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CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2016, Vol 6
11 February 2016


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New This Week

1. Case(s) of the Week

  1. MAHMAD BIDIN lwn. PP [2016] 2 CLJ 123

  2. PP lwn. JAGANATHAN RAJOO [2015] 2 SMC 234

2. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

  2. CLJ 2016 Volume 2 (Part 1)

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

MAHMAD BIDIN lwn. PP [2016] 2 CLJ 123
MAHKAMAH TINGGI MALAYA, KOTA BHARU
AHMAD BACHE PK
[RAYUAN JENAYAH NO: 42S(A)21-6-2014]
26 MEI 2015

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan – Seksyen 376 – Rogol – Mangsa berumur 14 tahun tiga bulan – Mangsa dirogol oleh pegawai polis (perayu) di balai polis – Perayu dihukum penjara 15 tahun dan lapan kali sebatan – Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman – Intipati kesalahan rogol – Sama ada berjaya dibuktikan – Sama ada terdapat keterangan menunjukkan perancangan dan persediaan perayu melakukan rogol – Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 8

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Rayuan – Rayuan ke Mahkamah Tinggi – Alasan-alasan rayuan – Kes separuh didengar oleh Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen – Tingkah laku saksi-saksi terdahulu – Sama ada dicabar oleh perayu – Sama ada Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen kedua mempunyai kelebihan audio dan visual untuk melihat tingkah laku saksi utama – Sama ada peruntukan s. 261 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah (KTJ) dipatuhi

KETERANGAN: Keterangan sokongan – Rogol – Mangsa bawah umur – Sama ada keterangan mangsa memerlukan keterangan sokongan – Sama ada keterangan mangsa amat meyakinkan – Sama ada terdapat kelemahan keterangan sokongan kepada keterangan mangsa – Sama ada sabitan boleh dibuat tanpa keterangan sokongan – Laporan perubatan – Sama ada mengukuhkan kes pendakwaan – Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 133A

KETERANGAN: Saksi – Kredibiliti – Kesalahan merogol – Kredibiliti mangsa sebagai saksi – Mangsa berumur 14 tahun tiga bulan ketika dirogol dan 17 tahun lima bulan semasa memberi keterangan – Sama ada mangsa saksi kompeten – Sama ada peruntukan s. 133A Akta Keterangan 1950 dipatuhi


PP lwn. JAGANATHAN RAJOO [2015] 2 SMC 234
MAHKAMAH SESYEN, BUTTERWORTH
MUSYIRI PEET HS
[KES TANGKAP NO: 61-14-06-2012]
11 SEPTEMBER 2014

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 304 - Mematikan orang dengan salah - Sama ada tertuduh memukul si mati di bahagian kepala dengan topi keledar - Sama ada si mati meninggal dunia selepas beberapa hari - Sama ada perbuatan tertuduh menyebabkan kematian si mati - Keterangan pakar - Sama ada si mati dipukul oleh lebih daripada seorang - Akuan nazak si mati kepada isteri - Sama ada diambil kira - Laporan polis isteri si mati - Sama ada diterima masuk sebagai eksibit - Kegagalan isteri si mati memberi keterangan - Sama ada anggapan bertentangan dibangkitkan - Sama ada tertuduh dilepaskan dan dibebaskan - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 32(1)(a)

KETERANGAN: Akuan nazak - Kebolehterimaan - Sama ada kenyataan si mati kepada isterinya menjurus ke arah punca kematian si mati - Sama ada relevan - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 32(1)(a) - Bandahala Undik v. PP

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LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2014] 1 LNS 1522

SIN WAI HUAT SDN BHD lwn. TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Injunksi - Injunksi interim - Permohonan ex-parte injunksi interim untuk penyambungan semula bekalan elektrik - Pengemukaan fakta material yang penuh - Sama ada segala fakta material untuk mendapatkan perintah injunksi secara ex-parte telah dikemukakan secara bona fide - Sama ada permohonan secara ex-parte tanpa memberi notis kepada defendan adalah wajar - Sama ada pra-syarat dibawah A. 28 k. 1(2A) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012 telah dipenuhi - Sama ada injunksi interim ex-parte harus diberi bagi memelihara keadaan status quo sementara perbicaraan penuh

[2014] 1 LNS 1553

MOHD KHAIRUL NIZAM IDRIS lwn. MOHAMAD SHAHUDDIN MAT NUSI

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Rayuan - Kemalangan jalan raya - Dapatan fakta melalui inferens - Kemalangan antara motosikal dan kereta - Kecuaian sumbangan - Sama ada wajar hakim bicara bersandar kepada kerosakan teruk terhadap kedua-dua kenderaan dalam membuat inferens bahawa impak yang kuat telah berlaku akibat motosikal ditunggang dengan laju - Sama ada wajar hakim bicara membuat inferens bahawa plaintif gagal membrek motosikal berdasarkan ketiadaan kesan brek di tempat kejadian

GANTI RUGI: Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap awad yang dibuat - Kemalangan jalan raya - Kecederaan diri - Kehilangan pendapatan - Sama ada wajar hakim bicara memberi ganti rugi kehilangan pendapatan berdasarkan perbezaan pengurangan gaji

GANTI RUGI: Kecederaan diri - Kehilangan pendapatan masa hadapan - Sama ada inti pati s. 28A(2)(c)(i) Akta Undang-Undang Sivil 1956 telah dipenuhi - Sama ada plaintif harus membuktikan kesihatan plaintif berada dalam keadaan yang baik sebelum kemalangan - Sama ada plaintif harus membuktikan bahawa plaintif mempunyai pendapatan sebelum kemalangan

GANTI RUGI: Kecederaan diri - Kehilangan keupayaan menghasilkan pendapatan - Kesukaran untuk mengendalikan kerja berat - Sama ada ganti rugi kehilangan keupayaan menghasilkan pendapatan boleh diberikan walaupun tidak dipildkan - Sama ada kecederaan yang dialami plaintif menyebabkan kesukaran untuk membuat kerja-kerja berat dan menjejaskan keupayaan untuk menghasilkan pendapatan

[2015] 1 LNS 326

TH PELITA SADONG SDN BHD & ANOR v. FIRST COMPOSITE SDN BHD & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Summary application - Rules of Court 2012, O. 14A - Summary determination of claim for title to native customary rights over parts of land - Existence of court order declaring customary rights which execution has been stayed pending appeal - Whether claim for title to native customary rights ought to be allowed - Whether plaintiff could rely on a judgment declaring his customary rights when execution of judgment has been stayed pending appeal

CONTRACT: Illegality - Dealing in native land - Agreement for harvesting of oil palm fruits on native customary rights land entered by non-native party - Whether there was illegal consideration under s. 8 of Sarawak Land Code - Whether agreement valid - Contracts Act 1950, s. 24

[2015] 1 LNS 327

LIM BAN KAY @ LIM CHIAM BOON & ORS v. CHONG CHUAN LONG & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Case management - Directions of court - Direction as to disposal of interlocutory application - Filing of interlocutory application after lapse of timeline fixed by court during case management on disposal of interlocutory application - Whether there was non-compliance of court order - Whether interlocutory application filed in contravention of court's direction on case management could be heard

[2015] 1 LNS 330

SITI SOFIAH HASSAN v. SITI AMINAH HASSAN BADJENID

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Parties - Locus standi - Action taken in personal capacity in respect of estate of deceased - Whether plaintiff had locus standi to institute an action in personal capacity against defendant

LAND LAW: Transfer - Validity of - Transfer on consideration of natural love and affection - Transfer during lifetime of deceased to his mother - Land transferred without any protest - Whether there was valid consideration

SUCCESSION: Estate - Determination of estate property - Land transferred during lifetime of deceased to his mother without creation of trust - Whether property that had been transferred during lifetime of deceased without creation of trust could form part of estate of deceased

TRUSTS: Trusts - Existence - Creation of trust - Land transferred on consideration of natural love and affection - Whether land transferred on consideration of natural love and affection could create a trust - Whether there was intention to transfer land on trust


CLJ 2016 Volume 2 (Part 1)

COURT OF APPEAL

AmGeneral Insurance Bhd v. Iskandar Mohd Nuli
Alizatul Khair Osman, Abang Iskandar, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA
(Insurance - Motor insurance - Policy - Passenger liability) [2016] 2 CLJ 1 [CA]

Dr Noor Aini Haji Sa'ari v. Sa-Art Sae Lee & Anor
Zaharah Ibrahim, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf JJCA
(Tort - Negligence - Medical negligence - High risk pregnancy) [2016] 2 CLJ 23 [CA]

Millennium Medicare Services v. Nagadevan Mahalingam
Linton Albert, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid JJCA
(Contract - Restraint of trade - Agreement) [2016] 2 CLJ 36 [CA]

PP v. Chukwurah Egboh
Mohtarudin Baki, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam JJCA
(Criminal Law - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking) [2016] 2 CLJ 50 [CA]

PP v. Mohammadreza Aslanzad & Anor And Another Appeal
Mohtarudin Baki, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam JJCA
(Criminal Law; Evidence - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Expert evidence - Chemists report) [2016] 2 CLJ 62 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Chitra Claire Pillai Joseph Sandra lwn. Noel John Bernatt
Kamaludin Md Said J
(Undang-undang Keluarga; Undang-undang Tanah - Perceraian - Pembahagian harta perkahwinan) [2016] 2 CLJ 78 [HC]

Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd v. MTD ACPI Engineering Bhd & Anor
Azimah Omar JC
(Contract - Construction contract - Third party claims) [2016] 2 CLJ 97 [HC]

Mahmad Bidin lwn. PP
Ahmad Bache PK
(Undang-undang Jenayah; Prosedur Jenayah; Keterangan - Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 376 - Kesalahan rogol) [2016] 2 CLJ 123 [HC]

Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Pulau Pinang v. Abdul Latiff Hassan (As Administrator Of Estates Of Hj Mohammad Hj Abdul Rasid; Deceased) & Anor
Wong Teck Meng JC
(Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Land Law; Limitation - Wakaf land - Validity of) [2016] 2 CLJ 150 [HC]

Shorubber (M) Sdn Bhd v. CIMB Bank Bhd
Varghese George J
(Banking; Tort - Negligence - Contributory negligence - Banker and customer) [2016] 2 CLJ 158 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

BANKING

Banker and customer - Duty of banker - Forgery - Honouring of forged cheques - Failure of bank to detect discrepancy of signature on forged cheques - Monies debited from customer's bank account - Recovery of monies debited - Whether bank wrongly debited monies from customer's account - Bills of Exchange Act 1949, ss. 24 & 73A - Civil Law Act 1956, s. 12
Shorubber (M) Sdn Bhd v. CIMB Bank Bhd
(Varghese George J) [2016] 2 CLJ 158 [HC]

Cheques - Forgery - Bank honouring forged cheques - Failure of bank to detect discrepancy of signature on forged cheques - Monies debited from customer's bank account - Recovery of monies debited - Whether bank wrongly debited monies from customer's account - Whether customer knowingly or negligently contributed to forgery - Whether cheques honoured in good faith - Bills of Exchange Act 1949, ss. 24 & 73A
Shorubber (M) Sdn Bhd v. CIMB Bank Bhd
(Varghese George J) [2016] 2 CLJ 158 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Striking out - Application for - Writ and statement of claim - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1) - Land matter - Whether there were triable issues - Whether writ and statement of claim ought to be struck off
Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Pulau Pinang v. Abdul Latiff Hassan (As Administrator Of Estates Of Hj Mohammad Hj Abdul Rasid; Deceased) & Anor
(Wong Teck Meng JC) [2016] 2 CLJ 150 [HC]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Courts - Jurisdiction - Wakaf land - Whether civil court has jurisdiction to hear cases concerning wakaf land - Whether civil court trespassed into civil jurisdiction of Syariah Court - Whether civil court could grant reliefs to aggrieved party
Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Pulau Pinang v. Abdul Latiff Hassan (As Administrator Of Estates Of Hj Mohammad Hj Abdul Rasid; Deceased) & Anor
(Wong Teck Meng JC) [2016] 2 CLJ 150 [HC]

CONTRACT

Construction contract - Sub-Contract - Whether first defendant entitled to claim payment for works done under Sub-Contract - Whether Sub-Contract between parties mutually terminated - Whether plaintiff had rights to retain monies from ex gratia payment which first defendant was entitled to - Whether retention of first defendant's entitlement justified
Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd v. MTD ACPI Engineering Bhd & Anor
(Azimah Omar JC) [2016] 2 CLJ 97 [HC]

Construction contract - Third party claims - Government repudiated main contract - Claim by third parties for work done - Plaintiff incorporated first defendant's claim in toto - Whether payment due to first defendant - Whether Sub-Contract between plaintiff and first defendant mutually terminated - Whether first defendant sufficiently remunerated for all works done - Whether plaintiff enriched when receiving and retaining payment granted by Government in consideration of first defendant's work done - Whether first defendant entitled to compensation
Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd v. MTD ACPI Engineering Bhd & Anor
(Azimah Omar JC) [2016] 2 CLJ 97 [HC]

Restraint of trade - Agreement - Clauses in partnership agreement - Restrictive covenants - Medical practitioners - Defendant prohibited from setting up same nature of business within 15 kilometres radius of plaintiff's branches - Whether clause in partnership agreement contravened s. 28 Contracts Act 1950 - Whether void and unenforceable - Whether clause falls under exception 2 of s. 28 Contracts Act 1950 - Dissolution of partnership - Whether agreement made upon or in anticipation of dissolution of partnership - Whether there was specific clause dealing with dissolution of partnership - Whether claim sustainable
Millennium Medicare Services v. Nagadevan Mahalingam
(Linton Albert, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 36 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in 290.7g methamphetamine - Accused arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport - Capsules containing drugs found in accused's stomach - Whether accused committed crime under duress - Whether accused had knowledge of contents in capsules - Conduct of accused - Whether did not show innocence - Appellant did not pass through immigration check point - Whether element of trafficking negated - Whether any crime committed on Malaysian soil - Penal Code, s. 94 - Immigration Act 1959/63, s. 2
PP v. Chukwurah Egboh
(Mohtarudin Baki, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 50 [CA]

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in 2,847.7g methamphetamine - Appeal against - Drugs found in apartment - Whether accused had access to apartment - Care and management of apartment - Whether presumption of occupier under s. 37(b) could be invoked - Whether trial judge considered cautioned statement - Whether trial judge breached rule against double presumption - Whether DNA found in apartment belonged to accused persons - Whether nexus between accused and drugs established - Whether trafficking proved under s. 37(d) or s. 2 - Failure of trial judge to make specific finding - Whether a misdirection - Whether evidence of chemist admissible - Exclusive power to deal with drugs - Whether accused had custody, control and knowledge of drugs - Element of possession - Whether proved - Criminal Procedure Code, ss. 182A, 402B(2) - PP v. Denish Madhavan
PP v. Mohammadreza Aslanzad & Anor And Another Appeal

(Mohtarudin Baki, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 62 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Expert evidence - Chemist report - Whether contained declaration as required under s. 402B(2) Criminal Procedure Code - Oral testimony of chemist - Whether admissible
PP v. Mohammadreza Aslanzad & Anor And Another Appeal
(Mohtarudin Baki, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Zakaria Sam JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 62 [CA]

INSURANCE

Motor insurance - Policy - Passenger liability - Action for negligence instituted in Singapore - Whether insurer liable to satisfy judgment entered by Malaysian passenger injured in road traffic accident in Singapore - Whether insurer waived right to deny liability on policy - Whether insurer's liability arose under special agreement entered between Malaysian insurers and Motor Insurers Bureau Singapore - Whether exclusion of third party coverage for passengers preserved - Whether insurer entitled to claim indemnity
AmGeneral Insurance Bhd v. Iskandar Mohd Nuli
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Abang Iskandar, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 1 [CA]

LAND LAW

Wakaf land - Validity of - Claim on wakaf land - Rightful owner - Indefeasibility of title accorded by s. 340(3)(b) of the National Land Code - Whether applied to wakaf land - Whether civil courts has jurisdiction to hear cases concerning wakaf land - Whether civil court trespassed into civil jurisdiction of Syariah Court
Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Pulau Pinang v. Abdul Latiff Hassan (As Administrator Of Estates Of Hj Mohammad Hj Abdul Rasid; Deceased) & Anor
(Wong Teck Meng JC) [2016] 2 CLJ 150 [HC]

LIMITATION

Land - Recovery of - Claim on wakaf land - Allegation that wakaf created 100 years ago - Whether action statute-barred
Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Pulau Pinang v. Abdul Latiff Hassan (As Administrator Of Estates Of Hj Mohammad Hj Abdul Rasid; Deceased) & Anor
(Wong Teck Meng JC) [2016] 2 CLJ 150 [HC]

TORT

Negligence - Contributory negligence - Banker and customer - Duty of customer - Forged cheque, honouring of - Monies debited from customer's bank account - Recovery of monies debited - Whether bank wrongly debited monies from customer's account - Failure to notify bank of non-receipt of monthly statements - Whether customer knowingly or negligently contributed to forgery
Shorubber (M) Sdn Bhd v. CIMB Bank Bhd
(Varghese George J) [2016] 2 CLJ 158 [HC]

Negligence - Medical negligence - High risk pregnancy - Monochorionic pregnancy - Condition where twins share common placenta - Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome - Obstetrician and gynaecologist opted for conservative management approach in light of patient's situation - One twin died while surviving twin subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy - Whether there was breach of duty of care - Whether medical negligence established - Whether there was causal link that negligence by medical practitioner caused cerebral palsy to surviving twin
Dr Noor Aini Haji Sa'ari v. Sa-Art Sae Lee & Anor
(Zaharah Ibrahim, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 23 [CA]

WORDS & PHRASES

Insurance - Insurance policy - Terms - "You, your, yourself, policy holder and insured" - Meaning - Whether referring to insured or any other person insured under the policy
AmGeneral Insurance Bhd v. Iskandar Mohd Nuli
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Abang Iskandar, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JJCA) [2016] 2 CLJ 1 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

KETERANGAN

Keterangan sokongan - Rogol - Mangsa bawah umur - Sama ada keterangan mangsa memerlukan keterangan sokongan - Sama ada keterangan mangsa amat meyakinkan - Sama ada terdapat kelemahan keterangan sokongan kepada keterangan mangsa - Sama ada sabitan boleh dibuat tanpa keterangan sokongan - Laporan perubatan - Sama ada mengukuhkan kes pendakwaan - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 133A
Mahmad Bidin lwn. PP
(Ahmad Bache PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 123 [HC]

Saksi - Kredibiliti - Kesalahan merogol - Kredibiliti mangsa sebagai saksi - Mangsa berumur 14 tahun tiga bulan ketika dirogol dan 17 tahun lima bulan semasa memberi keterangan - Sama ada mangsa saksi kompeten - Sama ada peruntukan s. 133A Akta Keterangan 1950 dipatuhi
Mahmad Bidin lwn. PP
(Ahmad Bache PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 123 [HC]

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Rayuan - Rayuan ke Mahkamah Tinggi - Alasan-alasan rayuan - Kes separuh didengar oleh Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen - Tingkah laku saksi-saksi terdahulu - Sama ada dicabar oleh perayu - Sama ada Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen kedua mempunyai kelebihan audio dan visual untuk melihat tingkah laku saksi utama - Sama ada peruntukan s. 261 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah (KTJ) dipatuhi
Mahmad Bidin lwn. PP
(Ahmad Bache PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 123 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 376 - Rogol - Mangsa berumur 14 tahun tiga bulan - Mangsa dirogol oleh pegawai polis (perayu) di balai polis - Perayu dihukum penjara 15 tahun dan lapan kali sebatan - Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman - Intipati kesalahan rogol - Sama ada berjaya dibuktikan - Sama ada terdapat keterangan menunjukkan perancangan dan persediaan perayu melakukan rogol - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 8
Mahmad Bidin lwn. PP
(Ahmad Bache PK) [2016] 2 CLJ 123 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG KELUARGA

Perceraian - Pembahagian harta perkahwinan - Hartanah merupakan aset tunggal di Malaysia - Pembahagian sekata harta perkahwinan - Kegagalan defendan untuk bekerjasama - Permohonan bagi hasil jualan harta perkahwinan dibahagi sama rata - Sama ada hartanah adalah harta amanah
Chitra Claire Pillai Joseph Sandra lwn. Noel John Bernatt
(Kamaludin Md Said J) [2016] 2 CLJ 78 [HC]

Perceraian - Prosiding-prosiding perceraian di United Kingdom (UK) - Bermastautin di UK - 'Certificate of entitlement to a decree' - Permohonan melalui Surat Kuasa Wakil - Pengikraran afidavit sokongan - Pemegang kuasa wakil berdaftar - Melakukan semua perkara atas nama plaintif - Sama ada merangkumi aspek berkaitan obligasi dan liabiliti - Sama ada permohonan tidak bernilai dan harus diketepikan
Chitra Claire Pillai Joseph Sandra lwn. Noel John Bernatt
(Kamaludin Md Said J) [2016] 2 CLJ 78 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH

Perintah jualan - Permohonan - Harta perkahwinan - Permohonan hartanah dijual dan dipindah milik - Akta Mahkamah Kehakiman 1964, s. 3 - Sama ada permohonan 'cause or matter relating to land' - Cadangan bagi defendan membeli bahagian kepunyaan plaintif - Cadangan untuk menjual hartanah pada kadar nilai pasaran - Sama ada mahkamah mempunyai bidang kuasa - Akta Mahkamah Kehakiman, s. 25(i) - Kanun Tanah Negara, s. 145
Chitra Claire Pillai Joseph Sandra lwn. Noel John Bernatt
(Kamaludin Md Said J) [2016] 2 CLJ 78 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. LESSONS FROM THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMASES PAST HOW TO AVOID GETTING SCROOGED BY YOUR EMPLOYEES* [Read excerpt]
    by: JOHN WILSON** [2016] 1 LNS(A) xi

  2. [2016] 1 LNS(A) xi
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    AUSTRALIA

    LESSONS FROM THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMASES PAST
    HOW TO AVOID GETTING SCROOGED BY YOUR EMPLOYEES*

    by
    JOHN WILSON**

    “Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it’s compounding a felony.” − Robert Benchley

    Christmas in July has come and gone, marking the end of another round of workplace celebrations, and the slow march back from solstice to silly season. During this intervening period of calm it is perhaps timely to remind employers and employees alike of the perils and pitfalls of the infamous work Christmas party.

    Such events are intended to allow staff to mix and mingle while celebrating all that was achieved over the course of the year. Yet often it is also used as an excuse to take advantage of a bottomless bar tab, and an excess of social lubricant has been known to cause some slip-ups.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory. See Ethos No. 237 September 2015.

    ** Managing Legal Director, Bradley Allen Love


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  3. DETERMINATION OF CHILDREN'S RELIGION IN ISLAMIC LAW* [Read excerpt]
    by: MOHAMED AZAM MOHAMED ADIL [2016] 1 LNS(A) xii

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

    DETERMINATION OF CHILDREN'S RELIGION IN ISLAMIC LAW*
    by
    MOHAMED AZAM MOHAMED ADIL

    In Islamic law, the jurists have decided that when both parents convert to Islam, Islam becomes the religion of under aged children, automatically.

    Problems arise if one of the parties has converted to Islam and the other has remained as a non-Muslim, leading to an interesting discussion and debate in the realm of jurisprudence. The jurists have different opinions on the religion of the children when only one of the parents has converted to Islam. It is agreed that the religion of a child follows the father once he converted to Islam. The majority views in the Hanafi, Shafi’i and Hanbali schools of religious thought regarding the religion of the child are based on who has converted to Islam, be it the father or mother. But in the Maliki school, the child’s religion follows his father’s. This is because the identity and lineage of descent is through the father.

    Even so, there seems to be no final and authoritative view in these cases, because there are no Quranic verses that clearly explain this.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia. 16 September - October 2013. (www.iais.org.my).


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 773 Finance Act 2015 The Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53] see s 3; The Petroleum (Income Tax) Act 1967 [Act 543] see s 33; The Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976 [Act 169] see s 39; The Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990 [Act 445] see s 44; The Goods and Services Tax Act 2014 [Act 762] see s 47; The Promotion of Investments Act 1986 [Act 327] see s 57 -
ACT 772 Animal Welfare Act 2015 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 771 Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 770 Special Measures Against Terrorism In Foreign Countries Act 2015 15 June 2015 [PU(B) 250/2015] -
ACT 769 Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 1 September 2015 [PU(B) 345/2015] -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1503 Supply Act 2016 24 December 2015  
ACT A1502 Development Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2015 31 January 2016 [PU(B) 46/2016] ACT 618
ACT A1501 Electricity Supply (Amendment) Act 2015 1 January 2016 [PU(B) 501/2015] ACT 447
ACT A1500 Anti-Trafficking In Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Amendment) Act 2015 18 November 2015 [PU(B) 460/2015] ACT 670
ACT A1499 Capital Markets and Services (Amendment) Act 2015 15 September 2015 [PU(B) 369/2015] ACT 671

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 38/2016 Road Transport (Motor Vehicle Road Charge) Order 2016 10 February 2016 11 February 2016 ACT 333
PU(A) 37/2016 Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) Order 2016 5 February 2016 6 February 2016 ACT 333
PU(A) 36/2016 Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) Order 2016 5 February 2016 15 February 2016 PU(A) 401/1989
PU(A) 35/2016 National Skills Development (Waiver of Fee To Trainee At Accredited Centre) Regulations 2016 5 February 2016 1 November 2015 ACT 652
PU(A) 34/2016 Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Certain Types of Glass) (Amendment) Rules 2016 5 February 2016 6 February 2016 PU(A) 39/1991

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 56/2016 Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 58476 Mukim Batu 10 February 2016 11 February 2016 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 55/2016 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of Director General of The Authority 4 February 2016 19 September 2015 ACT 85
PU(B) 54/2016 Revocation of Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 42878 Mukim Batu 4 February 2016 5 February 2016 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 53/2016 Revocation of Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 80201 Mukim Batu 4 February 2016 5 February 2016 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 52/2016 Appointment of Chairman of A Division of The Industrial Court 4 February 2016 18 March 2015 to 17 September 2015 ACT 177

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 18/1989 National Speed Limit Order 1989 PU(A) 31/2016 2 February 2016 to 16 February 2016 Subparagraph 2(1)
ACT 452 Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 PU(A) 21/2016 1 March 2016 to 31 December 2017 Third Schedule
ACT 618 Development Financial Institutions Act 2002 PU(A) 15/2016 31 January 2016 Section 6 and 28
ACT 618 Development Financial Institutions Act 2002 PU(A) 14/2016 31 January 2016 First Schedule
ACT 618 Development Financial Institutions Act 2002 ACT A1502 31 January 2016 [PU(B) 46/2016] Sections 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, Part IIIA, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, Part IVA, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 69, 70, 71, 72, 72A, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 86A, 87, 88, 88A, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99A, 99B, 99C, 100, 101, 102, Part VIIIA, Part VIIIB, 107, 107A, 108, 108A, 113, 114A, 114B, 114C, 114D, 116, 119, 120, 123, 123A, 123B, 124, 126, 127, 129, 130, Schedule, Second Schedule, Third Schedule and Fourth Schedule

 

Revoked

 

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(B) 101/2012 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of Director General of the Authority PU(B) 55/2016 19 September 2015
PU(B) 437/2014 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of the Members of the Competition Commission PU(B) 47/2016 4 January 2016 to 3 January 2019
PU(B) 344/2011 Designation Under Paragraph 5(1)(b) PU(B) 33/2016 Specified in column (3) of the Schedule
PU(B) 527/2010 Designation Under Paragraph 5(1)(b) PU(B) 33/2016 Specified in column (3) of the Schedule
PU(B) 568/2009 Designation Under Paragraph 5(1)(b) PU(B) 33/2016 Specified in column (3) of the Schedule