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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 24
16 June 2016


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CASE(S) OF THE WEEK

GLOMAC RESOURCES SDN BHD v.
MAJLIS AGAMA ISLAM WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN & ANOR
[2016] 5 CLJ 590
HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR
S NANTHA BALAN J
[SUIT NO: 22NCVC-364-07-2015]
6 MAY 2016

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Judge - Recusal - Application for - Presiding judge and plaintiff's counsel were previous partners in law firm - Whether there was full and frank disclosure of previous partnership by judge or counsel - Whether previous relationship could give undue advantage to plaintiff - Whether could affect fairness of trial - Whether there was real danger of bias - Whether previous partnership a ground for disqualification/recusal of judge


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 211

ISMAIL ARIFFIN lwn. PP

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan - Rayuan atas sabitan - Kesalahan rogol - Hakim bicara bergantung kepada keterangan mangsa - Sandaran hakim bicara kepada keterangan saksi-saksi pendakwaan semata-mata sebagai keterangan sokongan - Sama ada sabitan wajar dikekalkan - Sama ada pembelaan telah menimbulkan keraguan yang munasabah terhadap kes pendakwaan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan - Hukuman - Rogol - Hukuman penjara 25 tahun -Faktor usia tertuduh yang tua - Sama ada hukuman penjara 25 tahun terlalu lama

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Hukuman - Sebatan - Kesalahan merogol - Usia tertuduh yang tua - Sama ada tertuduh dikecualikan daripada menerima hukuman sebatan berikutan faktor usia yang tua - Kanun Tatacara Jenayah, s. 289

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan ('KK') - s. 376 - Rogol - Kesalahan sumbang mahram yang melibatkan hubungan ayah dan anak sendiri - Elemen kemasukan kemaluan - Sama ada pendakwaan berjaya membuktikan elemen kemasukan - Sama ada intipati kesalahan di bawah s. 376(3) KK telah dibuktikan

KETERANGAN: Sokongan - Rogol - Keterangan doktor yang memeriksa mangsa - Keterangan berkenaan koyakan selaput dara - Sama ada keterangan doktor yang memeriksa mangsa boleh diterima sebagai keterangan sokongan mangsa walaupun doktor tidak dapat mengenalpasti masa sebenar koyakan selaput dara

KETERANGAN: Sokongan - Kesalahan seksual - Keterangan mangsa - Sama ada keterangan pengadu atau mangsa memerlukan sokongan dalam kesalahan seksual

KETERANGAN: Keterangan keadaan - Inferen daripada fakta - Kerelaan mangsa - Perlakuan merogol berkali-kali sejak kecil - Tubuh badan tertuduh yang besar - Tindakan mangsa melarikan diri selepas dirogol - Sama ada terdapat kerelaan mangsa untuk melakukan hubungan seks

[2015] 1 LNS 309

CHIN KOK CHIU lwn. WUJAYA HOLDINGS SDN BHD

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Penghukuman - Pemilikan dadah berbahaya - Dadah jenis cannabis - Pengakuan bersalah - Usia tua tertuduh - Ketiadaan rekod kesalahan lampau - Faktor pencegahan - Kepentingan awam - Sama ada hukuman sebatan adalah sesuai terhadap pesalah yang berumur tua - Sama ada kepentingan awam adalah efektif sekiranya hukuman penjara yang lama dijatuhkan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Peringanan - Pengakuan bersalah - Pemberian diskaun bagi pengakuan salah terhadap pertuduhan pilihan - Sama ada diskaun wajar diberikan terhadap pesalah yang telah mengaku bersalah keatas pertuduhan pilihan

[2015] 1 LNS 757

THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF KUALA LUMPUR SDN BHD v. MENTERI SUMBER MANUSIA, MALAYSIA & ORS

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Certiorari - Application to quash minister's reference - Challenge against Minister's decision to refer employee's representation to Industrial Court - Whether Minister misdirected himself under s. 20 of Industrial Relations Act 1967 in referring representation of employee to Industrial Court for adjudication - Rules of Court 2012, O. 53

LABOUR LAW: Reference - Reference by Minister - Minister's duty to examine full facts of representation - Misdirection of Minister in considering bare denials of employee - Whether exercise of discretion vitiated - Whether there were serious issues to be tried with regard to employee's fundamental rights to be heard - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20

[2015] 1 LNS 758

LIU PUI SIONG v. MOK WEI LIN (F)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Amendment - Order - Variation to terms of order for dissolution of marriage - Variation in respect of time period stated in order - Clerical mistake - Slip rule - Whether order ought to be varied - Rules of Court 2012, O. 20 r. 11

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Functus officio - Additional order by court - Application to vary terms of an order for dissolution of marriage - Application to introduce additional terms into a final order - Whether court was functus officio

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Committal proceedings - Proper procedure - Leave to issue an order of committal - Application by wife against husband in respect of non-compliance of terms of an order for dissolution of marriage - Whether application for leave to issue an order of committal should be brought separately - Rule of Court 2012, O. 52 r. 3

[2015] 1 LNS 814

MUSTAPHA MAWI v. SURUHANJAYA PENCEGAHAN RASUAH MALAYSIA (SPRM)

CRIMINAL LAW: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 - Section 18 - Offence of intending to deceive principal by agent - Submission of claims for cleaning work which was not performed - Whether accused had used a document in respect of which his principal had interest - Whether document contained statement which was false in material particulars - Whether accused had intention to mislead principal

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Sentence - Imprisonment of 12 months and further 6 months in default of fine for offence committed under s. 18 of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 - Deterrent factor - Public interest - Whether sentence imposed was manifestly excessive


CLJ 2016 Volume 5 (Part 4)

COURT OF APPEAL

PP lwn. Klong K'djoanh & Satu Lagi Rayuan
Mohtarudin Baki, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam HHMR
(Undang-Undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah - Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 - Sama ada sabitan dibawah s. 12(2) harus diketepikan dan digantikan dibawah s. 39B(1)) [2016] 5 CLJ 533 [CA]

Punj Lloyd Oil & Gas (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v. Etiqa Insurance Bhd & Ors
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf, Varghese George JJCA
(Civil Procedure - Adjournment without liberty to file afresh) [2016] 5 CLJ 549 [CA]

Superintendent Of Land And Surveys, Bahagian Mukah & Anor v. Bunyak Gadin & Ors And Another Appeal
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf, Prasad Sandosham Abraham JJCA
(Native Law And Custom; Civil Procedure - Claim for native customary rights - Injunction against government) [2016] 5 CLJ 558 [CA]

HIGH COURT

AmMetlife Insurance Bhd v. Nandakumar Appu & Anor
Noorin Badaruddin JC
(Agency; Contract; Insurance - Misrepresentation) [2016] 5 CLJ 569 [HC]

Glomac Resources Sdn Bhd v. Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan & Anor
S Nantha Balan J
(Civil Procedure - Judge - Recusal) [2016] 5 CLJ 590 [HC]

Ho Yee Onn & Anor v. PP
Alwi Abdul Wahab JC
(Criminal Procedure - Guilty plea - Nature and consequence) [2016] 5 CLJ 605 [HC]

Mariaton Darussalam & Anor v. Abdul Rahim Omar & Ors
Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh JC
(Land Law; Evidence - Power of attorney - Claim for rights in land - Whether unstamped sale and purchase agreement valid) [2016] 5 CLJ 611 [HC]

MMIP Services Sdn Bhd v. Overseas Assurance Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd
Wong Kian Kheong JC
(Civil Procedure - Locus standi - Stricking out - Third party proceedings) [2016] 5 CLJ 637 [HC]

Mohd Faiz Zulkifli (A Minor Suing Through His Father And Next Of Kin; Zulkifli Awang Kechik) & Anor v. Etiqa Takaful Bhd
Choo Kah Sing JC
(Insurance - Insurance policy - Avoidance of liability) [2016] 5 CLJ 679 [HC]

Ng Chee Choy v. Towards Rainbow Sdn Bhd & Anor
SM Komathy JC
(Company Law - Appointment of provisional liquidator) [2016] 5 CLJ 688 [HC]

PP lwn. Salihudin Sudin & Yang Lain
Muhammad Jamil Hussin PK
(Undang-Undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah - Pindaan pertuduhan - Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 304(a) Kanun Keseksaan) [2016] 5 CLJ 697 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

AGENCY

Authority of agent - Ostensible authority - Misrepresentation by agents of insurance company - Whether insurance agents had ostensible authority to act on behalf of insurance company - Whether insurance company could be held liable for acts of agents
AmMetlife Insurance Bhd v. Nandakumar Appu & Anor
(Noorin Badaruddin JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 569 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Adjournment - Adjournment without liberty to file afresh - Grounds for - Whether abuse of process to allow plaintiff liberty to file afresh - Whether trial judge exercised discretion reasonably - Whether decision based on relevant considerations and established principles - Whether decision justified - Rules of Court 2012, O. 21 rr. 2(1), 3(1) & O. 35 r. 3
Punj Lloyd Oil & Gas (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v. Etiqa Insurance Bhd & Ors
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf, Varghese George JCA) [2016] 5 CLJ 549 [CA]

Injunction - Prohibitory and mandatory injunctions - Whether injunction could lie against Government or Government department against carrying out public duties - Government Proceedings Act 1956, s. 29 - Specific Relief Act 1950, s. 54
Superintendent Of Land And Surveys, Bahagian Mukah & Anor v. Bunyak Gadin & Ors And Another Appeal
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf, Prasad Sandosham Abraham JCA) [2016] 5 CLJ 558 [CA]

Judge - Recusal - Application for - Presiding judge and plaintiff's counsel were previous partners in law firm - Whether there was full and frank disclosure of previous partnership by judge or counsel - Whether previous relationship could give undue advantage to plaintiff - Whether could affect fairness of trial - Whether there was real danger of bias - Whether previous partnership a ground for disqualification/recusal of judge
Glomac Resources Sdn Bhd v. Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan & Anor
(S Nantha Balan J) [2016] 5 CLJ 590 [HC]

Locus standi - Want of authority - Plaintiff appointed as administration manager of Malaysian Motor Insurance Pool - Plaintiff sued defendant for breach of High Risks Motor Insurance Pool Collective Agreement ('CA') - Whether plaintiff party to CA - Whether plaintiff had power to sue in its own name - Whether plaintiff agent for parties to CA - Whether CA expressly provided for specific mechanism of enforcement - Whether action an abuse of court process
MMIP Services Sdn Bhd v. Overseas Assurance Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd
(Wong Kian Kheong JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 637 [HC]

Striking out - Action - Whether statement of claim disclosed causes of action - Whether plaintiff had power to sue in its own name - Whether suit an abuse of court process - Whether application to strike out could succeed - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1)(a), (b) & (d)
MMIP Services Sdn Bhd v. Overseas Assurance Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd
(Wong Kian Kheong JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 637 [HC]

Third party proceedings - Third party notice - Application to strike out - Whether third party notice lawfully issued under O. 16 r. 1(1)(c) of Rules of Court 2012 - Whether questions posed in third party notice unsustainable or unarguable - Whether an abuse of process of court - Whether there was duplicity with arbitral proceedings and third party proceedings - Whether ought to be struck out - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1)(a)
MMIP Services Sdn Bhd v. Overseas Assurance Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd
(Wong Kian Kheong JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 637 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Winding up - Provisional liquidator - Appointment of - Circumstances in which court would appoint provisional liquidator - Removal of petitioner as director of company without notice and in contravention of articles of association - Whether a breach of good faith - Failure to maintain mutual confidence - Exclusion of petitioner from management of company and Extraordinary General Meeting ('EGM') - Whether there was a strong prima facie case for winding up - Company affairs improperly conducted - Whether appointment of provisional liquidator warranted and justified - Companies Act 1965, ss. 218(i), (f) & 231 - Companies (Winding-up) Rules 1972, r. 35
Ng Chee Choy v. Towards Rainbow Sdn Bhd & Anor
(SM Komathy JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 688 [HC]

CONTRACT

Misrepresentation - False representation - Insurance agents - Misrepresentation of insurance policy as investment scheme - Whether insurance agents had ostensible authority to act on behalf of insurance company - Whether insurance company could be held liable for acts of agents - Whether payment of premium could be recovered from insurance company
AmMetlife Insurance Bhd v. Nandakumar Appu & Anor
(Noorin Badaruddin JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 569 [HC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Record of appeal - Notes of proceedings - Adding grounds of sentencing into original notes of proceedings after filing of appeal - Alteration of what had been recorded during trial - Whether Magistrate adopted wrong procedure - Whether original notes of proceedings should be kept intact
Ho Yee Onn & Anor v. PP
(Alwi Abdul Wahab JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 605 [HC]

Sentencing - Plea of guilty - Nature and consequences - Whether exact 'nature and consequences' of guilty plea clearly stated and ascertained - Whether requirements under s. 173(b) of Criminal Procedure Code complied with
Ho Yee Onn & Anor v. PP
(Alwi Abdul Wahab JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 605 [HC]

EVIDENCE

Documentary evidence - Admissibility of - Irrevocable power of attorney - Claim for rights in land - Failure to secure attendance of attesting witnesses - Whether fatal - Whether conditions under s. 90 of Evidence Act 1950 fulfilled - Whether irrevocable power of attorney for valuable consideration construed as sale and purchase agreement - Whether unstamped sale and purchase agreement valid - Whether admissible as evidence to support claim on land
Mariaton Darussalam & Anor v. Abdul Rahim Omar & Ors
(Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 611 [HC]

INSURANCE

Agents - Insurance policy - Misrepresentation of insurance policy as investment scheme - Whether insurance agents had ostensible authority to act on behalf of insurance company - Whether insurance company could be held liable for acts of agents - Whether payment of premium could be recovered from insurance company - Insurance Act 1996, ss. 150 & 151
AmMetlife Insurance Bhd v. Nandakumar Appu & Anor
(Noorin Badaruddin JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 569 [HC]

Motor insurance - Policy - Avoidance of liability - Insured person involved in accident earlier in morning but purchased policy from insurer's agent later at night - Whether policy only took effect later at night - Whether insured period included past period - Whether insurer could be held liable under policy - Failure of insured person to inform insurer's agent of prior occurrence of accident - Whether non-disclosure misled insurer's agent into believing that vehicle was accident free - Whether insurer's agent accepted payment in utmost good faith - Whether policy should be declared void and unenforceable - Whether insurer protected under s. 96(3) of Road Transport Act 1987
Mohd Faiz Zulkifli (A Minor Suing Through His Father And Next Of Kin; Zulkifli Awang Kechik) & Anor v. Etiqa Takaful Bhd
(Choo Kah Sing JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 679 [HC]

LAND LAW

Ownership - Claim for - Unstamped sale and purchase agreement - Whether valid - Whether admissible as evidence to support claim on land - Whether court had power and responsibility to impound unstamped documents - Whether document admissible on payment of stamp duty or penalty - Stamp Act 1949, s. 52(1)(a)
Mariaton Darussalam & Anor v. Abdul Rahim Omar & Ors
(Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 611 [HC]

Power of attorney - Admissibility - Irrevocable power of attorney - Claim for rights in land - Failure to secure attendance of attesting witnesses - Whether fatal - Whether conditions under s. 90 of Evidence Act 1950 fulfilled - Whether irrevocable power of attorney for valuable consideration construed as sale and purchase agreement - Whether enforceable as valid contract - Powers of Attorney Act 1949, s. 6
Mariaton Darussalam & Anor v. Abdul Rahim Omar & Ors (Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh JC) [2016] 5 CLJ 611 [HC]

NATIVE LAW AND CUSTOM

Land dispute - Division of area - Claim for native customary rights ('NCR') within part of provisional lease granted by State Land Authority - Whether NCR proven - Whether NCR land to be excised from provisional lease
Superintendent Of Land And Surveys, Bahagian Mukah & Anor v. Bunyak Gadin & Ors And Another Appeal
(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf, Prasad Sandosham Abraham JCA) [2016] 5 CLJ 558 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Pertuduhan - Pindaan - Dadah berbahaya - Hakim bicara meminda pertuduhan terhadap tertuduh dari kesalahan pengedaran di bawah s. 39B(1)(a) Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 ('ADB') ke kesalahan milikan di bawah s. 12(2) - Dadah jenis methamphetamine seberat 2,249g dijumpai tersorok dalam beg yang dibawa tertuduh - Sama ada tertuduh 'innocent carrier' yang tidak mengetahui kehadiran dadah dalam beg - Prinsip 'wilful blindness' - Sama ada terdapat faktor-faktor yang menimbulkan keraguan dan syak kepada tertuduh - Sama ada tertuduh mempunyai kawalan, jagaan dan pengetahuan terhadap dadah berbahaya - Sama ada s. 37(d) ADB terpakai - Sama ada niat tertuduh untuk melindungi dadah dari pihak berkuasa wujud - Sama ada hakim bicara khilaf apabila meminda pertuduhan - Sama ada sabitan dan hukuman di bawah s. 12(2) ADB harus diketepikan dan digantikan dengan sabitan di bawah s. 39B(1) ADB
PP lwn. Klong K'djoanh & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Mohtarudin Baki, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam HHMR) [2016] 5 CLJ 533 [CA]

Pertuduhan - Pindaan - Pertuduhan di bawah s. 302 dipinda kepada s. 304(a) Kanun Keseksaan - Mematikan orang dengan salah yang tidak terjumlah kepada kesalahan membunuh - Si mati dipukul bersama-sama lima yang lain dengan corak pukulan dan pada bahagian yang sama - Sama ada tertuduh-tertuduh mempunyai niat bersama untuk membunuh si mati - Sama ada pihak pendakwaan berjaya membuktikan elemen-elemen di bawah s. 304 Kanun Keseksaan - Sama ada pihak pendakwaan berjaya membuktikan kes prima facie
PP lwn. Salihudin Sudin & Yang Lain

(Muhammad Jamil Hussin PK) [2016] 5 CLJ 697 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 - Seksyen 39B(1)(a) - Dadah jenis methamphetamine seberat 2,249g dijumpai tersorok dalam beg yang dibawa tertuduh - Pindaan pertuduhan - Hakim bicara meminda pertuduhan terhadap tertuduh dari kesalahan pengedaran di bawah s. 39B(1)(a) Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 ('ADB') ke kesalahan milikan di bawah s. 12(2) ADB - Sama ada tertuduh 'innocent carrier' yang tidak mengetahui kehadiran dadah dalam beg - Prinsip 'wilful blindness' - Sama ada terdapat faktor-faktor yang menimbulkan keraguan dan syak kepada tertuduh - Sama ada tertuduh mempunyai kawalan, jagaan dan pengetahuan terhadap dadah berbahaya - Sama ada s. 37(d) ADB terpakai - Sama ada niat tertuduh untuk melindungi dadah dari pihak berkuasa wujud - Sama ada hakim bicara khilaf apabila meminda pertuduhan - Sama ada sabitan dan hukuman di bawah s. 12(2) harus diketepikan dan digantikan dengan sabitan di bawah s. 39B(1) ADB
PP lwn. Klong K'djoanh & Satu Lagi Rayuan
(Mohtarudin Baki, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam HHMR) [2016] 5 CLJ 533 [CA]

Membunuh - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 302 - Si mati dipukul bersama-sama lima yang lain dengan corak pukulan dan pada bahagian yang sama - Sama ada tertuduh-tertuduh mempunyai niat bersama untuk membunuh si mati - Sama ada tertuduh-tertuduh mempunyai niat atau pengetahuan untuk membunuh si mati apabila mendatangkan kecederaan yang menyebabkan kematian si mati - Sama ada perbuatan tertuduh-tertuduh terjumlah di bawah mana-mana satu skop s. 300(a), (b), (c) atau (d) Kanun Keseksaan - Elemen-elemen di bawah s. 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Sama ada berjaya dibuktikan oleh pihak pendakwaan - Sama ada pihak pendakwaan berjaya membuktikan kes prima facie
PP lwn. Salihudin Sudin & Yang Lain

(Muhammad Jamil Hussin PK) [2016] 5 CLJ 697 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. RECENT AMENDMENTS TO THE ACE MARKET LISTING REQUIREMENTS* [Read excerpt]
    by: TEO EU JOHN [2016] 1 LNS(A) l

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

    RECENT AMENDMENTS TO THE ACE MARKET LISTING REQUIREMENTS*
    by
    TEO EU JOHN

    IN THIS ARTICLE, TEO EU JOHN EXAMINES SOME OF THE RECENT AMENDMENTS TO THE ACE MARKET LISTING REQUIREMENTS (“ACE LR”)

    Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) had recently published amendments to the ACE LR, which took effect on 13 July 2015. The amendments made were pursuant to a review of the ACE LR undertaken with an aim to enhance the overall attractiveness and competitiveness of the ACE Market through, among others, improving clarity of the ACE market admission criteria, enhancing disclosure of initial public offering (“IPO”) applications and to promote the ACE market as an attractive and competitive platform for listing and investment. Bursa Malaysia had also reviewed the ACE LR in light of the Financial Services Act 2013 (“FSA”) in order to ensure the policy and terminology used in the ACE LR is consistent with the FSA. This article highlights some of those amendments. The recent amendments to the ACE LR cover both the admission and post-listing obligations for the ACE Market.

    Pre-IPO consultation

    The recent amendments introduce a new pre-IPO consultation procedure to the ACE Market which allows applicants to seek guidance as to ACE Market admission requirements from Bursa Malaysia at an early stage.[1] Although pre-admission consultation is not a mandatory requirement, it is strongly encouraged for potential applicants. The potential applicants who are seeking a pre-admission consultation are required to furnish to Bursa Malaysia the prescribed information and documents at least one week prior to their consultation with Bursa Malaysia.[2]

    . . .

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


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  3. COMMERCIAL JUSTICE IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE: THE ROLE OF COMMERCIAL COURTS* [Read excerpt]
    by: THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD THOMAS OF CWMGIEDD
    LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF ENGLAND AND WALES
    [2016] 1 LNS(A) lii

  4. [2016] 1 LNS(A) lii
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    UNITED KINGDOM

    COMMERCIAL JUSTICE IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE: THE ROLE OF COMMERCIAL COURTS*
    by
    THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD THOMAS OF CWMGIEDD
    LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF ENGLAND AND WALES

    Introduction[1]

    1. I am very grateful to the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and the DIFC Academy of Law for the both the pleasure and the privilege of delivering this lecture in the Dubai International Financial Centre. It provides a timely opportunity to canvass some proposals as to the way in which Commercial Courts can best meet the needs of the digital revolution in our Global Village and strengthen the rule of law.

    2. It is over fifty years since the Canadian academic and theorist Marshall McLuhan developed the idea of the Global Village.[2] McLuhan's idea was developed in what some would describe today as the analogue age. His genius did not, however, stop there. An acute understanding of the prospects and potential of technology, and the, then, dawning electronic age led him to foreshadow the advent of the World Wide Web: what we could call the digital village. He predicted the idea that computers would become:

    . . .

    * The Right Hon, The Lord Thomas Of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice Of England And Wales, DIFC Academy of Law Lecture, Dubai (1 February 2016). Published with kind permission of the Judicial Communications Office, Judiciary of England and Wales (https://www.judiciary. gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/LCJ-commerical-justice-in-the-global-village-DIFC-Academy-of-Law-Lecture-February-2016.pdf).


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 776 National Security Council Act 2016 Not Yet In Force -
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 -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1509 Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2016 10 June 2016 ACT 166
ACT A1508 Employees' Social Security (Amendment) Act 2016 1 June 2016 [PU(B) 261/2016] ACT 4
ACT A1507 Supplementary Supply (2015) Act 2016 27 May 2016  
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

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 155/2016 Ministers of The Federal Government (Amendment) Order 2016 10 June 2016 See paragraphs 1(2), 1(3), 1(4), 1(5), 1(6), 1(7), 1(8), 1(9), 1(10) and 1(11) PU(A) 184/2013
PU(A) 154/2016 Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (City of Kuala Lumpur) (No. 2) Order 2016 9 June 2016 10 June 2016 ACT 333
PU(A) 153/2016 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Juru-Jalan Duta- Bukit Raja Expressway, North South Expressway Central Link and Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru Expressway) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 6 June 2016 7 June 2016 PU(A) 171/2002
PU(A) 152/2016 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (North South Expressway Central Link and Klia Expressway) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 6 June 2016 7 June 2016 PU(A) 437/2002
PU(A) 151/2016 Federal Roads (Alor Pongsu Interchange) Order 2016 6 June 2016 7 June 2016 ACT 376

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 274/2016 Notification of Values of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 7 June 2016 9 June 2016 to 22 June 2016 ACT 235
PU(B) 273/2016 Quantity Surveyors Act 1967 - Corrigendum 7 June 2016 8 June 2016 ACT 487
PU(B) 272/2016 Optical Act 1991 - Corrigendum 7 June 2016 8 June 2016 ACT 469
PU(B) 271/2016 Notice of Contested Election By-Election of The Dewan Rakyat of P. 067 Kuala Kangsar For The State of Perak 6 June 2016 7 June 2016 PU(A) 386/1981
PU(B) 270/2016 Notice of Contested Election By-Election of The Dewan Rakyat of P. 093 Sungai Besar For The State of Selangor 6 June 2016 7 June 2016 PU(A) 386/1981

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 166 Legal Profession Act 1976 ACT A1509 10 June 2016 Section 103E
PU(A) 46/2016 Passports (Visa to Tourist From the People'S Republic of China) (Exemption) Order 2016 PU(A) 147/2016 1 June 2016 until 31 December 2016 Paragraph 2
PU(A) 437/1985 Food Regulations 1985 PU(A) 145/2016 1 December 2017;1 December 2016 - Regulation 2 Regulation 82, 361, 386A, Schedules Twentieth B and Twentieth C
PU(A) 95/2009 Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 PU(A) 146/2016 1 December 2016 Regulation 51
ACT 4 Employees' Social Security Act 1969 ACT A1508 1 June 2016 [PU(B) 261/2016] Section 5, 58, 71, 72A, 74A, 75A, 95A, 105, First Schedule, Third Schedule and Fourth Schedule

 

Revoked

 

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