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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 19
12 May 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. WAN AHMAD WAN DAUD lwn. WAN JAWAHIR HJ HARUN & SATU LAGI RAYUAN [2016] 4 CLJ 572

  2. PP lwn. ANDAK UDA [2016] 1 SMC 69

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2016 Volume 4 (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

WAN AHMAD WAN DAUD lwn. WAN JAWAHIR HJ HARUN & SATU LAGI RAYUAN [2016] 4 CLJ 572
MAHKAMAH RAYUAN, PUTRAJAYA
BALIA YUSOF WAHI JCA, HAMID SULTAN ABU BACKER JCA, ABDUL RAHMAN SEBLI JCA
[RAYUAN NO: W-02-1774-08-2013 & W-02-1775-08-2013]
30 DECEMBER 2015

PROFESION GUAMAN: Lembaga Tatatertib - Kuasa Lembaga Tatatertib - Peguam enggan memulangkan wang belian yang dipegang sebagai amanah selepas urusan jual beli tanah dibatalkan - Pembeli/pengadu membuat aduan terhadap peguam kepada Lembaga Tatatertib - Jawatankuasa Tatatertib mengesyorkan denda dan pemulangan wang - Lembaga Tatatertib memanggil peguam untuk mengemukakan keterangan baharu - Lembaga Tatatertib memperaku syor Jawatankuasa Tatatertib agar peguam didenda tetapi menolak syor memulangkan wang belian - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib betul dalam membenarkan peguam mengemukakan keterangan-keterangan baharu - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib betul dalam menerima keterangan-keterangan baharu untuk membuat keputusan - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib mempunyai kuasa menjalankan siasatan lanjut atau baharu - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib boleh menjatuhkan hukuman yang lebih ringan daripada hukuman yang disyorkan oleh Jawatankuasa Tatatertib


PP lwn. ANDAK UDA [2016] 1 SMC 69
MAHKAMAH SESYEN, BATU PAHAT
AZUAR CHE YUSOF HS
[KES JENAYAH NO: 62JS-01-01-2014]
26 APRIL 2015

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 376(2) - Rogol - Paksaan - Sama ada mangsa memberi kebenaran untuk mengadakan hubungan seks - Sama ada mangsa boleh melarikan diri - Sama ada tempat di mana kejadian berlaku dipertimbangkan - Tindakan mangsa - Sama ada mangsa menjerit untuk pertolongan semasa tertuduh merogolnya - Sama ada keterangan sokongan diperlukan - Sama ada keraguan munasabah dibangkitkan terhadap kes pendakwaan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Tuduhan - Sama ada teratur - Pertuduhan merogol - Sama ada maklumat dalam laporan polis mangsa bercanggah dengan pertuduhan - Sama ada pertuduhan cacat

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Laporan atau sijil - Laporan polis - Pertuduhan merogol - Kegagalan mengemukakan maklumat lengkap dalam laporan polis - Percanggahan di antara maklumat dalam laporan polis dan pertuduhan - Sama ada memudaratkan kes pendakwaan - Sama ada pertuduhan teratur - Herchun Singh & Ors v. PP

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LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2014] 1 LNS 1638

PP lwn. LEE SENG KAI

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pendakwaan - Kes pendakwaan - Pertuduhan berasaskan s. 302 Kanun Keseksaan ('KK') - Kegagalan pihak pendakwaan untuk mengemukakan saksi material - Kegagalan pihak polis untuk mengambil semua langkah-langkah yang praktikal yang munasabah bagi mengesan saksi - Sama ada pihak pendakwaan telah memenuhi keperluan s. 32(1) Akta Keterangan 1950 - Sama ada pihak pendakwaan telah membuktikan satu kes prima facie terhadap tertuduh di bawah s. 302 KK

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pembebasan - Pembebasan tertuduh - Prinsip-prinsip untuk membebaskan diri - Pembebasan daripada pertuduhan di bawah s. 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Kewujudan kesan darah orang ketiga - Sama ada tertuduh telah menimbulkan keraguan munasabah atas kes pendakwaan

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Bunuh - s. 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Niat untuk membunuh - Motif marah - Sama ada motif marah sebagai punca tertuduh membunuh si mati telah dibuktikan oleh pihak pendakwaan diperingkat kes pendakwaan

KETERANGAN: Maklumat yang diterima sehingga penemuan fakta - Kebolehterimaan - Maklumat yang diterima oleh pegawai penyiasat daripda tertuduh sehingga penemuan barang kes - Sama ada maklumat yang diterima oleh pegawai penyiasat yang dinyatakan di dalam laporan polis boleh diterima - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 27

[2014] 1 LNS 1685

PP lwn. MOHD FARHAN ZULQARNAIN MOHD YUSOF

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan - S. 302 - Bunuh - Jerutan leher semasa perlakuan seksual - Aktiviti 'auto-erotic asphyxia' berasaskan teknik 'bondage' - Kematian akibat kekurangan oksigen - Kes prima facie - Keterangan keadaan mengikut kronologi peristiwa - Sama ada tertuduh mempunyai kaitan dengan kematian si mati berdasarkan kronologi peristiwa - Sama ada tertuduh mempunyai pengetahuan bahawa perbuatannya keatas simati amat berbahaya

KETERANGAN: Pernyataan - Pernyataan tidak bersumpah dari kandang orang salah - Kebolehterimaan - Sama ada keterangan tidak bersumpah tertuduh daripada kandang orang salah harus diberi keberatan untuk dipertimbangkan

[2015] 1 LNS 587

SHEREE KAUR SIDHU v. JAGJEET SINGH SANDHU HARJIT SINGH

FAMILY LAW: Children - Application to bring children out of jurisdiction - Variation of custody order - Mother's application to bring children out of jurisdiction with step father - Harmonious relationship between child and stepfather - Paramount consideration - Welfare of child - Whether paramount consideration for obtaining leave for child to be taken out of local jurisdiction must be welfare of child - Whether child should remain within jurisdiction with biological father who was able to take care of child - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 96 & 101

[2015] 1 LNS 589

ABDULLAH @ ABDULLAH NASIB MOD NOOR & ORS v. PENOLONG PEMUNGUT HASIL TANAH BEAUFORT

EVIDENCE: Burden of proof - Standard of - Proof of forgery in civil cases - Whether on balance of probabilities or beyond reasonable doubt - Whether forgery must be proved by expert evidence

LAND LAW: Alienation and incidents - Refusal to issue land title - Forged application - Applicants' legitimate interest in land - Whether applicants established their right to land - Whether approval letter to alienate land obtained by fraudulent means - Whether there was inducement for approval of alienation - Whether draft titles were registered and given to applicants - Whether state government could revoke application for alienation of land if land had yet to be registered in applicant's name

[2015] 1 LNS 597

MOHD JEFREY MOHD BASER v. KETUA PENGARAH JABATAN PENDAFTARAN NEGARA & ANOR & ANOTHER CASE

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial remedies - Judicial review - Against decision of National Registration Department ('NRD') to enforce certain conditions - Request for additional information and documentary evidence in an application to correct particulars in identity card - Deletion of word 'Islam' in identity card - Request by NRD for production of certificates, declarations or orders from Syariah Court that applicants had renounced Islam - Whether request was valid and reasonable - Whether NRD has statutory powers to require applicants to provide additional information as well as documentary evidence pertaining to their status as Muslims

JURISDICTION: Proper forum - Civil court - Subject matter involving a Muslim - Renunciation of Islamic faith - Whether civil court was the proper forum to decide status of renunciation of Islamic faith


CLJ 2016 Volume 4 (Part 4)

COURT OF APPEAL

Affin Bank Bhd v. Sharifah Zohra Jabeen Syed Shah Miskin
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Varghese George JJCA, Mary Lim J
(Civil Procedure; Limitation - Malicious prosecution - Guarantor sued bank for losses purportedly suffered due to bankruptcy proceedings) [2016] 4 CLJ 481 [CA]

Dinesh Kanavaji Kanawagi & Anor v. Virgin Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal J
(Company Law; Statutory Interpretation; Words & Phrases - Offences by directors - Application for validation order under s. 355 of Companies Act 1965 - Whether s. 355 applicable) [2016] 4 CLJ 492 [CA]

Rajamani Meyappa Chettiar v. Eng Beng Development Sdn Bhd & Ors
Mohtarudin Baki, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA
(Land Law; Legal Profession; Public Law - Transfer - Indefeasibility of title - Whether transfer bad in law and void for breaches under National Land Code) [2016] 4 CLJ 510 [CA]

RHB Bank Bhd v. Mogana Sunthari Subramaniam
Alizatul Khair Osman, Varghese George, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA
(Banking; Limitation; Evidence - Banks and banking business - Negligence - Unauthorised transactions involving legal firm's accounts) [2016] 4 CLJ 541 [CA]

Rohaya Ali Haidar v. AmBank (M) Bhd
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf, Prasad Sandosham Abraham JJCA
(Land Law - Sale of land - Bank subsequently discovered interest of earlier purchasers over land - Application to set aside order for sale and auction sale) [2016] 4 CLJ 563 [CA]

Wan Ahmad Wan Daud Lwn. Wan Jawahir Hj Harun & Satu Lagi Rayuan
Balia Yusof Wahi, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA
(Profesion Guaman - Kuasa Lembaga Tatatertib - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib boleh menjatuhkan hukuman yang lebih ringan daripada hukuman yang disyorkan oleh Jawatankuasa Tatatertib) [2016] 4 CLJ 572 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Sangka Chuka & Anor v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Mersing, Johor & Ors
Mohd Nazlan Ghazali JC
(Administrative Law; Native Law And Custom; Land Law - Judicial review - Application to quash notice issued under s. 425 of National Land Code requiring applicants to vacate lands) [2016] 4 CLJ 585 [HC]

Styletech Sdn Bhd v. Kaolin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd & Anor
Abu Bakar Jais JC
(Civil Procedure - Application to set aside consent judgment - Whether court competent to set aside consent judgment recorded by another court) [2016] 4 CLJ 625 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Judicial review - Certiorari - Application to quash notice issued under s. 425 of National Land Code requiring applicants to vacate lands - Whether applicants acquired native customary land rights - Whether long-standing presence of native applicants on lands established - Continuous occupation and traditional connection with lands - Whether proved - Whether applicants had reasonable and sufficient degree of control over customary lands to exclusion of strangers - Whether Federal and State Government had fiduciary duty to applicants - Validity of notice - Whether decision embodied in notice ultra vires National Land Code - Whether notice flawed and defective - Whether order of certiorari ought to be awarded - Whether applicants fulfilled test for granting of declaratory relief - Federal Constitution, arts. 8(5), 13 - Specific Relief Act 1950, s. 44(1)(b) - Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954, s. 6
Sangka Chuka & Anor v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Mersing, Johor & Ors
(Mohd Nazlan Ghazali JC) [2016] 4 CLJ 585 [HC]

BANKING

Banks and banking business - Negligence - Allegation of - Unauthorised transactions involving legal firm's accounts - Cheques issued by legal firm - Negligent payout - Whether bank complied with mandate given by legal firm - Cheques signed by duly authorised signatories and validly issued from firm's cheque books - Whether bank liable for paying out on duly mandated cheques - Duty of care - Whether extended to detecting internal fraud and unauthorised acts of third parties - Whether legal firm contributorily negligent - Whether common law duty on customer's part to notify bank immediately of unauthorised cheques - Whether there was delay in instituting suit - Whether negligence established against bank
RHB Bank Bhd v. Mogana Sunthari Subramaniam
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Varghese George, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 541 [CA]

Banker and customer - Action by customer against bank - Locus standi - Cheques issued by legal firm - Negligent payout - Proper party to initiate action against bank - Whether plaintiff as partner of legal firm entitled to recovery of monies from bank in personal capacity - Whether plaintiff could benefit from cause of action - Whether plaintiff possessed requisite locus standi to bring action
RHB Bank Bhd v. Mogana Sunthari Subramaniam
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Varghese George, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 541 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Judgments and orders - Consent judgment - Application to set aside consent judgment - Whether applicant mandated to initiate and file originating summons - Whether consent judgment involved applicant - Whether court competent to set aside consent judgment recorded by another court - Whether consent judgment in contravention of statutory provisions - Companies Act 1965, ss. 16(5) & 132C
Styletech Sdn Bhd v. Kaolin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Abu Bakar Jais JC) [2016] 4 CLJ 625 [HC]

Striking out - Claim for - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1) - Guarantor defaulted in repayment of loan - Bank instituted bankruptcy proceedings against guarantor - Guarantor sued bank for losses purportedly suffered due to bankruptcy proceedings - Whether pleadings disclosed reasonable cause of action - Whether bankruptcy proceedings direct consequence in seeking to enforce judgment in default against guarantor - Whether bank allowed to bring enforcement proceedings on strength of valid judgment of court - Whether there was malice in presentation of bankruptcy petition - Whether guarantor's claim sustainable - Whether frivolous and abuse of court process
Affin Bank Bhd v. Sharifah Zohra Jabeen Syed Shah Miskin
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Varghese George JJCA, Mary Lim J) [2016] 4 CLJ 481 [CA]

COMPANY LAW

Directors - Offences by directors - Application for validation order under s. 355 of Companies Act 1965 - Whether court empowered to make validation order - Whether alleged omission, defect or irregularity identified - Whether validation order could only be made if breach disclosed and conceded to - Whether s. 355 applicable
Dinesh Kanavaji Kanawagi & Anor v. Virgin Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal J) [2016] 4 CLJ 492 [CA]

Directors - Offences by directors - Prosecution pursuant to s. 132(2)(c) of Companies Act 1965 - Prosecution yet to commence - Application for relief under ss. 354 and 355 of Companies Act - Whether s. 354(1) applicable - Whether `any proceedings' in s. 354(1) may include criminal proceedings - Whether `liability' connotes civil liability - Whether s. 354 applies to criminal proceedings - Whether relief under s. 354 may tantamount to encroaching on prosecutorial discretion by Attorney-General - Federal Constitution, art. 145
Dinesh Kanavaji Kanawagi & Anor v. Virgin Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal J) [2016] 4 CLJ 492 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Adverse inference - Non-production of material witness - Failure to call partner of law firm as witness - Whether refusal to call witness amounted to withholding of evidence - Presumption under s. 114(g) of Evidence Act 1950 - Whether ought to be invoked
RHB Bank Bhd v. Mogana Sunthari Subramaniam
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Varghese George, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 541 [CA]

LAND LAW

Charge - Order for sale - Auction sale completed in favour of purchaser - Purchaser acquired registered and indefeasible interest in land - Bank subsequently discovered interest of earlier purchasers over land - Whether interest of earlier purchasers subject to registered charge - Whether indefeasible title of purchaser could be rendered defeasible by virtue of mistake - Whether bank could avail itself to s. 340(2) of National Land Code
Rohaya Ali Haidar v. AmBank (M) Bhd
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf, Prasad Sandosham Abraham JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 563 [CA]

Customary land - Native rights - Claim for - Certiorari - Application to quash notice issued under s. 425 of National Land Code requiring applicants to vacate lands - Whether applicants acquired native customary land rights - Whether long-standing presence of native applicants on lands established - Continuous occupation and traditional connection with lands - Whether proved - Whether applicants had reasonable and sufficient degree of control over customary lands to exclusion of strangers - Whether Federal and State Government had fiduciary duty to applicants - Validity of notice - Whether decision embodied in notice ultra vires National Land Code - Whether notice flawed and defective - Whether order of certiorari ought to be awarded - Whether applicants fulfilled test for granting of declaratory relief - Federal Constitution, arts. 8(5), 13 - Specific Relief Act 1950,
s. 44(1)(b) - Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954, s. 6
Sangka Chuka & Anor v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Mersing, Johor & Ors
(Mohd Nazlan Ghazali JC) [2016] 4 CLJ 585 [HC]

Priorities - Land titles - Sale and purchase - Indefeasibility of title - Transfer of land - Whether bad in law and void for breaches under National Land Code - Land purchased from imposter - Whether second purchaser a bona fide purchaser for valuable consideration - Whether relevant authorities conducted proper investigation before issuing replacement title - Whether replacement title bad in law and incapable of supporting transfers of interest in title - Whether actual landowner's title and interest in land valid and indefeasible - National Land Code, ss. 12, 13, 340 & 421AA
Rajamani Meyappa Chettiar v. Eng Beng Development Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Mohtarudin Baki, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 510 [CA]

Sale of land - Auction - Auction sale completed in favour of purchaser - Bank subsequently discovered interest of earlier purchasers over land - Application to set aside order for sale and auction sale - Whether court has power to set aside order for sale and auction sale - Whether court functus officio after grant of order for sale
Rohaya Ali Haidar v. AmBank (M) Bhd
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf, Prasad Sandosham Abraham JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 563 [CA]

Title - Sale and purchase - Indefeasibility of title - Transfer of land - Whether bad in law and void for breaches under National Land Code - Land purchased from imposter - Whether second purchaser a bona fide purchaser for valuable consideration - Whether relevant authorities conducted proper investigation before issuing replacement title - Whether replacement title bad in law and incapable of supporting transfers of interest in title - Whether actual landowner's title and interest in land valid and indefeasible - National Land Code, ss. 12, 13, 340 & 421AA
Rajamani Meyappa Chettiar v. Eng Beng Development Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Mohtarudin Baki, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 510 [CA]

Transfer - Indefeasibility of title - Issue document of title - Whether transfer bad in law and void for breaches under National Land Code - Land purchased from imposter - Whether second purchaser a bona fide purchaser for valuable consideration - Whether purchaser had knowledge of fraud - Whether solicitors acting in sale transaction acted in concert with fraudulent transaction - Whether relevant authorities conducted proper investigation before issuing replacement title - Whether replacement title bad in law and incapable of supporting transfers of interest in title - Whether actual landowner's title and interest in land valid and indefeasible - National Land Code, ss. 12, 13, 340 & 421AA
Rajamani Meyappa Chettiar v. Eng Beng Development Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Mohtarudin Baki, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 510 [CA]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Solicitors - Duty of care - Conveyancing transaction - Fraudulent dealing - Solicitor acted for purchaser - Transfer of property - Replacement title obtained when original issue document of title held by actual landowner - Whether solicitor privy to fraudulent transaction - Whether solicitor owed duty of care to client and not to third parties - Whether solicitor negligent
Rajamani Meyappa Chettiar v. Eng Beng Development Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Mohtarudin Baki, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 510 [CA]

Cause of action - Accrual of - Cheques issued by legal firm - Negligent payout - Whether cause of action arose from date when cheque negligently paid out - Whether acts complained of caught by limitation - Limitation Act 1953, s. 29 - Whether applicable
RHB Bank Bhd v. Mogana Sunthari Subramaniam
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Varghese George, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 541 [CA]

LIMITATION

Accrual cause of action - Malicious prosecution - Guarantor sued bank for losses purportedly suffered due to bankruptcy proceedings - Whether time barred - Whether six year period started from when bankruptcy notice issued and served - Whether time must run from earliest date when course of action complete - Limitation Act 1953, s. 6
Affin Bank Bhd v. Sharifah Zohra Jabeen Syed Shah Miskin
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Varghese George JJCA, Mary Lim J) [2016] 4 CLJ 481 [CA]

NATIVE LAW AND CUSTOM

Land dispute - Customary rights over land - Claim for - Certiorari - Application to quash notice issued under s. 425 of National Land Code requiring applicants to vacate lands - Whether applicants acquired native customary land rights - Whether long-standing presence of native applicants on lands established - Continuous occupation and traditional connection with lands - Whether proved - Whether applicants had reasonable and sufficient degree of control over customary lands to exclusion of strangers - Whether Federal and State Government had fiduciary duty to applicants - Validity of notice - Whether decision embodied in notice ultra vires National Land Code - Whether notice flawed and defective - Whether order of certiorari ought to be awarded - Whether applicants fulfilled test for granting of declaratory relief - Federal Constitution, arts. 8(5), 13 - Specific Relief Act 1950, s. 44(1)(b) - Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954, s. 6
Sangka Chuka & Anor v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Mersing, Johor & Ors
(Mohd Nazlan Ghazali JC) [2016] 4 CLJ 585 [HC]

PUBLIC LAW

Public authorities - Registrar of Land Titles - Transfer of land - Issuance of replacement issue document of title - Whether proper investigation conducted before issuance of replacement title - Whether actual landowner in possession of original issue document of title - Whether actual landowner suffered losses due to issuance of replacement title - Whether relevant authorities liable - Government Proceedings Act 1956, ss. 5 & 6
Rajamani Meyappa Chettiar v. Eng Beng Development Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Mohtarudin Baki, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 510 [CA]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Companies Act 1965 - Sections 354 & 355 - Interpretation and scope - Whether wide enough to provide relief against proceedings under Companies Act including criminal proceedings - Intention of Parliament - Whether statutory interpretation of s. 354 give rise to two or more interpretations - Whether there is ambiguity - Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967, s. 17A
Dinesh Kanavaji Kanawagi & Anor v. Virgin Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal J) [2016] 4 CLJ 492 [CA]

WORDS & PHRASES

'any proceedings' - Companies Act 1965 - Section 354(1) - Whether includes criminal proceedings
Dinesh Kanavaji Kanawagi & Anor v. Virgin Properties Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal J) [2016] 4 CLJ 492 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROFESION GUAMAN

Lembaga Tatatertib - Kuasa Lembaga Tatatertib - Peguam enggan memulangkan wang belian yang dipegang sebagai amanah selepas urusan jual beli tanah dibatalkan - Pembeli/pengadu membuat aduan terhadap peguam kepada Lembaga Tatatertib - Jawatankuasa Tatatertib mengesyorkan denda dan pemulangan wang - Lembaga Tatatertib memanggil peguam untuk mengemukakan keterangan baharu - Lembaga Tatatertib memperaku syor Jawatankuasa Tatatertib agar peguam didenda tetapi menolak syor memulangkan wang belian - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib betul dalam membenarkan peguam mengemukakan keterangan-keterangan baharu - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib betul dalam menerima keterangan-keterangan baharu untuk membuat keputusan - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib mempunyai kuasa menjalankan siasatan lanjut atau baharu - Sama ada Lembaga Tatatertib boleh menjatuhkan hukuman yang lebih ringan daripada hukuman yang disyorkan oleh Jawatankuasa Tatatertib
Wan Ahmad Wan Daud Lwn. Wan Jawahir Hj Harun & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Balia Yusof Wahi, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2016] 4 CLJ 572 [CA]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. THE GLOBALISATION OF LAW PILGRIM FATHERS LECTURE 2015* [Read excerpt]
    by: LORD DYSON MR [2016] 1 LNS(A) xli

  2. [2016] 1 LNS(A) xli
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    UNITED KINGDOM

    THE GLOBALISATION OF LAW
    PILGRIM FATHERS LECTURE 2015*

    by
    LORD DYSON MR

    (1) Introduction[1]

    1. It is a great pleasure to have been asked to give the Pilgrim Fathers Lecture, particularly in a year so rich in anniversaries. This is a most prestigious annual lecture. The previous lecturers include some of the most distinguished jurists of our time.

    2. There have been so many anniversaries to choose from this year. Who can be unaware that it is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, a document that was the product of a local dispute between tyrannous King John and his truculent barons, and which has contributed greatly to the development of the rule of law both here and throughout the democratic world? It is also the 200th anniversary of the Plymouth Law Society whose first president was Henry Woollcombe. It must be particularly satisfying for the Society that your current President, Charles Parry, is one of his successors in the firm Woollcombe Yonge.[2] The importance of maintaining a strong independent legal profession locally cannot be overstated; and a profession that is strong and independent locally is all the better equipped to operate effectively on the international stage.

    3. Plymouth is a city that embodies the idea that what happens on the local scene can have effects globally. It was their persecution for rejecting the Church of England that impelled the Pilgrim Fathers to sail from Plymouth on 16 September 1620 in search of a better life in what is now known as New England. Nearly four hundred years later, individuals from across the world still move from one place to another in search of a better life, many of them fleeing persecution. 2015 has been a particularly harrowing year for those seeking asylum in safe countries. Who cannot be moved by the daily sight on our television screens of large numbers of civilians seeking to escape from the violence to which they have been subjected in their home countries? The movement of individuals from one country to another is now governed by increasingly complex rules of domestic and international law. The globalisation of the law is a development of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is of importance to all of us. In the light of current events, I propose to start with asylum law.

    . . .

    * Lord Dyson Mr, The Globalisation Of Law (6 November 2015). Published with kind permission of the Judicial Communications Office, Judiciary of England and Wales (https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ pilgrim-fathers-lecture.pdf).


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CLJ Article(s)

  1. UNAUTHORISED RECEIPT OR ACCEPTANCE OF GRATIFICATION AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN THE WORKPLACE [Read excerpt]
    by: ASHGAR ALI ALI MOHAMED*
    FARHEEN BAIG SARDAR BAIG**
    MOHAMMAD NAQIB ISHAN JAN***
    [2016] 4 CLJ(A) xliii CLJ 2016 Volume 4 (Part 4)

  2. [2016] 4 CLJ(A) xliii
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    MALAYSIA

    UNAUTHORISED RECEIPT OR ACCEPTANCE OF GRATIFICATION
    AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN THE WORKPLACE

    by
    ASHGAR ALI ALI MOHAMED*
    FARHEEN BAIG SARDAR BAIG**
    MOHAMMAD NAQIB ISHAN JAN***

    Abstract

    In the discharge of his duties and functions, an employee is expected to act with complete honesty and integrity no matter what position the employee may hold in an organisation. He should not betray the trust and confidence reposed on him and this would include theft, criminal misappropriation, criminal breach of trust, fraud, forgery and cheating, among others.[1] Once an employee exhibits dishonesty or a lack of integrity, the trust and confidence reposed in him by the employer can no longer subsist. Furthermore, an employee must avoid situations in which his personal interests could conflict or might be seen to be in conflict with the interests of the company. This includes receiving or accepting for his own benefit any gratuity, emolument, or payment of any kind from any person having or intending to have any business with the employer. Accepting or receiving bribery or corruption from individuals such as the personnel of companies with which the company does business is a serious criminal offence and can cause significant reputational damage of the company. In light of the above, this paper discusses the issue of unauthorised receipt or acceptance of gratification and conflict of interest in the workplace.

    . . .

    * Department of Civil Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), ashgar@iium.edu.my

    ** Department of Legal Practice, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), baigfarheen007@yahoo.com

    *** Department of Civil Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), naqib@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) 123/2016 Factories and Machinery (Exemption To Petronas Gas Berhad, Gas Processing Plant 2, Complex Kertih, Terengganu) Order 2016 5 May 2016 6 May 2016 ACT 139
PU(A) 122/2016 Factories and Machinery (Exemption To Petronas Chemicals Derivatives Sdn. Bhd., Kertih, Terengganu) 2016 5 May 2016 6 May 2016 ACT 139
PU(A) 121/2016 National Heritage (Declaration of National Heritage) (Heritage Object) (No. 3) Order 2016 4 May 2016 5 May 2016 ACT 645
PU(A) 120/2016 National Heritage (Declaration of National Heritage) (Heritage Object) (No. 2) Order 2016 4 May 2016 5 May 2016 ACT 645
PU(A) 119/2016 Anti-Trafficking In Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Permission To Move Freely and To Work) (Foreign National) Regulations 2016 4 May 2016 4 May 2016 ACT 670

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 209/2016 Return of Candidates Elected In Uncontested Election 10 May 2016 11 May 2016 PU(A) 386/1981
PU(B) 208/2016 Notification Under Subsection 76(1) 10 May 2016 11 May 2016 ACT 166
PU(B) 207/2016 Notice To Third Parties 10 May 2016 20 May 2016 ACT 613
PU(B) 206/2016 Notice To Third Parties 9 May 2016 17 May 2016 ACT 613
PU(B) 205/2016 Notification of Values of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 6 May 2016 12 May 2016 to 25 May 2016 ACT 235

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PU(A) 248/2014 Customs Duties (Goods Under the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Co-Operation Between Asean and China) (Asean Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature) Order 2014 PU(A) 115/2016 28 April 2016 Paragraph 3, 3A and Second Schedule
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)

 

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Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(B) 168/2013 Polling Districts, Polling Centres and Polling Hours (Amendment) (No. 15) PU(B) 197/2016 30 April 2016
PU(B) 167/2013 Polling Districts, Polling Centres and Polling Hours (Amendment) (No. 14) PU(B) 197/2016 30 April 2016
PU(B) 164/2013 Polling Districts, Polling Centres and Polling Hours (Amendment) (No. 11) PU(B) 197/2016 30 April 2016
PU(B) 163/2013 Polling Districts, Polling Centres and Polling Hours (Amendment) (No. 10) PU(B) 197/2016 30 April 2016
PU(B) 162/2013 Polling Districts, Polling Centres and Polling Hours (Amendment) (No. 9) PU(B) 197/2016 30 April 2016