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Issue #51/2017
21 December 2017

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. DR CHONG ENG LEONG v. TAN SRI HARRIS MOHD SALLEH [2017] 10 CLJ 657

  2. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2017 Volume 10 (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

DR CHONG ENG LEONG v. TAN SRI HARRIS MOHD SALLEH [2017] 10 CLJ 657
COURT OF APPEAL, KOTA KINABALU
MOHD ZAWAWI SALLEH JCA, ABANG ISKANDAR JCA, AHMADI ASNAWI JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: S-02-1392-08-2014]
26 APRIL 2017

TORT: Defamation – Libel – Article in newspaper – Whether defamatory of complainant – Natural and ordinary meaning of words contained in article – Whether contained negative connotations injurious to complainant’s reputation – Whether there was alternative meaning to words/statements contained in article – Whether there was malicious intent in publishing article – Whether defences of justification, fair comment and qualified privilege available to maker/speaker of words/statements contained in article – Defamation Act 1957, s. 8

TORT: Defamation – Libel – Defences – Justification – Libellous article in newspaper – Whether defence of justification available to maker of words/statements contained in article – Whether words/statements true – Whether evidence adduced to establish truth of grave accusations against complainant

TORT: Defamation – Libel – Defences – Qualified privilege – Libellous article in newspaper – Whether defence of qualified privilege available to maker/speaker of words/statements contained in article – Whether maker/speaker of words/ statements had legal, moral or social duty to make statements – Whether words/ statements came from governmental or public bodies

TORT: Defamation – Libel – Defences – Fair comment – Libellous article in newspaper – Whether defence of fair comment available to maker/speaker of words/ statements contained in article – Whether statements based on speaker’s or writer’s honest and impartial observation or opinion – Whether matter or subject was of public concern or interest – Whether statements made were statements of fact

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Appeal – Cross-appeal – Cross-appeal against substantive finding of court – Whether allowed in law – Whether cross-appeal related directly to main appeal – Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994, r. 8 


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2016] 1 LNS 1374

JMR CONSTRUCTION SDN BHD lwn. NANJING CHANGJIANG WATERWAY

TIMBANGTARA: Awad - Pembatalan - Pembatalan awad muktamad - Penimbangtara bertindak di luar bidangkuasa - Penimbangtara telah mengambil kira isu-isu di luar rujukan - Penerimaan keterangan secara klarifikasi selepas perbicaraan ditutup - Awad muktamad berbeza dengan awad interim - Sama ada penimbangtara adalah terikat dengan rujukan yang difailkan oleh kedua-dua pihak - Sama ada penimbangtara telah memberi pertimbangan yang salah - Sama ada tindakan penimbangtara telah memprejudiskan satu pihak - Sama ada penimbangtara telah bertindak secara berat sebelah - Sama ada awad muktamad wajar diketepikan - Akta Timbangtara 2005, s. 37(1)

[2017] 1 LNS 60

PRESTIGE GLOBAL RESOURCES SDN BHD lwn. GABUNGAN HARTAMAS SDN BHD

UNDANG-UNDANG SYARIKAT: Penggulungan - Penggantungan prosiding - Permohonan oleh penyumbang - Budi bicara mahkamah - Faktor-faktor untuk dipertimbangkan - Sama ada kes yang positif atau mencukupi di bawah seksyen 243 Akta Syarikat 1965 telah ditunjukkan - Sama ada kepentingan pelikuidasi, pemiutang atau penyumbang, kepentingan awam secara keseluruhan dan "commercial morality" merupakan faktor yang perlu dipertimbangkan - Sama ada ketiadaan bantahan oleh pelikuidasi dan pemiutang semata-mata menjadikan penggantungan otomatik - Sama ada penyumbang berupaya mengemukakan keterangan yang boleh dipercayai dan jelas yang menunjukkan responden boleh menjadi "commercially solvent" sekiranya prosiding terhadapnya digantung

[2017] 1 LNS 326

IN RE: MD SHARIFF AHMAD; EX-PARTE: ABDUL RASHID ABAS & ANOR

BANKRUPTCY: Creditor's petition - Application to set aside - Allegation that sum stated in bankruptcy notice was contrary to judgment - Sum stated in bankruptcy notice included interest over judgment - Non-compliance of bankruptcy rules - Creditor's petition did not follow format - Whether judgment creditor was allowed to charge interest - Whether breach had occasioned a miscarriage of justice - Whether bankruptcy proceedings were valid

[2017] 1 LNS 331

PATCO MALAYSIA BERHAD v. MUHAIYADI HORMEN & ANOR

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Certiorari - Application to quash decision of Industrial Court - Industrial Court held dismissal was unjustified - Constructive dismissal - Employee addressed grounds which had been abandoned during trial in submission - Industrial Court had taken into account grounds which employee abandoned during trial - Whether Industrial Court committed a serious error of law - Whether Industrial Court had correctly applied law on constructive dismissal

LABOUR LAW: Employment - Dismissal - Constructive dismissal - Employee relied on cumulative misconduct in claiming constructive dismissal - Contract test - Whether burden is on employee to establish that he was dismissed by his employer - Whether employee must plead cumulative misconduct of his employer - Whether employee must produce evidence at trial to demonstrate that each misconduct was so connected with culminating act of misconduct as to form part of same transaction

LABOUR LAW: Employment - Dismissal - Constructive dismissal - Contract test - Removal of company car - Refusal to give internet password - Absence of express term in contract of employment regarding entitlement to a company car - Whether use of company car was discretion of employer - Whether removal of company car was a serious breach by itself and sufficient to consider constructive dismissal - Whether employee's job was adversely affected due to his inability to access the internet - Whether employer had breached a fundamental term of employee's contract of employment

[2017] 1 LNS 334

TETUAN NORASMADI & NORAINI lwn. MOHD WARDI MUSTAPHA

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Pembatalan - Writ saman dan pernyataan tuntutan - Tuntutan yuran guaman - Pelantikan peguam dipertikaikan - Kewujudan surat akuan yang membatalkan pelantikan peguam - Penghakiman diperolehi oleh peguam yang lain - Dakwaan paksaan dan pinjaman wang dalam pelantikan - Kegagalan plaintif memfailkan afidavit jawapan terhadap afidavit sokongan defendan - Sama ada segala pernyataan yang dibuat oleh defendan melalui afidavit sokongan telah diterima - Sama ada permohonan defendan wajar dibenarkan - Sama ada terdapat isu-isu yang layak untuk dibicarakan

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Masa - Perlanjutan masa - Budi bicara mahkamah - Permohonan untuk perlanjutan masa untuk memfailkan afidavit dibuat secara tidak formal - Sama ada mahkamah mempunyai budi bicara untuk memberi perlanjutan masa - Sama ada budi bicara mahkamah perlu dibuat dengan alasan yang munasabah


CLJ 2017 Volume 10 (Part 6)

COURT OF APPEAL

Dr Chong Eng Leong v. Tan Sri Harris Mohd Salleh
Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abang Iskandar, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA
(Tort; Civil Procedure - Defamation - Libel - Article in newspaper) [2017] 10 CLJ 657 [CA]

Lay Hong Food Corporation Sdn Bhd v. Tiong Nam Logistics Solutions Sdn Bhd
Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA
(Contract; Limitation - Damages - Breach - Loss of profit) [2017] 10 CLJ 680 [CA]

PP lwn. Chung Cheng Seng & Yang Lain
Mohtaruddin Baki, Rohana Yusuf HHMR, Ab Karim Ab Jalil H
(Prosedur Jenayah - Rayuan terhadap keputusan hakim bicara meminda pertuduhan tertuduh-tertuduh kepada pertuduhan lebih ringan) [2017] 10 CLJ 699 [CA]

Zahida Mohamed Rafik v. Noor Azman Azemi
Lim Yee Lan, Badariah Sahamid, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA
(Tort - Defamation - Libel - Absolute privilege - Police report) [2017] 10 CLJ 717 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Alias Othman v. Clement Kua Hock Beng & Ors
Chan Jit Li JC
(Civil Procedure - Striking out - Statement of claim - Application for) [2017] 10 CLJ 733 [HC]

Hii Yii Ann v. Deputy Commissioner Of Taxation Of The Commonwealth Of Australia & Ors
S Nantha Balan J
(Civil Procedure - Jurisdiction - High Court - Retrospective assessment to tax on income derived from businesses outside as well as within Australia) [2017] 10 CLJ 743 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Cross-appeal - Cross-appeal against substantive finding of court - Whether allowed in law - Whether cross-appeal related directly to main appeal - Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994, r. 8
Dr Chong Eng Leong v. Tan Sri Harris Mohd Salleh
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abang Iskandar, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 657 [CA]

Jurisdiction - High Court - Retrospective assessment to tax on income derived from businesses outside as well as within Australia - Dispute in assessment of tax - Action filed against Deputy Commissioner of Taxation of Commonwealth of Australia, Commissioner of Taxation of Commonwealth of Australia and Government of Commonwealth of Australia as defendants - Striking out action on ground of sovereign immunity - Whether acts of defendants were of governmental or private in nature - Whether defendants could invoke principle of sovereign immunity
Hii Yii Ann v. Deputy Commissioner Of Taxation Of The Commonwealth Of Australia & Ors
(S Nantha Balan J) [2017] 10 CLJ 743 [HC]

Striking out - Statement of claim - Application for - Grounds of application - Whether action time barred - Whether witness in court enjoyed immunity from being sued - Whether no cause of action arose - Whether action ought to be struck out
Alias Othman v. Clement Kua Hock Beng & Ors
(Chan Jit Li JC) [2017] 10 CLJ 733 [HC]

CONTRACT

Damages - Breach - Contract for transportation and cold room storage facilities - Loss of profit - Claim for - Failure to produce primary documents to prove facts and amount as to loss of profit - Failure to call maker of summary of billings to explain basis of calculation of amount claimed - Whether real or factual evidence must be adduced - Whether mere summaries or general estimations insufficient - Loss of rental for trucks - Failure of defendant to make payments for road tax and insurance - Whether trucks could have been utilised without change of ownership effected - Whether plaintiff suffered loss of rental because trucks were not usable - Whether Judicial Commissioner failed to analyse all facts and evidence - Whether Judicial Commissioner erred in allowing claims
Lay Hong Food Corporation Sdn Bhd v. Tiong Nam Logistics Solutions Sdn Bhd
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 680 [CA]

Termination - Notice of termination - Failure to issue six months' notice - Date of notice of termination a month before contract expired - Whether legally impossible to give requisite six months' notice - Whether contract itself expired before six months' notice of termination took effect - Whether claim for damages unsustainable
Lay Hong Food Corporation Sdn Bhd v. Tiong Nam Logistics Solutions Sdn Bhd
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 680 [CA]

LIMITATION

Accrual of cause of action - Acknowledgment of debt - Whether there was acknowledgment that there was subsisting debt - Whether acknowledgment must be unequivocal - Whether claim for recovery of debt time barred - Limitation Act 1953, ss. 26(2) & 27
Lay Hong Food Corporation Sdn Bhd v. Tiong Nam Logistics Solutions Sdn Bhd
(Alizatul Khair Osman, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 680 [CA]

TORT

Defamation - Libel - Absolute privilege - Police report - Whether impugned words in article a regurgitation of police report - Whether doctrine of absolute privilege protects statements made in course of legal proceedings - Whether publication of article enjoyed protection of absolute privilege in ancillary manner - Whether defence of absolute privilege established
Zahida Mohamed Rafik v. Noor Azman Azemi
(Lim Yee Lan, Badariah Sahamid, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 717 [CA]

Defamation - Libel - Article in newspaper - Whether defamatory of complainant - Natural and ordinary meaning of words contained in article - Whether contained negative connotations injurious to complainant's reputation - Whether there was alternative meaning to words/statements contained in article - Whether there was malicious intent in publishing article - Whether defences of justification, fair comment and qualified privilege available to maker/speaker of words/statements contained in article - Defamation Act 1957, s. 8
Dr Chong Eng Leong v. Tan Sri Harris Mohd Salleh
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abang Iskandar, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 657 [CA]

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Fair comment - Libellous article in newspaper - Whether defence of fair comment available to maker/speaker of words/statements contained in article - Whether statements based on speaker's or writer's honest and impartial observation or opinion - Whether matter or subject was of public concern or interest - Whether statements made were statements of fact
Dr Chong Eng Leong v. Tan Sri Harris Mohd Salleh
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abang Iskandar, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 657 [CA]

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Justification - Libellous article in newspaper - Whether defence of justification available to maker of words/statements contained in article - Whether words/statements true - Whether evidence adduced to establish truth of grave accusations against complainant
Dr Chong Eng Leong v. Tan Sri Harris Mohd Salleh
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abang Iskandar, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 657 [CA]

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Qualified privilege - Libellous article in newspaper - Whether defence of qualified privilege available to maker/speaker of words/statements contained in article - Whether maker/speaker of words/statements had legal, moral or social duty to make statements - Whether words/statements came from governmental or public bodies
Dr Chong Eng Leong v. Tan Sri Harris Mohd Salleh
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abang Iskandar, Ahmadi Asnawi JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 657 [CA]

Defamation - Libel - Defence of justification - Whether truth of all material statements in words complained of established - Whether statements made correct imputations or conclusions drawn from proved facts - Whether defence of justification established
Zahida Mohamed Rafik v. Noor Azman Azemi
(Lim Yee Lan, Badariah Sahamid, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA) [2017] 10 CLJ 717 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Rayuan - Rayuan oleh pihak pendakwaan - Rayuan terhadap keputusan hakim bicara meminda pertuduhan tertuduh-tertuduh kepada pertuduhan lebih ringan - Tertuduh-tertuduh dituduh melakukan rompakan berkumpulan dan membunuh - Tertuduh-tertuduh masing-masing bersenjatakan pistol - Mangsa rompakan mendengar bunyi tembakan luar rumah - Si mati dan dua anak peluru dijumpai luar rumah - Sama ada luka tembakan pada badan si mati disebabkan oleh peluru yang dijumpai - Sama ada peluru yang dijumpai padan dengan pistol yang digunakan oleh mana-mana tertuduh - Sama ada tindakan tertuduh-tertuduh terancang dan sehaluan - Sama ada semua tertuduh sama bertanggungan walaupun seorang tertuduh sahaja yang melepaskan tembakan - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh-tertuduh berjaya membangkitkan keraguan munasabah - Kanun Keseksaan, ss. 395, 396 & 397
PP lwn. Chung Cheng Seng & Yang Lain
(Mohtaruddin Baki, Rohana Yusuf HHMR, Ab Karim Ab Jalil H) [2017] 10 CLJ 699 [CA]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. FOTOGRAFI FORENSIK: PERANAN DAN CABARAN DALAM SIASATAN JENAYAH [Read excerpt]
    by: RAMALINGGAM RAJAMANICKAM[i] RAJA MUHAMMAD ZUHA RAJA KAMAL BASHAH[ii]
    NOR SALWANA MAHASSAN[iii] RAZ FARAH NINA RAZALI[iv]
    JENNIFER SHALINI JHEYEAASEELAN[v] NUR SABRINA SARAH ABD RAHMAN[vi]
    GOH YEE ZE[vii]
    [2017] 1 LNS(A) cii

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

    FOTOGRAFI FORENSIK: PERANAN DAN CABARAN DALAM SIASATAN JENAYAH
    by
    RAMALINGGAM RAJAMANICKAM[i] RAJA MUHAMMAD ZUHA RAJA KAMAL BASHAH[ii]
    NOR SALWANA MAHASSAN[iii] RAZ FARAH NINA RAZALI[iv]
    JENNIFER SHALINI JHEYEAASEELAN[v] NUR SABRINA SARAH ABD RAHMAN[vi]
    GOH YEE ZE[vii]

    Abstrak

    Fotografi ialah salah satu medium yang digunakan untuk menzahirkan dan mendokumentasikan sesuatu melalui gambar. Kewujudan teknik ini telah bermula sejak pertengahan abad ke-19 dan telah melalui pelbagai fasa perkembangan sehingga ke hari ini. Fotografi forensik berperanan penting dalam merakamkan dan merekodkan setiap perkara yang kelihatan pada tempat kejadian jenayah. Dengan adanya teknik ini, pembinaan semula peristiwa yang telah berlaku di tempat kejadian boleh dilakukan di samping menjadikannya sebagai rekod kekal yang boleh dirujuk semula pada masa hadapan sekiranya diperlukan. Dari segi sumbangan fotografi terhadap sesuatu kes, kualiti fotografi amatlah penting. Nilai imej yang dikemukakan di mahkamah adalah lebih tinggi sekiranya imej tersebut mempunyai ciri-ciri seperti jelas, mudah dibaca dan boleh difahami. Tetapi, adalah bukan mudah untuk menghasilkan fotografi yang tinggi kualitinya. Ini kerana bidang fotografi bukanlah satu disiplin yang mudah dan senang untuk diuruskan. Bidang ini menjadi kompleks dari semasa ke semasa dan menempuh pelbagai cabaran dalam pengemukaan fotograf sebagai keterangan di mahkamah. Oleh itu, penulisan ini bertujuan meneliti peranan fotografi forensik dalam siasatan jenayah di samping mengenal pasti beberapa cabaran asas yang wujud dalam bidang ini di Malaysia. Sesungguhnya, fotografi forensik bukanlah satu bidang yang asing dalam sistem keadilan jenayah di Malaysia. Penggunaannya telah lama bermula di mahkamah dan sehingga kini, masih menjadi satu bentuk keterangan yang penting.

    Kata kunci: fotografi forensik, pendokumentasian; peranan dan cabaran fotografi forensik

    . . .


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  3. HAK ASASI DAN UNDANG-UNDANG KESALAHAN JENAYAH SYARIAH* [Read excerpt]
    by: MOHAMED AZAM MOHAMED ADIL [2017] 1 LNS(A) cvii

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

    HAK ASASI DAN UNDANG-UNDANG KESALAHAN JENAYAH SYARIAH*
    by
    MOHAMED AZAM MOHAMED ADIL

    Isu yang sering dibangkitkan dalam forum perbincangan undang-undang ialah undang-undang kesalahan jenayah Syariah di Malaysia telah melampaui bidang kuasa Perlembagaan Persekutuan dalam persoalan hak asasi manusia. Sering dibahaskan bahawa undang-undang kesalahan jenayah Syariah mengongkong kebebasan manusia. Persoalannya, benarkah dakwaan ini?

    Sebenarnya, Perkara 74(2) Perlembagaan Persekutuan memberi kuasa kepada setiap Dewan Undangan Negeri membuat undang-undang seperti yang terdapat dalam Jadual Kesembilan, Senarai II Senarai Negeri atau Senarai Bersama. Peruntukan dalam Senarai II Senarai Negeri "creation and punishment of offences by persons professing the religion of Islam against precepts of that religion, except in regard to matters included in the Federal List" merupakan satu peruntukan utama yang memberi kuasa seumpamanya kepada setiap Dewan Undang Negeri untuk menetapkan hukuman ke atas kesalahan yang dibuat oleh orang Islam terhadap kesalahan agama tersebut.

    . . .

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


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CLJ Article(s)

  1. JUDICIAL REVIEW IN SECURITY OFFENCE CASES: THE MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE [Read excerpt]
    by: HO PENG KWANG*
    ASSOC. PROF. DR JOHAN SHAMSUDDIN SABARUDDIN**
    DR SAROJA DHANAPAL***
    [2017] 10 CLJ(A) i

  2. [2017] 10 CLJ(A) i
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    MALAYSIA

    JUDICIAL REVIEW IN SECURITY OFFENCE CASES: THE MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE
    by
    HO PENG KWANG*
    ASSOC. PROF. DR JOHAN SHAMSUDDIN SABARUDDIN**
    DR SAROJA DHANAPAL***

    Introduction

    The fundamental principle which gave the courts the right to strike down any act which goes beyond any legal authority is the ultra vires rule. This concept of ultra vires has been accepted as the ground for the courts to apply the spirit and intent of the Legislature. Besides, it is to be noted that the courts' role is not restricted to control the limits of legal powers as legislated by Parliament; it must also take the role of ensuring that natural justice is done. Judicial review is generally sought by way of an application by the aggrieved person in the High Court[1] against any act or decision made by the Executive which is deemed incoherent with the rule of law standards. Thus, judicial review of a governmental action in fact evokes challenges to the court in the performance of its judicial function to allow people to contest the decision of the authority. If a decision of an Executive is antithetical to law, the Judiciary is authorised under the law to declare it as invalid. This is the concept of what we discern as separation of government functions, which is a typical characteristic of a democratic state. The courts have a primary duty to interpret the laws passed by Parliament and ensure that they affirm or conform to the ideals of constitutionalism.

    . . .

    * PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya (richo@siswa.um.edu.my)

    ** Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya (johans@um.edu.my)

    *** Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law University of Malaya (saroja.dhanapal@um.edu.my)


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 799 Malaysian Border Security Agency Act 2017 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 798 Local Authorities (Conditions of Service) Act 1964 (Revised 2017) 15 November 2017 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 November 2017; First enacted in 1968 as Act of Parliament No 9 of 1964 -
ACT 797 Sabah Ports Authority (Consequential Provisions) Act 1968 (Revised 2017) 15 November 2017 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 November 2017; First enacted in 1968 as Act No 25 of 1968 -
ACT 796 Employment (Restriction) Act 1968 (Revised 2017) 15 November 2017 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 November 2017; First enacted in 1968 as Act of Parliament No 36 of 1968; First Revision - 1988 (Act 353 wef 3 November 1988) -
ACT 795 Access To Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Act 2017 Not Yet In Force -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1554 Private Employment Agencies (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 246
ACT A1553 Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 334
ACT A1552 Land Public Transport (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 715
ACT A1551 Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ORD 70/1952
ACT A1550 Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 242

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 387/2017 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 37) Order 2017 13 December 2017 14 December 2017 ACT 723
PU(A) 386/2017 Prevention of Crime (Identity Card) Regulations 2017 13 December 2017 15 December 2017 ACT 297
PU(A) 385/2017 National Registration (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017 13 December 2017 15 December 2017 PU(A) 472/1990
PU(A) 384/2017 Prevention of Crime (Amendment of Third Schedule) Order 2017 13 December 2017 15 December 2017 ACT 297
PU(A) 383/2017 Prevention of Crime (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2017 13 December 2017 15 December 2017 ACT 297

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 587/2017 Appointment of Date of Coming Into Operation 18 December 2017 19 December 2017 ACT A1545
PU(B) 586/2017 Appointment of Date of Coming Into Operation 18 December 2017 19 December 2017 ACT A1544
PU(B) 585/2017 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of The Members of The Competition Commission 18 December 2017 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2020 ACT 713
PU(B) 584/2017 Amendment To The List of Licensees 18 December 2017 19 December 2017 PU(B) 213/2017
PU(B) 583/2017 Reservation of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 30694 Kampung Sungai Labu 15 December 2017 16 December 2017 ACT 56/1965

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(B) 213/2017 List of Licensees PU(B) 584/2017 19 December 2017 Schedule
ACT 730 Trade Descriptions Act 2011 ACT A1545 1 January 2018 [PU(B) 587/2017] except section 3; 1 November 2011 - section 3 Section 2 and 15
ACT 723 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 ACT A1544 1 January 2018 [PU(B) 586/2017] Sections 10B, 10C and 28
PU(A) 472/1990 National Registration Regulations 1990 PU(A) 385/2017 15 December 2017 Regulation 5
PU(A) 220/2014 National Land Code (Modification) Order 2014 PU(A) 380/2017 8 December 2017 Schedule

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(B) 133/2015 Appointment of Member of the Competition Commission PU(B) 585/2017 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2020
PU(A) 161/2017 Co-operative Societies (Assumption of Control) (Appointment) Order 2017 PU(A) 331/2017 19 June 2017
PU(A) 408/2001 Electricity Supply (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2001 PU(A) 327/2017 25 October 2017
PU(A) 89/2012 Consumer Protection (Credit Sale) Regulations 2012 PU(A) 322/2017 1 January 2018
PU(A) 199/1969 Bankruptcy Rules 1969 PU(A) 305/2017 6 October 2017