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Issue #29/2017
20 July 2017

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. BONIFACE LOBO ROBERT V LOBO & ANOR v. TRIBUNAL PENGURUSAN STRATA, PUTRAJAYA & ORS [2017] 6 CLJ 537

    2. MENTERI DALAM NEGERI & ORS v. GOPAL R SUBRAMANIAM [2017] 6 CLJ 593

  2. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2017 Volume 6 (Part 5)

    3. CLJ 2017 Volume 6 (Part 6)

  3. Articles

    1. LNS Article(s)

    2. CLJ 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

BONIFACE LOBO ROBERT V LOBO & ANOR v.
TRIBUNAL PENGURUSAN STRATA, PUTRAJAYA & ORS
[2017] 6 CLJ 537
HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR
AZIZUL AZMI ADNAN J
[JUDICIAL REVIEW NO: WA-25-59-03-2016]
4 APRIL 2017

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Judicial review – Certiorari – Application to set aside decision of Strata Management Tribunal ('Tribunal') – Allegation that Tribunal breached rules of natural justice in hearing and determining claim – Whether Tribunal heard or considered merits of substantive claim – Whether claimant denied from making oral submissions – Whether Tribunal breached rules of natural justice when it did not inform claimant on law relied upon – Whether Tribunal lacked impartiality or acted in bad faith – Strata Management Act 2013

LAND LAW: Strata title – Joint Management Body – Joint Management committee – Application to set aside decision of Strata Management Tribunal ('Tribunal') – Whether Tribunal heard or considered merits of substantive claim – Whether claimant denied from making oral submissions – Whether Tribunal breached rules of natural justice when it did not inform claimant on law relied upon – Whether Tribunal lacked impartiality or acted in bad faith – Strata Management Act 2013


MENTERI DALAM NEGERI & ORS v. GOPAL R SUBRAMANIAM [2017] 6 CLJ 593
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
MD RAUS SHARIF CJ; SURIYADI HALIM OMAR FCJ; RAMLY ALI FCJ; PRASAD SANDOSHAM ABRAHAM FCJ; JEFFREY TAN FCJ
[CRIMINAL APPEAL NO: 05-153-06-2016 (R)]
1 JUNE 2017

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Preventive detention – Detention under Prevention of Crime Act 1959 – Report of inquiry officer – Service of report on detainee – Section 10(2) – Officer having custody of detainee to serve report forthwith – Meaning of 'forthwith' – Whether to mean 'as soon as reasonably practicable' – Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967, s. 54

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION: Prevention of Crime Act 1959 – Section 10(2) – Service of report of inquiry officer on detainee – Officer having custody of detainee to serve report forthwith – Meaning of 'forthwith' – Whether to mean 'there and then' or ‘immediate' – Whether to mean


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2016] 1 LNS 108

YUSOF HOLMES ABDULLAH lwn. PP

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Semakan - Permohonan untuk - Penyemakan keesahan dan kewajaran perintah hakim Mahkamah Sesyen yang memindahkan semula kes ke Mahkamah Sesyen yang lain - Kepentingan keadilan - Sama ada keputusan pemindahan semula kes adalah sah - Sama ada Mahkamah Seysen yang lain mempunyai bidangkuasa yang sama - Sama ada syarat di bawah s. 104 Akta Mahkamah Rendah 1948 telah dipenuhi - Sama ada pemindahan kes adalah wajar

[2016] 1 LNS 176

BERJAYA HILLS BERHAD lwn. AINOS THEOS SDN BHD

KONTRAK: Kontrak pembinaan - Tuntutan untuk kerja-kerja yang telah disempurnakan - Tuntutan berasingan berikutan perubahan dalam kerja-kerja - Kewujudan arahan pertukaran berkenaan jenis bahan binaan - Jenis bahan binaan yang baru tidak dipersetujui oleh pihak-pihak di dalam kontrak asal - Kos tambahan dalam penyediaan bahan baru - Sama ada tuntutan berasingan berikutan arahan perubahan adalah wajar

KONTRAK: Kontrak pembinaan - Kelewatan - Kelewatan dalam penyempurnaan kerja-kerja - Ganti rugi - Tuntutan ganti rugi jumlah tertentu - Kewujudan pengakuan kelewatan atas alasan perubahan cuaca dan arahan pemberhentian kerja - Sama ada terdapat sebab-sebab yang munasabah berkenaan kelewatan - Sama ada sesuatu pihak yang telah menyebabkan kelewatan dalam penyempurnaan kerja-kerja dalam tempoh masa yang telah ditetapkan wajar bertanggungan membayar ganti rugi seperti yang telah dipersetujui

[2016] 1 LNS 985

LEE LEI HONG & ANOR v. BINTULU DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Striking out - Action - Time barred - Action to challenge land acquisition - Cause of action arose 28 years ago - Whether action maintainable - Whether plaintiffs action was time barred by virtue of s. 2 of Public Authorities Protection Act 1948

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Striking out - Action - Abuse of court process - Writ action commenced to challenge decision of public authority in relation to land acquisition - Action against public authority - Recovery of damages against government - Action to challenge notice of gazette - Remedies sought directly out of decision of public authority - Whether action maintainable - Whether action ought to be initiated by way of judicial review - Whether action was an abuse of court process

[2016] 1 LNS 1084

YFG BERHAD & ORS v. INSANAS ENTERPRISE SDN BHD & ORS

COMPANY LAW: Arrangement, scheme of - Court-sanctioned scheme - Validity of - Order made pursuant to s. 176 of Companies Act 1965 to hold separate meeting of creditors to consider a scheme of arrangement - Restraining order against creditors from proceeding with existing actions or commencing new actions pending consideration of proposed scheme of arrangement - Whether requirement of s. 176 had been fulfilled - Whether applicant had rightly resorted to s. 197 - Whether restraining order was necessary - Whether proposed scheme was genuine, commercially reasonable and made in good faith

[2016] 1 LNS 1401

LEE TEIK FAH v. PENGERUSI PENCEGAHAN JENAYAH & ORS

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Application for - Declaration to challenge restriction order - Application to quash findings of Prevention of Crime Board - Police restriction order issued in accordance with s. 15 of Prevention of Crime Act 1959 ('Act 1959') - Whether restriction order was valid - Whether there was non-compliance of s. 10(3)(b), 10(4) and 12(1)(a) of Act 1959 - Whether defect on restriction order has been cured - Whether defect in form could challenge validity of restriction order - Whether there were reasonable grounds to believe that applicant was a member of registrable categories under Para 5 Part 1 First Schedule of Registrable Categories of Act 1959


CLJ 2017 Volume 6 (Part 5)

COURT OF APPEAL

John Ambrose v. Peter Anthony & Anor
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA
(Contract - Illegality - Use of influence and good relationship to secure projects - Contracts Act 1950, ss. 24(e) & 66) [2017] 6 CLJ 465 [CA]

Mohd Hady Ya'akop v. Hassan Marsom & Ors
Zaharah Ibrahim, David Wong Dak Wah, Varghese George JJCA
(Criminal Procedure; Damages - Police investigation - Whether remand order obtained in compliance with s. 117 of Criminal Procedure Code) [2017] 6 CLJ 487 [CA]

Sibu Slipway Sdn Bhd v. Yii Chee Ming & Ors And Other Appeals
Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA
(Company Law - Winding up - Application for permanent stay of winding up orders pursuant to s. 243(1) of Companies Act 1965) [2017] 6 CLJ 507 [CA]

The President Of Majlis Perbandaran Tawau v. Amiruddin Rasake & Ors And Another Appeal
Rohana Yusuf, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA
(Tort - Negligence - Duty of care - Breach - Allegation of - Trespasser found dead in water tank causing contamination and injury to plaintiffs - Whether defendants liable for abnormal deliberate act caused by trespasser) [2017] 6 CLJ 519 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Boniface Lobo Robert V Lobo & Anor v. Tribunal Pengurusan Strata, Putrajaya & Ors
Azizul Azmi Adnan J
(Civil Procedure; Land Law - Judicial review - Certiorari - Allegation that Tribunal breached rules of natural justice in hearing and determining claim) [2017] 6 CLJ 537 [HC]

Chanel v. Melwani2 International Sdn Bhd & Ors And Other Cases
Wong Kian Kheong JC
(Intellectual Property; Civil Procedure - Trade marks - Infringement of - Whether elements of infringement proven - Whether individual may be personally liable for company's infringement of registered trade mark under s. 38(1)(a) of Trade Marks Act 1976) [2017] 6 CLJ 567 [HC]

Ng See Chong v. Tan Lai Meng & Ors
SM Komathy JC
(Damages; Tort - Whether damages awarded for loss of property should be value of property at date tort was committed - Whether damages should be assessed on basis of value of property as at date of judgment) [2017] 6 CLJ 584 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Judicial review - Certiorari - Application to set aside decision of Strata Management Tribunal ('Tribunal') - Allegation that Tribunal breached rules of natural justice in hearing and determining claim - Whether Tribunal heard or considered merits of substantive claim - Whether claimant denied from making oral submissions - Whether Tribunal breached rules of natural justice when it did not inform claimant on law relied upon - Whether Tribunal lacked impartiality or acted in bad faith - Strata Management Act 2013
Boniface Lobo Robert V Lobo & Anor v. Tribunal Pengurusan Strata, Putrajaya & Ors
(Azizul Azmi Adnan J) [2017] 6 CLJ 537 [HC]

Summary judgment - Application for - Infringement of trade marks - First and second defendants did not enter appearance in suits - Whether judgment in default of defence should be entered against first and second defendants - Whether elements of infringement proven - Whether court could pierce company's corporate veil - Special circumstances - Whether summary judgment ought to be entered against third defendant - Whether individual may be personally liable for company's infringement of registered trade mark under s. 38(1)(a) of Trade Marks Act 1976 - Rules of Court 2012, O. 13 r. 6(1), O. 19 r. 7(1)
Chanel v. Melwani2 International Sdn Bhd & Ors And Other Cases
(Wong Kian Kheong JC) [2017] 6 CLJ 567 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Winding up - Stay - Application for permanent stay of winding up orders pursuant to s. 243(1) of Companies Act 1965 - Whether petitioners had suppressed and concealed material facts - Whether winding up petitions filed for collateral purpose to frustrate application for preservation of assets - Failure to disclose change of registered addresses of companies - Whether there was abuse of court process - Whether court had inherent capacity to intervene and provide redress in respect of perfected and sealed winding up order - Whether court retained inherent jurisdiction to permanently stay winding up orders
Sibu Slipway Sdn Bhd v. Yii Chee Ming & Ors And Other Appeals
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 507 [CA]

CONTRACT

Illegality - Oral agreement - Claim for payments of commissions - Use of influence and good relationship to secure projects - Whether there were oral agreements between parties - Whether agreements to provide services to influence decision of public decision maker to award contract against public policy - Whether contractual consideration lawful - Whether oral agreements valid and enforceable - Contracts Act 1950, ss. 24(e) & 66
John Ambrose v. Peter Anthony & Anor
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Abdul Rahman Sebli JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 465 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Police investigation - Remand order - Validity of order - Whether remand order obtained in compliance with s. 117 of Criminal Procedure Code - Whether there was reasonable suspicion or sound basis for detention - Whether there was evidence of suppression of material development in investigation - Whether remand orders obtained in violation of procedures - Whether case of unlawful detention made out - Whether appellant entitled to damages
Mohd Hady Ya'akop v. Hassan Marsom & Ors
(Zaharah Ibrahim, David Wong Dak Wah, Varghese George JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 487 [CA]

DAMAGES

Action for - Injury sustained by reason of breach of statutory duty - Remand order - Whether there was reasonable suspicion or sound basis for detention - Whether remand orders obtained in violation of procedures - Whether case of unlawful detention made out - Whether appellant entitled to damages - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 117
Mohd Hady Ya'akop v. Hassan Marsom & Ors
(Zaharah Ibrahim, David Wong Dak Wah, Varghese George JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 487 [CA]

Assessment - Appropriate basis of assessment - Loss of property - Damages for loss of property - Whether damages awarded for loss of property should be value of property at date tort was committed - Whether damages should be assessed on basis of value of property as at date of judgment
Ng See Chong v. Tan Lai Meng & Ors
(SM Komathy JC) [2017] 6 CLJ 584 [HC]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trade marks - Registered trade mark - Infringement of - Whether elements of infringement proven - Whether court could pierce company's corporate veil - Special circumstances - Whether individual may be personally liable for company's infringement of registered trade mark under s. 38(1)(a) of Trade Marks Act 1976
Chanel v. Melwani2 International Sdn Bhd & Ors And Other Cases
(Wong Kian Kheong JC) [2017] 6 CLJ 567 [HC]

LAND LAW

Strata title - Joint Management Body - Joint Management committee - Application to set aside decision of Strata Management Tribunal ('Tribunal') - Whether Tribunal heard or considered merits of substantive claim - Whether claimant denied from making oral submissions - Whether Tribunal breached rules of natural justice when it did not inform claimant on law relied upon - Whether Tribunal lacked impartiality or acted in bad faith - Strata Management Act 2013
Boniface Lobo Robert V Lobo & Anor v. Tribunal Pengurusan Strata, Putrajaya & Ors
(Azizul Azmi Adnan J) [2017] 6 CLJ 537 [HC]

TORT

Damages - Assessment - Loss of property - Damages for loss of property - Whether damages awarded for loss of property should be value of property at date tort was committed - Whether damages should be assessed on basis of value of property as at date of judgment
Ng See Chong v. Tan Lai Meng & Ors
(SM Komathy JC) [2017] 6 CLJ 584 [HC]

Negligence - Duty of care - Breach - Allegation of - Trespasser found dead in water tank causing contamination and injury to plaintiffs - Whether defendants owed duty of care to prevent action of third party - Whether there was special relationship between plaintiffs and defendants - Whether duty imposed on defendants to guard elevated water tanks from deliberate action of trespasser - Whether defendants liable for abnormal deliberate act caused by trespasser - Whether reasonably foreseeable as probable that anyone would deliberately die in elevated water tank so as to contaminate water consumed by plaintiffs - Whether defendants' liability established
The President Of Majlis Perbandaran Tawau v. Amiruddin Rasake & Ors And Another Appeal
(Rohana Yusuf, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 519 [CA]


CLJ 2017 Volume 6 (Part 6)

FEDERAL COURT

Menteri Dalam Negeri & Ors v. Gopal R Subramaniam
Md Raus Sharif CJ, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ramly Ali, Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ
(Criminal Procedure; Statutory Interpretation - Preventive detention - Service of report on detainee - Meaning of 'forthwith' - Whether to mean 'as soon as reasonably practicable' - Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967, s. 54) [2017] 6 CLJ 593 [FC]

COURT OF APPEAL

Javad Safikhani v. PP
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA
(Criminal Procedure - Appeal - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Whether there was break in chain of evidence) [2017] 6 CLJ 604 [CA]

Malayan Banking Bhd v. Charanjeet Kaur Kang Sukhbir Singh & Anor
Zaharah Ibrahim, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf JJCA
(Tort - Conversion - Banker and customer - Whether tort of conversion applied to money in banking account) [2017] 6 CLJ 617 [CA]

PP v. Ahmad Juweni & Another Appeal
Mohtarudin Baki, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Ab Karim Ab Jalil JJCA
(Criminal Procedure - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Defence of innocent carrier - Whether probable) [2017] 6 CLJ 630 [CA]

Romi Ali v. PP
David Wong Dak Wah, Abang Iskandar, Zamani A Rahim JJCA
(Criminal Procedure - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Conviction - Whether justified and sustainable in law) [2017] 6 CLJ 652 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Lee Lai Cheng (Suing As The Next Friend Of Lim Chee Zheng And Herself) v. Lim Hooi Teik
Lim Chong Fong JC
(Civil Procedure; Evidence; Constitutional Law - Jurisdiction of court - Determination of paternity of child - Whether court could compel alleged father to undergo DNA test - Fundamental liberties - Article 8 of Federal Constitution) [2017] 6 CLJ 668 [HC]

Perwaja Steel Sdn Bhd v. Menteri Sumber Manusia Malaysia & Ors
Hanipah Farikullah J
(Employment Law; Industrial Court - Jurisdiction - Whether Minister correct in referring representation to Industrial Court) [2017] 6 CLJ 695 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Jurisdiction of court - High Court - Claim for maintenance of illegitimate child - Determination of paternity of child - Application by mother of child to compel alleged father to undergo DNA test - Whether court could utilise inherent jurisdiction or power to compel alleged father to undergo DNA test - Rules of Court 2012, O. 92 r. 4
Lee Lai Cheng (Suing As The Next Friend Of Lim Chee Zheng And Herself) v. Lim Hooi Teik
(Lim Chong Fong JC) [2017] 6 CLJ 668 [HC]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Fundamental liberties - Equality before law - Right of pedigree - Federal Constitution, art. 8 - Allegations of intimate relationship resulting in birth of child - Application by mother of child to compel alleged father to undergo DNA test to determine paternity of child - Whether art. 8 of Federal Constitution extends to right of minor to know his/her true identity
Lee Lai Cheng (Suing As The Next Friend Of Lim Chee Zheng And Herself) v. Lim Hooi Teik
(Lim Chong Fong JC) [2017] 6 CLJ 668 [HC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Accused person convicted of trafficking in drugs and sentenced to death - Whether conviction entered against accused under s. 39B(1)(a) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 justified and sustainable in law - Whether proviso to s. 60 of Courts of Judicature Act 1964 ought to be invoked
Romi Ali v. PP
(David Wong Dak Wah, Abang Iskandar, Zamani A Rahim JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 652 [CA]

Appeal - Appeal against sentence and conviction - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Discovery of drugs in car boot - Identity of drugs - Contradictory evidence of prosecution witnesses - Whether contradictions explained - Whether there was break in chain of evidence - Failure to call material witnesses - Whether adverse inference under s. 114(g) of Evidence Act 1950 ought to be invoked - Whether conviction and sentence safe
Javad Safikhani v. PP
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 604 [CA]

Appeal - Appeal by prosecution - Accused person charged for two counts of trafficking drugs - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Accused person established to be in mens rea possession and had knowledge of drugs and act of carrying drugs was act of trafficking - Trial judge failed to invoke presumption under s. 37(da) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Defence of innocent carrier - Accused acquitted of both charges and found guilty of possession - Whether trafficking charges proved - Presumptions under ss. 37(d) and 37(da) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952
PP v. Ahmad Juweni & Another Appeal
(Mohtarudin Baki, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Ab Karim Ab Jalil JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 630 [CA]

Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Accused person charged for two counts of trafficking drugs - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 39B(1)(a) - Defence of innocent carrier - Whether defence probable - Whether accused person had knowledge of drugs - Accused person sentenced to 16 years imprisonment and ten strokes of rotan and 14 years imprisonment and ten strokes of rotan - Whether punishment manifestly harsh
PP v. Ahmad Juweni & Another Appeal
(Mohtarudin Baki, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Ab Karim Ab Jalil JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 630 [CA]

Preventive detention - Detention under Prevention of Crime Act 1959 - Report of inquiry officer - Service of report on detainee - Section 10(2) - Officer having custody of detainee to serve report forthwith - Meaning of 'forthwith' - Whether to mean 'as soon as reasonably practicable' - Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967, s. 54
Menteri Dalam Negeri & Ors v. Gopal R Subramaniam
(Md Raus Sharif CJ, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ramly Ali, Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ) [2017] 6 CLJ 593 [FC]

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Jurisdiction - Industrial Court - Claimants terminated from employment - Claimants not seeking reinstatement - Whether Industrial Court has jurisdiction over matter - Whether Minister correct in referring representation of claimants to Industrial Court - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20
Perwaja Steel Sdn Bhd v. Menteri Sumber Manusia Malaysia & Ors
(Hanipah Farikullah J) [2017] 6 CLJ 695 [HC]

EVIDENCE

Proof - Paternity - Allegations of intimate relationship resulting in birth of child - Determination of paternity of child - Whether there are written laws in Malaysia to compel DNA test without consent - Whether Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Identification Act 2009 applicable to civil proceedings - Whether court could utilise inherent jurisdiction or power to compel alleged father to undergo DNA test
Lee Lai Cheng (Suing As The Next Friend Of Lim Chee Zheng And Herself) v. Lim Hooi Teik
(Lim Chong Fong JC) [2017] 6 CLJ 668 [HC]

Standard of proof - Civil action - Civil standard of proof for adultery - Fraud on spouse - Allegations of intimate relationship resulting in birth of child - Whether mother of child established prima facie case on balance of probabilities that there was close and intimate relationship with alleged father - Whether there existed sexual relationship that led to birth of child - Whether corroboration required in civil case - Evidence Act 1950, s. 114
Lee Lai Cheng (Suing As The Next Friend Of Lim Chee Zheng And Herself) v. Lim Hooi Teik
(Lim Chong Fong JC) [2017] 6 CLJ 668 [HC]

INDUSTRIAL COURT

Jurisdiction - Claimants not seeking reinstatement - Whether Industrial Court has jurisdiction over matter - Whether Minister correct in referring representation of claimants to Industrial Court - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20
Perwaja Steel Sdn Bhd v. Menteri Sumber Manusia Malaysia & Ors
(Hanipah Farikullah J) [2017] 6 CLJ 695 [HC]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Prevention of Crime Act 1959 - Section 10(2) - Service of report of inquiry officer on detainee - Officer having custody of detainee to serve report forthwith - Meaning of 'forthwith' - Whether to mean 'there and then' or 'immediate' - Whether to mean 'as soon as reasonably practicable' - Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967, s. 54
Menteri Dalam Negeri & Ors v. Gopal R Subramaniam
(Md Raus Sharif CJ, Suriyadi Halim Omar, Ramly Ali, Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ) [2017] 6 CLJ 593 [FC]

TORT

Conversion - Banker and customer - Customer opened and maintained foreign account with bank - Transacted money not debited from foreign account - Bank demanded for refund of overdrawn sum from customer - Customer failed to refund - Whether there was conversion of funds in account - Whether tort of conversion applied to money in banking account - Whether bank entitled to claim sum as money had and received
Malayan Banking Bhd v. Charanjeet Kaur Kang Sukhbir Singh & Anor
(Zaharah Ibrahim, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, Rohana Yusuf JJCA) [2017] 6 CLJ 617 [CA]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. BETWEEN ACCOUNTABILITY AND SOCIO-POLITICAL SENSITIVITY* The Khmer Rouge Trials' Supreme Court Judgement in Case 002/01 and transitional justice in the Asia Pacific [Read excerpt]
    by: SAMANTHA BRADLEY [2017] 1 LNS(A) lx

  2. [2017] 1 LNS(A) lx
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    AUSTRALIA

    BETWEEN ACCOUNTABILITY AND SOCIO-POLITICAL SENSITIVITY*
    The Khmer Rouge Trials' Supreme Court Judgement in Case 002/01 and transitional justice in the Asia Pacific

    by
    SAMANTHA BRADLEY

    On 23 November 2016, one of the most significant international criminal trials to date came to an end when the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia ('ECCC') issued its Judgment in the Appeal of Case 002/01.

    The defendants were Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, respectively the former second-in-command and head of state of the Khmer Rouge regime. The case was concerned with crimes committed in the course of forced population transfers, and against officials of the former 'Lon Nol' Khmer Republic regime, after the fall of Phnom Penh on 17 April 1975.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory. See Ethos No. 243 December 2017.

    ** Samantha graduated from the ANU College of Law in 2015, and in 2016 interned at both the Khmer Rouge Trials and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She is currently undertaking death penalty research for an honours year in the School of International Relations at the ANU.


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  3. PANDANGAN UMUM TERHADAP PERUNTUKAN-PERUNTUKAN STATUT KETERANGAN MAHKAMAH SYARIAH MALAYSIA: SUATU PERBANDINGAN DENGAN AKTA KETERANGAN 1950 [AKTA 56] [Read excerpt]
    by: DATO' DR. HJ HASSAN BIN AB. RAHMAN* [2017] 1 LNS(A) lxi

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

    PANDANGAN UMUM TERHADAP PERUNTUKAN-PERUNTUKAN STATUT KETERANGAN MAHKAMAH SYARIAH MALAYSIA:
    SUATU PERBANDINGAN DENGAN AKTA KETERANGAN 1950 [AKTA 56]

    by
    DATO' DR. HJ HASSAN BIN AB. RAHMAN*

    1.0. Latar Belakang

    Beberapa peruntukan undang-undang keterangan Islam dikesan mula dipakai di Tanah Melayu sejak zaman Kesultanan Melayu Melaka lagi sebagaimana termaktub dalam naskhah bertulis Hukum Kanun Melaka (HKM).[1] Peruntukan-peruntukan mengenai undang-undang keterangan Islam tersebut berupa terjemahan daripada kitab-kitab fiqh karangan ulama' mazhab Syafi'i. Antara prinsip keterangan yang dipakai ialah syahādah, yamīn dan iqrār[2] iaitu prinsip-prinsip yang diluluskan oleh jumhur fuqaha'.

    Setelah kejatuhan Kesultanan Melayu Melaka, negeri-negeri Melayu bekas jajahan takluknya masih terus memakai undang-undang keterangan syariah dan adat di semua mahkamah sebagaimana termaktub dalam Undang-undang Pahang yang sama peruntukannya dengan HKM. Malah sebelum kedatangan pengaruh Inggeris, undang-undang keterangan syariah dan adat dipakai di semua mahkamah di negeri-negeri Melayu kerana semasa itu tidak berlaku pengasingan dalam struktur mahkamah. Undang-undang substantif dan acara, termasuk keterangan, semuanya berasaskan undang-undang Islam dan adat.

    . . .

    *Bekas Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman Mahkamah Tinggi.


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CLJ Article(s)

  1. PLEADINGS SUBSEQUENT TO REPLY AND DEFENCE TO COUNTERCLAIM - FORMAL APPLICATION FOR LEAVE REQUIRED? [Read excerpt]
    by: PHANG JAI JUET*, MELVIN TAY YEE SHIAN**
    & LIM ZI-HAN***
    [2017] 6 CLJ(A) xli

  2. [2017] 6 CLJ(A) xli
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    MALAYSIA

    PLEADINGS SUBSEQUENT TO REPLY AND DEFENCE TO COUNTERCLAIM - FORMAL APPLICATION FOR LEAVE REQUIRED?
    by
    PHANG JAI JUET*, MELVIN TAY YEE SHIAN**
    & LIM ZI-HAN***

    Reply to defence is defined as 'a statement of case served by the plaintiff in a civil action in answer to the defence.'[1] The plaintiff will usually serve a reply to defence. The reason for serving a reply to a statement of defence is because the plaintiff feels that it is necessary to further explain the issues between the parties as pleaded in the statement of claim and statement of defence. Reply to statement of defence is normally filed if the contents of the statement of defence had raised certain issues that required to be answered better.[2]

    Filing a reply to a statement of defence is optional, unlike a statement of claim and statement of defence. Reply to a statement of defence arises in different situations. For instance, a reply will be filed when the statement of defence had raised a point for the first time that requires clarification or explanation from the plaintiff. The plaintiff will file a reply to the statement of defence when some new matter may have arisen as a direct and relevant result of something that has been pleaded in the defence.

    . . .

    * Managing Partner, Messrs Phang & Partners, Malacca.

    ** Associate, Messrs Damian SL Yeo & LC Goh, Malacca.

    *** Associate, Messrs YH Teh & Quek, Kuala Lumpur.


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 792 Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 10 July 2017 [PU(B) 340/2017] -
ACT 791 Tourism Tax Act 2017 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 790 Courts (Modes of Commencement of Civil Actions) Act 2017 15 July 2017 [PU(B) 341/2017] -
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 -

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) 198/2017 Motor Vehicles (Commercial Transport) (Amendment) Rules 2017 14 July 2017 1 August 2017 LN 175/1959
PU(A) 197/2017 Legal Profession (Disciplinary Proceedings) Rules 2017 14 July 2017 15 July 2017 ACT 166
PU(A) 196/2017 Customs Duties (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2017 14 July 2017 15 July 2017 PU(A) 5/2017
PU(A) 195/2017 Peaceful Assembly (Designated Place of Assembly) (Stadium Darul Makmur Pahang) Regulations 2017 14 July 2017 15 July 2017 ACT 736
PU(A) 194/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 16) Order 2017 12 July 2017 13 July 2017 ACT 723

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 360/2017 Notice of Completion of Revision and Inspection of Supplementary Electoral Rolls - Sarawak 14 July 2017 15 July 2017 PU(A) 293/2002
PU(B) 359/2017 Notice of Completion of Revision and Inspection of Supplementary Electoral Rolls - Sabah 14 July 2017 15 July 2017 PU(A) 293/2002
PU(B) 358/2017 Notice of Completion of Revision and Inspection of Supplementary Electoral Rolls - Labuan 14 July 2017 15 July 2017 PU(A) 293/2002
PU(B) 357/2017 Notice of Completion of Revision and Inspection of Supplementary Electoral Rolls - Johor 14 July 2017 15 July 2017 PU(A) 293/2002
PU(B) 356/2017 Notice of Completion of Revision and Inspection of Supplementary Electoral Rolls - Melaka 14 July 2017 15 July 2017 PU(A) 293/2002

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 174 Educational Institutions (Discipline) Act 1976 PU(A) 192/2017 8 July 2017 First Schedule
PU(A) 195/2014 Competition (Block Exemption For Vessel Sharing Agreements and Voluntary Discussion Agreements in Respect of Liner Shipping Services) Order 2014 PU(A) 191/2017 7 July 2017 Paragraph 4
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

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 189/1994 Legal Profession (Disciplinary Proceedings) (Investigating Tribunal and Disciplinary Committee) Rules 1994 PU(A) 197/2017 15 July 2017
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