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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 51
22 December 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. SHAIFUL AKMANIZAL MOHD HUSSIN lwn. MOHD IRWAN ROSLI & SATU LAGI [2016] 2 SMC 114

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

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

SHAIFUL AKMANIZAL MOHD HUSSIN lwn. MOHD IRWAN ROSLI & SATU LAGI [2016] 2 SMC 114
MAHKAMAH SESYEN, TELUK INTAN
ASMADI HUSSIN HS
[GUAMAN SIVIL NO: A53KJ-146-11-2014]
28 JUN 2015

GANTI RUGI: Kecederaan diri - Kehilangan pendapatan - Plaintif bekerja dengan Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia - Cuti sakit - Sama ada plaintif menerima kenaikan gaji walaupun berada dalam cuti sakit - Kegagalan menyambung kontrak perkhidmatan - Sama ada kesihatan plaintif tidak mengizinkan beliau untuk melanjutkan kontrak - Sama ada terdapat jaminan bahawa kontrak plaintif tidak akan dilanjutkan memandangkan keadaan kesihatannya - Sama ada plaintif berhak menerima kehilangan pendapatan atau kehilangan keupayaan mencari pendapatan masa hadapan - Sama ada plaintif serta merta mengalami kehilangan pendapatan akibat kemalangan - Sama ada ganti rugi am diawardkan kepada plaintif

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LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 1040

KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL SDN BHD lwn. MALAKOFF UTILITIES SDN BHD; PLAZA SENTRAL JOINT MANAGEMENT BODY (PENCELAH)

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Pihak-pihak - Pencelah - Permohonan kebenaran supaya bakal pencelah dimasukkan sebagai pihak dalam prosiding - Tindakan oleh pemaju induk terhadap syarikat yang menyediakan sistem penyejukan bagi bangunan berikutan permasalahan pemasangan sistem penyejukan - Bakal pencelah merupakan badan pengurusan bersama bagi bangunan - Isu berkaitan harta bersama - Bangunan terlibat adalah di bawah kelolaan bakal pencelah - Sama ada pencelah mempunyai kepentingan undang-undang berhubungan dengan hal perkara tindakan - Sama ada gangguan terhadap keselesaan penghuni bangunan yang berpunca daripada sistem penyejukan adalah sesuatu yang perlu dijawab oleh bakal pencelah - Sama ada bakal pencelah mempunyai kaitan dengan permasalahan pemasangan sistem penyejukan

[2015] 1 LNS 1071

LEE TEIK WEI lwn. TAN CHUIN LUAN

UNDANG-UNDANG KELUARGA: Anak - Penjagaan - Hak jagaan dan kawalan ke atas anak perempuan yang berusia 3 tahun - Kabajikan anak - Anak berada di dalam jagaan ibu sepenuh masa - Ketiadaan keterangan yang menunjukkan ibu telah mengabaikan kebajikan anak - Sama ada kebajikan anak harus diberi keutamaan - Sama ada ibu mempunyai kelebihan dalam penjagaan anak yang berusia bawah daripada 7 tahun - Sama ada sebarang perubahan kepada penjagaan yang sedia ada akan menjejaskan kehidupan dan kesejahteraan anak - Sama ada akses munasabah wajar diberikan kepada bapa

UNDANG-UNDANG KELUARGA: Anak - Nafkah - Tanggungjawab bapa untuk memberi nafkah - Ibu telah berhenti bekerja demi memelihara anak - Anak berada di dalam jagaan ibu sepenuh masa - Bapa mempunyai pekerjaan tetap dan stabil - Sama ada bapa mampu memberikan nafkah bagi memenuhi keperluan anak

[2016] 1 LNS 213

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK MALAYSIA BERHAD v. KETUA PENGARAH JABATAN INSOLVENSI MALAYSIA & ANOR

BANKRUPTCY: Official Assignee - Application - Application against Official Assignee to sign charge and loan facility documents on behalf of a borrower who is a declared bankrupt - Objection by Official Assignee - Borrower was not a bankrupt at time of taking loan - Seven years had lapsed since loan was taken - Wrong provisions of law relied upon by applicant in intitulement of originating summons - Whether any form of agreement was void against a declared bankrupt - Whether application ought to be allowed - Bankruptcy Act 1967, s. 52

[2016] 1 LNS 237

TAN LAI TUAN & ANOR v. EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND BOARD

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Setting aside - Default judgment - Setting aside of judgment in default of appearance - Appearance filed out of time - Absence of leave or extension of time to file appearance - Service of writ by substituted service - Defendant no knowledge of notice of advertisement - Action against directors of company to recover unpaid contributions and dividends due and payable to Employee Provident Fund ('EPF') - Whether only company liable to make EPF contributions and dividends and not directors - Whether judgment in default was regularly obtained - Whether defendant raised a bona fide reasonable defence

PROVIDENT FUND: Arrears of contributions - Recovery of arrears of contributions - Action against company and directors to recover unpaid contributions and dividends due and payable - Liability of directors - Joint and several liability - Whether directors of company jointly and severally liable with company to pay contributions - Whether contribution deemed to include any dividend and interest due on any contributions - Employees Provident Fund Act 1991, ss. 46(1), 46(2)

[2016] 1 LNS 240

TAN CHOON SENG v. LEMBAGA TATATERTIB POLIS DIRAJA MALAYSIA

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Certiorari - Application to quash decision of disciplinary board - Dismissal of an inspector on ground of misconduct - Act of using police vehicle to smuggle liquor bottles without payment of duties - Dismissal following guilty plea by applicant - Applicant complained he was prejudiced by respondent's failure to divulge existence of statement recorded from customs officer - Failure to appoint an investigative committee - Whether rules governing procedural fairness were observed in decision-making process - Whether failure to notify applicant of statement recorded from customs officer had prejudiced applicant - Whether failure to appoint an investigative committee was a breach of procedural fairness


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. TRANSFERRING AN EMPLOYEE* [Read excerpt]
    by: NADIA ABU BAKAR [2016] 1 LNS(A) cii

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

    TRANSFERRING AN EMPLOYEE*
    by
    NADIA ABU BAKAR

    IN THIS ARTICLE, NADIA ABU BAKAR DISCUSSES AN EMPLOYER'S PREROGATIVE TO TRANSFER EMPLOYEES

    Introduction

    There may be an instance where you receive a letter from your company with the following content:

    "In light of the business requirements of the Company, you shall be transferred to xx with effect from xx."

    In such circumstances, can you refuse to be transferred? Is your employer liable to cover the cost of transporting your belongings as well?

    Employer's prerogative to transfer the employee

    This issue was raised in the recent Industrial Court case of Nur Hasmila Hafni Binti Hashim dan 9 Orang Perayu Lain v. Hong Leong Bank Berhad.[1] In that case, the Industrial Court affirmed Hong Leong Bank Berhad's (the "Employer") prerogative to transfer its employees. Although the proceedings before the Industrial Court was conducted ex-parte because the 27 claimants in that case had decided not to participate in the hearing, the Industrial Court found that the Employer had proven that the dismissals of the employees were with just cause or excuse.

    . . .

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


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  3. JUDICIAL LEADERSHIP* [Read excerpt]
    by: SIR PETER GROSS [2016] 1 LNS(A) cviii

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

    JUDICIAL LEADERSHIP*
    by
    SIR PETER GROSS

    (1) Introduction[1]

    1. It is a privilege and pleasure to give this lecture. First, because of the long history of contact between Gray's Inn and the Inns of Chancery, of which Barnard's Inn was one. For that matter, Sir Thomas Gresham who founded Gresham College - these lovely surroundings where we are today - was a student of Gray's Inn in 1597. Secondly, because it is a delight to see an ancient tradition again flourishing; there was something of a gap between 1675 when the last Reading was given (as part of instruction by way of what we would call lectures) and 1996, when the tradition was revived. Thirdly, because of my very distinguished predecessors who have given this Reading in recent years. Old tradition though it may be, inevitably some things do change; until about 10 years ago the speaker apparently processed down High Holborn in a gown, with the Head Porter clearing the way. Unaccountably, that did not happen this evening. Times change.

    2. And change, the changes in judicial leadership, is my central theme tonight. It is one that has a number of facets, in court and outside of court, all vital to the success of our justice system, both domestically and internationally. The range and extent of judicial leadership activity is striking; some aspects are traditional, of very long standing and taken effectively for granted. Others involve little short of a sea change. There is no reason whatever to suppose that the need for judicial leadership will diminish; in some areas it may well increase. The aspects of judicial leadership I wish to explore are these:

    . . .

    * Sir Peter Gross, Gresham College Lecture Barnard's Inn (23 June 2016). Published with kind permission of the Judicial Communications Office, Judiciary of England and Wales (https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/lj-gross-grays -barnards-inn-reading-june-16.pdf).


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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 A1519 Merchant Shipping Ordinance (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Yet In Force ORD 70/1952
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

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 315/2016 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Johor Causeway-Johor Bahru-Tampoi Highway) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 13 December 2016 1 January 2017 PU(A) 14/1989
PU(A) 314/2016 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Juru-Jalan Duta-Bukit Raja Expressway, North South Expressway Central Link and Kuala Lumpur-Johore Bahru Expressway) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2016 13 December 2016 1 January 2017 PU(A) 171/2002
PU(A) 313/2016 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Seremban-Port Dickson Expressway) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 13 December 2016 1 January 2017 PU(A) 326/2004
PU(A) 312/2016 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Shah Alam Expressway) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 13 December 2016 1 January 2017 PU(A) 69/1999
PU(A) 311/2016 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Butterworth-Kulim Expressway) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 13 December 2016 1 January 2017 PU(A) 564/1996

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 507/2016 Appointment of Date of Coming Into Operation 20 December 2016 21 December 2016 ACT A1504
PU(B) 503/2016 Appointment of His Excellency The Acting Yang Di-Pertua Negeri of The State of Sarawak 14 December 2016 1 December 2016 until 4 January 2017 G.N.S. 163/1963
PU(B) 502/2016 Notification of Approval of Private Drug Rehabilitation Centres 9 December 2016 Specified in column (2) of the Schedule ACT 283
PU(B) 501/2016 Notice To Third Parties 9 December 2016 10 December 2016 ACT 613
PU(B) 500/2016 Notice of Proposed Revocation of Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 378 Town Kuala Lumpur 8 December 2016 9 December 2016 ACT 56/1965

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 452 Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 ACT A1504 1 April 2016 [PU(B) 136/2016] - s. 2, 4, 12, 16, 19 and 23, and para. 24(b) and (c); 1 August 2016 [PU(B) 320/2016] - s. 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17 and 18, and para. 24(a); 1 January 2017 [PU(B) 507/2016] - s. 11, 13, 15, 20 and 21 Sections 50, 51A, 55B, 70C and 70E
ACT 520 Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia Act 1994 PU(A) 302/2016 1 December 2016 Fourth Schedule
ACT 342 Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 PU(A) 298/2016 1 December 2016 First Schedule
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

 

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