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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 48
01 December 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. BANK PERUSAHAAN KECIL DAN SEDERHANA MALAYSIA BHD v. PINGGIR MERPATI SDN BHD & ORS [2016] 9 CLJ 631

  2. PP lwn. MUHAMAD AZROIEE OMAR BAKHI [2016] 2 SMC 66

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2016 Volume 9 (Part 5)

3. Articles

  1. LNS 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

BANK PERUSAHAAN KECIL DAN SEDERHANA MALAYSIA BHD v.
PINGGIR MERPATI SDN BHD & ORS
[2016] 9 CLJ 631
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
ALIZATUL KHAIR OSMAN JCA, ABANG ISKANDAR JCA, NALLINI PATHMANATHAN JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: B-02(NCVC)(W)-946-05-2014]
08 AUGUST 2016

BANKING: Loan - Agreement - Disbursement of loan monies - Discovery that borrower's supporting documents for application of disbursement of loan monies forged - Demand for repayment of sums owed - Whether there must be prior termination before bank could demand for any amount due for repayment - Whether termination of loan agreement lawful - Whether bank could claim for repayment of monies owing - Whether loan agreement an on-demand agreement

CONTRACT: Agreement - Loan agreement - Borrower's supporting documents for application of disbursement of loan monies forged - Bank demanded for repayment of sums owed - Allegation that termination of loan agreement unlawful and bank could not claim for repayment of monies owing - Whether there must be prior termination before bank could demand for sums due for repayment

EVIDENCE: Documentary evidence - Admissibility of - Audit report -  Discovery that supporting documents for application of disbursement of loan monies forged - Whether audit report admissible


PP lwn. MUHAMAD AZROIEE OMAR BAKHI [2016] 2 SMC 66
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, ALOR SETAR
NUR FAIZAH MUHAMAD SALEH Mj
[KES JENAYAH NO: 83JS-05-12-2013]
4 JANUARI 2016

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 354 - Menggunakan kekerasan jenayah - Perbuatan jenayah seksual terhadap mangsa semasa dalam kereta - Sama ada terdapat keterangan sokongan yang memihak mangsa - Sama ada tertuduh mempunyai niat untuk mencabul kehormatan mangsa - Tindakan mangsa untuk melepaskan diri daripada tertuduh - Sama ada diambil kira - Sama ada mangsa lambat membuat laporan polis - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh suatu fikiran kemudian - Sama ada faktor usia dan kepentingan awam diambil kira dalam menjatuhkan hukuman

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Hukuman - Pertimbangan - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 354 - Menggunakan kekerasan jenayah - Perbuatan jenayah seksual terhadap mangsa semasa dalam kereta - Mencabul kehormatan mangsa - Faktor-faktor yang diambil kira - Umur tertuduh - Kesalahan pertama - Kepentingan awam - Sama ada kesalahan tertuduh dipandang serius dari sisi undang-undang - Sama ada hukuman berat yang setimpal dengan kesalahan harus diberikan

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LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 820

ALIF YAACOB lwn. PP

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman - Kesalahan rompak secara berkumpulan dengan bersenjata - Pembuktian kes prima facie - Kegagalan pihak pendakwaan mengemukakan rakaman CCTV - Sabitan berdasarkan keterangan saksi yang tidak disokong keterangan saksi yang lain - Sama ada sabitan wajar diketepikan

KETERANGAN: Inferen bertentangan - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 114(g) - Kegagalan pihak pendakwaan mengemukakan rakaman CCTV - Tempat kejadian adalah satu 'blind spot' dimana CCTV tidak dapat memfokus - Sama ada kegagalan pihak pendakwaan mengemukakan CCTV telah menimbulkan inferen bertentangan kepada kes pendakwaan - Sama ada keterangan CCTV adalah material untuk membuktikan kes pendakwaan

KETERANGAN: Saksi - Sokongan - Sama ada keterangan oleh seorang saksi perlu disokong dengan keterangan saksi yang lain - Sama ada keterangan oleh seorang saksi boleh membuktikan sesuatu fakta - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 134

KETERANGAN: Kawad cam - Identiti tertuduh - Kes rompakan secara berkumpulan dengan bersenjata - Diskripsi tertuduh diberi berdasarkan warna kulit dan saiz badan - Pengecaman semula di mahkamah semasa perbicaraan - Sama ada pengecaman yang dibuat boleh diterima sebagai keterangan

[2015] 1 LNS 822

CIMB BANK BERHAD lwn. WAN ZUBAIDAH WAN MAHMOOD & SATU LAGI

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Gadaian - Perintah jualan - Permohonan perintah penggantian - Permohonan oleh pemegang gadaian untuk menggantikan perintah jualan yang dikeluarkan oleh pentadbir tanah kepada perintah mahkamah - Sama ada perintah jualan yang diperolehi daripada pentadbir tanah telah mematuhi semua kehendak prosedur Kanun Tanah Negara - Sama ada bidangkuasa mahkamah terhad setakat penggantian perintah penjualan - Kanun Tanah Negara 1965, s. 265(3) & 265(3A)

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Gadaian - Perintah jualan - Perintah penggantian jualan - Kausa yang bertentangan - Pemberi gadaian mendakwa pemegang gadaian tidak mengemukakan penyata akaun lengkap dan terperinci bagi mendapatkan perintah penggantian dan perintah jualan pentadbir tanah yang terdahulu - Sama ada ketiadaan penyata akaun merupakan ketidakpatuhan undang-undang - Sama ada terdapat keperluan untuk mengemukakan penyata akaun lengkap dan terperinci - Sama ada pemberi gadaian telah menimbulkan sebarang kausa bertentangan

[2016] 1 LNS 74

RE: CHEN THIM WAI; EX-PARTE: ADVATEC ELECTRONICS SDN BHD

BANKRUPTCY: Notice - Setting aside - Challenging appointment and authority of receiver and manager - Authority of receiver and manager to commence bankruptcy proceedings after vesting exercise - Continuing receivership - Bankruptcy proceedings brought by receiver and manager on behalf of judgment creditor - Similar issue ventilated in previous proceedings - Res judicata and estoppel - Whether receiver and manager acted with actual authority for and on behalf of judgment creditor - Whether there was necessity for fresh appointment and issuance of another instrument of appointment - Whether judgment debtor was estopped from re-litigating issues on authority of receiver and manager in bankruptcy proceeding

[2016] 1 LNS 124

SHORELINE SHIPREST SERVICES v. MENTERI DALAM NEGERI (bagi pihak Kementerian Dalam Negeri) & ORS

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Certiorari - Application to quash decision of Minister of Home Affairs in reversing order of Registrar of Societies that canceled registration of society - Minister considered wider perspective involving potential repercussion to members of society as a result of decision of Registrar - Whether Minister had acted in accordance with provisions in s. 18 of Societies Act 1966 - Whether Minister was entitled to vary decision of Registrar - Whether decision of Minister was reasonable in Wednesbury sense

[2016] 1 LNS 135

TRIPPLE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED v. BELIA CERMAT SDN BHD & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Security for costs - Foreigners - Application for security for costs filed by defendant against plaintiff being a foreign company - Plaintiff residing in a jurisdiction with no reciprocal enforcement of judgment arrangement in Malaysia - Application filed when cross-examination had already commenced - Whether defendant's application caused injustice to plaintiff - Whether justice of case required granting of security for costs


CLJ 2016 Volume 9 (Part 5)

COURT OF APPEAL

Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd v. Razshah Enterprises Sdn Bhd
Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA
(Land Law - Order for sale of land - Default in repayment of loan - Allegation of new agreement - Whether loan agreement varied) [2016] 9 CLJ 617 [CA]

Bank Perusahaan Kecil Dan Sederhana Malaysia Bhd v. Pinggir Merpati Sdn Bhd & Ors
Alizatul Khair Osman, Abang Iskandar, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA
(Banking; Contract; Evidence - Loan - Demand for repayment of sums owed - Whether there must be prior termination - Whether an on-demand agreement - Admissibility of audit report) [2016] 9 CLJ 631 [CA]

Emery Shazmal Abd Malek v. PP & Other Appeals
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Kamardin Hashim JJCA
(Criminal Procedure - Appeal - Death sentence - Whether defence probable and raised doubts on prosecution's case - Whether convictions and sentences safe) [2016] 9 CLJ 644 [CA]

Hong Leong Bank Bhd v. PP
Md Raus Sharif PCA, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA
(Criminal Procedure - Forfeiture - Principles governing - Order for return of forfeited car with conditions - Whether order made in course and during hearing of criminal trial - Whether final order) [2016] 9 CLJ 672 [CA]

Ogbodo Sunday Tochukwau v. PP & Other Appeals
Aziah Ali, Ahmadi Asnawi, Zamani A Rahim JJCA
(Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in - Appeal - Whether trial judge ignored requirement of fair trial - Whether there was a failure of justice - Whether conviction safe) [2016] 9 CLJ 686 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Armada (Singapore) Pte Ltd v. Ashapura Minechem Ltd
Lau Bee Lan J
(Arbitration - Award of arbitrator - Application to set aside order granting leave to enforce arbitration award - Issue of novation - Whether an issue of merits) [2016] 9 CLJ 709 [HC]

Kalam Wahid lwn. Menteri Dalam Negeri, Malaysia & Yang Lain
Abu Bakar Katar PK
(Prosedur Jenayah - Habeas corpus - Nama pemohon didaftarkan dalam Daftar Penjenayah sebelum dapatan pegawai inkuiri disahkan oleh Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah - Sama ada ketidakpatuhan peruntukan s. 12(1) Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-langkah Khas) 2012) [2016] 9 CLJ 725 [HC]

Merck KGaA v. Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd; The Registrar Of Trade Marks (Interested Party)
Azizah Nawawi J
(Intellectual Property; Civil Procedure - Trade marks - Opposition to application to register mark - Whether marks identical or similar - Affidavits - Manner to bring forward further materials) [2016] 9 CLJ 736 [HC]

Narayanan Murukaiya lwn. Menteri Dalam Negeri, Malaysia & Yang Lain
Kamaludin Md Said H
(Prosedur Jenayah - Habeas corpus - Permohonan - Sama ada perintah tahanan mematuhi prosedur di bawah s. 10(2) Akta Pencegahan Jenayah 1959) [2016] 9 CLJ 749 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

ARBITRATION

Award of arbitrator - Enforcement and validity - Application to set aside order granting leave to enforce arbitration award - Issue of novation - Whether an issue of merits - Whether relevant to court in determining whether to allow enforcement of an arbitration award - Proper place to challenge validity of arbitration award - Whether at seat of arbitration and not at enforcement court
Armada (Singapore) Pte Ltd v. Ashapura Minechem Ltd
(Lau Bee Lan J) [2016] 9 CLJ 709 [HC]

Award of arbitrator - Enforcement and validity - Application to set aside order granting leave to enforce arbitration award - Omission to include indorsement under O. 69 r. 8(8) Rules of Court 2012 - Whether nullified award - Whether defendant prejudiced by lack of indorsement or statement - Whether erroneous of defendant to invoke O. 67 r. 9 Rules of Court 2012 - Whether Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act 1958 applicable - Whether there was inordinate delay in filing application - Whether plaintiff's application to amend sealed order to include a notice pursuant to O. 69 r. 8(8) Rules of Court 2012 allowed
Armada (Singapore) Pte Ltd v. Ashapura Minechem Ltd
(Lau Bee Lan J) [2016] 9 CLJ 709 [HC]

BANKING

Loan - Agreement - Disbursement of loan monies - Discovery that borrower's supporting documents for application of disbursement of loan monies forged - Demand for repayment of sums owed - Whether there must be prior termination before bank could demand for any amount due for repayment - Whether termination of loan agreement lawful - Whether bank could claim for repayment of monies owing - Whether loan agreement an on-demand agreement
Bank Perusahaan Kecil Dan Sederhana Malaysia Bhd v. Pinggir Merpati Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Abang Iskandar, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 631 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Affidavits - Striking out - Application for - Allegation that affidavit exhibited was irrelevant, oppressive and wrongly exhibited additional new document - Manner to bring forward further materials - Whether complied with - Whether application for special leave of court filed - Rules of Court 2012, O. 55
Merck KGaA v. Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd; The Registrar Of Trade Marks (Interested Party)
(Azizah Nawawi J) [2016] 9 CLJ 736 [HC]

CONTRACT

Agreement - Loan agreement - Borrower's supporting documents for application of disbursement of loan monies forged - Bank demanded for repayment of sums owed - Allegation that termination of loan agreement unlawful and bank could not claim for repayment of monies owing - Whether there must be prior termination before bank could demand for sums due for repayment
Bank Perusahaan Kecil Dan Sederhana Malaysia Bhd v. Pinggir Merpati Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Abang Iskandar, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 631 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking - Conviction and sentence - Appeal against - Dispensation of justice involving procedural and substantive law - Right to be defended by counsel - Whether trial judge ignored requirement of fair trial - Whether essence of s. 255 of Criminal Procedure Code breached - Failure to comply with s. 257(1) of Criminal Procedure Code - Whether caused prejudice to second accused - Trial judge's refusal to exercise discretion to adjourn trial conferred by s. 259(1) of Criminal Procedure Code - Whether deprived second accused person's right to be heard - Whether there was a failure of justice - Whether conviction tainted
Ogbodo Sunday Tochukwau v. PP & Other Appeals
(Aziah Ali, Ahmadi Asnawi, Zamani A Rahim JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 686 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Accused persons convicted for offences relating to drugs and poisons - Various drugs and poisons found in house during police raid - Death sentence - Whether prosecution successfully established prima facie case - Accused persons denied knowledge of drugs - Whether defence probable and raised doubts on prosecution's case - Whether mere denial - Whether convictions and sentences safe - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ss. 12(2) & 39B(1)
Emery Shazmal Abd Malek v. PP & Other Appeals
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Kamardin Hashim JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 644 [CA]

Appeal - Right of - Order for return of car seized by police - Whether order finally disposed of rights of parties - Whether order made in course and during hearing of criminal trial - Whether report forming basis of seizure of car by police was matter to be dealt with by civil court - Whether order pertaining to return of car was final order
Hong Leong Bank Bhd v. PP
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 672 [CA]

Forfeiture - Principles governing - Order for return of forfeited car with conditions - Appeal against order - Whether police had right to seize car - Purchaser in good faith for valuable consideration - Whether there was evidence of anything unlawful in hire purchase agreement or sale and purchase of car - Whether car fell under 'property alleged or suspected to have been stolen or found under circumstances which create suspicion of the commission of any offence ...' under second limb of s. 413 of Criminal Procedure Code
Hong Leong Bank Bhd v. PP
(Md Raus Sharif PCA, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 672 [CA]

Trial - Procedure - Trafficking of dangerous drugs - Dispensation of justice involving procedural and substantive law - Right to be defended by counsel - Whether trial judge ignored requirement of fair trial - Whether essence of s. 255 of Criminal Procedure Code breached - Failure to comply with s. 257(1) of Criminal Procedure Code - Whether caused prejudice to second accused - Trial judge's refusal to exercise discretion to adjourn trial conferred by s. 259(1) of Criminal Procedure Code - Whether deprived second accused person's right to be heard - Whether there was a failure of justice - Whether conviction tainted
Ogbodo Sunday Tochukwau v. PP & Other Appeals
(Aziah Ali, Ahmadi Asnawi, Zamani A Rahim JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 686 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Documentary evidence - Admissibility of - Audit report - Discovery that supporting documents for application of disbursement of loan monies forged - Whether audit report admissible
Bank Perusahaan Kecil Dan Sederhana Malaysia Bhd v. Pinggir Merpati Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Abang Iskandar, Nallini Pathmanathan JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 631 [CA]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trade marks - Registration - Opposition to application to register mark - Registrar of Trade Marks rejected opposition - Appeal against decision of Registrar of Trade Marks - Whether marks identical or similar - Whether marks sufficiently distinguishable - Whether marks visually and confusingly similar - Whether trade channels through which goods bought and sold were the same - Nature of parties' goods - Whether consumers who purchase products sold by parties would be more careful - Whether marks contrary to ss. 10, 14, 19 and 25 of Trade Marks Act 1976
Merck KGaA v. Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd; The Registrar Of Trade Marks (Interested Party)
(Azizah Nawawi J) [2016] 9 CLJ 736 [HC]

LAND LAW

Sale of land - Order of court - Land charged to bank as security for loan - Default in repayment of loan - Allegation of new agreement - Whether loan agreement varied - Whether repayment period extended - Whether chargor allowed to redeem lands in staggered manner - Whether plaintiff breached agreement in refusing to allow redemption of lands - Whether cause to contrary shown - Whether chargor could counterclaim for damages - National Land Code, s. 256
Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd v. Razshah Enterprises Sdn Bhd
(Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli & Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA) [2016] 9 CLJ 617 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Habeas corpus - Permohonan - Dakwaan ketidakpatuhan prosedur - Perintah tahanan dikeluarkan terhadap pemohon pada hari ke-68 selepas ditangkap - Sama ada ketidakpatuhan kepada s. 4 Akta Pencegahan Jenayah - Sama ada s. 4 memperuntukkan tempoh masa khusus untuk perintah tahanan dikeluarkan - Sama ada perintah tahanan dikeluarkan menurut Peraturan-peraturan Pencegahan Jenayah (Tatacara Lembaga Penasihat) 2014 - Sama ada dakwaan ketidakpatuhan prosedur bermerit
Narayanan Murukaiya lwn. Menteri Dalam Negeri, Malaysia & Yang Lain
(Kamaludin Md Said H) [2016] 9 CLJ 749 [HC]

Habeas corpus - Permohonan - Pemohon ditangkap di bawah s. 3(1) Akta Pencegahan Jenayah 1959 - Pengerusi Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah memerintahkan tahanan selama dua tahun - Sama ada dapatan pegawai inkuiri diserahkan kepada pemohon dengan serta-merta - Sama ada penyerahan dapatan siasatan kepada pemohon bersifat mandatori - Sama ada terdapat kelewatan dalam penyerahan dapatan - Sama ada membentuk ketidakpatuhan prosedur di bawah s. 10(2) Akta Pencegahan Jenayah 1959
Narayanan Murukaiya lwn. Menteri Dalam Negeri, Malaysia & Yang Lain
(Kamaludin Md Said H) [2016] 9 CLJ 749 [HC]

Habeas corpus - Permohonan - Pemohon ditangkap di bawah s. 4(1) Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-langkah Khas) 2012 - Nama pemohon didaftarkan dalam Daftar Penjenayah sebelum dapatan pegawai inkuiri disahkan oleh Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah ('LPJ') - Sama ada ketidakpatuhan peruntukan s. 12(1) Akta - Sama ada LPJ perlu mengesahkan terlebih dahulu sebelum nama pemohon didaftarkan dalam Daftar Penjenayah walaupun pemohon tidak memohon kajian semula - Sama ada writ habeas corpus dibenarkan
Kalam Wahid lwn. Menteri Dalam Negeri, Malaysia & Yang Lain
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2016] 9 CLJ 725 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. RELIGION, THE RULE OF LAW AND DISCRIMINATION 2014* [Read excerpt]
    by: SIR TERENCE ETHERTON** [2016] 1 LNS(A) xcvi

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

    RELIGION, THE RULE OF LAW AND DISCRIMINATION 2014*
    by
    SIR TERENCE ETHERTON**

    1. One of the most difficult and contentious areas of our law today is the resolution of disputes generated by a conflict between, on the one hand, the religious beliefs of an individual and, on the other hand, actions which that individual is required to take, whether that requirement is by a public body, a private employer or another individual. The problem is particularly acute where the conflict is directly or indirectly between one individual's religious beliefs and another's non-religious human rights.[1]

    2. It is a subject that affects many countries as they have become more liberal, multicultural and secular.[2] The issues in countries which are members of the Council of Europe and of the European Union, like England and Wales, are affected by European jurisprudence as well as national law. The development of the law in England is of particular interest because the Protestant Church is the established Church of England but the protection for secular and other non-Protestant minorities has progressed at a pace and in a way that would have been beyond the comprehension of most members of society, including judges and politicians, before the Second World War.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of the Judicial Communications Office, Judiciary of England and Wales (https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ speech-by-sir-terence-etherton-religion-the-rule-law-and-discrimination2.pdf).

    ** Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales. This paper was delivered as the 2014 Gray's Inn Reading at Barnard's Inn on 26 June 2014.


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  3. MUST A REGISTRAR OF TRADE MARKS BE MADE A PARTY?* [Read excerpt]
    by: TEO EU JINN [2016] 1 LNS(A) xcix

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

    MUST A REGISTRAR OF TRADE MARKS BE MADE A PARTY?*
    by
    TEO EU JINN

    IN THIS ARTICLE, TEO EU JINN LOOKS AT WHETHER THE REGISTRAR OF TRADE MARKS ("REGISTRAR") MUST BE MADE A PARTY IN EXPUNGEMENT AND RECTIFICATION PROCEEDINGS

    Introduction

    "Is it mandatory or necessary to cite or make the Registrar of Trade Marks as a party in expungement and rectification proceedings?" - this is an issue that has undergone much debate. One of the earlier cases on point is the case of LNS_2007_1_228Godrej Sara Lee Ltd v. Siah Teong Teck & Anor (Part 1).[1] The Federal Court of Malaysia has recently shed some light on the issue by delineating the role and the position of the Registrar in expungement and rectification proceedings in the leading case of CLJ_2015_4_20Ho Tack Sien & Ors v. Rotta Research Laboratorium Spa & Anor; Registrar of Trade Marks (Intervener) & Another Appeal.[2]

    Decision of the High Court

    The Respondent, being the registered proprietor of the trade mark "Viartril-S", brought an action of infringement and passing-off against the Appellants in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur to expunge the trade mark "Atril-250" registered under the name of the third Appellant. The action was on the basis that "Atril-250" was similar or so closely resembling the Respondent's "Viartril-S" mark and was likely to cause confusion and deception. The High Court held in favour of the Respondent and ordered the "Atril-250" mark to be expunged.

    . . .

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


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 784 Scouts Association of Malaysia (Incorporation) Act 1968 (Revised 2016) 17 November 2016 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 November 2016; First enacted in 1968 as Act of Parliament No 38 of 1968; First Revision - 1989 (Act 409 wef 14 December 1989) -
ACT 783 Statutory Declarations Act 1960 (Revised 1960) 17 November 2016 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 November 2016; First enacted in 1960 as Act No 20 of 1960; First Revision - 1969 (Act No 13 wef 14 April 1970) -
ACT 782 Forest Research Institute Malaysia Act 2016 1 October 2016 -
ACT 781 Redemptorist Fathers (Incorporation) Act 1962 (Revised 2016) 15 September 2016 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 September 2016; First enacted in 1962 as Act of Parliament No 16 of 1962 -
ACT 780 Bernama Act 1967 (Revised 2016) 15 September 2016 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 September 2016; First enacted in 1967 as Act of Parliament No 19 of 1967; First Revision - 1990 (Act 449 wef 26 October 1990) -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1518 Strata Titles (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Yet In Force ACT 318
ACT A1517 Land Acquisition (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Yet In Force ACT 486
ACT A1516 National Land Code (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Yet In Force ACT 56/1965
ACT A1515 Gas Supply (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Yet In Force ACT 501
ACT A1514 National Anti-Drugs Agency (Amendment) Act 2016 18 August 2016 ACT 638

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 296/2016 Industrial Relations (Industrial Court Fees) Regulations 2016 18 November 2016 1 December 2016 ACT 177
PU(A) 295/2016 Income Tax (Deduction For Expenses In Relation To National Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme) Rules 2016 17 November 2016 Year of assessment 2015 until the year of assessment 2017 ACT 53
PU(A) 294/2016 Customs (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2016 16 November 2016 17 November 2016 PU(A) 162/1977
PU(A) 293/2016 Communications and Multimedia (Numbering) Regulations 2016 - Corrigendum 15 November 2016 16 November 2016 PU(A) 236/2016
PU(A) 292/2016 Customs Duties (Exemption) (Amendment) (No. 5) Order 2016 9 November 2016 10 November 2016 PU(A) 371/2013

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 494/2016 Notification of Values of Palm Kernel Under Section 12 23 November 2016 24 November 2016 to 7 December 2016 ACT 235
PU(B) 493/2016 Notification of Values of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 23 November 2016 24 November 2016 to 7 December 2016 ACT 235
PU(B) 492/2016 Notice of Proposed Recommendations For Federal and State Constituencies In The State of Sabah As Reviewed By The Election Commission In 2016 22 November 2016 23 November 2016 ACT 000
PU(B) 491/2016 Notification of Values of Crude Palm Oil Under Section 12 21 November 2016 1 December 2016 to 31 December 2016 ACT 235
PU(B) 490/2016 Appointment of Deputy Public Prosecutor 21 November 2016 17 October 2016 ACT 593

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 412/1993 Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (Terms and Conditions of Appointment of Co-Chairman and Other Members of the Authority) Regulations 1993 PU(A) 268/2016 1 July 2016 Schedule
ACT 62 Audit Act 1957 (Revised 1972) PU(A) 291/2016 1 July 2016 First Schedule
PU(A) 371/2013 Customs Duties (Exemption) Order 2013 PU(A) 292/2016 10 November 2016 Schedule
PU(A) 196/2016 Road Transport (Provision of Parking Places) Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Order 2016 PU(A) 277/2016 1 November 2016 Schedule
PU(A) 187/2014 Goods and Services Tax (Imposition of Tax For Supplies in Respect of Designated Areas) Order 2014 PU(A) 278/2016 1 November 2016 Paragraph 2

 

Revoked

 

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(B) 27/2015 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of Registrar of Credit Reporting Agencies PU(B) 463/2016 16 March 2016
PU(A) 61/2010 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Kajang-Seremban Highway) Order 2010 PU(A) 264/2016 19 October 2016
PU(A) 79/2002 Communications and Multimedia (Rates) Rules 2002 PU(A) 185/2016 1 July 2016
PU(A) 196/2003 Market (Federal Territory of Putrajaya) By-Laws 2003 PU(A) 254/2016 11 October 2016
PU(B) 99/2014 Notice of Affirmative Final Determination of An Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation With Respect to Imports of Cellulose Fibre Reinforced Cement Flat and Pattern Sheets Originating Or Exported From the Kingdom of Thailand PU(B) 401/2016 8 September 2016