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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 17
28 April 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. LAI KEE PENG v. TAY HUP LIAN [2016] 4 CLJ 1

  2. PP v. LIM KIANG CHAI [2016] 4 CLJ 173

  3. PP lwn. CHONG CHEE KHEONG & SATU LAGI [2016] 1 SMC 81

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2016 Volume 4 (Part 1)

  3. CLJ 2016 Volume 4 (Part 2)

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

LAI KEE PENG v. TAY HUP LIAN [2016] 4 CLJ 1
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
ARIFIN ZAKARIA CJ, ZULKEFLI AHMAD MAKINUDIN CJ (MALAYA), ABDULL HAMID EMBONG FCJ, ABU SAMAH NORDIN FCJ, BALIA YUSOF WAHI JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: 02(f)-48-08-2013(W)]
20 JANUARY 2016

LEGAL PROFESSION: Solicitors - Stakeholders - Money deposited with solicitor as stakeholder by purchaser for benefit of vendor - Developer and other purchasers entered into consent order - Stakeholder not party to consent order - Request for release of retention sum by developer not complied with by stakeholder - Whether consent order binding on stakeholder - Whether consent order prevented stakeholder from releasing retention sum - Whether stakeholder entitled to release retention sum - Whether solicitor in breach of stakeholding

TRUSTS: Trustee - Liability - Stakeholder - Money deposited with solicitor as stakeholder by purchaser for benefit of vendor - Whether solicitor a trustee - Whether sum held by solicitor trust money - Whether there was breach of stakeholding - Whether there was breach of trust - Solicitor acting as stakeholder for two parties served with court order declaring forfeiture of stake - Whether solicitor acted lawfully by paying stake to party declared to be entitled - Whether solicitor liable to make good stake to affected party if order reversed upon appeal - Trustee Act 1949, s. 63


PP v. LIM KIANG CHAI [2016] 4 CLJ 173
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
MD RAUS SHARIF PCA, ABDULL HAMID EMBONG FCJ, AHMAD MAAROP FCJ, ZAINUN ALI FCJ, ABU SAMAH NORDIN FCJ
[CRIMINAL APPEAL NO: 05-162-07-2013(Q)]
13 JANUARY 2016

EVIDENCE: Corroboration - Court's approach to corroboration - Whether mere circumstantial evidence of connection with crime sufficient - Whether corroboration must be in material particulars - Surrounding circumstances leading to commission of offence - Whether events preceding offence to be considered

EVIDENCE: Statement - Cautioned statement - Voluntariness - Allegation that cautioned statement given under oppressive conditions - Whether proven - Trial within a trial to determine voluntariness of cautioned statement - Whether cautioned statement given voluntarily without any inducement, threat or promise

EVIDENCE: Accomplice - Credibility - Whether evidence of accomplice corroborated by independent evidence

EVIDENCE: Presumption - Possession of stolen property - Accused faced with offence of murder - Discovery of stolen goods not long after break in and murder at house of accused - Whether connected accused with offence charged - Whether explanation given as to how accused came into possession of goods - Whether attracted presumption that accused was associated with commission of crime - Evidence Act 1950, s. 114(a)

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Appeal by prosecution - Offence of murder - Whether cautioned statement given voluntarily - Whether identity of offender established - Whether evidence of accomplice corroborated by independent evidence - Whether possession of stolen property connected offender to offence - Whether order of trial court should be reinstated


PP lwn. CHONG CHEE KHEONG & SATU LAGI [2016] 1 SMC 81
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, IPOH
SUHAIMA MOHD NOOR Mj
[KES TANGKAP NO: 83-480-03-2013 & 83-481-03-2013]
17 FEBRUARI 2015

KETERANGAN: Laporan pakar - Laporan kimia - Rampasan barang-barang larangan - Kegagalan menyerahkan laporan kimia kepada tertuduh - Sama ada peruntukan s. 399 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah dipatuhi - Sama ada laporan kimia dokumen penting dan keterangan konklusif - Sama ada ahli kimia dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan - Sama ada intipati pertuduhan dibuktikan - Sama ada sijil-sijil penjenisan yang ditandatangani oleh Ketua Pengarah Kastam dibuat dengan merujuk kepada laporan kimia - Sama ada tertuduh dilepaskan dan dibebaskan - Akta Kastam 1967, s. 22A

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Keterangan pakar - Laporan kimia - Rampasan barang-barang larangan - Kegagalan menyerahkan laporan kimia kepada tertuduh - Sama ada peruntukan s. 399 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah dipatuhi - Sama ada laporan kimia dokumen penting dan keterangan konklusif - Sama ada ahli kimia dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan - Sama ada intipati pertuduhan dibuktikan - Sama ada sijil-sijil penjenisan yang ditandatangani oleh Ketua Pengarah Kastam dibuat dengan merujuk kepada laporan kimia - Sama ada tertuduh dilepaskan dan dibebaskan - Akta Kastam 1967, s. 22A

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LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 403

PP lwn. MOHD SAUTI ABDULLAH

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap hukuman - Rayuan oleh pihak pendakwaan - Kesalahan merogol statutori - Rayuan terhadap hukuman penjara 7 tahun dan 2 sebatan - Mangsa berumur 14 tahun 11 bulan - Ketiadaan unsur paksaan terhadap mangsa - Sama ada hakim bicara telah menggunakan prinsip pendekatan hukuman yang betul apabila kebajikan tertuduh turut dipertimbangkan sebagai asas terhadap hukuman yang telah dijatuhkan - Sama ada hukuman yang telah dijatuhkan adalah terlampau ringan

[2015] 1 LNS 406

PERBADANAN KEMAJUAN EKONOMI ISLAM NEGERI PERAK lwn. PENTADBIR TANAH PERAK TENGAH (SERI ISKANDAR) & SATU LAGI

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Pengambilan tanah - Bantahan terhadap awad - Permohonan perlanjutan masa untuk memasukkan alasan tambahan di dalam borang N - Keadaan-keadaan khas - Sama ada bantahan terhadap awad pampasan harus menyatakan secara penuh alasan bantahan dalam tempoh masa yang telah ditetapkan - Sama ada pemohon boleh dibenarkan memasukkan alasan baru setelah tempoh untuk membuat bantahan tamat - Sama ada pemohon perlu membuktikan kewujudan keadaan khas - Sama ada kegagalan mendapatkan khidmat peguam merupakan keadaan khas - Akta Pengambilan Tanah 1960, s. 38

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Pengambilan tanah - Bantahan terhadap awad - Borang N - Pentafsiran maksud tersirat ayat yang digunakan di dalam borang N - Sama ada mahkamah boleh membuat tafsiran maksud tersirat ayat yang digunakan di dalam borang N untuk menentukan niat pemohon - Sama ada butir-butir bantahan harus dinyatakan secara penuh

[2015] 1 LNS 526

PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD v. RAMLAN @ DATU RAMLAN HAMID

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Certiorari - Application to quash award of Industrial Court - Failure of Industrial Court to deal with findings of domestic inquiry - Approach taken by Industrial Court in dealing with testimony of witness - Whether award of Industrial Court ought to be quashed due to failure of Industrial Court to make any findings on decision of domestic inquiry

EVIDENCE: Adverse inference - Failure to re-examine witness - Whether adverse inference should be drawn by decision of counsel not to re-examine witness - Whether re-examination of witness was at discretion of counsel

LABOUR LAW: Employment - Dismissal - Misconduct - Employee was dismissed due to sexual harassment against another employee - Whether dismissal was with just cause or excuse

[2015] 1 LNS 527

MAN FEN KIOK v. LO KHI ON & ORS

COMPANY LAW: Derivative action - Commencement of common law derivative action - Disposal of island owned by a company - Removal as director - Whether plaintiff's suit was properly brought as a common law derivative action - Whether company suffered any loss from disposal of island - Whether there was any loss suffered due to removal of a director

CONTRACT: Shares, sale of - Contract - Existence and validity - Oral contract conclusive - Absence of written contract - Existence of company resolution concerning sales of shares - Whether a company resolution was sufficient to confirm existence and validity of a shareholders agreement in absence of any written contract relating to sale of shares

[2015] 1 LNS 549

CHONGQING RATO MANUFACTURING CORPORATION v. MP MACHINERY (M) SDN BHD & ANOR

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Registration - Application for - Application to expunge registration of trade mark - Whether defendant's registration of trade mark caused confusion and misconception amongst public at large in Malaysia - Whether plaintiff was an aggrieved party due to wrongful registration of trade mark by defendant - Party having legal right to make application for registration of trade mark - Whether registration of trade mark which was made in bad faith ought to be expunged - Trade Marks Act 1976, s. 45

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Trade marks - Ownership - Design and device - Whether plaintiff was original author and copyright owner of design and devise - Whether plaintiff was bona fide proprietor of trade mark - Whether ownership could be vested to an importer of products - Whether plaintiff established first use of trade mark in Malaysia prior to registration date by defendant

 


CLJ 2016 Volume 4 (Part 1)

FEDERAL COURT

Lai Kee Peng v. Tay Hup Lian
Arifin Zakaria CJ, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ, Balia Yusof Wahi JCA
(Legal Profession; Trusts - Solicitors - Stakeholders) [2016] 4 CLJ 1 [FC]

Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ
(Islamic Law; Legal Profession; Constitutional Law; Statutory Interpretation; Words & Phrases - Practice of law - Syariah Court - Application for admission as Peguam Syarie - Applicant a non-Muslim) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

COURT OF APPEAL

Lany Masangkay Magnaye lwn. PP & Satu Lagi Rayuan
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR, Kamardin Hashim H
(Prosedur Jenayah; Keterangan - Rayuan - Dapatan fakta hakim bicara - Kesalahan pengedaran dadah berbahaya) [2016] 4 CLJ 64 [CA]

Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Kedah v. CBH Rubber Sdn Bhd
Zaharah Ibrahim, Azahar Mohamed, Mohamad Ariff Yusof JJCA
(Contract - Specific performance - Agreement) [2016] 4 CLJ 84 [CA]

PP v. Mohd Faiz Salleh
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Zakaria Sam, Abang Iskandar JJCA
(Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - 299.45g of cannabis) [2016] 4 CLJ 92 [CA]

Seruan Gemilang Makmur Sdn Bhd v. Pegawai Kewangan Negeri Pahang
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA
(Civil Procedure - Judicial review - Proceedings - Application for leave) [2016] 4 CLJ 100 [CA]

Wan Rohimi Wan Daud & Anor v. Abdullah Che Hassan & Ors And Another Appeal
Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA
(Civil Procedure; Legal Profession - Accounts - Taking of accounts - Application for) [2016] 4 CLJ 125 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Dato' Wahid Don v. PP
Amelia Tee Abdullah J
(Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure - Corruption - Corruptly receiving gratification) [2016] 4 CLJ 136 [HC]

Haslina Alias v. Sirdi - 333 Otomobil Sdn Bhd
SM Komathy JC
(Hire Purchase - Hire Purchase Agreement - Agreement for sale of car) [2016] 4 CLJ 161 [HC]

Konsortium Kopkad Sdn Bhd v. Konsortium Koperasi Pengguna Malaysia Bhd
Azizul Azmi Adnan JC
(Contract - Damages - Measure of damages - Breach of condition precedent) [2016] 4 CLJ 168 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Accounts - Taking of accounts - Application for - Judgment paid into solicitor's firm trust account - Whether fees charged on contingency basis - Whether solicitors served invoices - Whether applicants entitled to order that account be taken - Rules of Court 2012, O. 43
Wan Rohimi Wan Daud & Anor v. Abdullah Che Hassan & Ors And Another Appeal
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 125 [CA]

Judicial review - Proceedings - Application for leave - Extension of time to apply for leave - Whether application made out of prescribed period - Whether court has jurisdiction to entertain applications that have not complied with 40 day time limit - Whether reasons given for delay sufficient and amount to good reason - Whether trial judge's exercise of discretion not to grant extension of time flawed - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 53 r. 3(6)
Seruan Gemilang Makmur Sdn Bhd v. Pegawai Kewangan Negeri Pahang
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 100 [CA]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Fundamental liberties - Equality before the law - Federal Constitution, art. 8 - Application for admission as Peguam Syarie rejected - Applicant a non-Muslim - Whether r. 10 Peguam Syarie Rules 1993 mandates that only Muslims could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Reasonable or permissible classification - Whether classification for purpose of discrimination permissible - Whether necessary to consider object and intent of laws and Rules drafted thereunder - Whether persons appearing before Syariah Court subjected to its jurisdiction - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction over non-Muslim practitioners - Whether r. 10 contravened art. 8
Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

Fundamental liberties - Personal liberty - Right to livelihood - Federal Constitution, art. 5 - Application for admission as Peguam Syarie rejected - Applicant a non-Muslim - Whether r. 10 Peguam Syarie Rules 1993 mandates that only Muslims could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Whether applicant deprived of her livelihood - Whether r. 10 contravened art. 5 - Whether applicant could still practice in civil courts
Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

Fundamental liberties - Right to form associations - Federal Constitution, art. 10(1)(c) - Application for admission as Peguam Syarie rejected - Applicant a non-Muslim - Whether r. 10 Peguam Syarie Rules 1993 mandates that only Muslims could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Whether applicant denied from being a member of the profession - Whether art. 10(1)(c) had relevance with admission as Peguam Syarie - Whether r. 10 contravened art. 10(1)(c)
Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

CONTRACT

Damages - Interest - Delay of Registrar to deliver decision on assessment of damages - Whether fair and just for interest to run from date of decision of liability by trial judge - Whether interest should run from date of grounds of Registrar's decision
Konsortium Kopkad Sdn Bhd v. Konsortium Koperasi Pengguna Malaysia Bhd
(Azizul Azmi Adnan JC) [2016] 4 CLJ 168 [HC]

Damages - Measure of damages - Breach of condition precedent - Whether ordinary measure of damages applicable - Whether compensation should be awarded as though agreement had been performed - Whether contrary to intention of parties - Proper measure of damages - Whether expenses incurred up to expiry period specified for fulfilment of condition precedent - Whether Registrar erred in awarding damages based on expected profit
Konsortium Kopkad Sdn Bhd v. Konsortium Koperasi Pengguna Malaysia Bhd
(Azizul Azmi Adnan JC) [2016] 4 CLJ 168 [HC]

Specific performance - Agreement - Proposal to take over operations of factory - Proposal approved by members of corporation - Proposer sent agreements but corporation later decided not to continue with proposal - Whether approval of proposal constituted binding contract - Whether there was binding contract between parties - Whether agreements could be enforced
Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Kedah v. CBH Rubber Sdn Bhd
(Zaharah Ibrahim, Azahar Mohamed, Mohamad Ariff Yusof JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 84 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Corruption - Corruptly receiving gratification - Gratification as inducement to expedite approval of visas with reference ('VDRs') application - Whether ingredients of charge proved - Whether accused had authority to approve VDRs - Whether accused had corruptly agreed to accept gratification for himself - Whether prima facie case established - Whether defence probable - Whether defence raised doubts in prosecution's case - Anti-Corruption Act 1997, s. 11(a)
Dato' Wahid Don v. PP
(Amelia Tee Abdullah J) [2016] 4 CLJ 136 [HC]

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - 299.45g of cannabis - Accused pleaded guilty to alternative charge under s. 6 of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Appeal against sentence - Whether accused treated with unjustified leniency - Crucial factor of weight comparison of drugs - Whether taken into account - Whether accused deserved discount on imprisonment sentence - Whether sentence manifestly adequate - Public interest - Whether deterrent sentence should be imposed
PP v. Mohd Faiz Salleh
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Zakaria Sam, Abang Iskandar JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 92 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Sentence - Appeal against - Dangerous drugs - 299.45g of cannabis - Accused pleaded guilty to alternative charge under s. 6 of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Appeal against sentence - Whether accused treated with unjustified leniency - Whether crucial factor of weight comparison of drugs taken into account - Whether accused deserved discount on imprisonment sentence - Whether sentence manifestly adequate - Public interest - Whether deterrent sentence should be imposed
PP v. Mohd Faiz Salleh
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Zakaria Sam, Abang Iskandar JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 92 [CA]

Sentence - Corruption - Accused found guilty of corruptly receiving gratification as inducement to expedite approval of visas with reference ('VDRs') application - Accused sentenced to six years' imprisonment and fine of RM300,000, in default one year imprisonment - Maximum penalty for offence under s. 11(a) of Anti-Corruption Act 1997 - Whether sentence fair and reasonable - Whether manifestly excessive
Dato' Wahid Don v. PP
(Amelia Tee Abdullah J) [2016] 4 CLJ 136 [HC]

HIRE PURCHASE

Hire Purchase Agreement - Agreement for sale of car - Hirer purchased motorcar from vendor and obtained hire purchase loan from bank - Execution of hire purchase agreement with bank - Hirer refused to take delivery of motorcar and instructed bank not to release monies to vendor - Whether vendor could sue hirer based on sale and purchase agreement upon execution of hire purchase agreement
Haslina Alias v. Sirdi - 333 Otomobil Sdn Bhd
(SM Komathy JC) [2016] 4 CLJ 161 [HC]

ISLAMIC LAW

Syariah Court - Legal practice - Application for admission as Peguam Syarie - Applicant a non-Muslim - Conditions for admission - Whether requirement under r. 10 Peguam Syarie Rules 1993 satisfied - Powers of Majlis Agama Islam - Whether could only admit Muslims as Peguam Syarie - Whether s. 59(1) Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 subject to powers of Majlis pursuant to s. 59(2) - Whether any person having sufficient knowledge of Islamic law could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Whether r. 10 ultra vires s. 59(1) - Whether r. 10 contravened arts. 5, 8 & 10(1)(c) of the Federal Constitution
Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Duty to client - Fiduciary duty - Application for taking of accounts - Judgment sum paid into solicitor's firm trust account - Whether solicitors accounting party to clients - Whether payments made in capacity as solicitors for clients - Whether payments received by solicitors in capacity as fiduciaries for clients
Wan Rohimi Wan Daud & Anor v. Abdullah Che Hassan & Ors And Another Appeal
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 125 [CA]

Practice of law - Syariah Court - Application for admission as Peguam Syarie - Applicant a non-Muslim - Conditions for admission - Whether requirement under r. 10 Peguam Syarie Rules 1993 satisfied - Powers of Majlis Agama Islam - Whether could only admit Muslims as Peguam Syarie - Whether s. 59(1) Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 subject to powers of Majlis pursuant to s. 59(2) - Whether any person having sufficient knowledge of Islamic law could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Whether r. 10 ultra vires s. 59(1) - Whether r. 10 contravened arts. 5, 8 & 10(1)(c) of the Federal Constitution
Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

Solicitors - Stakeholders - Money deposited with solicitor as stakeholder by purchaser for benefit of vendor - Developer and other purchasers entered into consent order - Stakeholder not party to consent order - Request for release of retention sum by developer not complied with by stakeholder - Whether consent order binding on stakeholder - Whether consent order prevented stakeholder from releasing retention sum - Whether stakeholder entitled to release retention sum - Whether solicitor in breach of stakeholding
Lai Kee Peng v. Tay Hup Lian
(Arifin Zakaria CJ, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ, Balia Yusof Wahi JCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 1 [FC]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Construction of statutes - Intention of Parliament - Admission as Peguam Syarie - Qualifications required for admission - Whether s. 59(1) Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 subject to powers of Majlis pursuant to s. 59(2) - Whether provisions to be read harmoniously - Whether any person with sufficient knowledge of Islamic law could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Whether r. 10 Peguam Syarie Rules 1993 mandates that only Muslims could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Whether r. 10 enacted pursuant to s. 59(2)
Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

TRUSTS

Trustee - Liability - Stakeholder - Money deposited with solicitor as stakeholder by purchaser for benefit of vendor - Whether solicitor a trustee - Whether sum held by solicitor trust money - Whether there was breach of stakeholding - Whether there was breach of trust - Solicitor acting as stakeholder for two parties served with court order declaring forfeiture of stake - Whether solicitor acted lawfully by paying stake to party declared to be entitled - Whether solicitor liable to make good stake to affected party if order reversed upon appeal - Trustee Act 1949, s. 63
Lai Kee Peng v. Tay Hup Lian
(Arifin Zakaria CJ, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin CJ (Malaya), Abdull Hamid Embong, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ, Balia Yusof Wahi JCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 1 [FC]

WORDS & PHRASES

'any person' - 'subject to' - 'any person having sufficient knowledge of Islamic law' - Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993, s. 59(1) - Application for admission as Peguam Syarie rejected - Applicant a non-Muslim - Whether admission subject to s. 59(2) - Whether any person with sufficient knowledge of Islamic law could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Whether r. 10 Peguam Syarie Rules 1993 mandates that only Muslims could be admitted as Peguam Syarie - Whether r. 10 enacted pursuant to s. 59(2)
Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

'qualification' - Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993, s. 59(2) - Import and purport - Whether limited to faith of a person as a Muslim
Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan v. Victoria Jayaseele Martin & Another Appeal
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ahmad Maarop, Azahar Mohamed, Zaharah Ibrahim FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 12 [FC]

INDEKS PERKARA

KETERANGAN

Anggapan bertentangan - Kegagalan pendakwaan memanggil saksi - Sama ada saksi penting - Alasan bagi kegagalan mengesan saksi - Sama ada memuaskan dan boleh diterima - Sama ada usaha bona fide dibuat untuk mengesan saksi - Sama ada anggapan bertentangan wajar diguna pakai terhadap pendakwaan - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 114(g)
Lany Masangkay Magnaye lwn. PP & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR, Kamardin Hashim H) [2016] 4 CLJ 64 [CA]

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Pendakwaan - Jurang dalam keterangan - Kegagalan memanggil saksi penting - Alasan bagi kegagalan mengesan saksi - Sama ada memuaskan dan boleh diterima - Sama ada usaha bona fide dibuat untuk mengesan saksi - Sama ada ketiadaan saksi menyebabkan jurang dalam kes pendakwaan
Lany Masangkay Magnaye lwn. PP & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR, Kamardin Hashim H) [2016] 4 CLJ 64 [CA]

Rayuan - Dapatan fakta hakim bicara - Kesalahan pengedaran dadah berbahaya - Tertuduh bersama melarikan diri dari tahanan - Sama ada tertuduh bersama memainkan peranan utama - Sama ada penjelasan diberikan bagaimana tertuduh bersama lari dari tahanan - Sama ada usaha mengesan tertuduh bersama diambil - Sama ada ketiadaan tertuduh bersama menjejaskan kes pembelaan - Sama ada memprejudiskan perayu
Lany Masangkay Magnaye lwn. PP & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR, Kamardin Hashim H) [2016] 4 CLJ 64 [CA]

Rayuan - Niat bersama - Sama ada dapatan berkaitan niat bersama oleh hakim bicara disokong asas kukuh - Sama ada niat bersama dibuktikan
Lany Masangkay Magnaye lwn. PP & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR, Kamardin Hashim H) [2016] 4 CLJ 64 [CA]


CLJ 2016 Volume 4 (Part 2)

FEDERAL COURT

PP v. Lim Kiang Chai
Md Raus Sharif PCA, Abdull Hamid Embong, Ahmad Maarop, Zainun Ali, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ
(Evidence; Criminal Procedure - Cautioned statement - Voluntariness - Evidence of accomplice - Credibility - Possession of stolen property - Whether connected accused with offence charged) [2016] 4 CLJ 173 [FC]

COURT OF APPEAL

Kemajuan Kuari (M) Sdn Bhd v. PTB Suramix Sdn Bhd & Ors
Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA
(Tort - Conversion - Claim in conversion) [2016] 4 CLJ 200 [CA]

Mohd Kusaini Mahmud v. PP
Aziah Ali, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA
(Criminal Law; Evidence - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Whether act of keeping or concealing drugs sufficient to constitute offence of trafficking - Chemist report - Whether trial judge erred in converting chemist report to written statement under s. 402B of Criminal Procedure Code) [2016] 4 CLJ 216 [CA]

PP v. Mohd Yahya Mat Sahri & Another Appeal
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal J
(Criminal Law - Penal Code - Sections 420 & 471 - Dishonest inducement for donation - Whether proven) [2016] 4 CLJ 227 [CA]

Simathari Somenaidu v. Panglima Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia & Ors
Alizatul Khair Osman, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Varghese George JJCA
(Administrative Law; Statutory Interpretation - Judicial review - Royal Malaysian Navy - Termination from service under Queen's Regulations - Whether Queen's Regulations repealed by s. 217(1) of Armed Forces Act 1972 (AFA) - Construction of statutes - Section 217(2) of AFA - Meaning of words 'made under') [2016] 4 CLJ 244 [CA]

Yeoh Tai Chuan & Anor v. Tan Chong Kean
Balia Yusof Wahi, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Badariah Sahamid JJCA
(Civil Procedure; Legal Profession - Claim on confidential information - Whether same as protection given to client and solicitors under s. 126 of Legal Profession Act 1976) [2016] 4 CLJ 265 [CA]

HIGH COURT

APT Associates Sdn Bhd v. Adnan Ishak & Ors
Lee Swee Seng J
(Contract - Sale and purchase agreement - Completion date of agreement event-based and uncertain - Whether agreement void for uncertainty) [2016] 4 CLJ 277 [HC]

Choo Yeoh Jee & Ors v. Pesuruhjaya Sukan
Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J
(Administrative Law; Unincorporated Associations - Judicial review - Revocation of registration of sports body by Commissioner of Sports - Service of show cause notice - Presumption of due service - Appeal against revocation to Minister - Whether application for judicial review pending outcome of Minister's decision premature) [2016] 4 CLJ 298 [HC]

Lim Hua v. Chemfert Sdn Bhd & Ors
Azimah Omar JC
(Civil Procedure - Bill of costs - Appeal against - Allegation of discrepancies) [2016] 4 CLJ 317 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Judicial review - Application for - Persatuan Menembak Melaka ('PMM') - Revocation of registration of sports body by Commissioner of Sports - Service of show cause notice vide Pos Laju - Whether mode of service effective - Whether proper service of show cause notice - Failure to collect shipment containing show cause notice - Shipment returned undelivered - Whether PMM denied opportunity to make representations against deregistration - Whether presumption of due service of notice pursuant to s. 12 of Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967 applied
Choo Yeoh Jee & Ors v. Pesuruhjaya Sukan
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2016] 4 CLJ 298 [HC]

Judicial review - Application for - Persatuan Menembak Melaka ('PMM') - Revocation of registration of sports body by Commissioner of Sports - Statutory notice of revocation (Form 5) - Omission of endnote - Whether invalidated notification - Whether omission had substantial effect on PMM's rights to lodge an appeal - Whether omission curable by s. 62 of Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967
Choo Yeoh Jee & Ors v. Pesuruhjaya Sukan
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2016] 4 CLJ 298 [HC]

Judicial review - Application for - Royal Malaysian Navy - Termination from service under Queen's Regulations - Whether Queen's Regulations could be relied upon for termination - Whether Queen's Regulations repealed by s. 217(1) of Armed Forces Act 1972 (AFA) - Whether Queen's Regulations saved by s. 217(2) of AFA - Whether Queen's Regulations remained in force
Simathari Somenaidu v. Panglima Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia & Ors
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Varghese George JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 244 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Bill of costs - Assessment - Appeal against - Allegation of discrepancies - Whether proved - Whether bill of costs proper - Whether bill of costs explicitly spelt out pages of documents - Whether there was failure to indicate person in charge and specific time cost of particularised works done - Whether there were duplicity in claims - Whether petitioner had substantial challenges against bill of costs - Whether assessment done on proper principles of law and due consideration
Lim Hua v. Chemfert Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Azimah Omar JC) [2016] 4 CLJ 317 [HC]

Pleadings - Facts not pleaded - Claim on confidential information - Confidential information - Whether same as protection given to client and solicitors under s. 126 of Legal Profession Act 1976 - Whether pleadings divulged cause of action - Whether confidential information could form cause of action - Whether s. 126 could give rise to cause of action - Whether s. 126 applicable - Whether abuse of court process
Yeoh Tai Chuan & Anor v. Tan Chong Kean
(Balia Yusof Wahi, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Badariah Sahamid JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 265 [CA]

CONTRACT

Performance - Agreement - Sale and purchase agreements signed in 2000 and 2001 - Agreement said to be completed and balance purchase price triggered once specific events completed - Purchaser gave notice to vendor to complete contract seven years later even though specific events still had not materialised - Whether there was rationale for fast-forwarding completion of agreement - Whether parties released and discharged from obligations to perform agreement
APT Associates Sdn Bhd v. Adnan Ishak & Ors
(Lee Swee Seng J) [2016] 4 CLJ 277 [HC]

Uncertainty - Terms - Sale and purchase agreement - Completion date of agreement event-based and uncertain - Agreement said to be completed and balance purchase price triggered once specific events completed - Whether it was known when or whether event would take place - Whether agreement void for uncertainty - Whether possible to perform contract - Whether curable - Whether new time frame could be fixed to complete agreement - Contracts Act 1950, s. 30
APT Associates Sdn Bhd v. Adnan Ishak & Ors
(Lee Swee Seng J) [2016] 4 CLJ 277 [HC]

Void contract - Uncertainty - Sale and purchase agreement contained uncertain terms - Date of completion not specified - Completion date of agreement event-based and uncertain - Agreement said to be completed and balance purchase price triggered once specific events completed - Whether it was known when or whether event would take place - Whether curable - Whether possible to perform contract - Whether new time frame could be fixed to complete agreement that was previously event-based - Contracts Act 1950, s. 30
APT Associates Sdn Bhd v. Adnan Ishak & Ors
(Lee Swee Seng J) [2016] 4 CLJ 277 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in 808.2g of cannabis - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Whether there was evidence of overt act of trafficking or affirmative evidence of trafficking - Whether a case of passive possession - Whether act of keeping or concealing drugs sufficient to constitute offence of trafficking - Whether conviction and sentence safe
Mohd Kusaini Mahmud v. PP
(Aziah Ali, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 216 [CA]

Penal Code - Section 420 - Dishonest inducement for donation - Whether dishonest intention established - Whether defence mere denial - Whether defence had effect of nullifying witness testimony - Failure by victim to make police report - Whether only affected credibility of victim - Whether accused proven to have fraudulent intention
PP v. Mohd Yahya Mat Sahri & Another Appeal
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal J) [2016] 4 CLJ 227 [CA]

Penal Code - Section 471 - Element of offence - Dishonestly 'used' offending document as genuine - Whether proven - Whether only a mere suspicion - Whether prima facie case established
PP v. Mohd Yahya Mat Sahri & Another Appeal
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal J) [2016] 4 CLJ 227 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Appeal by prosecution - Offence of murder - Whether cautioned statement given voluntarily - Whether identity of offender established - Whether evidence of accomplice corroborated by independent evidence - Whether possession of stolen property connected offender to offence - Whether order of trial court reinstated
PP v. Lim Kiang Chai
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Abdull Hamid Embong, Ahmad Maarop, Zainun Ali, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 173 [FC]

EVIDENCE

Accomplice - Credibility - Whether evidence of accomplice corroborated by independent evidence
PP v. Lim Kiang Chai
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Abdull Hamid Embong, Ahmad Maarop, Zainun Ali, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 173 [FC]

Corroboration - Court's approach to corroboration - Whether mere circumstantial evidence of connection with crime sufficient - Whether corroboration must be in material particulars - Surrounding circumstances leading to commission of offence - Whether events preceding offence to be considered
PP v. Lim Kiang Chai
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Abdull Hamid Embong, Ahmad Maarop, Zainun Ali, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 173 [FC]

Expert evidence - Chemist report - Whether trial judge erred in converting chemist report to written statement under s. 402B of Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) - Whether chemist report could be equated with written statement as envisaged under s. 402B of CPC - Whether there was admissible evidence of weight of cannabis - Whether conviction and sentence ought to be set aside
Mohd Kusaini Mahmud v. PP
(Aziah Ali, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 216 [CA]

Presumption - Possession of stolen property - Accused faced with offence of murder - Discovery of stolen goods not long after break in and murder at house of accused - Whether connected accused with offence charged - Whether explanation given as to how accused came into possession of goods - Whether attracted presumption that accused was associated with commission of crime - Evidence Act 1950, s. 114(a)
PP v. Lim Kiang Chai
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Abdull Hamid Embong, Ahmad Maarop, Zainun Ali, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 173 [FC]

Statement - Cautioned statement - Voluntariness - Allegation that cautioned statement given under oppressive conditions - Whether proven - Trial within a trial to determine voluntariness of cautioned statement - Whether cautioned statement given voluntarily without any inducement, threat or promise
PP v. Lim Kiang Chai
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Abdull Hamid Embong, Ahmad Maarop, Zainun Ali, Abu Samah Nordin FCJJ) [2016] 4 CLJ 173 [FC]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Duty to client - Disclosure - Client to take control of shares in developer company if it failed to complete development of land - Client executed trust deed with third party to take over management and control of company in event of incompletion - Condition that trust deed to be destroyed upon completion of development - Solicitors exhibited trust deed in suit where client was made third party - Client sent notice to solicitors to cease disclosure of trust deed - Solicitors proceeded to exhibit trust deed in suit - Whether there was breach of confidentiality - Whether solicitors could rely on or reveal trust deed - Legal Profession Act 1976, s. 126
Yeoh Tai Chuan & Anor v. Tan Chong Kean
(Balia Yusof Wahi, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Badariah Sahamid JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 265 [CA]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Construction of statues - Literal approach - Section 217(2) of AFA - Meaning of words 'made under' - Whether should be given plain and ordinary meaning
Simathari Somenaidu v. Panglima Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia & Ors
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Varghese George JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 244 [CA]

TORT

Conversion - Claim in conversion - Plaintiff obtained approval to extract and remove armour rocks (rocks) from quarry land for Petronas projects - Whether approval given only for polyethylene/ethylene projects and not for all Petronas projects in general - State Government of Terengganu subsequently granted approval to first defendant to operate quarry works on state land adjacent to plaintiff's quarry land - Defendants converted to their own use rocks stockpiled by plaintiff - Whether plaintiff rightful owner of stockpiles - Whether plaintiff could claim for total market value of rocks and rock by-products, costs of constructing infrastructures and for loss of business from defendants
Kemajuan Kuari (M) Sdn Bhd v. PTB Suramix Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 200 [CA]

UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS

Unincorporated associations - Judicial review - Revocation of registration of sports body by Commissioner of Sports - Appeal against revocation to Minister - Application of judicial review pending outcome of Minister's decision - Whether judicial review application premature
Choo Yeoh Jee & Ors v. Pesuruhjaya Sukan
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2016] 4 CLJ 298 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. THE IMPACT OF THE ABOLISHMENT OF AUTHORISED SHARE CAPITAL AND THE INTRODUCTION TO A NO-PAR VALUE REGIME* [Read excerpt]
    by: JOANNE CHONG FOONG TENG [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxviii

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

    THE IMPACT OF THE ABOLISHMENT OF AUTHORISED SHARE
    CAPITAL AND THE INTRODUCTION TO A NO-PAR VALUE REGIME*

    by
    JOANNE CHONG FOONG TENG

    IN THIS ARTICLE, JOANNE CHONG FOONG TENG ANALYSES THE IMPACT OF THE ABOLISHMENT OF AUTHORISED SHARE CAPITAL AND THE INTRODUCTION TO A NO-PAR VALUE REGIME IN THE COMPANIES BILL 2013.

    The concepts of authorised share capital and par value of shares

    The Companies Bill 2013 ("Bill") sets out a legal framework that will replace the current Companies Act 1965 ("CA"). The Bill covers, among other things, the abolishment of the concept of authorised share capital[1] and the introduction of a mandatory no-par value regime where shares of a company shall have no par or nominal value.[2]

    . . .

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


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  3. WHEN SHOULD VIDEO CONFERENCING EVIDENCE BE ALLOWED?* [Read excerpt]
    by: MICHAEL HWANG S.C.**
    ANTHONY CHEAH NICHOLLS***
    [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxix

  4. [2016] 1 LNS(A) xxxix
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    SINGAPORE

    WHEN SHOULD VIDEO CONFERENCING EVIDENCE BE ALLOWED?*
    by
    MICHAEL HWANG S.C.**
    ANTHONY CHEAH NICHOLLS***

    Introduction

    Advances in technology allow witnesses to give testimony via video conferencing ("VCF") with greater visual and audial clarity than ever before. But in stark contrast, how the Courts decide whether VCF evidence should or should not be admitted is often relatively unclear. References are casually made to factors in favour or against it, depending on the facts of each case. But the Courts rarely address this question with a comprehensive, fully structured approach.

    This article will first examine the statutory basis for VCF evidence. It will then look at factors that the Courts have considered when deciding applications for its use. Finally, the authors will propose a series of questions that the Courts could ask themselves when deciding future VCF applications. These questions are based on factors that have arisen in case law, and are intended to form a framework to aid judicial decision making. As things currently stand, the Courts exercise a large amount of discretion, yet have offered relatively little guidance on how this should be exercised.

    . . .

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

    ** Michael Hwang S.C. is a Senior Counsel and Chartered Arbitrator, as well as the Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. E-mail: michael@mhwang.com.

    *** Anthony Cheah Nicholls is a trainee lawyer at Michael Hwang Chambers.


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CLJ Article(s)

  1. THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC LAW IN PROMOTING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF MALAYSIA: A CASE STUDY OF ISLAMIC BANKING * [Read excerpt]
    by: PROF DR NORHASHIMAH MOHD YASIN ** [2016] 4 CLJ i

  2. [2016] 4 CLJ i
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    MALAYSIA

    THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC LAW IN PROMOTING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF MALAYSIA:
    A CASE STUDY OF ISLAMIC BANKING *

    by
    PROF DR NORHASHIMAH MOHD YASIN **

    Abstract

    The paper examines the role of Islamic law (Shari’ah) in promoting the Malaysian economic development. In particular, it challenges the assumption of Western orientalists and modernisation theorists that Islam is an obstacle to the process of modernisation, law and economic development. Weber and Tawney both examined the positive contribution of Protestantism to the economic and legal development of the West. For Weber, Islamic society and law as a whole is a sharp contrast to the rational and systematic character of Occidental society. Modernists, supported by the Law and Development theory, assume that Third World Countries (TWCs) are doomed to underdevelopment unless they adopt Western capitalistic and legal systems.

    . . .

    * The writer acknowledges hereby the help from earlier works and contribution from Shafi’i Abdul Azeez Bello in completing this paper.

    ** Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, Email: norhashimah@iium.edu.my


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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) 113/2016 Income Tax (Exemption) (No. 3) Order 2016 26 April 2016 1 April 2016 ACT 53
PU(A) 112/2016 Securities Commission Malaysia (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2016 26 April 2016 27 April 2016 ACT 498
PU(A) 111/2016 Capital Markets and Services (Amendment) Regulations 2016 26 April 2016 27 April 2016 PU(A) 474/2012
PU(A) 110/2016 Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 8) Order 2016 22 April 2016 23 April 2016 ACT 301
PU(A) 109/2016 Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 7) Order 2016 22 April 2016 23 April 2016 ACT 301

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 189/2016 Notification of Application For Registration of New Plant Variety and Grant of Breeder's Right - MR276 25 April 2016 26 April 2016 ACT 634
PU(B) 188/2016 Notification of Application For Registration of New Plant Variety and Grant of Breeder's Right - MR272 25 April 2016 26 April 2016 ACT 634
PU(B) 187/2016 Notification of Application For Registration of New Plant Variety and Grant of Breeder's Right - MR253 25 April 2016 26 April 2016 ACT 634
PU(B) 186/2016 Notification of Application For Registration of New Plant Variety and Grant of Breeder's Right - MR220 CL2 25 April 2016 26 April 2016 ACT 634
PU(B) 185/2016 Notification of Application For Registration of New Plant Variety and Grant of Breeder's Right - MR220 CL1 25 April 2016 26 April 2016 ACT 634

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 474/2012 Capital Markets and Services Regulations 2012 PU(A) 111/2016 27 April 2016 Regulation 2 and Schedule 2
ACT 498 Securities Commission Malaysia Act 1993 PU(A) 112/2016 27 April 2016 Schedule 1
PU(A) 150/2014 Income Tax (Exemption) Order 2014 PU(A) 106/2016 21 April 2016 Subparagraph 1(2)
PU(A) 255/2008 Income Tax (Exemption) (No. 6) Order 2008 PU(A) 105/2016 21 April 2016 Subparagraph 1(2)
PU(A) 199/2007 Income Tax (Exemption) (No. 15) Order 2007 PU(A) 104/2016 21 April 2016 Subparagraph 1(2)

 

Revoked

 

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 139/1996 Civil Aviation Regulations 1996 PU(A) 97/2016 31 March 2016
PU(A) 264/2003 Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia (Imposition of Levy) Order 2003 PU(A) 96/2016 15 April 2016 to 31 December 2017
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