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Issue #27/2017
06 July 2017

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New This Week

1. Latest Cases

  1. Legal Network Series

2. Articles

  1. LNS Article(s)

3. Legislation Highlights

  1. Principal Acts

  2. Amending Acts

  3. PU(A)

  4. PU(B)

  5. Legislation Alert

LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2016] 1 LNS 33

S MUNIANDY SUBRAMANIAM lwn. TIMBALAN MENTERI DALAM NEGERI, MALAYSIA & YANG LAIN

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Habeas corpus - Penahanan pencegahan - Tahanan dibawah s. 6(1) Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Langkah-Langkah Pencegahan Khas) 1985 - Dakwaan ketidakpatuhan k. 3(4) & 5(1) Kaedah-Kaedah Dadah Berbahaya (Prosedur Lembaga Penasihat) 1987 - Pertikaian berkenaan penyerahan borang I & II - Tarikh penyerahan borang I kepada Lembaga Penasihat tidak sama dengan tarikh penyerahan borang I oleh pemohon - Dakwaan borang II tidak diserahkan kepada pemohon - Sama ada terdapat ketidakpatuhan prosedur apabila borang I tidak diserahkan kepada Lembaga Penasihat pada tarikh sama dengan penyerahan borang I oleh pemohon - Sama ada akuan penerimaan borang II merupakan satu keperluan - Sama ada kehadiran pemohon di persidangan Lembaga Penasihat menunjukkan pemohon telah menerima borang II - Sama ada perintah tahanan adalah kekal menjadi sah

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Habeas corpus - Penahanan pencegahan - Dakwaan ketidakpatuhan dalam perintah tahanan dan alasan-alasan di dalam pengataan-pengataan fakta yang atasnya perintah tahanan diasaskan - Sama ada budi bicara menteri untuk mengeluarkan perintah tahanan dengan pengataan-pengataan fakta boleh dicabar

[2016] 1 LNS 136

DATO' AHMAD SUDIN lwn. DATO' ARIFFIN MAN

TORT: Fitnah - Fitnah secara lisan - Pengataan fitnah dibuat ketika ucapan mesyuarat parti politik - Ucapan defendan telah didengar oleh kesemua orang yang hadir di mesyuarat - Ucapan mengungkapkan perkataan-perkataan yang memfitnah plaintif - Penghinaan terhadap plaintif dalam jawatan, profesion, pekerjaan dan perniagaan - Defendan dalam ucapan mengatakan plaintif telah mensabotaj parti dalam pilihanraya dan pernah dijatuhkan hukuman - Sama ada ucapan telah diberi oleh defendan secara palsu dan niat jahat - Sama ada ucapan yang diberi defendan membawa maksud fitnah - Sama ada perkataan-perkataan yang diungkapkan oleh defendan mendedahkan plaintif kepada kebencian, cemuhan dan penghinaan dalam minda orang munasabah - Sama ada niat defendan adalah untuk memburukkan kredibiliti plaintif dan mempengaruhi para perwakilan untuk tidak mengundi plaintif

TORT: Fitnah - Pembelaan - Justifikasi - Pengataan berunsur difitnah dibuat ketika ucapan di mesyuarat - Defendan dalam ucapan mengatakan plaintif telah mensabotaj parti dalam pilihanraya dan pernah dijatuhkan hukuman - Sama ada pengataan yang diucapkan dan diterbitkan mempunyai kebenaran - Sama ada defendan terlindung di bawah pembelaan justifikasi - Akta Fitnah 1957, s. 8

TORT: Fitnah - Pembelaan - Komen berpatutan - Pengataan berunsur difitnah dibuat ketika ucapan di mesyuarat - Ucapan tanpa sebarang keterangan yang menyokong kebenaran fakta dan bukan bagi kepentingan awam - Sama ada defendan terlindung di bawah komen berpatutan - Akta Fitnah 1957, s. 9

[2016] 1 LNS 919

HUANG MIN & ORS v. MALAYSIAN AIRLINE SYSTEM BERHAD & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Stay of proceedings - Application for - Stay of proceedings pending disposal of another suit commenced outside jurisdiction - Action had been filed in Malaysia as a protective writ to preserve cause of action - Several actions had been commenced by plaintiff outside jurisdiction against same set of defendants - Special circumstances - Whether there were special circumstances to justify grant of a stay - Whether a protective writ gave rise to special circumstances - Whether prevention of multiplicity of actions was a valid policy consideration to be taken into account when exercising discretion in granting stay of proceedings

[2016] 1 LNS 924

LEE HUN HONG & ORS v. SUPERINTENDENT OF LANDS & SURVEYS, KUCHING DIVISION

LAND LAW: Acquisition of land - Compensation - Method of valuation - Determining market value - Long delay between issuance of notice under s. 47 and declaration under s. 48 of Sarawak Land Code - Whether compensation awarded was adequate - Whether method of adjusting compensation had taken into consideration element of time value of money and adequacy factor - Whether award ought to be increased

[2016] 1 LNS 1065

CHANTIKA KELANG BERAS SDN BHD v. KETUA PENGARAH HASIL DALAM NEGERI

REVENUE LAW: Income tax - Appeal - Appeal against decision of Special Commissioners of Income Tax - Appeal against rejection of application for relief under s. 131(1) of Income Tax Act 1967 - Income tax on subsidy received from government - Claim for tax exemption - Whether subsidy received was taxable - Whether respondent was correct in its decision to reject application for relief under s. 131(1) of Income Tax Act 1967 - Whether appellant was entitled to rely on Exemption Order No 22/2006


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. THE AUTONOMOUS NATURE OF PARTY AUTONOMY IN ARBITRATION: AN INTERROGATION OF PERSPECTIVE [Read excerpt]
    by: AYINLA L. A.*
    ONIYIDE. T.**
    [2017] 1 LNS(A) lvi

  2. [2017] 1 LNS(A) lvi
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    NIGERIA

    THE AUTONOMOUS NATURE OF PARTY AUTONOMY IN ARBITRATION:
    AN INTERROGATION OF PERSPECTIVE

    by
    AYINLA L. A.*
    ONIYIDE. T.**

    Abstract

    There is a global increase in the preference for arbitration. This increase has reinforced the growing disaffection for the conventional adversary method of dispute resolution which litigation provides.

    The agreement of parties is recognized as the heart of any arbitration proceeding. It constitutes a contract to which parties refer their disputes which have either arisen or that may arise in future to arbitration. This liberty to consensually execute an arbitration agreement is what is now recognized as the principle of party autonomy.

    Party Autonomy afford parties a right whether in domestic, international commercial arbitration, ad hoc or institutional proceedings to choose and determine their agreed applicable substantive law as well as the procedure to be adopted, these laws and procedure when chosen, regulate their relationship.

    . . .

    * Ph.D. (IIUM, Malaysia), LL.M (OAU, Ile-Ife), BL. (Abuja), LL.B. (UDUS), Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, e-mail: lukmanayinla@gmail.com

    ** Oniyide T., LL.M (OAU, Ile-Ife), BL (Abuja), LLB (Unilorin), FCIArb (UK), Notary Public (Nigeria).


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  3. PERSPEKTIF SYARIAH TENTANG HAK PESAKIT BERHUBUNG ARAHAN AWAL PERUBATAN: SUATU TINJAUAN UMUM (Sharia Perspective on Patient's Right in respect of Advance Medical Directive (AMD): An Overview) [Read excerpt]
    by: MOHD ZAMRE MOHD ZAHIR,+ TENGKU NOOR AZIRA TENGKU ZAINUDIN+
    HANIWARDA YAAKOB,+ RAMALINGGAM RAJAMANICKAM+
    ZAINUNNISAA ABD RAHMAN,+ AHMAD AZAM MOHD SHARIFF+
    HUSYAIRI HARUNARASHID,++ MUHAMMAD HATTA+++
    [2017] 1 LNS(A) lvii

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

    PERSPEKTIF SYARIAH TENTANG HAK PESAKIT BERHUBUNG ARAHAN AWAL PERUBATAN: SUATU TINJAUAN UMUM
    (Sharia Perspective on Patient's Right in respect of Advance Medical Directive (AMD): An Overview)

    by
    MOHD ZAMRE MOHD ZAHIR,+ TENGKU NOOR AZIRA TENGKU ZAINUDIN+
    HANIWARDA YAAKOB,+ RAMALINGGAM RAJAMANICKAM+
    ZAINUNNISAA ABD RAHMAN,+ AHMAD AZAM MOHD SHARIFF+
    HUSYAIRI HARUNARASHID,++ MUHAMMAD HATTA+++

    Abstrak

    Keizinan ialah satu elemen asas yang mesti wujud sebelum doktor dibenarkan untuk menjalankan apa-apa rawatan ke atas pesakit. Persoalan yang timbul ialah bagaimanakah doktor hendak mendapatkan keizinan pesakit apabila pesakit sudah hilang keupayaan dan tidak berkeupayaan untuk memberi keizinan? Dalam konteks ini, Arahan Awal Perubatan (Advance Medical Directive) (AMD) yang mengandungi kehendak pesakit tentang pelan perubatan masa depannya boleh memainkan peranan seandainya pesakit sudah hilang keupayaan untuk membuat keputusan tentang tubuh badannya. AMD merupakan satu kaedah penting untuk melindungi hak pesakit apabila pesakit tidak dapat membuat keputusan ketika di ambang kematian. Jika dilihat dari perspektif Syariah, terdapat satu kemestian (wajib) untuk menjaga nyawa setiap individu. Ini adalah kerana kehidupan manusia bukanlah untuk sia-sia. Namun, tanggungjawab untuk memanjangkan nyawa pesakit yang berada di ambang maut tanpa menyembuhkannya turut perlu diambil kira.

    . . .

    + Fakulti Undang-undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia. Email: zamrezahir7@gmail.com

    ++ Tuanku Muhriz Medical Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia.

    +++ Fakulti Undang-undang, Universitas Malikussaleh Acheh, Indonesia.


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 791 Tourism Tax Act 2017 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 790 Courts (Modes of Commencement of Civil Actions) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 789 Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017 13 June 2017 [PU(B) 299/2017] -
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 -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1537 Strategic Trade (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 708
ACT A1536 Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 574
ACT A1535 Private Higher Educational Institutions (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 555
ACT A1534 Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 360
ACT A1533 Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 599

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 190/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 15) Order 2017 5 July 2017 6 July 2017 ACT 723
PU(A) 189/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 14) Order 2017 [revoked By PU(a) 190/2017] 28 June 2017 29 June 2017 ACT 723
PU(A) 188/2017 Medical Regulations 2017 28 June 2017 1 July 2017 except paragraphs 28(2)(a) and (b); 1 January 2019 - paragraphs 28(2)(a) and (b) ACT 50
PU(A) 187/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 13) Order 2017 [revoked By PU(a) 189/2017] 21 June 2017 22 June 2017 ACT 723
PU(A) 186/2017 Loans Guarantee (Bodies Corporate) (Remission of Tax and Stamp Duty) (No. 2) Order 2017 21 June 2017 22 June 2017 ACT 96

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 335/2017 Appointment of Deputy Commissioners of Buildings and Officers Under Subsection 4(1) For The Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 23 June 2017 1 June 2015 ACT 757
PU(B) 334/2017 Appointment of Registrar 23 June 2017 15 March 2017 ACT 685
PU(B) 333/2017 Appointment of Date of Coming Into Operation 23 June 2017 24 June 2017 ACT A1443
PU(B) 332/2017 Notification of Values of Palm Kernel Under Section 12 22 June 2017 1 July 2017 to 31 July 2017 ACT 235
PU(B) 331/2017 Notification of Values of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 22 June 2017 6 July 2017 to 19 July 2017 ACT 235

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 50 Medical Act 1971 ACT A1443 1 July 2017 [PU(B) 333/2017] Long title, Sections 2, 3, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, 3G, 4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4I, 4J, 9, 12, 13, 14, 14A, 14B, 14C, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 24A, 26, 27, 29, 29A, 30, 31, 31A, 32, 33, 34, 34A, 34B, 34C, 35, 35A, 36, 40, 41, 42 and First Schedule
ACT 366 Poisons Act 1952 (Revised 1989) PU(A) 181/2017 21 June 2017 First Schedule
ACT 366 Poisons Act 1952 (Revised 1989) PU(A) 180/2017 20 June 2017 Third Schedule
ACT 56/1965 National Land Code PU(A) 172/2017 16 June 2017 except subparagraph 2(c)(vii) and paragraph 2(f); 1 January 2009 - subparagraph 2(c)(vii) and paragraph 2(f) Sixteenth Schedule
ACT 50 Medical Act 1971 PU(A) 166/2017 8 June 2017 Second Schedule

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 68/1974 Medical Regulations 1974 PU(A) 188/2017 1 July 2017 except paragraphs 28(2)(a) and (b); 1 January 2019 - paragraphs 28(2)(a) and (b)
PU(A) 168/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 11) Order 2017 PU(A) 171/2017 15 June 2017
PU(A) 140/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 8) Order 2017 PU(A) 152/2017 25 May 2017
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