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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 36
08 September 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. DATO' SABARIAH SABTU v. PEGUAM NEGARA & ORS AND OTHER APPEALS [2016] 7 CLJ 655

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2016 Volume 7 (Part 5)

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

Search Guide No. 10.
Proximity Option - Within Sentence

Limit the search words or phrases to be found within a sentence.

Select this Proximity option when the closeness between the searched word(s) is important. The proximity of the word(s) is not determined. The word(s) may be next to each other but may not necessarily be an exact phrase.

Examples : vexatious affidavits

Will get cases with results such as “... be 'scandalous, frivolous or vexatious ' in their Affidavit in Support”.



CASE(S) OF THE WEEK

DATO' SABARIAH SABTU v. PEGUAM NEGARA & ORS AND OTHER APPEALS [2016] 7 CLJ 655
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
TENGKU MAIMUN TUAN MAT JCA, ZAKARIA SAM JCA, KAMARDIN HASHIM JCA
[CRIMINAL APPEALS NO: A-09-332-11-2014, A-09-333-11-2014, A-09-324-11-2014, A-09-319-11-2014, A-09-320-11-2014, A-09-321-11-2014, A-09-322-11-2014, A-09-323-11-2014, A-09-325-11-2014, A-09-326-11-2014, A-09-327-11-2014, A-09-328-11-2014 A-09-329-11-2014, A-09-330-11-2014 & A-09-331-11-2014]
5 FEBRUARY 2016

CRIMINAL LAW: Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 - Section 4 - Illegal deposit-taking without valid licence - Bank and share accounts seized - Company and directors discharged not amounting to acquittal - Claim by company for return of seized properties - Whether High Court has jurisdiction to hear application that was not anchored on any existing criminal suit or prosecution - Whether there was order of forfeiture by Public Prosecutor


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 557

SHAHRUL ANUAR ABDULLAH lwn. PP

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Rasuah - Pemerolehan suapan secara rasuah - Pemerolehan rasuah oleh penjawat awam - Sama ada intipati kesalahan di bawah s. 11(a) Akta Pencegah Rasuah 1997 ('APR') telah dibuktikan - Sama ada anggapan dibawah s. 42 APR terpakai - Sama ada anggapan dibawah s. 42 APR telah dipatahkan oleh tertuduh

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Semakan - Kuasa mahkamah tinggi - Kuasa semakan di peringkat rayuan - Ketiadaan penghakiman disediakan oleh hakim mahkamah bicara - Sama ada mahkamah tinggi boleh menggunakan kuasa semakan di peringkat rayuan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Hukuman - Peringanan - Kesalahan berat - Pertuduhan rasuah oleh penjawat awam - Kesalahan pertama - Masalah peribadi - Perayu disabitkan dengan kesalahan selepas perbicaraan penuh - Sama ada masalah peribadi merupakan suatu faktor mitigasi yang baik untuk peringanan hukuman - Sama ada hukuman penjara dua tahun adalah hukuman yang wajar

[2015] 1 LNS 612

LIM GUAN ENG lwn. JIMMY LIM CHEOK SIANG & YANG LAIN

TORT: Fitnah - Libel - Pernyataan berunsur fitnah - Ujian yang digunakan oleh hakim bicara untuk mempertimbangkan sama ada sesuatu pernyataan bersifat fitnah - Sama ada maksud semulajadi dan makna lazim perkataan-perkataan perlu diberi pertimbangan - Sama ada pernyataan-pernyataan yang telah diterbitkan membawa kesan yang menjejaskan dan mencemarkan reputasi serta kredibiliti plaintif - Sama ada ujian yang digunakan adalah secara objektif

TORT: Fitnah - Libel - Kenyataan dalam sidang akhbar yang disiarkan dalam laman web - Fitnah terhadap ahli politik - Dakwaan bahawa plaintif membenarkan pemusnahan warisan dan binaan bersejarah dan tidak menepati janji - Sama ada artikel yang telah disiarkan mendedahkan plaintif kepada kebencian dan penghinaan pada pandangan seseorang yang munasabah dan menyebabkan plaintif dipandang rendah

TORT: Fitnah - Pembelaan - Justifikasi - Dakwaan bahawa plaintif membenarkan pemusnahan warisan dan binaan bersejarah dan tidak menepati janji - Defendan bergantung kepada keterangan suratkhabar dalam menjustifikasikan pernyataannya terhadap plaintif - Sama ada pernyataan fitnah terhadap plaintif adalah benar - Sama ada defendan mempunyai bukti untuk menyokong pernyataan-pernyataan fitnahnya terhadap plaintif - Sama ada penyandaran defendan terhadap keterangan laporan akhbar semata-mata boleh memberi justifikasi kepada pernyataan fitnahnya

TORT: Fitnah - Pembelaan - Komen berpatutan - Sama ada perkataan-perkataan yang dikatakan sebagai pernyataan fitnah adalah ulasan yang telah dibuat untuk kepentingan awam - Sama ada ulasan yang telah dibuat adalah berdasarkan fakta-fakta yang telah dibuktikan - Akta Fitnah 1957, s. 9

TORT: Fitnah - Pembelaan - Perlindungan bersyarat - Perkara berkepentingan awam - Sama ada pembelaan perlindungan bersyarat terpakai setelah niat jahat dibuktikan

KETERANGAN: Dengar cakap - Akhbar - Keterangan laporan akhbar - Kebolehterimaan - Sama ada laporan akhbar merupakan keterangan dengar cakap - Sama ada keterangan laporan akhbar semata-mata boleh diterima sebagai keterangan fakta

[2015] 1 LNS 860

BADAN PENGURUSAN BERSAMA SUNRISE TOWER v. BRIJNANDAN SINGH GUCHARAN SINGH

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Preliminary issue - Application for issues raised in pleadings to be tried on preliminary basis - Application under O. 33 r. 2 Rules of Court 2012 ('RC') - Whether issues of law with regards to locus standi and limitation period could be disposed of on preliminary basis

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Parties - Locus standi - Action taken by joint management body despite existence of management corporation - Whether joint management body had locus standi to claim for arrears of maintenance and other charges - Whether only management corporation had power to take legal action against any parcel proprietor for arrears of maintenance and other charges upon opening of book of strata register

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Limitation - Time barred - Action to recover outstanding maintenance arrears - Allegation of running account - Whether account kept by joint management body in respect of charges was considered as a running account - Whether plaintiff's claim was time barred - Limitation Act 1953, s. 6(1)

LAND LAW: Strata title - Management corporation - Effect of opening book of strata register - Power of joint management body after management corporation comes into existence - Whether management corporation and joint management body could co-exist at any one time - Whether joint management body automatically dissolved once management corporation comes into existence - Strata Title Act 1985, s. 39(1) & Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Act 2007, s. 15(1)

[2015] 1 LNS 936

TEA DELIGHTS (M) SDN BHD & ANOR v. YEAP WIN NEE & ANOR

CONTRACT: Illegality - Agreement - Franchise agreement - Failure to register franchise with registrar of franchises - Effect of entering into franchise agreement before registration of franchise - Whether rendered agreement void ab initio - Whether a franchisor must register his franchise with registrar before he can make an offer to sell franchise to any person - Franchise Act 1998, s. 6(1)

CONTRACT: Illegality - Restitution - Claim for restitution arising from void contract - Obligation of person who has received advantage under void contract - Franchise agreement entered by parties declared void ab initio for lack of registration - Whether there ought to be a restitution and refund of all payments and benefits - Whether all sums received pursuant to an agreement tainted with illegality should be restored

CONTRACT: Illegality - Liability of agent - Misrepresentation - Director of a company represented that company was master franchisee of a brand when in actual fact it was not - Director persuaded plaintiff to enter into a franchise agreement with company which turned out to be illegal - Whether director of a company ought to be made liable for his actions

EVIDENCE: Adverse inference - Evidence Act 1950, s. 114(g) - Failure to produce translated copy of document written in foreign language - Defendants relied on a document written in Chinese and claimed to be master franchisee of a brand - Absence of translated version - Whether judge was entitled to invoke s. 114(g) of Evidence Act 1950 to draw adverse inference against defendants for failure to translate document that could prove defendants' claim

[2015] 1 LNS 939

WONG KWAN HUI v. CLEMENT TAN WEI LOOON

BANKRUPTCY: Act of bankruptcy - Date of commission - Judgment debtor's application to set aside bankruptcy notice was dismissed - Absence of order to stay further proceedings pending appeal to judge in chambers - Whether act of bankruptcy was committed the moment court dismissed judgment debtor's application to set aside bankruptcy notice

BANKRUPTCY: Creditor's petition - Application to strike out - Whether creditor's petition was filed within 6 months period - Bankruptcy Act 1967, s. 5(1)(c)


CLJ 2016 Volume 7 (Part 5)

 

COURT OF APPEAL

Dato' Sabariah Sabtu v. Peguam Negara & Ors And Other Appeals
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam, Kamardin Hashim JJCA
(Criminal Law - Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing And Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 - Illegal deposit-taking without valid licence) [2016] 7 CLJ 655 [CA]

Dinesh Kanavaji Kanawagi & Anor v. Ragumaren N Gopal; Bar Council Malaysia (Intervener)
Balia Yusof Wahi FCJ, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Badariah Sahamid JJCA
(Legal Profession - Disciplinary proceedings - Advocates and solicitors struck off Rolls - Whether grounds of appeal technical in nature) [2016] 7 CLJ 667 [CA]

Heritage Grand Vacation Club Bhd v. Pacific Fantasy Vacation Sdn Bhd
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA
(Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Breach of rules of pleadings) [2016] 7 CLJ 679 [CA]

Lang Thawn Thang lwn. PP
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Kamardin Hashim HHMR
(Undang-undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah; Keterangan - Membunuh - Pembelaan - Pergaduhan mengejut - Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman - Kegagalan pendakwaan memanggil saksi) [2016] 7 CLJ 689 [CA]

PP lwn. Rachpal Singh & Satu Lagi Dan Rayuan-Rayuan Lain
Rohana Yusuf, Abang Iskandar, Kamardin Hashim HHMR
(Undang-undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 302 - Sama ada hakim bicara khilaf apabila meminda pertuduhan) [2016] 7 CLJ 702 [CA]

Tan Wei Mia & Ors v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Gombak & Anor
Abang Iskandar, Zamani A Rahim, Zaleha Yusof JJCA
(Land Law; Civil Procedure - Classification of land - Category of land use not stated on land grants - Whether land owners required to apply for variation of title - Declaratory order) [2016] 7 CLJ 722 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Kumpulan Protection Sdn Bhd v. Global Globe (M) Sdn Bhd
Khadijah Idris JC
(Civil Procedure; Company Law - Consent judgment - Whether entered into willingly and consciously - Petition to wind up - Whether petition irregular or defective) [2016] 7 CLJ 733 [HC]

Messrs Tai Choi Yu & Co, Advocates v. The Court Of Appeal & Ors
Lee Heng Cheong J
(Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law - Affidavit in support of application - Whether averments deemed admitted - Attorney General - Representation - Civil suit against Court of Appeal Judges - Whether Attorney General legally bound to represent judges) [2016] 7 CLJ 750 [HC]

Nowran Begam Mohamed Saliff v. Nantha Kumar Devar Sangaran & Anor; Ctrm Aviation Sdn Bhd (Third Party)
Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J
(Tort; Civil Procedure - Negligence - Duty of care - Breach - Dependency claim - Whether defence of volenti non fit injuria applicable - Applicability of doctrine of res ipsa loquitur - Third party proceedings - Indemnity - Whether indemnity or contribution could be claimed in absence of valid contract) [2016] 7 CLJ 760 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Affidavits - Affidavit in support of application - Failure to file affidavit in opposition - Averment and assertion in affidavit in support - Whether deemed admitted
Messrs Tai Choi Yu & Co, Advocates v. The Court Of Appeal & Ors
(Lee Heng Cheong J) [2016] 7 CLJ 750 [HC]

Judgments and orders - Consent judgment - Parties mutually entered into consent judgment to pay judgment sum - Failure of debtor to comply with consent judgment - Allegation that consent judgment erroneously entered - Whether consent judgment entered into willingly and consciously - Whether debtor indebted to creditor
Kumpulan Protection Sdn Bhd v. Global Globe (M) Sdn Bhd
(Khadijah Idris JC) [2016] 7 CLJ 733 [HC]

Judgments and orders - Declaratory order - Land law - Lands alienated before National Land Code came into force - Category of land use not stated on land grants - Lands planned to be developed - Land office insisted land owners apply for variation of title to change category of land use to `building' - Land owners sought declaratory order that lands fell under category of `building' since National Land Code came into force - Whether declaratory relief sought appropriate - Specific Relief Act 1950, s. 41
Tan Wei Mia & Ors v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Gombak & Anor
(Abang Iskandar, Zamani A Rahim, Zaleha Yusof JJCA) [2016] 7 CLJ 722 [CA]

Pleadings - Rules of - Claim and evidence in breach of rules of pleadings - Whether a radical departure from pleadings and agreed issues - Whether case passed rules of pleadings
Heritage Grand Vacation Club Bhd v. Pacific Fantasy Vacation Sdn Bhd
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA) [2016] 7 CLJ 679 [CA]

Third party proceedings - Indemnity - Contribution from third party - Whether third party had to obtain insurance coverage for personal injury of trainee pilots - Whether there was valid contract between third party and defendants - Whether indemnity or contribution could be claimed in absence of valid contract
Nowran Begam Mohamed Saliff v. Nantha Kumar Devar Sangaran & Anor; Ctrm Aviation Sdn Bhd (Third Party)
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2016] 7 CLJ 760 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Winding up - Petition - Petition to wind up - Intitulement in petition did not specify provision of law on which petitioner was relying on - Whether petition irregular or defective - Whether fatal - Whether there are statutory requirements requiring specific reference to provision of law - Companies Act 1965, s. 218
Kumpulan Protection Sdn Bhd v. Global Globe (M) Sdn Bhd
(Khadijah Idris JC) [2016] 7 CLJ 733 [HC]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Attorney General - Representation - Civil suit against Court of Appeal Judges - Whether judges sued in personal or official capacity - Whether acts committed by judges while performing functions established under Federal Constitution - Whether Attorney General legally bound to represent judges - Federal Constitution, art. 145
Messrs Tai Choi Yu & Co, Advocates v. The Court Of Appeal & Ors
(Lee Heng Cheong J) [2016] 7 CLJ 750 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 - Section 4 - Illegal deposit-taking without valid licence - Bank and share accounts seized - Company and directors discharged not amounting to acquittal - Claim by company for return of seized properties - Whether High Court has jurisdiction to hear application that was not anchored on any existing criminal suit or prosecution - Whether there was order of forfeiture by Public Prosecutor
Dato' Sabariah Sabtu v. Peguam Negara & Ors And Other Appeals
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam, Kamardin Hashim JJCA) [2016] 7 CLJ 655 [CA]

LAND LAW

Classification of land - Land use - Category of land use not stated on land grants - Lands planned to be developed - Whether land owners required to apply for variation of title to change category of land use to `building' - National Land Code, s. 124
Tan Wei Mia & Ors v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Gombak & Anor
(Abang Iskandar, Zamani A Rahim, Zaleha Yusof JJCA) [2016] 7 CLJ 722 [CA]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Disciplinary proceedings - Disciplinary Board/Committee - Compensation for acquisition of ancestral land - Compensation monies paid out to legal firm - Legal firm failed to pay monies to proper beneficiaries - Complaint by another advocate and solicitor on behalf of beneficiaries - Advocates and solicitors involved in representation of beneficiaries struck off Rolls of Advocates and Solicitors - High Court affirmed findings of Disciplinary Board/Committee - Appeal against decision - Whether grounds of appeal technical in nature
Dinesh Kanavaji Kanawagi & Anor v. Ragumaren N Gopal; Bar Council Malaysia (Intervener)
(Balia Yusof Wahi FCJ, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Badariah Sahamid JJCA) [2016] 7 CLJ 667 [CA]

TORT

Negligence - Duty of care - Breach - Dependency claim - Student pilot (deceased) died in air crash during solo flight - Weather conditions - Whether ought to be paramount consideration before deceased could be cleared to embark on solo flight - Whether death due to human error - Whether defence of volenti non fit injuria applicable to defendants - Whether defendants could exclude liability by virtue of disclaimer/exclusion clause in deceased's application form
Nowran Begam Mohamed Saliff v. Nantha Kumar Devar Sangaran & Anor; Ctrm Aviation Sdn Bhd (Third Party)
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2016] 7 CLJ 760 [HC]

Negligence - Duty of care - Doctrine of res ipsa loquitur - Applicability
Nowran Begam Mohamed Saliff v. Nantha Kumar Devar Sangaran & Anor; Ctrm Aviation Sdn Bhd (Third Party)
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2016] 7 CLJ 760 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

KETERANGAN

Saksi - Kegagalan pendakwaan memanggil saksi - Sama ada menimbulkan pemakaian anggapan bertentangan - Saksi-saksi tidak dapat dikesan - Sama ada kenyataan saksi dikemukakan - Sama ada kegagalan mengemukakan kenyataan saksi mengakibatkan ketidakadilan kepada perayu - Akta Keterangan 1950, ss. 32 & 114(g)
Lang Thawn Thang lwn. PP
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Kamardin Hashim HHMR) [2016] 7 CLJ 689 [CA]

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Pertuduhan - Pindaan - Pertuduhan di bawah s. 302 dipinda kepada s. 304(a) Kanun Keseksaan - Si mati dipukul sampai mati oleh kedua-dua tertuduh - Sama ada terdapat unsur pergaduhan mengejut - Sama ada si mati diserang tanpa diberi peluang untuk mempertahankan dirinya - Sama ada terdapat jurang besar di antara kejadian pukulan pertama dan pukulan kedua - Sama ada pembelaan `sudden fight' terpakai - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh merupakan satu penafian - Sama ada keterangan saksi-saksi pihak pendakwaan diragui - Sama ada hakim bicara khilaf apabila meminda pertuduhan
PP lwn. Rachpal Singh & Satu Lagi Dan Rayuan-Rayuan Lain
(Rohana Yusuf, Abang Iskandar, Kamardin Hashim HHMR) [2016] 7 CLJ 702 [CA]

Rayuan - Sabitan dan hukuman - Kesalahan membunuh - Sabitan di bawah s. 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Sama ada keterangan saksi dipertimbangkan sewajarnya - Tertuduh memberikan keterangan secara bersumpah - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh diberikan keberatan sewajarnya - Sama ada wujud keraguan tentang siapa menyebabkan kecederaan yang membawa maut - Sama ada pendakwaan mengemukakan saksi-saksi atau kenyataan mereka - Sama ada sabitan selamat - Akta Keterangan, ss. 32 & 114(g)
Lang Thawn Thang lwn. PP
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Kamardin Hashim HHMR) [2016] 7 CLJ 689 [CA]

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Membunuh - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 302 - Si mati dipukul sampai mati oleh kedua-dua tertuduh - Sama ada terdapat unsur pergaduhan mengejut - Sama ada si mati diserang tanpa diberi peluang untuk mempertahankan dirinya - Sama ada terdapat jurang besar antara kejadian pukulan pertama dan pukulan kedua - Sama ada pembelaan `sudden fight' terpakai - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh merupakan satu penafian - Sama ada keterangan saksi-saksi pihak pendakwaan diragui - Sama ada hakim bicara khilaf apabila meminda pertuduhan daripada s. 302 kepada s. 304(a) Kanun Keseksaan
PP lwn. Rachpal Singh & Satu Lagi Dan Rayuan-Rayuan Lain
(Rohana Yusuf, Abang Iskandar, Kamardin Hashim HHMR) [2016] 7 CLJ 702 [CA]

Membunuh - Pembelaan - Pergaduhan mengejut - Sama ada keterangan menunjukkan berlaku pergaduhan mengejut - Sama ada orang lain terbabit dalam pergaduhan mengejut - Sama ada wujud keraguan tentang siapa menyebabkan kecederaan yang membawa maut - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh diberikan keberatan sewajarnya - Sama ada sabitan selamat
Lang Thawn Thang lwn. PP
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Kamardin Hashim HHMR) [2016] 7 CLJ 689 [CA]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. CASE MANAGEMENT FOR CIVIL TRIALS IN MALAYSIA: RATIONALE & PROCESS [Read excerpt]
    by: SHAHRUL MIZAN ISMAIL* [2016] 1 LNS(A) lxxv

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

    CASE MANAGEMENT FOR CIVIL TRIALS IN MALAYSIA: RATIONALE & PROCESS
    by
    SHAHRUL MIZAN ISMAIL*

    Abstract

    Pursuant to the reforms made to the Malaysian civil procedure, and with the passing of the new Rules of Court 2012, many changes were introduced which include among others, a more systematic and pro-active system of case management. Although case management has been in existence since before the aforesaid amendment, the new model is expected to be more efficient, effective and practical in supervising parties to get their matters disposed of by the court. This article will explore the rationale of implementing the new case management system and the procedural framework governing the process.

    . . .

    * Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


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  3. KEEP THE FAITH? THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNCERTAIN IN AUSTRALIAN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS* [Read excerpt]
    by: ** JOHN WILSON
    *** KIERAN PENDER
    [2016] 1 LNS(A) lxxvi

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

    KEEP THE FAITH?
    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNCERTAIN IN AUSTRALIAN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS*

    by
    ** JOHN WILSON
    *** KIERAN PENDER

    "The law concerning the duty of good faith, if any, in employment contracts is currently in a state of flux, just as it is in the law of contracts generally."[1] - Mark Irving

    In 2012, barrister Mark Irving commenced the section on good faith in employment contracts in his text with that pithy summary of the uncertain legal position. He continued:

    "The following description of the law will be completely outdated once the High Court has resolved these issues."[2]

    When Mr Irving appeared before Australia's apex judiciary two years later, for the respondent in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v. Barker,[3] he must have wondered whether those words would prove prophetic.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory. See Ethos No. 240 June 2016.

    ** Managing Legal Director, Bradley Allen Love

    *** Law Clerk, Bradley Allen Love


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CLJ Article(s)

  1. FINDING THE RIGHT PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE DECEASED IN ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: EXPOUNDING THE MALAYSIAN LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS [Read excerpt]
    by: NOR AZLINA MOHD NOOR*
    ASSOC. PROF DR. AKMAL HIDAYAH HALIM**
    [2016] 7 CLJ(A) vii CLJ 2016 Volume 7 (Part 5)

  2. [2016] 7 CLJ(A) vii
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    MALAYSIA

    FINDING THE RIGHT PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE DECEASED IN ESTATE ADMINISTRATION:
    EXPOUNDING THE MALAYSIAN LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

    by
    NOR AZLINA MOHD NOOR*
    ASSOC. PROF DR. AKMAL HIDAYAH HALIM**

    Introduction

    Administration of the estate of the deceased in Malaysia is governed by three different backgrounds of administrative bodies. They are the Civil High Court, Small Estates Distribution Section under the Department of Director-General of Lands and Mines, and Public Trust Corporation known as Amanah Raya Berhad ('ARB'). Despite the organisational differences, each and every background mandates the appointment of personal representation. Personal representation is the noblest obligation in the administration of the estate of the deceased as he/she is entrusted with the highest degree of trust and honesty in honouring his legal obligations. The need is well-manifested by the legal requirement to produce a declaration under oath before the extraction of letter of representation is granted by the High Court.

    . . .

    * Lecturer, School of Law, College of Law, Government & International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

    ** Associate Professor, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia.


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 776 National Security Council Act 2016 1 August 2016 [PU(B) 310/2016] -
ACT 775 Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act 2016 1 August 2016 [PU(B) 325/2016] - sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 , 16, 17, 20, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 60 and 61 and subsections 63(1) and (3) -
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 A1514 National Anti-Drugs Agency (Amendment) Act 2016 18 August 2016 ACT 638
ACT A1513 Civil Defence (Amendment) Act 2016 1 September 2016 [PU(B) 374/2016] ACT 221
ACT A1512 Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2016 Not yet in force ACT 333
ACT A1511 Child (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Yet In Force ACT 611
ACT A1510 Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) (Amendment) Act 2016 15 July 2016 ACT 316

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 235/2016 Capital Markets and Services (Capital Market Compensation Fund) (Contribution) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 6 September 2016 7 September 2016 PU(A) 482/2012
PU(A) 234/2016 Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (Declaration of Specified Entities and Reporting Requirements) (Amendment) Order 2016 5 September 2016 6 September 2016 PU(A) 93/2014
PU(A) 233/2016 Capital Markets and Services (Dispute Resolution) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 2 September 2016 5 September 2016 PU(A) 437/2010
PU(A) 232/2016 Food Regulations (Amendment) (No. 2) 2016 - Corrigendum 30 August 2016 31 August 2016 PU(A) 227/2016
PU(A) 231/2016 Licensing of Trades, Businesses and Industries (Federal Territory of Labuan) By-Laws 2016 30 August 2016 1 September 2016 ACT 171

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 401/2016 Notice of Affirmative Final Administrative Review Determination of An Anti-Dumping Duty With Regard To The Imports of Cellulose Fibre Reinforced Cement Flat and Pattern Sheets Originating or Exported From The Kingdom of Thailand In Respect of Mahaphant Fibre-Cement Public Company Limited 7 September 2016 8 September 2016 ACT 504
PU(B) 400/2016 Appointment of Notary Public 6 September 2016 Specified in column (3) of the Schedule ACT 115
PU(B) 399/2016 Notice Regarding The Principal Electoral Roll of The Year 2015 That Has Been Updated - Corrigendum 6 September 2016 7 September 2016 PU(B) 366/2016
PU(B) 398/2016 Notice To Third Parties 6 September 2016 7 September 2016 ACT 613
PU(B) 397/2016 Notice To Third Parties 6 September 2016 7 September 2016 ACT 613

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 482/2012 Capital Markets and Services (Capital Market Compensation Fund) (Contribution) Regulations 2012 PU(A) 235/2016 7 September 2016 Schedule 1
PU(A) 93/2014 Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (Declaration of Specified Entities and Reporting Requirements) Order 2014 PU(A) 234/2016 6 September 2016 First Schedule
PU(A) 437/2010 Capital Markets and Services (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2010 PU(A) 233/2016 5 September 2016 Regulations 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13A, 14 and 15; Schedule 2
PU(A) 184/2013 Ministers of the Federal Government (No. 2) Order 2013 PU(A) 228/2016 28 June 2016 Schedule
PU(A) 437/1985 Food Regulations 1985 PU(A) 227/2016 1 September 2016 Regulations 2 and 19

 

Revoked

 

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(B) 538/2010 Malaysian Code on Take-Overs and Mergers 2010 PU(B) 356/2016 15 August 2016
PU(A) 379/2012 Pensions Adjustment (Lowest Pension) Order 2012 PU(A) 188/2016 1 July 2016
PU(A) 136/2015 Highway Authority Malaysia (Incorporation) (Collection of Tolls) (East Coast Express Way-Phase 2) Order 2015 PU(A) 193/2016 15 July 2016
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