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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 10
10 March 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. PP v. BILLION NOVA SDN BHD & ORS [2016] 2 CLJ 763

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2016 Volume 2 (Part 5)

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 v. BILLION NOVA SDN BHD & ORS [2016] 2 CLJ 763
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
LIM YEE LAN JCA, VARGHESE GEORGE JCA, IDRUS HARUN JCA
[CRIMINAL APPEAL NO: Q-09-305-10-2014]
13 JANUARY 2016

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Forfeiture - Customs and excise - Application under s. 56(1) of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 - Forfeiture of money - Whether conditions for exercise of power by Public Prosecutor fulfilled - Whether offence under s. 135(1)(g) of Customs Act 1967 proven

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Forfeiture - Customs and excise - Application under s. 56(1) of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 ('AMLATFA') - Forfeiture of money allegedly related to customs offences - Standard of proof - Whether on balance of probabilities - Whether sales of cigarettes in principal customs area or offence under s. 4(1) AMLATFA proven - Whether predicate offence under s. 135(1)(g) of Customs Act 1967 proven - Whether proof of payments from principal customs area sufficient to prove predicate offence

CRIMINAL LAW: Money laundering - Forfeiture - Allegation of sale transaction of duty free cigarettes in 'principle customs area' - Whether respondents committed offence under s. 135(1)(g) of Customs Act 1967 - Whether sums seized proceeds of unlawful activities - Whether prosecution established case


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 198

PUGILAN VASU & SATU LAGI lwn. MAGESWARI SUBRAMANIAM

KETERANGAN: Inferen bertentangan - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 114(g) - Ketidakhadiran defendan untuk memberi keterangan - Kewujudan satu versi keterangan sahaja untuk pertimbangan mahkamah - Sama ada inferen bertentangan wajar digunapakai terhadap pihak yang gagal hadir ke mahkamah untuk memberi keterangan

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Rayuan - Kemalangan jalan raya - Rayuan terhadap liabiliti dan kuantum - Gangguan keatas keputusan mahkamah bicara oleh mahkamah rayuan - Pertikaian defendan berkenaan identiti motorsikal yang terlibat di dalam kemalangan di peringkat rayuan - Defendan gagal hadir ketika bicara untuk memberi keterangan - Sama ada keputusan mahkamah bicara berkenaan identiti motorsikal wajar diganggu - Sama ada awad yang telah diberi oleh hakim bicara adalah munasabah

[2015] 1 LNS 199

AHMAD FADLI ADNAN lwn. PP

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan - Keterangan - Penilaian semula keterangan kes pendakwaan - Hakim bicara bergantung kepada keputusan hakim Mahkamah Rayuan dalam memutuskan bahawa pendakwaan telah berjaya membuktikan kes prima facie - Sama ada hakim bicara boleh menimbangkan keterangan diperingkat kes pendakwaan bersama pembelaan tertuduh - Sama ada hakim bicara terikat dengan penilaian yang telah dilakukan oleh hakim Mahkamah Rayuan

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Rasuah - Permintaan dan pemerolehan wang suapan - Kesalahan permintaan dan pemerolehan wang suapan oleh pihak polis - Dorongan untuk menutup kes - Sama ada inti pati kesalahan di bawah s. 16(a), (b) dan 17 Akta Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia 2009 telah dipenuhi - Sama ada anggapan di bawah s. 50 Akta Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia 2009 telah dipatahkan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap hukuman - Perjalanan hukuman penjara secara berturutan - Tiga kesalahan rasuah yang dilakukan saling kait mengait dan membentuk satu transaksi - Sama ada hukuman penjara secara berturutan yang telah dijatuhkan terlampau tinggi - Sama ada hukuman penjara secara serentak adalah munasabah

[2015] 1 LNS 413

MUHAMMAD AZHARI MOHD NAYAN v. PP

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Appeal against conviction - Sexual offences - Statutory rape - Existence of contradictory evidence - Discrepancies in victim's testimony - Whether conviction based on testimony of victim safe - Whether weight of defence and prosecution's evidence fairly assessed - Whether defence raised a reasonable doubt in prosecution's case - Whether conviction ought to be set aside

EVIDENCE: Witness - Weight given to evidence - Credibility of witness - Sexual offence - Discrepancies in victim's testimony - Victim's testimony tainted with suspicion - Whether safe to rely on testimony of victim which was tainted with suspicion

[2015] 1 LNS 414

ELITE MEGA BUILDERS SDN BHD v. PUNCAK SEPAKAT SDN BHD; ZAMRUD INTAN SDN BHD (APPLICANT)

COMPANY LAW: Winding up - Liquidators - Removal of liquidator - Application by judgment creditor - Failure to discharge duties in interest of company and all its contributors and creditors - Liquidator acted in biased manner and placed himself in a position of conflict of interest by associating with and seeking assistance of an interested party - Liquidator requested and relied on comment from competing creditor in rejecting proof of debt submitted by another creditor - Whether liquidator demonstrated conduct tainted by bias which warranted removal - Whether due cause shown for removal of liquidator under s. 232(1) of Companies Act 1965

[2015] 1 LNS 415

NAYAN BAHAROM v. LEMBAGA TATATERTIB POLIS DIRAJA MALAYSIA & ANOR

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Judicial review proceedings - Application filed almost 8 years from date of decision - Absence of leave for extension of time - Whether there was inordinate delay in filing application for leave for judicial review - Whether leave for judicial review ought to be granted - Whether compliance with time frame as stipulated under O. 53 r. 3(6) Rules of Court 2012 ('ROC') is mandatory and goes to jurisdiction of court - Whether filing of judicial review application without leave of court could be cured under O. 1A of ROC


CLJ 2016 Volume 2 (Part 5)

FEDERAL COURT

Malaysian International Trading Corporation Sdn Bhd v. RHB Bank Bhd
Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ
(Banking; Civil Procedure - Security for advances - Illegal monies) [2016] 2 CLJ 717 [FC]

COURT OF APPEAL

Amber Court Management Corporation & Ors v. Hong Gan Gui & Anor
Varghese George, Idrus Harun, Badariah Sahamid JJCA
(Civil Procedure - Action - Capacity to sue - Defamation) [2016] 2 CLJ 751 [CA]

PP v. Billion Nova Sdn Bhd & Ors
Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA
(Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law - Forfeiture - Customs and excise - Application under s. 56(1) of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 ('AMLATFA')) [2016] 2 CLJ 763 [CA]

Setiausaha Suruhanjaya Pasukan Polis & Ors v. Cheah Yen Khee & Another Appeal
Clement Skinner, Alizatul Khair Osman, Rohana Yusuf JJCA
(Administrative Law; Public Servants - Rules of natural justice - Dismissal of police officer) [2016] 2 CLJ 789 [CA]

Wong Soon Choon v. PP
Mohtarudin Baki, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA
(Criminal Procedure; Evidence - Witness - Identification of accused person) [2016] 2 CLJ 807 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri v. Marigold Industries (M) Sdn Bhd
Wong Kian Kheong JC
(Revenue Law; Statutory Interpretation - Income tax - Special Commissioners - Deciding order) [2016] 2 CLJ 823 [HC]

PP lwn. Muhammad Fadhil Ibrahim
Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah PK
(Undang-undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah - Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 130J(1)(a) - Cubaan memberi sokongan dan manfaat pada kumpulan pengganas Islamic State ('IS')) [2016] 2 CLJ 848 [HC]

PP lwn. Ooi Wei Yhee & Satu Lagi
Abu Bakar Katar PK
(Undang-undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah; Perkataan & Istilah - Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran 2007 - Seksyen 12 - Intipati kesalahan 'bagi maksud eksploitasi kerja paksa') [2016] 2 CLJ 861 [HC]

Tan Kok Sung v. Yap Sew Moy & Ors
Lee Swee Seng J
(Family Law - Maintenance - Maintenance of wife) [2016] 2 CLJ 872 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Judicial review - Dismissal of police officer - Whether valid - Whether extraneous and irrelevant factors taken into account - Whether affidavit submitted bore no relationship to charge - Whether allegations in affidavit amounted to new charge - Failure to afford opportunity to explain or rebut allegations - Whether breach of fundamental principles of natural justice - Whether dismissal null and void - Federal Constitution, art. 135(2)
Setiausaha Suruhanjaya Pasukan Polis & Ors v. Cheah Yen Khee & Another Appeal
(Clement Skinner, Alizatul Khair Osman, Rohana Yusuf JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 789 [CA]

Rules of natural justice - Dismissal of police officer - Whether valid - Whether extraneous and irrelevant factors taken into account - Whether affidavit submitted bore no relationship to charge - Whether allegations in affidavit amounted to new charge - Failure to afford opportunity to explain or rebut allegations - Whether breach of fundamental principles of natural justice - Whether dismissal null and void - Federal Constitution, art. 135(2)
Setiausaha Suruhanjaya Pasukan Polis & Ors v. Cheah Yen Khee & Another Appeal
(Clement Skinner, Alizatul Khair Osman, Rohana Yusuf JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 789 [CA]

BANKING

Banker and customer - Securities - Retention of customer's security - Monies in deposit account pledged by judgment debtor ('JD') as security for banking facility - Application by judgment creditor to garnish monies in deposit accounts - Whether JD's interests in deposit accounts conditional upon full repayment of banking facility - Whether debt due by JD actionable
Malaysian International Trading Corporation Sdn Bhd v. RHB Bank Bhd
(Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 2 CLJ 717 [FC]

Security for advances - Illegal monies - Monies in fixed deposit accounts pledged with bank as security - Monies obtained from illegal sources - Whether bank a bona fide recipient for value and without notice - Whether rights of bank over security affected by illegal conduct of depositors - Whether obligation on bank to ascertain source of monies deposited
Malaysian International Trading Corporation Sdn Bhd v. RHB Bank Bhd
(Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 2 CLJ 717 [FC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Action - Capacity to sue - Defamation - Action by management corporation and its council members - Locus standi - Whether management corporation could maintain action for defamation - Whether council members could bring action on behalf of management council - Whether claim maintainable under Strata Titles Act 1985 and common law - Whether claim ought to be struck out - Strata Titles Act 1985, ss. 39(3), 43(1)
Amber Court Management Corporation & Ors v. Hong Gan Gui & Anor
(Varghese George, Idrus Harun, Badariah Sahamid JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 751 [CA]

Execution - Garnishee proceedings - Monies in deposit account pledged by judgment debtor ('JD') as security for banking facility - Application by judgment creditor ('JC') to garnish monies - Monies uplifted by bank in exercise of right of set-off to pay JD's debts with bank - Whether bank bound by outcome of proceedings between JD and JC - Whether bank could exercise right of set-off and utilise funds for its own benefit - Whether bank held monies in fixed deposit accounts on trust
Malaysian International Trading Corporation Sdn Bhd v. RHB Bank Bhd
(Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 2 CLJ 717 [FC]

Res judicata - Whether applicable - Respondent not party to earlier suit - Earlier suit involving different issue or cause of action - Whether principle of res judicata applied
Malaysian International Trading Corporation Sdn Bhd v. RHB Bank Bhd
(Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 2 CLJ 717 [FC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Money laundering - Forfeiture - Allegation of sale transaction of duty free cigarettes in 'principle customs area' - Whether respondents committed offence under s. 135(1)(g) of Customs Act 1967 - Whether sums seized proceeds of unlawful activities - Whether prosecution established case
PP v. Billion Nova Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 763 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Murder - Accused convicted and sentenced to death - Witnesses' testimony that deceased had been attacked by accused with parang - Whether accused properly identified as perpetrator of crime - Omission to state name of accused in police report - Whether fatal to prosecution's case - Whether conviction and sentence unsafe
Wong Soon Choon v. PP
(Mohtarudin Baki, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 807 [CA]

Forfeiture - Customs and excise - Application under s. 56(1) of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 - Forfeiture of money - Whether conditions for exercise of power by Public Prosecutor fulfilled - Whether offence under s. 135(1)(g) of Customs Act 1967 proven
PP v. Billion Nova Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 763 [CA]

Forfeiture - Customs and excise - Application under s. 56(1) of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 ('AMLATFA') - Forfeiture of money allegedly related to customs offences - Standard of proof - Whether on balance of probabilities - Whether sales of cigarettes in principal customs area or offence under s. 4(1) AMLATFA proven - Whether predicate offence under s. 135(1)(g) of Customs Act 1967 proven - Whether proof of payments from principal customs area sufficient to prove predicate offence
PP v. Billion Nova Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 763 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Witness - Identification of accused person - Whether properly and positively identified - Whether safe to convict on unsatisfactory identification evidence - Best evidence rule - CCTV footage - Failure to tender - Whether accused prejudiced - Whether fatal to prosecution's case
Wong Soon Choon v. PP
(Mohtarudin Baki, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 807 [CA]

FAMILY LAW

Maintenance - Maintenance of wife - Whether interim maintenance could be ordered where adultery is alleged - Whether interim maintenance for wife should not be allowed until divorce petition fully disposed of - Whether court should apportion degree of responsibility for breakdown of marriage - Whether quantum claimed reasonable - Whether wife ought to be placed in similar standard of living during her married life - Whether husband has duty and obligation to provide for wife - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 77
Tan Kok Sung v. Yap Sew Moy & Ors
(Lee Swee Seng J) [2016] 2 CLJ 872 [HC]

PUBLIC SERVANTS

Dismissal - Dismissal of police officer - Whether valid - Whether extraneous and irrelevant factors taken into account - Whether affidavit submitted bore no relationship to charge - Whether allegations in affidavit amounted to new charge - Failure to afford opportunity to explain or rebut allegations - Whether breach of fundamental principles of natural justice - Whether dismissal null and void - Federal Constitution, art. 135(2)
Setiausaha Suruhanjaya Pasukan Polis & Ors v. Cheah Yen Khee & Another Appeal
(Clement Skinner, Alizatul Khair Osman, Rohana Yusuf JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 789 [CA]

REVENUE LAW

Income tax - Special Commissioners - Deciding order - Appeal against - Whether company entitled to claim for reinvestment allowance - Whether disputed items played integral role in company's business - Whether company incurred capital expenditure - Expansion and modernisation of company's existing business - Whether a qualifying project - Whether company's capital expenditure satisfied literal interpretation of paras 1 and 8(a) of Sch. 7A to Income Tax Act 1967 - Whether there was delay by company in submitting tax returns - Income Tax Act 1967, s. 133A
Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri v. Marigold Industries (M) Sdn Bhd
(Wong Kian Kheong JC) [2016] 2 CLJ 823 [HC]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Construction of statutes - Interpretation - Literal and purposive approach - Proviso to para 1 of Sch. 7A to Income Tax Act 1967 - Applicability
Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri v. Marigold Industries (M) Sdn Bhd
(Wong Kian Kheong JC) [2016] 2 CLJ 823 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

PERKATAAN & ISTILAH

'Kerja paksa' - Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran 2007, s. 2 - Maksud dan pengertian - Kegagalan Parlimen memberi takrifan - Mahkamah memberi takrifan sebagaimana dalam Kamus Bahasa - Sama ada pendakwaan membuktikan kekasaran atau kerja paksa
PP lwn. Ooi Wei Yhee & Satu Lagi
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 861 [HC]

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Hukuman - Mitigasi - Faktor-faktor yang dipertimbangkan mahkamah - Sama ada kesalahan mewajarkan hukuman pemenjaraan - Sama ada kepentingan awam diberi keutamaan - Tertuduh mengaku salah - Kesalahan pertama dan pesalah muda - Sama ada tempoh pemenjaraan singkat memberi pengajaran serta pemulihan
PP lwn. Muhammad Fadhil Ibrahim
(Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 848 [HC]

Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap pembebasan dan pelepasan - Penyeludupan manusia - Unsur 'kerja paksa' - Sama ada elemen-elemen kesalahan dibuktikan - Sama ada terdapat paksaan - Sama ada hakim bicara tersalah arah berkaitan elemen kesalahan
PP lwn. Ooi Wei Yhee & Satu Lagi
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 861 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran 2007 - Seksyen 12 - Intipati kesalahan 'bagi maksud eksploitasi kerja paksa' - Sama ada bentuk eksploitasi diperincikan dalam pertuduhan - Sama ada tertuduh melakukan 'kerja paksa' atas mangsa - Sama ada 'kerja paksa' bagi maksud s. 2 dibuktikan
PP lwn. Ooi Wei Yhee & Satu Lagi
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 861 [HC]

Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 130J(1)(a) - Cubaan memberi sokongan dan manfaat pada kumpulan pengganas Islamic State ('IS') - Tertuduh
mengaku salah - Sabitan dan hukuman - Mitigasi - Faktor-faktor yang dipertimbangkan - Sama ada kepentingan awam diberi keutamaan - Kesalahan pertama dan pesalah muda - Sama ada tempoh pemenjaraan singkat memberi pengajaran serta pemulihan
PP lwn. Muhammad Fadhil Ibrahim
(Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 848 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS FOR SOCIAL SEX SELECTION IN MALAYSIA: AUTONOMY, HARM AND THE ROLE OF LAW [Read excerpt]
    by: DR. HANIWARDA YAAKOB* [2016] 1 LNS(A) xx

  2. [2016] 1 LNS(A) xx
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    MALAYSIA

    PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS FOR SOCIAL SEX SELECTION IN MALAYSIA:
    AUTONOMY, HARM AND THE ROLE OF LAW

    by
    DR. HANIWARDA YAAKOB*

    ABSTRACT

    In determining the suitable legal mechanism that should be adopted to address the advancement in assisted reproductive technologies, the importance of individual autonomy must be balanced against the role of the State in protecting society from the harm that may be caused by these technologies. This is premised upon the argument that reproduction is a personal and private aspect in an individual's life that should be protected from unwarranted State intervention. Arguing in the context of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for Social Sex Selection, this paper seeks to determine the appropriate legal mechanism that should be adopted to regulate the technology in Malaysia given the importance of individual reproductive autonomy argued herein. To achieve this objective, the role of law in individuals' reproductive life is examined in order to ascertain the extent to which the State should be allowed to encroach upon a citizen's autonomy to produce a child of a particular sex using Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. In conclusion, this paper argues for application of the notion of individual reproductive autonomy in considering the extent to which the law should intervene on the use of such technology in Malaysia, subject, however, to the limitations imposed.

    Keywords: Bioethics; Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis; Reproductive Autonomy; Sex Selection.

    . . .

    * Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


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  3. THE NANNY STATE? NAVIGATING THE INDUSTRIAL LAW AROUND NANNIES, AU PAIRS AND DOMESTIC SERVANTS* [Read excerpt]
    by: ALLISON BALLARD** [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxii

  4. [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxii
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    AUSTRALIA

    THE NANNY STATE?
    NAVIGATING THE INDUSTRIAL LAW AROUND NANNIES,
    AU PAIRS AND DOMESTIC SERVANTS*

    by
    ALLISON BALLARD**

     

    Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid. − Antonia Fraser

    Who’s minding the minders, keeping the keepers, watching the watchers? When the parents or guardians of young children are at work, who steps into the traditionally unpaid role of the ‘stay-at-home mum’? If it isn’t a ‘stay-at-home dad’, a friend, grandparent or relative, who is it?

    Quite often it’s likely to be a nanny, an au pair, or a ‘domestic’ servant. The arrangements we make to care for our children in our homes raises the question of when these arrangements amount to ‘work’ for the purposes of our industrial laws.

    When parents work outside the home, the kids may be at school, in formal child care,[1] at a relative’s home, home alone, or being cared for in their own home by a non-parent.[2] It is the latter circumstance (regular and systematic ‘informal’ (or nonsubsidised) child care[3] by a non-parent in the home) that is the focus of this article.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory. See Ethos No. 238 December 2015.

    ** Lawyer, Human Rights, Employment & Discrimination, Women's Legal Centre (ACT & Region) Inc.

    Allison is a member of the ACT Law Society's Industrial Relations Committee. This article is an initiative of the Committee.


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 774 Allied Health Professions Act 2016 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 773 Finance Act 2015 The Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53] see s 3; The Petroleum (Income Tax) Act 1967 [Act 543] see s 33; The Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976 [Act 169] see s 39; The Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990 [Act 445] see s 44; The Goods and Services Tax Act 2014 [Act 762] see s 47; The Promotion of Investments Act 1986 [Act 327] see s 57 -
ACT 772 Animal Welfare Act 2015 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 771 Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 1 March 2016 [PU(B) 88/2016] -
ACT 770 Special Measures Against Terrorism In Foreign Countries Act 2015 15 June 2015 [PU(B) 250/2015] -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1506 Tabung Angkatan Tentera (Amendment) Act 2016 8 March 2016 except s 2, para 4(c), ss 5 and 6, para 7(a) and ss 9 and 11; 1 January 2016 - s 2, para 4(c), ss 5 and 6, para 7(a) and ss 9 and 11 ACT 101
ACT A1505 Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (Amendment) Act 2016 8 March 2016 ACT 720
ACT A1504 Employees Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Yet In Force ACT 452
ACT A1503 Supply Act 2016 24 December 2015  
ACT A1502 Development Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2015 31 January 2016 [PU(B) 46/2016] ACT 618

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 51/2016 Employees' Social Security (Supply) Regulations 2016 7 March 2016 1 January 2016 ACT 4
PU(A) 50/2016 Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (Differential Premium Systems In Respect of Insurer Members) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 4 March 2016 Assessment year of 2016 PU(A) 496/2012
PU(A) 49/2016 Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (First Premium and Annual Premium In Respect of Insurer Members) Order 2016 4 March 2016 Assessment year of 2016 ACT 720
PU(A) 48/2016 Fees (Passports and Visas) (Remission of Fees) Order 2016 1 March 2016 1 March 2016 to 31 December 2016 ACT 209
PU(A) 47/2016 Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oaths and Fees) (Remission of Fees) Regulations 2016 1 March 2016 1 March 2016 to 31 December 2016 ACT 348

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 97/2016 Notice Regarding The Principal Electoral Roll of The Year 2015 That Has Been Re-Certified 9 March 2016 9 March 2016 PU(A) 293/2002
PU(B) 96/2016 Appointment of Deputy Public Prosecutor 9 March 2016 2 February 2016 ACT 593
PU(B) 95/2016 Appointment of Members and Alternate Members of The Board 9 March 2016 Specified in column (4) of the Schedule ACT 319
PU(B) 94/2016 Notice To Third Parties 4 March 2016 10 March 2016 ACT 613
PU(B) 93/2016 Notification of Values of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 3 March 2016 3 March 2016 to 16 March 2016 ACT 235

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 101 Tabung Angkatan Tentera Act 1973 ACT A1506 8 March 2016 except s. 2, para. 4(c), ss. 5 and 6, para. 7(a) and ss. 9 and 11; 1 January 2016 - s. 2, para. 4(c), ss. 5 and 6, para. 7(a) and ss. 9 and 11 Sections 3, 6, 9, 9A, 10, 12, 12A, 13, 14, 15C and 22
ACT 174 Educational Institutions (Discipline) Act 1976 PU(A) 45/2016 2 March 2016 First Schedule
ACT 3 Civil Aviation Act 1969 ACT A1497 1 March 2016 [PU(B) 86/2016] Sections 2, 3, 5A, 24A, 24F, 24K and Part VIIIB
PU(A) 350/2012 Excise Duties Order 2012 PU(A) 43/2016 1 March 2016 Schedule
ACT 712 Competition Act 2010 PU(A) 44/2016 1 March 2016 First Schedule

 

Revoked

 

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 221/2015 Passport (Visa to Tourist From the People's Republic of China) (Exemption) Order 2015 PU(A) 46/2016 1 March 2016 until 31 December 2016
PU(A) 325/1996 Companies (Exemption) Order 1996 PU(A) 42/2016 15 March 2016
PU(B) 165/2013 Polling Districts, Polling Centres and Polling Hours (Amendment) (No. 12) PU(B) 57/2016 17 February 2016 up to and including 1 March 2016
PU(B) 101/2012 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of Director General of the Authority PU(B) 55/2016 19 September 2015
PU(B) 437/2014 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of the Members of the Competition Commission PU(B) 47/2016 4 January 2016 to 3 January 2019