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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2015, Vol 52
23 December 2015


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. PP lwn. MDR BINA (M) SDN BHD [2015] 2 SMC 114

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

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

PP lwn. MDR BINA (M) SDN BHD [2015] 2 SMC 114
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, JAWI
SITI SALWA JA'AFAR Mj
[SAMAN JABATAN NO: 87-54-03-2014]
16 OKTOBER 2014

DANA WANG SIMPANAN: Caruman - Kegagalan membayar caruman pekerja - Sama ada pengadu merupakan pekerja OKS - Sama ada dibuktikan - Sama ada OKS mempunyai kawalan sepenuhnya sebagai majikan terhadap pengadu - Sama ada pengadu bekerja dengan OKS di bawah “contract for service” - Sama ada pengadu layak menerima caruman - Akta Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja 1991, s. 43(2)

UNDANG-UNDANG BURUH: Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja - Kegagalan membuat caruman - Sama ada pengadu merupakan pekerja OKS - Sama ada dibuktikan - Sama ada OKS mempunyai kawalan sepenuhnya sebagai majikan terhadap pengadu - Sama ada pengadu bekerja dengan OKS di bawah “contract for service” - Sama ada pengadu layak menerima caruman - Akta Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja 1991, s. 43(2)

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LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2014] 1 LNS 1592

PP v. ASIS LAKO

CRIMINAL LAW: Murder - s. 302 of Penal Code - Prima facie case established - Intention - Stabbing in stomach with knife - Whether elements under s. 302 has been proved - Whether accused has raised a reasonable doubt as to his guilt in respect of charge under s. 302

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Charge - Reduction of - Charge under s. 302 to be reduced to under s. 304(a) of Penal Code - Request by accused for reduction of charge - Basis for reduction - Whether there was any basis for reduction of charge

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Defence - Private defence, right of - Self defence - Grave and sudden provocation - Sudden fight - Right of self defence following verbal insults by victim - Whether right of self defence under s. 96 of Penal Code available - Whether alleged verbal insults amounted to grave and sudden provocation and sufficient to deprive power of self control - Whether means used by accused to retaliate were reasonable

[2015] 1 LNS 137

PP lwn. TEOH CHEE CHIN

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Semakan - Permohonan untuk - Pengenepian perintah lucuthak kenderaan - Sama ada lucuthak kenderaan boleh dibenarkan dibawah s. 26(1) Akta Kawalan Bekalan 1961 - Sama ada pra-syarat dibawah s. 26(1)(a) telah dipatuhi sebelum perintah lucuthak kenderaan dibuat - Kanun Acara Jenayah, s. 323, 325

[2015] 1 LNS 152

LEE KIAN YAP lwn. PP

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan - S. 326 - Kecederaan yang membahayakan nyawa - Tikaman pada bahagian asas badan - Sama ada kecederaan yang telah dialami oleh mangsa adalah serius dan boleh menyebabkan kematian

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pendakwaan - Saksi-saksi - Kegagalan memanggil saksi yang diminta oleh pembelaan - Sama ada saksi-saksi yang diminta oleh pembelaan adalah saksi-saksi yang penting - Sama ada kegagalan pendakwaan memanggil saksi yang bukan material boleh menimbulkan keraguan dalam kes pendakwaan

KETERANGAN: Saksi - Sokongan - Keterangan terus oleh mangsa dan saksi awam - Sama ada keterangan terus dari mangsa dan saksi awam adalah mencukupi untuk mensabitkan tertuduh

[2015] 1 LNS 218

LANGKAH CERGAS SDN BHD (DALAM GULUNGAN) v. LCK REALTY SDN BHD

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Mode of commencement - Originating summons - Application to convert originating summons to writ proceeding - Summary proceeding relating to removal of caveat - Attempt to reopen and re-litigate issues that has been decided in previous forum - Principles of res judicata - Whether there was any good reason or legal basis for conversion of proceeding - Whether conversion of summary proceeding to writ proceeding would defeat procedure for removal of caveats as stated under s. 327 of National Land Code 1965

[2015] 1 LNS 267

ORIX LEASING MALAYSIA BERHAD v. ROSSINGTON CONSOLIDATED SDN BHD; DUNHEVED INDUSTRIES SDN BHD (APPLICANT)

COMPANY LAW: Winding up - Liquidators - Rejection of unsubstantiated proof of debt by liquidator - Application pursuant to r. 93 of Companies (Winding Up) Rules 1972 to reverse, vary or modify decision of liquidator - Whether liquidator had acted correctly in rejecting a creditor's unsubstantiated proof of debt

COMPANY LAW: Winding up - Creditor's claim - Filing of proof of debt - Whether a creditor's claim must be substantiated with supporting documents - Whether a creditor's claim must be submitted in accordance with r. 81 Companies (Winding Up) Rules 1972


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY THE CURRENT THINKING OF THE JUDICIARY* [Read excerpt]
    by: THE SENIOR PRESIDING JUDGE [2015] 1 LNS(A) civ

  2. [2015] 1 LNS(A) civ
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    UNITED KINGDOM

    CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
    THE CURRENT THINKING OF THE JUDICIARY*

    by
    THE SENIOR PRESIDING JUDGE

    Introduction

    1. It is a pleasure for me to be here. As a barrister I spent a good deal of my time with experts - particularly doctors and accountants. You are a varied group. On the one hand there is the expert who asks, what do you want me to say? On the other, there is the expert who says, this is my view, whatever the evidence to the contrary. I remember too one very distinguished consultant who was so important that he absolutely refused to talk to junior counsel and would only discuss the issues with the leader.

    2. I am going to try and give you a judicial perspective - which is not the same as saying 'the' judicial perspective as of course I can not speak for all of my colleagues. I note that it states on the flyer advertising this conference that this is the largest annual gathering of expert witnesses in the UK, which might be regarded as a daunting prospect for any speaker. You are all used to appearing before a judge, but no judge is used to appearing before such a large and varied assortment of experts.

    . . .

    * Keynote Address By The Senior Presiding Judge, Bond Solon Conference on Expert Witnesses (9 November 2012). Published with kind permission of the Judicial Communications Office, Judiciary of England and Wales (http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/JCO/Documents/ Speeches/mr-speech-holdsworth-lecture-2012.pdf).


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  3. REGULATING REHABILITATIVE ROBOTS IN MALAYSIA [Read excerpt]
    by: NURUS SAKINATUL FIKRIAH+
    DR HARTINI SARIPAN+
    DR ZULHABRI ISMAIL+
    [2015] 1 LNS(A) cv

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

    REGULATING REHABILITATIVE ROBOTS IN MALAYSIA
    by
    NURUS SAKINATUL FIKRIAH+
    DR HARTINI SARIPAN+
    DR ZULHABRI ISMAIL+

    Abstract

    Rehabilitative and assistive robots are dominating the healthcare institutions globally and demonstrate the increased risk of sustaining injuries to human users due to the complexity of the robotic technology involved. The urgency to have a reliable, safe and effective robotic system has spurred the adoption of many methods within the engineering community. Even though these methods are quite well perceived by them, the role of a regulatory system is much required to ensure and maintain a high standard of quality, safety and effectiveness of medical robotics. Malaysia is certainly following the global trend in acknowledging the potential of integrating rehabilitative robotics in the healthcare institutions. Before a full-fledged robot-based intervention program is placed in our healthcare environment, a thorough research of the existing regulatory framework, specifically the medical device regulations, ought to be carried out. Hence this paper aims to outline the significance of the rule-based system enshrining Malaysian medical device regulations and address the problem of standardization for medical robot safety evaluation by benchmarking against the United States medical device regulations.

    . . .

    + Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, 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 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) 299/2015 Federal Constitution (Delimitation of Constituencies) (State of Sarawak) Order 2015 18 December 2015 19 December 2015 ACT 000
PU(A) 298/2015 Control of Supplies (Controlled Articles) (No. 6) Order 2015 17 December 2015 18 December 2015 ACT 122
PU(A) 297/2015 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Price Marking of Price-Controlled Goods) (No. 6) Order 2015 17 December 2015 23 December 2015 to 27 December 2015 ACT 723
PU(A) 296/2015 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Price) (No. 7) Order 2015 17 December 2015 23 December 2015 to 27 December 2015 ACT 723
PU(A) 295/2015 Judges' Remuneration (Amendment of Second Schedule) Regulations 2015 16 December 2015 1 October 2015 ACT 45

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 491/2015 Notice Regarding The Supplementary Electoral Roll For The Third Quarter of The Year 2015 That Has Been Certified 16 December 2015 15 December 2015 PU(A) 293/2002
PU(B) 490/2015 Notice Regarding The Supplementary Electoral Roll For The Second Quarter of The Year 2015 (No. 4) That Has Been Certified 15 December 2015 15 December 2015 PU(A) 293/2002
PU(B) 489/2015 Declaration of Heritage Object (No. 3) 2015 15 December 2015 16 December 2015 ACT 645
PU(B) 488/2015 Declaration of Heritage Object (No. 2) 2015 15 December 2015 16 December 2015 ACT 645
PU(B) 487/2015 Appointment of Inquiry Officer Under Section 9 11 December 2015 11 December 2015 ACT 769

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 45 Judges' Remuneration Act 1971 PU(A) 295/2015 1 October 2015 Second Schedule
ACT 51 Dental Act 1971 PU(A) 294/2015 16 December 2015 Second Schedule
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

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