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Issue #20/2017
18 May 2017

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. PP v. TAIKO FERTILISER & ORS [2017] 5 CLJ 209

  2. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2017 Volume 5 (Part 2)

  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

PP v. TAIKO FERTILISER & ORS [2017] 5 CLJ 209
HIGH COURT, JOHOR BAHRU
MOHD SOFIAN RAZAK J
[CRIMINAL APPLICATION NO: 44-15-05-2015]
26 JANUARY 2017

CRIMINAL LAW: Money laundering – Offences – Application for forfeiture – Seizure of vehicles and monies in bank accounts – Whether proven subject matter of offence under s. 4(1) Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing And Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFA) – Whether there was evidence to show involvement in any smuggling activities – Whether properties seized and frozen a result of illegal activity – Whether monies and vehicles seized should be forfeited under s. 56(1) AMLATFA – Customs Act 1967, s. 135(1)(g)


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2016] 1 LNS 544

RS NEWS DOT COM & SATU LAGI lwn. BEN FOURTY FIVE ENTERPRISE & SATU LAGI

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Penghakiman ingkar - Pengetepian - Permohonan mengetepikan penghakiman ingkar kehadiran - Penyampaian writ saman dan pernyataan tuntutan melalui penyampaian ganti - Alamat penyampaian terakhir diperoleh melalui carian syarikat yang dibuat setahun sebelum penyampaian writ saman - Sama ada serahan writ saman dan pernyataan tuntutan adalah sempurna - Sama ada defendan mempunyai pembelaan yang bermerit

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Penghakiman - Pindaan - Pindaan penghakiman ingkar kehadiran - Penambahan penama baru sebagai defendan - Nama penama baru tidak wujud di dalam writ dan pernyataan tuntutan - Penambahan nama pemilik tunggal syarikat - Sama ada pindaan berupaya menukar ciri-ciri tindakan guaman - Sama ada pindaan kepada penghakiman ingkar adalah sah

[2016] 1 LNS 569

TONG SING SIEW lwn. PENTADBIR TANAH DAERAH SEBERANG PERAI SELATAN

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Pengambilan - Pampasan - Penentuan nilai tanah - Kaedah penentuan nilai tanah - Kewujudan perbezaan dalam nilai penilai kerajaan dan penilai swasta - Sama ada tanah sewajarnya dibandingkan dengan perbandingan ciri-ciri guna tanah yang sama dan lokasi yang sama - Sama ada lokasi serta bentuk tanah yang hampir sama dan tarikh transaksi yang tidak jauh berbeza dengan tarikh nilaian adalah kaedah yang sesuai

[2016] 1 LNS 696

PP v. KHAIRUDIN HUSSAIN

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Appeal against sentence - Appeal by prosecution - Two years imprisonment for offence of statutory rape - Accused pleaded guilty after witnesses and victim gave evidence - Whether long custodial sentence was warranted - Whether public interest warranted that sentence imposed must reflect gravity and seriousness of offence - Whether public interest demanded a deterrent sentence despite a guilty plea - Whether consent was a mitigating factor - Whether sentence imposed was manifestly inadequate

[2016] 1 LNS 780

NGANG HOCK KUNG v. LAU BING KWONG

TRUSTS: Resulting trust - Trust not for specific purpose - Illegal purpose - Application for return of half share - Whether a resulting trust was created - Whether trust was for specific purpose

TRUSTS: Resulting trust - Presumption of advancement - Lands purchased by adopted father jointly with adopted son - Full purchase price for lands fully paid by adopted father - Half share of adopted son purportedly to account for unpaid salaries owed to adopted son - In loco parentis - Whether person providing purchase money stands in loco parentis to person conveyed with property - Whether resulting trust was defeated - Whether doctrine of presumption of advancement applicable

[2016] 1 LNS 894

MEINHARDT SINGAPORE PTE LTD v. TEO A KHING DESIGN CONSULTANTS SDN BHD

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Summary judgment - Triable issues - Enforcement of foreign judgment - Enforcement of Dubai Grounds of Judgment ('DUG') - Issue of service of originating process at original jurisdiction - Failure to take action to set aside DUG in original jurisdiction - Whether enforcement court was prevented from challenging findings of court of original jurisdiction - Whether issue relating to service of originating process could be raised in enforcement court

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Judgments and orders - Foreign judgment - Enforcement of Dubai Grounds of Judgment ('DUG') - Whether DUG was valid and enforceable - Whether DUG capable of enforcement in Malaysia - Whether DUG was made by court of competent jurisdiction


CLJ 2017 Volume 5 (Part 2)

FEDERAL COURT

Liwayway Marketing Corporation v. Oishi Group Public Co Ltd
Arifin Zakaria CJ, Ahmad Maarop, Ramly Ali, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ
(Intellectual Property - Trade Marks - Registered trade mark - Expungement) [2017] 5 CLJ 133 [FC]

COURT OF APPEAL

Lim Tze Sian v. Coverright Surface Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Abang Iskandar, Idrus Harun, Mary Lim JJCA
(Contract - Damages - Assessment - Claim for outstanding salary) [2017] 5 CLJ 150 [CA]

Lekchumanan Suppiah & Anor v. Ravi Raju
Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA
(Contract; Land Law - Transfer - Validity - Parties executed friendly loan agreement simultaneously with sale and purchase agreement) [2017] 5 CLJ 168 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Ho Num Chon & Anor v. Tech-Lab Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
Mohd Nazlan Ghazali JC
(Company Law; Civil Procedure - Winding up - Petition - Two petitions filed for oppression and winding up at same time on substantially same set of facts) [2017] 5 CLJ 187 [HC]

PP v. Taiko Fertiliser & Ors
Mohd Sofian Razak J
(Criminal Law - Money laundering - Offences - Application for forfeiture) [2017] 5 CLJ 209 [HC]

Wisma Perkasa Sdn Bhd v. Weatherford (M) Sdn Bhd & Anor
Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J
(Landlord And Tenant - Determination - Double rent - Claim for) [2017] 5 CLJ 219 [HC]

Wong Ha Ing v. Grand Colada Sdn Bhd & Ors And Another Case
Lee Heng Cheong J
(Tort - Trespass - Trespass to land - Proprietor of strata title of land and building entered into tenancy agreement with tenant) [2017] 5 CLJ 252 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Striking out - Application for - Application to strike out winding up petition - Two petitions filed for oppression and winding up at same time on substantially same set of facts - Whether there was multiplicity of proceedings - Whether an abuse of court process - Whether filing of winding up petition bona fide - Whether winding up petition unsustainable - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1)(d) - Companies Act 1965, ss. 181 & 218
Ho Num Chon & Anor v. Tech-Lab Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
(Mohd Nazlan Ghazali JC) [2017] 5 CLJ 187

COMPANY LAW

Winding up - Petition - Application to strike out winding up petition - Two petitions filed for oppression and winding up at same time on substantially same set of facts - Whether there was multiplicity of proceedings - Whether an abuse of court process - Whether filing of winding up petition bona fide - Whether winding up petition unsustainable - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1)(d) - Companies Act 1965, ss. 181 & 218
Ho Num Chon & Anor v. Tech-Lab Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
(Mohd Nazlan Ghazali JC) [2017] 5 CLJ 187

CONTRACT

Agreement - Loan agreement - Friendly loan agreement - Security - Land - Parties executed sale and purchase agreement simultaneously with loan agreement - Default in repayment of loan - Lender transferred borrowers' land to himself - Whether transfer of land obtained by fraud or deception - Whether friendly loan and sale and purchase agreements could exist side by side - Whether have equal force - Whether lender was holding land as constructive trustee for borrowers - Whether lender bona fide purchaser of land
Lekchumanan Suppiah & Anor v. Ravi Raju
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2017] 5 CLJ 168

Damages - Assessment - Claim for outstanding salary - Counterclaim - Loss of profit for misusing business information and confidential information - Non-attendance of appellant - Interlocutory judgment - Assessment of damages by Senior Assistant Registrar ('SAR') - Damages affirmed by High Court - Whether quantum claimed properly proved - Whether both SAR and High Court Judge erred in not allowing for calling of witnesses during assessment of damages
Lim Tze Sian v. Coverright Surface Malaysia Sdn Bhd
(Abang Iskandar, Idrus Harun, Mary Lim JJCA) [2017] 5 CLJ 150

CRIMINAL LAW

Money laundering - Offences - Application for forfeiture - Seizure of vehicles and monies in bank accounts - Whether proven subject matter of offence under s. 4(1) Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing And Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFA) - Whether there was evidence to show involvement in any smuggling activities - Whether properties seized and frozen a result of illegal activity - Whether monies and vehicles seized should be forfeited under s. 56(1) AMLATFA - Customs Act 1967, s. 135(1)(g)
PP v. Taiko Fertiliser & Ors
(Mohd Sofian Razak J) [2017] 5 CLJ 209

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trade Marks - Registered trade mark - Expungement - Application to expunge from Register - Allegation of non-use of trade mark - Whether established - Pre-requisites under s. 46(1)(b) of Trade Marks Act 1976 - Whether satisfied - Market survey report - Whether covered required period - Whether prima facie case of non-use of trade mark established _ Trade Marks Act 1976, ss. 37, 45 & 46
Liwayway Marketing Corporation v. Oishi Group Public Co Ltd
(Arifin Zakaria CJ, Ahmad Maarop, Ramly Ali, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ) [2017] 5 CLJ 133

LAND LAW

Transfer - Validity - Parties executed friendly loan agreement simultaneously with sale and purchase agreement - Security - Land - Default in repayment - Lender transferred borrowers' land to himself - Whether transfer of land obtained by fraud or deception - Whether transfer valid - Whether mere holding of issue document of title to land by lender vests him with legally recognised interest in land - Whether lender has right to transfer borrowers' land to himself on grounds land was intended to be security for loan
Lekchumanan Suppiah & Anor v. Ravi Raju
(Lim Yee Lan, Varghese George, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2017] 5 CLJ 168

LANDLORD AND TENANT

Determination - Double Rent - Claim for - Failure to deliver vacant possession - Whether there was holding over by tenant after expiry of tenancies - Whether delay in getting vacant possession of premises attributable to landlord - Whether there was wilful and contumacious holding over by tenants - Whether there were negotiations to continue tenancy - Whether there was novation of tenancy agreements between tenants - Whether claim for double rental ought to be allowed - Civil Law Act 1956, s. 28(4)(a)
Wisma Perkasa Sdn Bhd v. Weatherford (M) Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera J) [2017] 5 CLJ 219

TORT

Trespass - Trespass to land - Proprietor of strata title of land and building entered into tenancy agreement with tenant - Tenant expressly agreed not to underlet parcel without prior consent of proprietor - Tenant assigned or sublet parcel to others doing franchise business - Whether mesne profits against tenant should be jointly awarded with other defendants
Wong Ha Ing v. Grand Colada Sdn Bhd & Ors And Another Case
(Lee Heng Cheong J) [2017] 5 CLJ 252


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. LAND ACQUISITION PROCEDURE: A CASE COMMENTARY ON EE CHONG PANG & ORS v. THE LAND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE DISTRICT OF ALOR GAJAH & ANOR [Read excerpt]
    by: HAEME HASHIM* [2017] 1 LNS(A) xxxix

  2. [2017] 1 LNS(A) xxxix
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    MALAYSIA

    LAND ACQUISITION PROCEDURE: A CASE COMMENTARY ON
    EE CHONG PANG & ORS v. THE LAND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE DISTRICT OF ALOR GAJAH & ANOR

    by
    HAEME HASHIM*

    Introduction

    Unlike in Sabah and Sarawak, land acquisition exercise in Peninsular Malaysia is subject to the Article 13 of the Federal Constitution has guaranteed the land ownership rights of every Malaysian in this country, the rights are still subject to the Government's authority to acquire anyone's lands with appropriate and reasonable compensation.[1] The procedure to acquire a land under the LAA begins with the issuance of gazetted forms, notices and survey carried out by the Land Office. Effected parties shall come for a hearing conducted during the enquiry proceeding for the acquisition of the land and if agreeable and satisfactory; will receive compensation upon the enquiry's conclusion.

    . . .

    * Advocate & Solicitor, M/s Adnan Sundra & Low (haemehashim@gmail.com)


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  3. MALWARE ADDICTION AND YOUNG MALWARE PERPETRATORS [Read excerpt]
    by: RIZAL RAHMAN* [2017] 1 LNS(A) xl

  4. [2017] 1 LNS(A) xl
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    MALAYSIA

    MALWARE ADDICTION AND YOUNG MALWARE PERPETRATORS
    by
    RIZAL RAHMAN*

    Abstract

    The serious obsession to malware has led psychologists to equate it to addiction. As a large number of hackers belong to the minor category, is it time to legislate against reckless and negligent guardians? Another issue is to what extent is it possible for the addiction to be adopted as a factor in determining the parameter of a criminal sentence?

    1. The Dilemma so far

    The deployment of malware, in particular "Hacking Tools" is addictive. Thomas pointed out that "the primary vision of hacking is founded in the hacker's reliance upon, and often addiction to, the technological".[1] This is a situation of the mind satirically described by Goldberg as "Internet Addiction Disorder."[2] Nykodym, Ariss and Kurtz argued that:[3]

    . . .

    * The author is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, The National University of Malaysia: www.ukm.my/fuu (noryn@ukm.edu.my).


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 788 Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia Act 2017 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 787 Offences Relating To Awards Act 2017 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 786 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Act 2017 This Act comes into operation on the date the Agreement comes into operation for the Government of Malaysia pursuant to Article 58 of the Agreement -
ACT 785 Finance Act 2017 The Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53] see s 3; The Petroleum (Income Tax) Act 1967 [Act 543] see s 30; The Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976 [Act 169] see s 34; The Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990 [Act 445] see s 37; The Goods and Services Tax Act 2014 [Act 762] see s 40 -
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) -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1528 Advocates Ordinance (Sabah) (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force SABAH CAP. 2
ACT A1527 Evidence (Amendment) Act 2017 1 March 2017 ACT 56
ACT A1526 Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 3
ACT A1525 Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 414
ACT A1524 Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 299

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 138/2017 Central Bank of Malaysia (Prescribed Financial Institution) Order 2017 12 May 2017 15 May 2017 ACT 701
PU(A) 137/2017 Mutual Assistance In Criminal Matters (Ukraine) Order 2017 12 May 2017 See Article 24(1) of the Treaty provided in the Schedule ACT 621
PU(A) 136/2017 Customs Duties (Exemption) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2017 11 May 2017 12 May 2017 PU(A) 371/2013
PU(A) 135/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 7) Order 2017 10 May 2017 11 May 2017 ACT 723
PU(A) 134/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 6) Order 2017 [revoked By PU(A) 135/2017] 3 May 2017 4 May 2017 ACT 723

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 255/2017 Notice of Initiation of An Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation With Regard To The Imports of Cold Rolled Stainless Steel In Coils, Sheets or Any Other Form Originating or Exported From The People's Republic of China, The Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei and The Kingdom of Thailand 15 May 2017 16 May 2017 ACT 504
PU(B) 254/2017 Exemption Under Subsection 2A(2) 15 May 2017 15 May 2017 ACT 400
PU(B) 253/2017 Declaration of Non-Smoking Area 12 May 2017 15 May 2017 PU(A) 324/2004
PU(B) 252/2017 Notice of Proposed Revocation of Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 538 Bandar Putrajaya 12 May 2017 13 May 2017 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 251/2017 Revocation of Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 67343 Mukim Batu 12 May 2017 13 May 2017 ACT 56/1965

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 371/2013 Customs Duties (Exemption) Order 2013 PU(A) 136/2017 12 May 2017 Schedule
ACT 469 Optical Act 1991 PU(A) 125/2017 20 April 2017 First and Second Schedules
PU(A) 485/2010 Strategic Trade (Strategic Items) Order 2010 PU(A) 90/2017 30 March 2017 Schedule
PU(A) 336/2016 Passports (Visa to Tourist From the People's Republic of China) (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2016 PU(A) 96/2017 1 April 2017 until 31 December 2017 Paragraph 2
PU(A) 313/2002 Tabung Haji (Deposits and Withdrawals) Regulations 2002 PU(A) 97/2017 1 April 2017 Part IV; Regulations 7, 7A, 7B and 8

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 134/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 6) Order 2017 PU(A) 135/2017 11 May 2017
PU(A) 131/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 5) Order 2017 PU(A) 134/2017 4 May 2017
PU(A) 129/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 4) Order 2017 PU(A) 131/2017 27 April 2017
PU(A) 119/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 3) Order 2017 PU(A) 129/2017 20 April 2017
PU(A) 89/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) Order 2017 PU(A) 108/2017 6 April 2017