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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 15
14 April 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. VIRAN NAGAPAN v. DEEPA SUBRAMANIAM & OTHER APPEALS [2016] 3 CLJ 505

  2. MARGAREAT SUNDARAM lwn. TAHIR RAWI & SATU LAGI [2016] 1 SMC 45

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2016 Volume 3 (Part 4)

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

VIRAN NAGAPAN v. DEEPA SUBRAMANIAM & OTHER APPEALS [2016] 3 CLJ 505
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
MD RAUS SHARIF PCA, ZULKEFLI AHMAD MAKINUDIN CJ (MALAYA),
ABDULL HAMID EMBONG FCJ, SURIYADI HALIM OMAR FCJ, AZAHAR MOHAMED FCJ
[CIVIL APPEALS NO: 02(f)-5-01-2015, 02(f)-6-01-2015 & 02(f)-4-01-2015(N)]
10 FEBRUARY 2016

FAMILY LAW: Children - Custody - Custody order - Principles - Whether could never be final or irreversible - Paramount considerations - Whether that of welfare of child - Child of seven years and above - Presumption - Whether capable of giving independent opinion - Wishes of parent(s)

FAMILY LAW: Children - Custody - Conversion of one parent to Islam - Conflicting custody orders granted by civil and Syariah courts - Validity of orders - Whether both orders binding and enforceable at law - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 s. 51 - Islamic Family Law (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 2003, s. 46(2)

FAMILY LAW: Children - Custody - Recovery order - Conversion of one parent to Islam - Child taken away by converting parent from custody of the other parent - Conflicting custody orders granted by civil and Syariah courts - Whether civil court could grant recovery order in face of earlier custody order by Syariah court - Whether civil court could order Inspector General of Police to execute recovery order against converting parent - Child Act 2001 ss. 52, 53 - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 51 - Islamic Family Law (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 2003, s. 46(2)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Courts - Jurisdiction - Syariah and civil courts - Custody of children - Civil marriage - Conversion of one parent to Islam - Jurisdiction to dissolve marriage, grant custody order and ancillary orders - Whether remained with civil courts - Whether dispute not one within exclusive jurisdiction of Syariah courts - Federal Constitution art. 121(1A) - Child Act 2001, ss. 52, 53 - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 s. 51 - Islamic Family Law (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 2003, s. 46(2)

WORDS & PHRASES: "lawful custody of a child" - Child Act 2001, s. 53


MARGAREAT SUNDARAM lwn. TAHIR RAWI & SATU LAGI [2016] 1 SMC 45
MAHKAMAH SESYEN, MELAKA
JAMALUDIN MAT HS
[GUAMAN SIVIL NO: A53KJ-162-06-2014-S2]
11 MEI 2015

UNDANG-UNDANG BURUH: Pekerjaan - Kecuaian pemandu - Kemalangan jalan raya - Kemalangan melibatkan kenderaan bermotor yang dipandu oleh pekerja defendan kedua - Tuntutan terhadap majikan dan rakan sekerja - Permohonan untuk membatalkan tuntutan plaintif - Sama ada kemalangan berlaku di luar masa pekerjaan plaintif - Sama ada kemalangan berlaku di atas jalan raya - Sama ada tuntutan plaintif dihalang oleh s. 31 Akta Keselamatan Sosial Pekerja 1969 - Sama ada pengecualian di bawah s. 31 terpakai - Sama ada persoalan yang dibangkitkan sesuai untuk diputuskan melalui keterangan saksi-saksi - Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987, s. 2 - Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd v. Govindarajan Alagar

TORT: Kecuaian - Kemalangan jalan raya - Kemalangan melibatkan kenderaan bermotor yang dipandu oleh pekerja defendan kedua - Tuntutan terhadap majikan dan rakan sekerja - Permohonan untuk membatalkan tuntutan plaintif - Sama ada kemalangan berlaku di luar masa pekerjaan plaintif - Sama ada kemalangan berlaku di atas jalan raya - Sama ada tuntutan plaintif dihalang oleh s. 31 Akta Keselamatan Sosial Pekerja 1969 - Sama ada pengecualian di bawah s. 31 terpakai - Sama ada persoalan yang dibangkitkan sesuai untuk diputuskan melalui keterangan saksi-saksi - Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987, s. 2 - Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd v. Govindarajan Alagar

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Pembatalan - Writ saman dan pernyataan tuntutan - Persoalan yang dibangkitkan - Sama ada sesuai diputuskan melalui keterangan saksi-saksi

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LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 392

PP lwn. CHEO YEOW SING & SATU LAGI

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Penghukuman - Pemilikan dadah berbahaya - Dadah jenis methamphetamine - Pengakuan bersalah - Usia tua tertuduh - Akujanji tertuduh untuk tidak melakukan kesalahan yang sama - Faktor pencegahan - Kepentingan awam - Sama ada kepentingan awam merupakan faktor terpenting dalam menjatuhkan hukuman - Sama ada pengakuan salah tertuduh dan akujanji untuk tidak mengulangi kesalahan merupakan faktor peringanan hukuman

[2015] 1 LNS 397

MASTAJA SDN BHD lwn. TAN SONG PING & SATU LAGI

TORT: Pencerobohan tanah - Ganti rugi - Pembinaan kolam - Sama ada terdapat pencerobohan keatas tanah milik plaintif - Sama ada plaintif boleh dibenarkan untuk menuntut kerugian pencerobohan keatas tanah yang bukan milik plaintif - Sama ada tuntutan kerugian telah dibuktikan

TORT: Kacau ganggu - Pencemaran bau - Sama ada terdapat bukti penduduk sekitar telah menghidu bau busuk dan menghidap sebarang penyakit - Sama ada tuntutan ganti rugi untuk kacau ganggu telah dibuktikan

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Pliding - Penemuan berdasarkan fakta yang tidak diplidkan - Tuntutan ganti rugi keatas pencerobohan tanah dan kacau ganggu - Kegagalan memplidkan butiran hak pemilikan tanah yang betul - Sama ada tuntutan ganti rugi keatas pencerobohan tanah dan kacau ganggu terhadap tanah boleh dibenarkan berdasarkan hak pemilikan tanah yang diplidkan secara salah - Sama ada mahkamah boleh memutuskan guaman atas isu yang tidak diplidkan

[2015] 1 LNS 410

BARISAN TENAGA PERANCANG (M) SDN BHD v. CHRISTOPHER RAYMOND ROZARIO & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Declaration - Application for - Challenging purchaser's right to claim for liquidated damages before vacant possession is delivered - Whether purchaser's right to claim for liquidated damages could arise before delivery of vacant possession

LAND LAW: Housing developers - Breach of - Breach of sale and purchase agreement by developer - Failure to deliver vacant possession - Whether breach proven

LAND LAW: Housing developers - Remedies of purchaser - Abandoned project - Claim for liquidated damages and general damages - Claim without terminating sale and purchase agreement - Whether purchasers could claim other reliefs apart from agreed liquidated damages without having to terminate contract

[2015] 1 LNS 491

PROSECUTOR v. PAUL LAGANG MALIT

CRIMINAL LAW: Murder - Intention - Deceased sustained various injuries - Fatal stab wound - Whether accused acted with intention to cause death of deceased - Whether accused had knowledge that his act would in all certainty cause death of deceased - Whether injuries were inflicted by accused - Whether there was direct evidence showing accused stabbing deceased

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Defence - Intoxication - State of mind of accused - Whether intoxication per se could constitute a defence to any criminal charge - Whether existence of ample evidence that accused was drinking whole day sufficed to show accused was totally intoxicated - Whether there was sufficient evidence to sustain defence of intoxication - Penal Code, s. 85 & 86

[2015] 1 LNS 497

PHOTO STENCIL (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD v. ATS LASER STENCIL SDN BHD & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Stay of execution - Stay pending determination of fresh suit filed by party to set aside consent judgment - Fresh suit filed a week after filing of application for stay of execution of consent judgment - Whether breach of terms of consent judgment regarded as special circumstances - Whether application for stay was predicated on pending action - Whether difficulty in recovery of money could be regarded as a special circumstances


CLJ 2016 Volume 3 (Part 4)

FEDERAL COURT

Viran Nagapan v. Deepa Subramaniam & Other Appeals
Md Raus Sharif PCA, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Azahar Mohamed FCJJ
(Family Law; Constitutional Law; Words & Phrases - Conversion of one parent to Islam - Conflicting custody orders granted by civil and Syariah courts) [2016] 3 CLJ 505 [FC]

COURT OF APPEAL

Lim Hooi Teik v. Lee Lai Cheng (As Next Of Kin To Lee Chee Zheng And On Her Behalf)
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA
(Civil Procedure; Words & Phrases - Summary disposal of order - Whether court had discretion to dispose case without full trial) [2016] 3 CLJ 529 [CA]

PP v. Azizol Aisha
Zakaria Sam, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA
(Criminal Procedure - Mitigation - Plea of guilty - Whether plea bargaining warranted lenient sentence) [2016] 3 CLJ 536 [CA]

Public Bank Bhd v. Tetuan Kumar Jaspal Quah & Aishah
Lim Yee Lan, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, Idrus Harun JJCA
(Banking - Forged cheque - Whether customer knowingly or negligently contributed to forgery - Whether bank protected) [2016] 3 CLJ 548 [CA]

Sharifuddin Mohamed & Anor v. Dato' Annas Khatib Jaafar & Another Appeal
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zamani A Rahim JJCA, Zaleha Yusof J
(Tort - Defamation - Whether defences of qualified, absolute and Reynolds privilege applied) [2016] 3 CLJ 574 [CA]

Superintendent Of Lands & Surveys Samarahan Division v. Surianto Abdul Hamid & Anor
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Idrus Harun JJCA
(Land Law - Acquisition of land - Dispute on calculation of compensation) [2016] 3 CLJ 591 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Badrol Hisham Othman v. PP
Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah JC
(Constitutional Law; Criminal Procedure - Attorney General - Powers to institute, conduct or discontinue proceedings - Complainant withdrew police report - Whether accused ought to be discharged and acquitted) [2016] 3 CLJ 616 [HC]

Pinsia Development Sdn Bhd lwn. Hj Abdul Hadi Ahmad & Yang Lain
Abu Bakar Katar PK
(Prosedur Sivil; Tort; Undang-undang Tanah - Pentaksiran ganti rugi - Kecuaian - Kegagalan Pentadbir Tanah mendaftarkan kaveat) [2016] 3 CLJ 625 [HC]

Re Khondker Yarad Ahmed; Ex p MIDF Amanah Ventures Sdn Bhd
Wong Kian Kheong JC
(Bankruptcy - Notice - Judgment in default - Scheme to compromise debts) [2016] 3 CLJ 637 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

BANKING

Banker and customer - Duty of customer - Forged cheque - Honouring of - Whether bank correctly debited sums from customer's account - Whether customer knowingly or negligently contributed to forgery - Whether cheques honoured in good faith - Whether bank protected - Bills of Exchange Act 1949, s. 73A
Public Bank Bhd v. Tetuan Kumar Jaspal Quah & Aishah
(Lim Yee Lan, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 548 [CA]

Cheques - Forgery - Honouring of - Duty of customer - Whether customer knowingly or negligently contributed to forgery - Whether cheques honoured in good faith - Whether bank protected - Bills of Exchange Act 1949, s. 73A
Public Bank Bhd v. Tetuan Kumar Jaspal Quah & Aishah
(Lim Yee Lan, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 548 [CA]

BANKRUPTCY

Notice - Judgment in default - Judgment creditor ('JC') obtained judgment in default of appearance against judgment debtor ('JD') - Judgment sum based on guarantee executed by JD for JC regarding debts owed by company to JC - Proposed scheme to compromise company's debts - JC was creditor of company in compromise scheme and applied for bankruptcy notice against JD - Whether bankruptcy notice was abuse of court process and should be set aside - Whether JD had counterclaim against JC - Whether compromise scheme approved by another High Court could extinguish judgment debt of JD - Companies Act 1965, s. 176(1)
Re Khondker Yarad Ahmed; Ex p MIDF Amanah Ventures Sdn Bhd
(Wong Kian Kheong JC) [2016] 3 CLJ 637 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Summary disposal of order - Rules of Court 2012, O. 14A - Disposal of case on point of law - Defendant ordered to undergo DNA test to determine paternity of minor - Plaintiff's claim of having intimate relationship with defendant - Whether proved - Whether prima facie case had been made out - Whether High Court Judge exercised discretion before proceeding to determine questions of law - Whether appropriate case for disposal of action without full trial
Lim Hooi Teik v. Lee Lai Cheng (As Next Of Kin To Lee Chee Zheng And On Her Behalf)
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 529 [CA]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Attorney General - Powers and prerogatives - Constitutional powers of Attorney General - Powers to institute, conduct or discontinue proceedings - Whether Public Prosecutor had control and direction of all criminal prosecution and proceedings - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 376 - Federal Constitution, art. 145(3)
Badrol Hisham Othman v. PP
(Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah JC) [2016] 3 CLJ 616 [HC]

Courts - Jurisdiction - Syariah and civil courts - Custody of children - Civil marriage - Conversion of one parent to Islam - Jurisdiction to dissolve marriage, grant custody order and ancillary orders - Whether remained with civil courts - Whether dispute not one within exclusive jurisdiction of Syariah courts - Federal Constitution art. 121(1A) - Child Act 2001, ss. 52, 53 - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 s. 51 - Islamic Family Law (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 2003, s. 46(2)
Viran Nagapan v. Deepa Subramaniam & Other Appeals
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Azahar Mohamed FCJJ) [2016] 3 CLJ 505 [FC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Acquittal or discharge - Discharge not amounting to acquittal - Appeal - Accused charged with enticing married woman for illicit intercourse - Penal Code, s. 498 - Complainant withdrew police report - Whether withdrawal of police report constituted disinterest in pursuing matter - Whether prosecution could proceed with trial without complainant's evidence - Order of discharge not amounting to acquittal - Whether appropriate - Whether accused ought to be discharged and acquitted - Criminal Procedure Code,
s. 254
Badrol Hisham Othman v. PP
(Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah JC) [2016] 3 CLJ 616 [HC]

Mitigation - Plea of guilty - Accused initially charged for murder but proffered alternative charge for culpable homicide - Accused pleaded guilty to alternative charge and appealed for reduction of period of imprisonment - Accused sentenced to ten years imprisonment - Whether guilty plea entitled accused to discount in sentence - Whether plea bargaining warranted lenient sentence - Whether plea bargaining in respect of charge or sentence - Penal Code, ss. 302 & 304(a) - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 172C
PP v. Azizol Aisha
(Zakaria Sam, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 536 [CA]

FAMILY LAW

Children - Custody - Conversion of one parent to Islam - Conflicting custody orders granted by civil and Syariah courts - Validity of orders - Whether both orders binding and enforceable at law - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 s. 51 - Islamic Family Law (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 2003, s. 46(2)
Viran Nagapan v. Deepa Subramaniam & Other Appeals
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Azahar Mohamed FCJJ) [2016] 3 CLJ 505 [FC]

Children - Custody - Custody order - Principles - Whether could never be final or irreversible - Paramount considerations - Whether that of welfare of child - Child of seven years and above - Presumption - Whether capable of giving independent opinion - Wishes of parent(s)
Viran Nagapan v. Deepa Subramaniam & Other Appeals
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Azahar Mohamed FCJJ) [2016] 3 CLJ 505 [FC]

Children - Custody - Recovery order - Conversion of one parent to Islam - Child taken away by converting parent from custody of the other parent - Conflicting custody orders granted by civil and Syariah courts - Whether civil court could grant recovery order in face of earlier custody order by Syariah court - Whether civil court could order Inspector General of Police to execute recovery order against converting parent - Child Act 2001 ss. 52, 53 - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 51 - Islamic Family Law (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 2003, s. 46(2)
Viran Nagapan v. Deepa Subramaniam & Other Appeals
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Azahar Mohamed FCJJ) [2016] 3 CLJ 505 [FC]

LAND LAW

Acquisition of land - Compensation - Award - Dispute on calculation of compensation - Determination of market value of lands - Whether to take into consideration market value as at date of publication of notification in s. 47 of Sarawak Land Code (Cap 81) ('Land Code') or date of inquiry under s. 51 - Requirement of s. 60(1) of Land Code - Whether there was delay in holding inquiry - Whether art. 13 of Federal Constitution applicable - Whether s. 60(3) of Land Code could apply retrospectively to assess market value of Native Land Area - Sarawak Interpretation Ordinance 2005 (Cap 61), s. 3(14)
Superintendent Of Lands & Surveys Samarahan Division v. Surianto Abdul Hamid & Anor
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 591 [CA]

TORT

Defamation - Libel - Article published in newspaper - Investigation on awarding of construction contract by management - Article regurgitated contents of Anti-Corruption Agency report - Whether article mentioned specific names - Whether 'management' referred to plaintiff - Whether words complained of defamatory - Failure to comply with requirements of O. 78 r. 3(3) of Rules of Court 2012 - Whether respondent prevented from raising evidence of express malice - Whether defences of qualified and absolute privilege applied - Whether publisher entitled to protection under Reynolds privilege - Whether report and its republication had absolute privilege status
Sharifuddin Mohamed & Anor v. Dato' Annas Khatib Jaafar & Another Appeal
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zamani A Rahim JJCA, Zaleha Yusof J) [2016] 3 CLJ 574 [CA]

WORDS & PHRASES

'lawful custody of a child' - Child Act 2001, s. 53
Viran Nagapan v. Deepa Subramaniam & Other Appeals
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Azahar Mohamed FCJJ) [2016] 3 CLJ 505 [FC]

'may' - Rules of Court 2012, O. 14A - Implication of - Whether court had discretion to dispose case without full trial
Lim Hooi Teik v. Lee Lai Cheng (As Next Of Kin To Lee Chee Zheng And On Her Behalf)
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA) [2016] 3 CLJ 529 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR SIVIL

Ganti rugi - Pentaksiran ganti rugi - Sama ada bercanggah dengan keputusan sebelumnya - Keputusan tidak dirayu - Sama ada keputusan sebelumnya kekal dan muktamad
Pinsia Development Sdn Bhd lwn. Hj Abdul Hadi Ahmad & Yang Lain
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2016] 3 CLJ 625 [HC]

TORT

Kecuaian - Ganti rugi - Kegagalan Pentadbir Tanah mendaftarkan kaveat - Tanah dijual kepada pihak ketiga akibat kecuaian Pentadbir Tanah - Taksiran ganti rugi - Sama ada disandarkan kepada nilai tanah atau kerugian sebenar - Sama ada memenuhi ujian 'Caparo' iaitu keramalan, kerapatan, keadilan dan kemunasabahan atau polisi awam - Sama ada tuntutan kerugian ekonomi tulen wajar dibenarkan
Pinsia Development Sdn Bhd lwn. Hj Abdul Hadi Ahmad & Yang Lain
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2016] 3 CLJ 625 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH

Kaveat - Kaveat persendirian - Kegagalan Pentadbir Tanah mendaftarkan kaveat - Tanah dijual kepada pihak ketiga - Taksiran ganti rugi - Sama ada disandarkan kepada nilai tanah atau kerugian sebenar dialami perayu - Kanun Tanah Negara, s. 324
Pinsia Development Sdn Bhd lwn. Hj Abdul Hadi Ahmad & Yang Lain
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2016] 3 CLJ 625 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. EXCHANGES OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COMPETITORS ?" CAN COMPETITORS EVER TALK TO ONE ANOTHER?* [Read excerpt]
    by: KALA ANANDARAJAH** [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxv

  2. [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxv
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    SINGAPORE

    EXCHANGES OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COMPETITORS ?"
    CAN COMPETITORS EVER TALK TO ONE ANOTHER?*

    by
    KALA ANANDARAJAH**

    Overview

    It is not unusual for competitors to exchange information, whether directly or under the aegis of a trade association or even, through a third party. The information exchange tends to typically be for gathering of business information, such as volumes expected in the market, potential target pricing to be released, details about offices opening and the like. Occasionally, however, the information exchange could relate to technical standards and business improvements. Yet, the fact of such information exchange which is commercially sensitive may put competitors at risks of being found in violation of competition laws. In fact, in its "Guidelines on the Section 34 prohibition" ("Guidelines"), the Competition Commission of Singapore ("CCS") highlights the sharing of information between competitors as a potential anti-competitive agreement under the Act, since "the exchange of information may have an appreciable effect on competition, where it serves to reduce or remove uncertainties inherent in the process of competition". To this end, there have been several instances where the CCS has found as a fact that the exchange of information resulted in an appreciable adverse effect in the market. Indeed, in one recent decision, the CCS said that "[p]articipation in unlawful price discussions is a serious infringement".

    . . .

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

    ** Rajah & Tann LLP. E-mail: kala.anandarajah@rajahtann.com.


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  3. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPETITION LAW* [Read excerpt]
    by: WEN-LY CHIN [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxvi

  4. [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxvi
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    MALAYSIA

    RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPETITION LAW*
    by
    WEN-LY CHIN

    IN THIS ARTICLE, WEN-LY CHIN HIGHLIGHTS THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPETITION LAW IN MALAYSIA

    The Malaysian Competition Commission ("MyCC") undertook a large number of investigations under Section 17 of the Competition Act 2010 ("CA") in 2014, and there seems to be quite a number of investigations pending this year. Since the coming into force of the CA in 2012, the MyCC has closed, or concluded, as the case may be, investigations into several cases, resulting in settlements by way of undertakings given by some of the investigated enterprises and some findings of infringement under Section 40 of the CA.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of M/s Shearn Delamore & Co.


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CLJ Article(s)

  1. THE MULTIPLIER FOR PERMANENT FUTURE NURSING CARE: THE PRACTICE DILEMMA [Read excerpt]
    by: MOHD FUAD HUSAINI*, TING KONG HOCK** [2016] 3 CLJ vii

  2. [2016] 3 CLJ vii
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    MALAYSIA

    THE MULTIPLIER FOR PERMANENT FUTURE NURSING CARE:
    THE PRACTICE DILEMMA

    by
    MOHD FUAD HUSAINI*, TING KONG HOCK**

    Abstract

    Damages under the law of tort as applied in Malaysia is based on corrective compensation scheme under the principle of restitutio in integrum. The principle lays that the purpose of damage is to restore the plaintiff to its original position as if the tort had not been committed. Whilst this principle lays no obvious problem in its implementation, however, in the realm of calculating damages for future losses, the courts have adopted assortment of calculations and assessment. The dependency and future loss of earnings have somewhat been regulated by statutory provisions in the form of ss. 7(3) and 28A(2)(c) of the Civil Law Act 1956 respectively. However, other future losses such as permanent future nursing care has been left in vain to the extent the courts seem to have recognised five distinct multiplier for calculating permanent future nursing care which bears contrasting results. This paper contemplates the correct approach in assessing future loss claims in respect of nursing care.

    . . .

    * Senior Lecturer and former Dean, Faculty of Law and International Relations, University Sultan Zainal Abidin. Previously he was a practising advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
    ** Senior Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and Senior Partner of Messrs Othman Hashim & Co.


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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) 92/2016 Loans Guarantee (Bodies Corporate) (Remission of Tax and Stamp Duty) Order 2016 12 April 2016 13 April 2016 ACT 96
PU(A) 91/2016 Accountants (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2016 11 April 2016 12 April 2016 ACT 94
PU(A) 90/2016 Income Tax (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2016 11 April 2016 Year of assessment 2016 ACT 53
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(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 144/2016 Notification of Values of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 13 April 2016 14 April 2016 to 27 April 2016 ACT 235
PU(B) 143/2016 Notice To Third Parties 13 April 2016 8 June 2016 ACT 613
PU(B) 142/2016 Notice of Proposed Revocation of Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 201150 Mukim Setapak 12 April 2016 14 April 2016 ACT 56/1965
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

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Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 94 Accountants Act 1967 (Revised 1972) PU(A) 91/2016 12 April 2016 First Schedule
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)

 

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