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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 14
07 April 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. PETRONAS PENAPISAN (MELAKA) SDN BHD v. AHMANI SDN BHD [2016] 3 CLJ 403

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2016 Volume 3 (Part 3)

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

PETRONAS PENAPISAN (MELAKA) SDN BHD v. AHMANI SDN BHD [2016] 3 CLJ 403
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
ROHANA YUSUF JCA, HAMID SULTAN ABU BACKER JCA, PRASAD SANDOSHAM ABRAHAM JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02(C)(A)-1018-06-2015]
17 FEBRUARY 2016

ARBITRATION: Award - Question of law - Arbitration Act 2005, s. 42 - Whether award contained decisions on matters beyond scope of submission to arbitration - Whether award manifestly unlawful and unconscionable - Whether pre-requisites for s. 42 complied with - Whether issue fell within question of law under s. 42


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 388

PP lwn. THAYALAN MANOGARAN & SATU LAGI

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Hukuman - Pemenjaraan - Penentuan tempoh pemenjaraan bagi kesalahan homisid salah yang tidak tergolong kepada membunuh - Rehabilitasi - Faktor kepentingan awam - Pengakuan bersalah tertuduh - Sama ada pengakuan bersalah boleh dipertimbangkan untuk mewajarkan pemberian kredit dan diskaun dalam penentuan tempoh pemenjaraan - Sama ada hukuman penjara enam tahun adalah munasabah

[2015] 1 LNS 391

EZ ENGINEERING WORK SDN BHD lwn. ECOBUILDER SDN BHD

KONTRAK: Pembentukan - Kontrak yang muktamad - Penerimaan - Perjumpaan dan perbincangan pihak-pihak - Sama ada perjumpaan pihak-pihak semata-mata boleh mewujudkan kontrak - Sama ada persetujuan untuk melawat tapak merupakan persetujuan penerimaan kontrak

KONTRAK: Kontrak pembinaan - Tuntutan untuk kerja-kerja yang telah dibuat - Kerja-kerja sivil dan struktur - Pembuktian tuntutan - Sama ada plaintif telah membawa bukti-bukti yang kukuh untuk membuktikan tuntutannya

KETERANGAN: Ekshibit - Penerimaan masuk - Exhibit kekal sebagai ID sepanjang perbicaraan - Sama ada plaintif boleh membuktikan tuntutan dengan semata-mata bersandar kepada ekshibit yang ditanda sebagai ID sepanjang bicara

[2015] 1 LNS 481

PP v. CHANG KOK FOO

CRIMINAL LAW: Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - s. 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking dangerous drugs - Methamphetamine weighing 375.3 g - Element of exclusivity - Whether ingredients of offence of trafficking established by prosecution - Whether accused had custody, control, knowledge and possession of dangerous drugs - Whether exclusivity of possession of drugs was proven

CRIMINAL LAW: Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - s. 12(2) - Possession of dangerous drugs - Heroin and monoacetylmorphines weighing 12.2g - Element of exclusivity - Whether accused has power to deal with dangerous drugs to exclusion of others - Whether mere proximity or juxtaposition of accused to drugs was sufficient to fasten possession upon accused - Whether accused had knowledge of drugs

EVIDENCE: Statement - Admissibility - Statement pursuant to s. 32 of Evidence Act 1950 ('EA') - Statement of a person whose whereabouts are unknown - Whether application of s. 32 of EA was automatic - Whether prosecution must adduce sufficient evidence in order to invoke s. 32 of EA

[2015] 1 LNS 483

AGILITY LOGISTICS SDN BHD v. DISYA SUPPLY AND TRADING SDN BHD

COMPANY LAW: Winding up - Inability to pay debts - Petition premised on presumption of inability to pay debts - Whether presumption rebutted - Whether financial ability of respondent company at time of presentation of petition was relevant - Whether having a negative balance and running at a loss clearly established insolvency of respondent company and its inability to meet its financial obligation - Whether fund in sister companies could prove respondent company's solvency and ability to meet its financial obligations

COMPANY LAW: Winding up - Opposition to petition - Jurisdictional issue - Whether winding up petition was filed in a proper forum

COMPANY LAW: Winding up - Disputed debt - Debt disputed for first time in affidavit in opposition - Existence of partial payment after expiry of s. 218 notice period - Whether allegation of disputed debt was an afterthought

[2015] 1 LNS 490

TAN SRI DATO' SERI DR M MAHADEVAN v. DR JEYARATNAM MAHALINGAM RATNAVALE

TORT: Defamation - Libel - Trustee's action against beneficiary of an estate over allegations made by beneficiary in respect of trustee's duties - Allegation of dishonesty and improper execution of duties as trustees - Whether words complained of were defamatory in nature - Whether plaintiff had obligation to prove defamatory words were false

TORT: Defamation - Defence - Qualified privilege - Allegations made by beneficiaries against a trustee of an estate to fellow trustees - Whether a beneficiary had a moral duty and interest to share with fellow trustees his suspicions about actions of a trustee in respect of an estate - Whether publication of words complained of was actuated by malice

TORT: Defamation - Defence - Justification - Whether words complained of were true


CLJ 2016 Volume 3 (Part 3)

FEDERAL COURT

Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn Bhd & Ors v. Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisses De Chocolat & Ors And Another Appeal
Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ
(Intellectual Property; Civil Procedure - Passing off - Trade name - Geographical indications) [2016] 3 CLJ 345 [FC]

COURT OF APPEAL

Halaman Perdana Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Selangor
Alizatul Khair Osman, Anantham Kasinather, Varghese George JJCA
(Land Law; Civil Procedure - Acquisition of land - Award of compensation) [2016] 3 CLJ 370 [CA]

Mentari Sekitar Sdn Bhd v. Heritage Property Sdn Bhd
Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA
(Contract; Civil Procedure - Terms - Express terms - 'time shall be of essence') [2016] 3 CLJ 382 [CA]

Petronas Penapisan (Melaka) Sdn Bhd v. Ahmani Sdn Bhd
Rohana Yusuf, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Prasad Sandosham Abraham JJCA
(Arbitration - Award - Question of law - Arbitration Act 2005, s. 42) [2016] 3 CLJ 403 [CA]

PP v. Yap Kim Wang
Mohtarudin Baki, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA
(Criminal Procedure - Appeal - Acquittal and discharge - Seven charges levelled against accused for offences under ss. 12(2) and 39B(1) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and s. 30(3) of Poisons Act 1952) [2016] 3 CLJ 433 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Do Thanh Nhan & Ors v. Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency
Mairin Idang JC
(Criminal Procedure; Statutory Interpretation - Charge of fishing in Malaysian fisheries waters without permit - Construction of statutes - Intention of Parliament) [2016] 3 CLJ 458 [HC]

Eastern Cargo Express (M) Sdn Bhd v. Fabina Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
Yeoh Wee Siam J
(Contract; Land Law; Civil Procedure - Indefeasibility of title and interest - Sale and purchase agreement - Fraud) [2016] 3 CLJ 467 [HC]

PP lwn. Mohammad Firdaus Hadie & Yang Lain
Abdul Wahab Mohamed PK
(Prosedur Jenayah - Penangkapan - Perintah reman) [2016] 3 CLJ 488 [HC]

Pua Kiam Wee v. Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd
Hue Siew Kheng J
(Tort - Defamation - Defamatory statements - Apology) [2016] 3 CLJ 498 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

ARBITRATION

Award - Question of law - Arbitration Act 2005, s. 42 - Whether award contained decisions on matters beyond scope of submission to arbitration - Whether award manifestly unlawful and unconscionable - Whether pre-requisites for s. 42 complied with - Whether issue fell within question of law under s. 42
Petronas Penapisan (Melaka) Sdn Bhd v. Ahmani Sdn Bhd
(Rohana Yusuf, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Prasad Sandosham Abraham JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 403 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Decision of trial judge - Land acquisition - Whether statute expressly precluded appellant from appealing - Whether right to appeal a creature of statute - Whether appeal maintainable - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, s. 68(1) - Whether constitutional
Halaman Perdana Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Selangor
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Anantham Kasinather, Varghese George JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 370 [CA]

Appeal - New point raised on appeal - Point never pleaded in defence and counterclaim and not part of 'issues to be tried' - Whether an attempt to formulate alternative line of defence - Whether question of law - Whether new point fell within exceptions - Balance of justice - Whether in favour of allowing new point raised at appellate stage
Mentari Sekitar Sdn Bhd v. Heritage Property Sdn Bhd
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 382 [CA]

Fraud - Conspiracy to defraud - Allegation of - Second developer overtook development from initial developer - Whether second developer committed fraud by entering into sub-sale of property without consent of initial developer - Whether fraud could be inferred against subsequent purchaser by its mere act of purchasing property from second developer - Whether subsequent purchaser could seek protection from exception provided in s. 340(3) National Land Code - Whether subsequent purchaser bona fide purchaser for valuable consideration without notice of plaintiff's prior interest in property - Whether subsequent purchaser obtained good title to property
Eastern Cargo Express (M) Sdn Bhd v. Fabina Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Yeoh Wee Siam J) [2016] 3 CLJ 467 [HC]

Locus standi - Action - Whether developer had beneficial interest to property - Whether interest commenced from developer's purchase of property under sale and purchase agreements - Whether developer had locus standi to initiate action
Eastern Cargo Express (M) Sdn Bhd v. Fabina Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Yeoh Wee Siam J) [2016] 3 CLJ 467 [HC]

Parties - Locus standi - Tort of passing off - Dispute as to usage of name 'Maestro Swiss' on chocolate products - Whether led public to believe products manufactured in Switzerland - Whether trade association had business interest or goodwill entitling it to sue for passing off
Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn Bhd & Ors v. Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisses De Chocolat & Ors And Another Appeal
(Richard Malanjum Cj (Sabah & Sarawak), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ) [2016] 3 CLJ 345 [FC]

CONTRACT

Sale and purchase agreement - Validity of - Allegations of fraud - Second developer overtook development from initial developer - Whether second developer committed fraud by entering into sub-sale of property without consent of initial developer - Whether fraud could be inferred against subsequent purchaser by its mere act of purchasing property from second developer - Whether subsequent purchaser could seek protection from exception provided in s. 340(3) National Land Code - Whether subsequent purchaser bona fide purchaser for valuable consideration without notice of plaintiff's prior interest in property - Whether subsequent purchaser obtained good title to property
Eastern Cargo Express (M) Sdn Bhd v. Fabina Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Yeoh Wee Siam J) [2016] 3 CLJ 467 [HC]

Termination - Validity - Sale and purchase agreement - Termination upon failure to pay balance purchase price within stipulated period - Whether time intended to be essence of agreement - Allegation of oral collateral agreement extending time - Whether proven - Whether oral collateral agreement mentioned in recitals of agreement - Whether agreement validly terminated
Mentari Sekitar Sdn Bhd v. Heritage Property Sdn Bhd
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 382 [CA]

Terms - Express terms - 'time shall be of essence' - Allegation of oral collateral agreement extending time - Whether oral collateral agreement mentioned in recitals of agreement - Whether an attempt to introduce new terms to agreement - Whether directly contradicted various express terms of agreement - Whether amounted to rewriting agreement - Whether prohibited under ss. 91 and 92 of Evidence Act 1950 - Contracts Act 1950, s. 91
Mentari Sekitar Sdn Bhd v. Heritage Property Sdn Bhd
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 382 [CA]

Waiver - Conduct - Time was of essence of agreement - Whether allowing extensions of time and 19 days of inactivity amounted to waiver - Whether silence amounted to waiver - Whether time ceased to be of essence of agreement
Mentari Sekitar Sdn Bhd v. Heritage Property Sdn Bhd
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 382 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Acquittal and discharge - Appeal against - Appeal by prosecution - Seven charges levelled against accused for offences under ss. 12(2) and 39B(1) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and s. 30(3) of Poisons Act 1952 - Drugs and poisons found in apartment of accused - Whether accused had full control, exclusive use and access to apartment - Whether drugs and poisons found belonged to accused - Whether accused tenant and occupier of apartment - Whether defence of accused mere afterthought - Whether accused raised reasonable doubt on prosecution case - Whether trial judge erred in finding that accused was not tenant nor occupier of apartment
PP v. Yap Kim Wang
(Mohtarudin Baki, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 433 [CA]

Appeal - Appeal against Magistrate's decision - Sentence and order of forfeiture - Charge of fishing in Malaysian fisheries waters without permit - Fisheries Act 1985, s. 15(1)(a) - Whether Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency empowered to enforce provisions of Fisheries Act - Whether order of forfeiture of vessel in accordance with the law - Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Act 2004, ss. 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 - Fisheries Act 1985, ss. 2, 4, 36, 47 & 52
Do Thanh Nhan & Ors v. Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency
(Mairin Idang JC) [2016] 3 CLJ 458 [HC]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Geographical indications - Tort of passing off - Dispute as to usage of name 'Maestro Swiss' on chocolate products - Whether led public to believe products manufactured in Switzerland - Whether trade mark used in bona fide way - Whether usage likely to cause confusion - Whether a protectable geographical indication within ambit of s. 27(2) of Geographical Indications Act 2000 - Whether rights to 'Maestro Swiss' acquired to invoke s. 28(2)
Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn Bhd & Ors v. Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisses De Chocolat & Ors And Another Appeal
(Richard Malanjum Cj (Sabah & Sarawak), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ) [2016] 3 CLJ 345 [FC]

Passing off - Trade name - Dispute as to usage of name 'Maestro Swiss' on chocolate products - Whether led public to believe products manufactured in Switzerland - Whether there are two separate and distinct misrepresentation and confusion tests for classical and extended form of passing off - Whether premised on same principle - Passing off action, ingredients of - Goodwill and reputation
Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn Bhd & Ors v. Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisses De Chocolat & Ors And Another Appeal
(Richard Malanjum Cj (Sabah & Sarawak), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ) [2016] 3 CLJ 345 [FC]

LAND LAW

Acquisition of land - Award of compensation - Appeal against quantum - Whether appeal revolved around amount of compensation - Whether fell within ambit of ss. 40D(3) and 49(1) of Land Aquisition Act 1960 - Whether appellant could appeal against order of compensation issued by High Court - Land Acquisition Act 1960, ss. 40D(3) & 49(1)
Halaman Perdana Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Selangor
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Anantham Kasinather, Varghese George JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 370 [CA]

Indefeasibility of title and interest - Sale and purchase agreement - Fraud - Conspiracy to defraud - Allegation of - Second developer overtook development from initial developer - Whether second developer committed fraud by entering into sub-sale of property without consent of initial developer - Whether fraud could be inferred against subsequent purchaser by its mere act of purchasing property from second developer - Whether subsequent purchaser could seek protection from exception provided in s. 340(3) National Land Code - Whether subsequent purchaser bona fide purchaser for valuable consideration without notice of plaintiff's prior interest in property - Whether subsequent purchaser obtained good title to property
Eastern Cargo Express (M) Sdn Bhd v. Fabina Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Yeoh Wee Siam J) [2016] 3 CLJ 467 [HC]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Construction of statutes - Intention of Parliament - Whether ss. 2, 4, 36, 47A to 47D of the Fisheries Act 1985 must be read with ss. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7(1), 7(2)(d) and 7(3) of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Act 2004 - Whether Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency empowered to enforce provisions of Fisheries Act
Do Thanh Nhan & Ors v. Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency
(Mairin Idang JC) [2016] 3 CLJ 458 [HC]

TORT

Damages - Quantum - Defamation - Whether there was a dereliction of duty to verify facts - Nature of libel - Mode and extent of publication - Whether general damages of RM200,000 fair and reasonable
Pua Kiam Wee v. Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd
(Hue Siew Kheng J) [2016] 3 CLJ 498 [HC]

Defamation - Defamatory statements - Apology - Whether prompt attempt at apology made - Whether adequate - Whether a compelling mitigating factor - Whether there was a dereliction of duty to verify facts - Defamation Act 1957, s. 10
Pua Kiam Wee v. Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd
(Hue Siew Kheng J) [2016] 3 CLJ 498 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Penangkapan - Perintah reman - Sama ada prosedur reman di bawah s. 4(1)(a) Akta Pencegahan Jenayah 1959 sama dengan prosedur reman di bawah s. 117 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah - Sama ada perkataan 'keterangan' menimbulkan keraguan terhadap permohonan reman - Sama ada Majistret mempunyai hak mempertimbangkan kewajaran alasan penahanan
PP lwn. Mohammad Firdaus Hadie & Yang Lain
(Abdul Wahab Mohamed PK) [2016] 3 CLJ 488 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. MANDATORY INSURANCE BUT NOT GUARANTEED COMPENSATION [Read excerpt]
    by: Charles Nicholson*
    &
    Cheryl Nicholson**
    [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxi

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

    MANDATORY INSURANCE BUT NOT GUARANTEED COMPENSATION
    by
    Charles Nicholson*
    &
    Cheryl Nicholson**

    INTRODUCTION

    In the field of motor insurance, the Malaysian Parliament has enacted provisions under Part IV of the Road Transport Act 1987 to make it mandatory for motor vehicle users to have in force a policy of insurance in respect of the risks of bodily injury and death to third parties.

    This article examines the current position of the law on compulsory third party insurance and highlights the legal challenges that courts are confronted with in interpreting legislative provisions to determine the scope of their applications when tasked to resolve disputes between claimants for guaranteed compensation under the scheme and insurers seeking to rely on these provisions to avoid liability. It focuses on the rights of passengers under the mandatory insurance scheme and the duty of the insurer to satisfy the judgment sum under section 96 of the Road Transport Act 1987.

    . . .

    * University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Faculty of Accounting and Management, Malaysia.

    ** Taylor's University, Taylor's Business School, Malaysia.


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  3. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY: ETHICAL ISSUES IN ESTATE PLANNING* [Read excerpt]
    by: KATIE BINSTOCK** [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxii

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

    SENSE AND SENSIBILITY: ETHICAL ISSUES IN ESTATE PLANNING*
    by
    KATIE BINSTOCK**

    For some time there has been considerable informal discussion and speculation in the profession as to what ethical constraints are imposed upon a practitioner in instances where joint instructions are obtained from clients, typically husband and wife or partners, to prepare mirror wills on behalf of both clients, ie, wills which in effect reflect in reverse the same provisions. After the completion of the retainer, that is, the signing of the will, and usually holding those wills in safe custody on the clients' behalf, some time later the practitioner may be approached by one of the clients with instructions to prepare a new will, changing significantly the provisions of the mirror will held in safe custody. This in turn triggers consideration of a number of issues - in particular, an ongoing duty of loyalty after termination of the retainer.

    I recommend to you the following article, which has been prepared by Katie Binstock from DibbsBarker, who is a member of the ACT Elder Law & Succession Committee, which addresses the complex issues involved.

    . . .

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

    ** DibbsBarker / ACT Elder Law & Succession Law Committee.


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CLJ Article(s)

  1. JOKEEN'S LAST FINAL JOKEEN CYRIL FERNANDEZ (1921-2015) [Read excerpt]
    by: DATO' MAHADEV SHANKAR* [2016] 3 CLJ(A) i CLJ 2016 Volume 3 (Part 3)

  2. [2016] 3 CLJ(A) i
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    MALAYSIA

    JOKEEN'S LAST FINAL
    JOKEEN CYRIL FERNANDEZ (1921-2015)

    by
    DATO' MAHADEV SHANKAR*

    They say that familiarity breeds contempt. After Jokeen Cyril Fernandez came into my life I say - only when that person is a pretender to character, or accomplishment. The more one knows such poseurs, the shallower they are revealed to be. This is why love at first sight is cured by a second look.

    Cyril, however, was integrity personified. Physically he stood at just above five feet but the longer I knew him the more he towered in my estimation. I first met him when I was in my midteens in 1948. I then lived in the Government quarters in Peel Avenue, Kuala Lumpur. Those houses have long since been demolished to make way for low-cost flats. The Peel Road Convent still stands a stone's throw from where our houses once stood. Cyril had just arrived from India to take up residence with his sister whose husband Mr Lawrence was also in Government service.

    . . .

    * Retired Court of Appeal Judge


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 775 Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act 2016 Not Yet In Force -
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] -

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 1 April 2016 [PU(B) 136/2016] - ss 2, 4, 12, 16, 19 and 23, and para 24(b) and (c) 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) 89/2016 Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 5) Order 2016 4 April 2016 5 April 2016 ACT 301
PU(A) 88/2016 Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 4) Order 2016 4 April 2016 5 April 2016 ACT 301
PU(A) 87/2016 Dental (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2016 4 April 2016 5 April 2016 ACT 51
PU(A) 86/2016 National Skills Development (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2016 4 April 2016 1 July 2016 ACT 652
PU(A) 85/2016 Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 3) Order 2016 4 April 2016 5 April 2016 ACT 301

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 141/2016 Appointment of Notary Public 6 April 2016 Specified in column (3) of the Schedule ACT 115
PU(B) 140/2016 Notice To Third Parties 6 April 2016 19 April 2016 ACT 613
PU(B) 139/2016 Notification Under Section 3 6 April 2016 18 October 2015 ACT 166
PU(B) 138/2016 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of Assistant Collector of Estate Duty 31 March 2016 1 April 2016 ACT 476
PU(B) 137/2016 Notice of Public Auction Under Paragraph 34(2)(b) 31 March 2016 30 April 2016 PU(A) 321/1991

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 51 Dental Act 1971 PU(A) 87/2016 5 April 2016 Second Schedule
PU(A) 136/2015 Highway Authority Malaysia (Incorporation) (Collection of Tolls) (East Coast Express Way-Phase 2) Order 2015 PU(A) 84/2016 1 April 2016 Subparagraph 1(2) and First Schedule
PU(A) 208/2013 Islamic Financial Services (Designated Islamic Payment Instruments) Order 2013 PU(A) 83/2016 1 April 2016 Subparagraph 2(c)
PU(A) 202/2013 Financial Services (Designated Payment Instruments) Order 2013 PU(A) 82/2016 1 April 2016 Subparagraph 2(c)
ACT 452 Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 ACT A1504 1 April 2016 [PU(B) 136/2016] - ss. 2, 4, 12, 16, 19 and 23, and para. 24(b) and (c) Sections 2, 4, 12, 16, 19 and 23, and para. 24(b) and (c)

 

Revoked

 

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 409/2006 National Skills Development (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2006 PU(A) 86/2016 1 July 2016
PU(B) 367/2015 Notice of Proposed Revocation of Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 50 Precinct 1 Town of Putrajaya PU(B) 120/2016 30 March 2016
PU(A) 497/2012 Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (First Premium and Annual Premium in Respect of Insurer Members) Order 2012 PU(A) 49/2016 Assessment year of 2016
PU(B) 40/2008 Constitution of Medical Boards PU(A) 52/2016 8 March 2016
PU(B) 143/2006 Constitution of Medical Boards PU(A) 52/2016 8 March 2016