor - Whether sub-contractor could counterclaim for compensation for works done - Quantum meruit - Whether conditions under s. 71 to be compensated for works done satisfied - Whether trial judge erred in interpreting conditions - Principle in Siow Yong Fatt v. Susur Rotan Mining - Whether applicable - Contracts Act 1950, s. 71
Tanjung Teras Sdn Bhd v. Kerajaan Malaysia
(Abdul Wahab Patail, Linton Albert, Lim Yee Lan JJCA) [2015] 9 CLJ 1002 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Penal Code - Section 302 - Murder - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Change of judge during hearing - Whether case should have been heard de novo - Prosecution case resting entirely on circumstantial evidence - No contradictions in evidence of prosecution witnesses - Credibility of prosecution witnesses not an issue - Whether accused prejudiced by dismissal of application for case to be heard de novo - Whether convictions safe
Lai Weng Keat v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ, Raus Sharif PCA, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Ahmad Maarop FCJ, Hasan Lah FCJ) [2015] 9 CLJ 957 [FC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Trial - Trial de novo - Change of judge during hearing - Murder charge - Whether succeeding judge has discretion to either hear case de novo or to continue from point where it had been left by previous judge - Circumstances where case should be heard de novo - Whether application for case to be heard de novo properly dismissed - Whether accused prejudiced - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 261 - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, ss. 18(2) & (3)
Lai Weng Keat v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ, Raus Sharif PCA, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Ahmad Maarop FCJ, Hasan Lah FCJ) [2015] 9 CLJ 957 [FC]

LAND LAW

Alienation of incidents - Re-alienation of surrendered land - Surrender and re-alienation exercise pursuant to s. 204A to 204H of National Land Code - Power of State Authority - Whether State Authority vested with discretion to decide on ownership of land while exercising power to re-alienate surrendered land pursuant to s. 204A to 204H of National Land Code
Meenachi Holding and Trading (M) Sdn Bhd v. Serba Kemas Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Abu Samah Nordin, Alizatul Khair Osman, Aziah Ali JJCA) [2015] 9 CLJ 979 [CA]

Indefeasibility of title and interests - Insufficient instrument - Land re-alienated under different surrendered proprietor - Land subsequently sold to an immediate transferee - Whether there was breach of s. 204B of National Land Code in issuance of document of title - Land obtained by means of an insufficient or void instrument - Whether could confer good title to an immediate transferee - Whether interest in land defeasible by virtue of s. 340(2)(b) of National Land Code - Whether proviso to s. 340(3) of National Land Code applicable for an immediate transferee
Meenachi Holding and Trading (M) Sdn Bhd v. Serba Kemas Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Abu Samah Nordin, Alizatul Khair Osman, Aziah Ali JJCA) [2015] 9 CLJ 979 [CA]

Title - Subdivision - Re-alienation of surrendered land pursuant to s. 204A to 204H of National Land Code - Proper procedure - Land surrendered for purpose of subdivision of new title - Whether new sub-divided title shall be prepared in name of person or body last registered as proprietor - National Land Code, s. 186
Meenachi Holding and Trading (M) Sdn Bhd v. Serba Kemas Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Abu Samah Nordin, Alizatul Khair Osman, Aziah Ali JJCA) [2015] 9 CLJ 979 [CA]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Practise of law - Misconduct - Complaint by Bar Council to Disciplinary Board - Disciplinary Board dismissed Bar Council's complaint - Appeal to High Court - Whether High Court Judge erred in compelling Disciplinary Board to proceed with disciplinary action - Whether High Court Judge usurped statutory powers of Disciplinary Board
Yeoh Poh San & Anor v. Majlis Peguam
(Mohd Hishamudin Yunus, Alizatul Khair Osman, Lim Yee Lan JJCA) [2015] 9 CLJ 1029 [CA]

Practise of law - Unauthorised person - Complaint by Bar Council to Disciplinary Board - Clients' account - Allowing person not an advocate and solicitor to sign cheques - Whether contravened s. 82(2) of Legal Profession Act 1976 - Whether explanation had merits - Whether appointment of Disciplinary Committee compulsory - Whether Disciplinary Board entitled to dismiss Bar Council's complaint
Yeoh Poh San & Anor v. Majlis Peguam
(Mohd Hishamudin Yunus, Alizatul Khair Osman, Lim Yee Lan JJCA) [2015] 9 CLJ 1029 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Perbicaraan - Perbicaraan bersama - Pra-syarat prinsip satu transaksi - Sama ada dipenuhi - Sama ada perintah memindahkan kes diterima sebagai perintah perbicaraan bersama - Sama ada Majistret boleh mengarahkan Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen menjalankan perbicaraan dua kes secara bersama - Sama ada perbicaraan bersama sah - Sama ada pelanggaran peruntukan nyata undang-undang prosedur boleh ditampung - Kanun Tatacara Jenayah, ss. 170 & 422
Mohd Soffian Mohd Yusof & Satu Lagi lwn. PP
(Kamardin Hashim H) [2015] 9 CLJ 1046 [HC]

Rayuan - Dapatan fakta - Sama ada hakim bicara telah membuat pertimbangan maksima kesemua fakta - Sama ada wujud percanggahan material dalam keterangan saksi-saksi - Sama ada wujud keraguan munasabah dalam kes pendakwaan - Sama ada salah arahan oleh hakim bicara memprejudiskan dan menimbulkan ketidakadilan kepada perayu-perayu
Mohd Soffian Mohd Yusof & Satu Lagi lwn. PP
(Kamardin Hashim H) [2015] 9 CLJ 1046 [HC]

Pernyataan-pernyataan - Kebolehterimaan - Pernyataan bertulis perayu pada asalnya dirakamkan sebagai kenyataan saksi - Sama ada pernyataan bertulis boleh diterima apabila perayu dipertuduh di mahkamah - Sama ada penerimaan masuk pernyataan bertulis mencabuli hak berdiam diri perayu semasa siasatan polis - Kanun Tatacara Jenayah, ss. 112 & 113
Mohd Soffian Mohd Yusof & Satu Lagi lwn. PP
(Kamardin Hashim H) [2015] 9 CLJ 1046 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. KNIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS - CONTINUING TO ACT AFTER THE ACCUSED ABSCONDS* [Read excerpt]
    by: ALVIN CHEN** [2015] 1 LNS(A) c

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

    KNIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS - CONTINUING TO ACT AFTER THE ACCUSED ABSCONDS*
    by
    ALVIN CHEN**

    Introduction

    A famous 1878 painting Knight at the Crossroads by the Russian artist, Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, depicts a knight on a white horse looking at a “rune stone (and the skeletal remains)” and deciding “the hard path which fate has decreed”.[1] Vasnetsov’s painting was intended to portray a leitmotif in Russian folk tales, one of which recounts a tsar’s son, Ivan, on a quest to find a firebird and coming upon “a rock inscribed with the following message: ‘He who goes straight ahead will starve and freeze. He who goes to the right will lose his horse. He who goes to the left will die’”.[2]

    Like the knight at the crossroads, the defence counsel faces a conundrum when the accused absconds. Rule 77 of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct) Rules (“PCR”) states:

    If during the course of a criminal trial and prior to final sentence, the accused absconds, the advocate and solicitor may continue to act and, if he does so, the advocate and solicitor shall conduct the case on the basis of the instructions he has received as if the client is still present in Court but had decided not to give evidence.

    . . .

    * This article was originally published in the (March/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.

    ** Chief Legal Officer, Director, Representation and Law Reform, The Law Society of Singapore. E-mail: alvin@lawsoc.org.sg


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  3. THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE REFORM* [Read excerpt]
    by: LORD DYSON
    MASTER OF THE ROLLS
    [2015] 1 LNS(A) ci

  4. [2015] 1 LNS(A) ci
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    UNITED KINGDOM

    THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE REFORM*
    by
    LORD DYSON
    MASTER OF THE ROLLS

    (1)    Introduction[1]

    1.     It is a real pleasure to have been invited to Jersey to deliver the keynote address today. I think that I am the first Master of the Rolls to visit Jersey in an official capacity.

    2.     My subject today is the English experience of access to justice reform. There has been a considerable amount of activity in this area during the last 20 years or so. You will all be familiar with the Woolf Reforms of the late 1990s. In 2007, Sir Richard Aikens produced his Long-Trials Review, in which he looked at how to deal with so-called ‘supercases’ – extremely complex high value claims.[2] We then had the Jackson Reforms. And most recently, the Chancery Division of our High Court has been subject to reforms arising from the Briggs Review.[3] Today I want to focus on the Jackson reforms.

    3.     The Jackson Reforms originated from the concerns by Sir Anthony Clarke MR about the high cost of civil litigation. He believed that the Woolf Reforms had not succeeded in delivering proportionality in litigation costs. He, therefore, commissioned Sir Rupert Jackson, then recently appointed to the Court of Appeal, to carry out a fundamental review of the costs of civil litigation. Sir Rupert was asked to do the job within twelve months and that is precisely what he did and to great effect. By December 2009 he had gathered evidence, consulted widely, toured the country listening to interested parties, and travelled abroad in order to learn from the experience of other jurisdictions. In May 2009, he produced a detailed Preliminary Report,[4] and In December he produced his impressive Final Report.[5]

    . . .

    * Lord Dyson, Master Of The Rolls (Jersey, 15 May 2015). Published with kind permission of the Judicial Communications Office, Judiciary of England and Wales (https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/ 2015/05/mr-jersey-lecture-may-2015.pdf).


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CLJ Article(s)

  1. "ISLAMIC BANKING REGULATORY AUTHORITIES IN MALAYSIA: THEIR ROLE AND POWERS" A CRITICAL VIEW [Read excerpt]
    by: JUSTICE DATUK DR HJ HAMID SULTAN ABU BACKER JUDGE, COURT OF APPEAL MALAYSIA* [2015] 9 CLJ(A) i CLJ 2015 Volume 9 (Part 8)

  2. [2015] 9 CLJ(A) i
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    "ISLAMIC BANKING REGULATORY AUTHORITIES IN MALAYSIA: THEIR ROLE AND POWERS"
    A CRITICAL VIEW

    by
    JUSTICE DATUK DR HJ HAMID SULTAN ABU BACKER JUDGE, COURT OF APPEAL MALAYSIA*

    Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

    My greetings to everyone. I thank you for your presence here today.

    It is a pleasure and honour for me to be here by invitation to share my thoughts with you on the theme "Islamic Banking Regulatory Authorities in Malaysia: Their Role and Powers".

    I say a pleasure for two reasons. One; the subject on Islamic banking is one very close to my heart. I have spent much of my time in its learning and have written a number of articles and books to promote Islamic banking within the parameters of the 'Shariah'. I have also asserted that the State must have proper regulatory framework to ensure products are Shariah compliant, besides ensuring that the interests of customers as well as the banks are justly protected.

    Any regulatory framework relating to Islamic banking without proper protection to the banks as well as customers will create inequities and in the long run may fail and such failure may destabilise the nation's economy. Further, inequities or unjust acts or conducts are 'shunned' in Shariah jurisprudence and the protection for the public or consumer is mandatory as opposed to traders.

    Shariah jurisprudence has a sacrosanct foundation. In consequence, the regulatory framework of the State must meet the legitimate expectation of the public who are subscribing to the product as 'Shariah compliant' and in that process ensure that the consumers get good value for their money. It should also make certain that there is a balance in the bargaining power between the bank and the consumers in order for the business of Islamic banking to thrive and bring great economic success to the nation within the Shariah parameters.

    With the new regulatory framework in place, which the previous speakers have admirably set out, one must not be complacent that the regulatory authorities have been sufficiently empowered with the roles and powers to regulate, and in default to penalise all forms of default, in relation to Islamic commercial transactions. This may not be so.

    . . .


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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 A1502 Development Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2015 Not Yet In Force ACT 618
ACT A1501 Electricity Supply (Amendment) Act 2015 Not Yet In Force ACT 447
ACT A1500 Anti-Trafficking In Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Amendment) Act 2015 18 November 2015 [PU(B) 460/2015] ACT 670
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

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 285/2015 Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) (No. 7) Order 2015 - Corrigendum 4 December 2015 4 December 2015 PU(A) 226/2015
PU(A) 284/2015 Income Tax (Accelerated Capital Allowance) (Information and Communication Technology Equipment) (Amendment) Rules 2015 2 December 2015 Year of assessment 2014 PU(A) 217/2014
PU(A) 283/2015 Passport (Visa To Tourist From The People's Republic of China) (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2015 1 December 2015 1 December 2015 until 31 March 2016 PU(A) 221/2015
PU(A) 282/2015 Environmental Quality (Control of Petrol and Diesel Properties) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 1 December 2015 2 December 2015 PU(A) 145/2007
PU(A) 281/2015 Pesticides (Exemption) (Revocation) Order 2015 1 December 2015 1 June 2016 ACT 149

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 483/2015 Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 201178 Mukim Setapak 8 December 2015 9 December 2015 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 482/2015 Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 42782 Mukim Petaling 8 December 2015 9 December 2015 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 481/2015 Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 39875 Mukim Petaling 8 December 2015 9 December 2015 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 480/2015 Appointment of Notary Public 4 December 2015 Specified in column (3) of the Schedule ACT 115
PU(B) 479/2015 Notification of Values of Crude Palm Oil Under Section 12 4 December 2015 1 December 2015 to 31 December 2015 ACT 235

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 490/2012 Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2012 PU(A) 226/2015 1 November 2015 First Schedule, Second Schedule and Fourth Schedule
PU(A) 226/2015 Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) (No. 7) Order 2015 PU(A) 285/2015 4 December 2015 Paragraph 4
ACT 117 Architects Act 1967 (Revised 1973) ACT A1480 1 June 2015 - paragraphs 3(d) and (p) and section 23; 30 November 2015 except paragraphs 3(d) and (p) and section 23 [PU(B) 470/2015] Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A, 7B, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 12, 13, 14, 15A, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 26A, 27, 27A, 27B, 27C, 27D, 27E, 27F, 27G, 27H, 27I, 27J, PART VB - 27K, 27L, 27M, 27N, 27O, 27P, 27Q, 27R, 27S, PART VC - 27T, 27U, 27V, 27W, 27X, 27Y, 27Z, 27ZA, 27ZB, 28, 33, 34A,34B and 35B
PU(A) 217/2014 Income Tax (Accelerated Capital Allowance) (Information and Communication Technology Equipment) Rules 2014 PU(A) 284/2015 Year of assessment 2014 Rule 7
PU(A) 221/2015 Passport (Visa to Tourist From the People's Republic of China) (Exemption) Order 2015 PU(A) 283/2015 1 December 2015 until 31 March 2016 Paragraph 2

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 390/2001 Malaysian Rubber Board (Establishment of Corporation) (RRIM-Consult Corporation) Order 2001 PU(A) 266/2015 15 November 2015
PU(A) 436/2011 Statutory Bodies (Discipline and Surcharge) (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2011 PU(A) 253/2015 1 July 2015
PU(A) 479/2012 Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Capital Market Product) (Islamic Capital Market Product) Order 2012 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