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Issue #8/2017
23 February 2017

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. TALAM CORPORATION BHD & ANOR v. BANGKOK BANK BHD & ANOR [2017] 2 CLJ 365

  2. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2017 Volume 2 (Part 4)

  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

TALAM CORPORATION BHD & ANOR v. BANGKOK BANK BHD & ANOR [2017] 2 CLJ 365
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
HAMID SULTAN ABU BACKER JCA, PRASAD SANDOSHAM ABRAHAM JCA, ASMABI MOHAMAD JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: B-02(W)-1890-11-2015]
22 AUGUST 2016

LAND LAW: Charge - Sale of land - Default in repayment of banking facility - Public auction of charged property by order of court - Whether bank aware of alternative proposal to redeem charged property at higher price - Whether bank obtained best possible price - Whether conduct of sale within purview of court and not bank - Whether bank complied with relevant provisions of National Land Code and acted in good faith - National Land Code, s. 257(d)

LAND LAW: Charge - Equity of redemption - Doctrine of - Whether has no place in Torrens System Land Code - Whether chargor's right to redeem charged property was preserved - Whether untenable to import doctrine into NLC

TORT: Duty of care - Breach - Default in repayment of banking facility - Public auction of charged property by order of court - Whether bank owed duty of care to chargor - Whether judicial sale within purview of court and not bank - Whether bank obtained best possible price - Whether bank complied with relevant provisions of National Land Code and acted in good faith - National Land Code, s. 257(d)


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2015] 1 LNS 1328

LEMBAGA KEMAJUAN TANAH PERSEKUTUAN v. MAZLAN ALIMAN & ORS

EVIDENCE: Adverse inference - Refusal to participate in trial - Failure to give evidence - Defendants' failure to give evidence in ongoing trial - Defences of justification, fair comment and qualified privilege raised in defamation suit - Whether defendant's refusal to participate in trial rendered evidence given by plaintiff unchallenged and unrebutted - Whether words complained of by plaintiff became true in substance and fact - Evidence Act 1950, s. 114(g)

TORT: Defamation - Libel - Defamatory statement contained in title and contents of a book - Claim against author and printer - Serious allegations against a statutory body - Name of plaintiff specifically stated in title and contents of a book - Defendants' failure to give any evidence during trial - Whether words complained of were defamatory in nature - Whether words complained of bore defamatory imputations which referred to plaintiff - Whether book had been published to a third person - Whether title of book and words complained of in their natural and ordinary meaning imputed to plaintiff discreditable conduct or lack of integrity

TORT: Defamation - Damages - Claim for general and aggravated damages for libel - Serious injury to reputation, credibility and integrity of a statutory body - Allegation of corrupt and dishonest institution - Allegation that institution acting as an illegal money lender - Defendants' refusal to apologise - Whether award of general damages was in order to vindicate plaintiff's reputation - Whether plaintiff's reputation was aggravated when defendant refused to apologise to plaintiff

TORT: Defamation - Defences - Justification, fair comment and qualified privilege - Defendants failed to call witnesses to give evidence - Whether defendant waived their defences

[2015] 1 LNS 1330

ABDUL FARISH ABD RASHID v. ABDUL RAHIM MOHAMAD

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Procedure - Appeal against decision of Senior Assistant Registrar ('SAR') - Party who was dissatisfied with decision of SAR on taxation of costs filed a review to Deputy Registrar ('DR') - Whether DR has power to review decision of SAR under present Rules of Court 2012 - Whether proper procedure is to file appeal to High Court

[2015] 1 LNS 1339

YENG CHONG REALTY BHD v. TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD & ORS

CONTRACT: Sale and purchase of land - Claim for compensation as a result of compulsory acquisition - Purchaser's entitlement to compensation - Purchaser failed to pay balance purchase price almost seven years from lapse of extended completion date - Whether acquisition was carried out between date of agreement and completion date - Whether purchaser was entitled to compensation as a result of compulsory acquisition after having failed to pay balance purchase price

CONTRACT: Sale and purchase of land - Breach - Fundamental breach - Purchaser's failure to pay balance purchase price - Whether failure to pay balance purchase price was a fundamental breach

[2016] 1 LNS 361

HENG SENG CHEW & YANG LAIN lwn. PENTADBIR TANAH DAERAH SEBERANG PERAI SELATAN, PULAU PINANG

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Pengambilan tanah - Pampasan - Bantahan terhadap pampasan yang diberi oleh pentadbir tanah - Pentadbir tanah telah memberikan RM200 smp - Penilai kerajaan menganggarkan RM180 smp manakala penilai swasta menganggarkan RM380 smp - Lot tanah terletak berhampiran taman sains dan lebuhraya - Keluasan tanah sekitar 10 ekar - Buku laporan pasaran harta yang dikeluarkan oleh kerajaan mencatatkan pasaran harta tanah adalah sederhana dan bilangan transaksi lebih rendah berbanding tahun-tahun sebelumnya - Sama ada lot-lot perbandingan yang telah dikemukakan oleh penilai kerajaan adalah lebih menyakinkan berbanding dengan lot-lot perbandingan yang telah dikemukakan oleh penilai swasta - Sama ada pampasan tambahan wajar diberikan

[2016] 1 LNS 362

CHEENG CHONG CHING lwn. PENTADBIR TANAH SEBERANG PERAI SELATAN

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Pengambilan tanah - Nilai pasaran - Penentuan nilai pasaran tanah - Kaedah perbandingan - Sama ada tanah yang diambil harus dibandingkan dengan perbandingan yang mempunyai ciri-ciri guna tanah yang sama dan terletak dilokasi yang sama - Sama ada perbandingan yang terbaik adalah dengan tanah yang mempunyai lokasi dan kedudukan serta bentuk yang hampir sama dan tarikh transaksi yang tidak jauh berbeza dengan tarikh nilaian


CLJ 2017 Volume 2 (Part 4)

COURT OF APPEAL

Talam Corporation Bhd & Anor v. Bangkok Bank Bhd & Anor
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA
(Land Law; Tort - Public auction of charged property - Alternative proposal to redeem charged property) [2017] 2 CLJ 365 [CA]

The State Government Of Sabah & Ors v. Clarence Chiuh Ken Loong & Ors
Rohana Yusuf, Idrus Harun, Zamani A Rahim JJCA
(Land Law; Jurisdiction; Administrative Law - Alienation of land - Legitimate expectation - Offer letters to alienate land - Procedure to challenge exercise of statutory powers by public authority) [2017] 2 CLJ 379 [CA]

Tridant Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd v. Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co Ltd
David Wong Dak Wah, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA
(Arbitration - Application to High Court to set aside arbitral award - Whether main contractor could withhold payment pending payment from employer) [2017] 2 CLJ 393 [CA]

Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd v. Othman Hj Omar
Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Kamardin Hashim, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA
(Tort - Libellous article published in newspaper - Whether defence of qualified privilege available - Whether amount of damages awarded appropriate) [2017] 2 CLJ 413 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Chin Chee Kow v. Peguam Negara Malaysia
Azmi Abdullah JC
(Administrative Law; Words & Phrases - Judicial review - Proceedings against decision of Attorney General of Malaysia - Refusal to grant consent under s. 9 of Government Proceedings Act 1956 - 'Any person' - Rules of Court 2012, O. 53 r. 2(4) - Whether limited to individuals or class of persons) [2017] 2 CLJ 431 [HC]

Saiful Nizam Adnan v. Jabatan Kerja Raya Negeri Selangor & Ors
Gunalan Muniandy JC
(Administrative Law; Constitutional Law - Public servants - Dismissal Whether reasonable and in accordance with principles of natural justice) [2017] 2 CLJ 442 [HC]

Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah v. Tommy Thomas & Ors
Hanipah Farikullah J
(Legal Profession; Tort - Misconduct of advocate and solicitor - Motion against advocate and solicitor published on website of Malaysian Bar - Whether President of Malaysian Bar wrongly joined and sued as party to action - Defence of justification, qualified privilege and fair comment) [2017] 2 CLJ 453 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Judicial review - Application for leave - Proceedings against decision of Attorney General of Malaysia in refusing grant of consent under s. 9 of Government Proceedings Act 1956 - 'Any person' - Whether included members of association - Rules of Court 2012, O. 53 r. 2(4) - Whether test for leave for judicial review satisfied - Whether application frivolous
Chin Chee Kow v. Peguam Negara Malaysia
(Azmi Abdullah JC) [2017] 2 CLJ 431 [HC]

Natural justice - Breach - Dismissal - Act of Lembaga Tatatertib Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri Selangor via letter informing plaintiff of his dismissal and cancellation of emolument rights - Whether done in cavalier manner and prejudicial to plaintiff - Whether reasonable and in accordance with principles of natural justice - Whether relevant provisions infringed - Whether decision invalid, void and a nullity
Saiful Nizam Adnan v. Jabatan Kerja Raya Negeri Selangor & Ors
(Gunalan Muniandy JC) [2017] 2 CLJ 442 [HC]

Remedies - Declaration - Procedure to challenge exercise of statutory powers by public authority - Whether ought to have been brought by way of judicial review - Failure to use proper procedure - Whether suit ought to be struck out - Whether appellate intervention warranted - Rules of Court 2012, O. 53
The State Government Of Sabah & Ors v. Clarence Chiuh Ken Loong & Ors
(Rohana Yusuf, Idrus Harun, Zamani A Rahim JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 379 [CA]

ARBITRATION

Award - Setting aside - Demand for sums for works done - Application to High Court to set aside arbitral award - Whether main contractor could withhold payment pending payment from employer - Whether claim time barred - Whether proof of debt lodged by respondent postponed limitation period of debt claimed - Whether arbitrator decided on matter outside jurisdiction - Whether High Court correct in setting aside arbitral award
Tridant Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd v. Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co Ltd
(David Wong Dak Wah, Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 393 [CA]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Public servants - Dismissal - Natural justice - Whether breached - Act of Lembaga Tatatertib Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri Selangor via letter informing plaintiff of his dismissal and cancellation of emolument rights - Whether done in cavalier manner and prejudicial to plaintiff - Whether reasonable and in accordance with principles of natural justice - Whether relevant provisions infringed - Whether decision invalid, void and a nullity
Saiful Nizam Adnan v. Jabatan Kerja Raya Negeri Selangor & Ors
(Gunalan Muniandy JC) [2017] 2 CLJ 442 [HC]

JURISDICTION

Courts - Powers and jurisdiction - Whether points not stated in memorandum of appeal could be considered - Whether point raised premised on any new fact or evidence - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, s. 69(4) - Rules of Court of Appeal 1994, r. 18(2)
The State Government Of Sabah & Ors v. Clarence Chiuh Ken Loong & Ors
(Rohana Yusuf, Idrus Harun, Zamani A Rahim JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 379 [CA]

LAND LAW

Alienation of land - Legitimate expectation - Whether plaintiffs had legitimate expectation purely on offer letters to alienate land - Whether offer conditional upon availability of unencumbered State lands - Whether land title could only be issued after proper survey of land - Whether interest in land only valid upon registration of title - Sabah Land Ordinance, s. 12 - Sabah Land Rules, r. 2
The State Government Of Sabah & Ors v. Clarence Chiuh Ken Loong & Ors
(Rohana Yusuf, Idrus Harun, Zamani A Rahim JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 379 [CA]

Charge - Equity of redemption - Doctrine of - Whether has no place in Torrens System Land Code - Whether chargor's right to redeem charged property was preserved - Whether untenable to import doctrine into NLC
Talam Corporation Bhd & Anor v. Bangkok Bank Bhd & Anor
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 365 [CA]

Charge - Sale of land - Default in repayment of banking facility - Public auction of charged property by order of court - Whether bank aware of alternative proposal to redeem charged property at higher price - Whether bank obtained best possible price - Whether conduct of sale within purview of court and not bank - Whether bank complied with relevant provisions of National Land Code and acted in good faith - National Land Code, s. 257(d)
Talam Corporation Bhd & Anor v. Bangkok Bank Bhd & Anor
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 365 [CA]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Malaysian Bar - Misconduct of an advocate and solicitor - Allegation of - Motion against advocate and solicitor (plaintiff) published on website of Malaysian Bar - Whether there was blatant attack on actions and character of plaintiff in his capacity as an ad hoc Deputy Public Prosecutor - Whether words defamatory of plaintiff - Claim for injunction restraining defendants from moving motion on Bar Council's future Annual General Meetings - Whether President of Malaysian Bar wrongly joined and sued as party to action - Whether members of Malaysian Bar ought to be able to express opinion on plaintiff's conduct - Whether there was impact on integrity and dignity of Public Prosecutor's office - Defence of justification - Whether arose - Whether defendants had interest or duty to submit motion - Whether defendants entitled to rely on defence of qualified privilege - Whether subject matter of motion a genuine matter of public interest - Whether defence of fair comment applied - Whether defendants acted in breach of statutory duty - Whether motion ultra vires - Legal Profession Act 1976, ss. 41, 47, 56, 57 & 64(6)
Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah v. Tommy Thomas & Ors
(Hanipah Farikullah J) [2017] 2 CLJ 453 [HC]

TORT

Damages - Defamation - Libel - Libellous article published in newspaper - Claimant awarded with general and aggravated damages by trial court - Judicial trend in granting damages - Whether trial judge correct in granting separate award for general and aggravated damages - Whether amount of damages awarded appropriate
Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd v. Othman Hj Omar
(Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Kamardin Hashim, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 413 [CA]

Defamation - Libel - Libellous article published in newspaper - Imputation that claimant's contract not renewed due to controversies during tenure - Whether statements defamatory in its natural and ordinary meaning - Whether article would lower claimant in estimation of right-thinking members of society - Whether defence of qualified privilege available
Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd v. Othman Hj Omar
(Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Kamardin Hashim, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 413 [CA]

Defamation - Misconduct advocate and solicitor - Allegation of - Motion against advocate and solicitor (plaintiff) published on website of Malaysian Bar - Whether there was blatant attack on actions and character of plaintiff in his capacity as an ad hoc Deputy Public Prosecutor - Whether words defamatory of plaintiff - Claim for injunction restraining defendants from moving motion on Bar Council's future Annual General Meetings - Whether President of Malaysian Bar wrongly joined and sued as party to action - Whether members of Malaysian Bar ought to be able to express opinion on plaintiff's conduct - Whether there was impact on integrity and dignity of Public Prosecutor's office - Defence of justification - Whether arose - Whether defendants had interest or duty to submit motion - Whether defendants entitled to rely on defence of qualified privilege - Whether subject matter of motion a genuine matter of public interest - Whether defence of fair comment applied - Whether defendants acted in breach of statutory duty - Whether motion ultra vires - Legal Profession Act 1976, ss. 41, 47, 56, 57 & 64(6)
Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah v. Tommy Thomas & Ors
(Hanipah Farikullah J) [2017] 2 CLJ 453 [HC]

Duty of care - Breach - Default in repayment of banking facility - Public auction of charged property by order of court - Whether bank owed duty of care to chargor - Whether judicial sale within purview of court and not bank - Whether bank obtained best possible price - Whether bank complied with relevant provisions of National Land Code and acted in good faith - National Land Code, s. 257(d)
Talam Corporation Bhd & Anor v. Bangkok Bank Bhd & Anor
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Asmabi Mohamad JJCA) [2017] 2 CLJ 365 [CA]

WORDS & PHRASES

'Any person' - Rules of Court 2012, O. 53 r. 2(4) - Whether limited to individuals or class of persons
Chin Chee Kow v. Peguam Negara Malaysia
(Azmi Abdullah JC) [2017] 2 CLJ 431 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. FATE OF THE VALIDITY OF DEPENDENT PATENT CLAIMS AFTER THE FEDERAL COURT DECISION IN SKB SHUTTERS MANUFACTURING SDN BHD v. SENG KONG SHUTTER INDUSTRIES SDN BHD & ANOR[1]* [Read excerpt]
    by: LEE CHIAO YING [2017] 1 LNS(A) xiii

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

    FATE OF THE VALIDITY OF DEPENDENT PATENT CLAIMS AFTER THE FEDERAL COURT DECISION IN SKB SHUTTERS MANUFACTURING SDN BHD v. SENG KONG SHUTTER INDUSTRIES SDN BHD & ANOR[1]*
    by
    LEE CHIAO YING

    IN THIS ARTICLE, LEE CHIAO YING CONSIDERS THE FEDERAL COURT DECISION IN SKB SHUTTERS MANUFACTURING SDN BHD v. SENG KONG SHUTTER INDUSTRIES SDN BHD ON THE VALIDITY OF DEPENDENT PATENT CLAIMS.

    Introduction

    An independent claim is a broad stand-alone claim. It contains a preamble that acknowledges the state of the art and all of the elements necessary to define the invention. Under Regulation 14 of the Patents Regulations 1986 (“the Regulations”), a “dependent claim” is one that includes all the features of one or more other claims and may also contain additional features. It includes all the features of the independent claim plus some narrower elements and features and is, therefore, narrower in scope than the independent claim. There is no reason why a dependent claim cannot be rewritten by way of amendment or notionally by reading onto the dependent claim to include all of the features of the independent claim as well as the features of the dependent claim without expanding the scope of protection of the originally claimed invention of the dependent claim. By so doing, while the scope of the independent claim might be broader than the scope of the dependent claim, the scope of the originally claimed invention of the dependent claim remains. Approached in that way, the claim differentiation approach construction rule is not displaced.

    The Federal Court in SKB Shutters Manufacturing Sdn Bhd v. Seng Kong Shutter Industries Sdn Bhd & Anor has ruled that the dependent claims of a patent are invalid when the independent claim they are dependent upon is found to be invalid.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of M/s Shearn Delamore & Co.


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  3. ORIGINALITY IN COPYRIGHT AND THE DEBATE ON PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE: A VIEW ON NIGERIAN LAW [Read excerpt]
    by: K. I. ADAM*
    I. A. YUSUF**
    [2017] 1 LNS(A) xviii

  4. [2017] 1 LNS(A) xviii
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    NIGERIA

    ORIGINALITY IN COPYRIGHT AND THE DEBATE ON PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE: A VIEW ON NIGERIAN LAW
    by
    K. I. ADAM*
    I. A. YUSUF**

    INTRODUCTION

    Copyright is perhaps the most popular and familiar branch of intellectual property law which is used for the protection of literary, artistic, and dramatic achievements. Eligibility to copyright protection rests mainly on the requirement of originality which arguably is the main force in the creative process of all arts. Ironically, this same condition has greatly undermined the influence of copyright in so far as protection of traditional knowledge is concerned. For instance, it is generally believed that copyright cannot protect traditional knowledge because the latter lacks originality. Surprisingly, materials or products derived from traditional knowledge have over time received copyright protection through their collection or compilation into books or other media of fixation. It is for this reason that some have heavily criticized the originality requirement as ineffectual or a mere subterfuge, since it fails to stand against copyright protection of mere collection of information or ideas which were originally generated by persons other than the collectors.

    The truth is that the technical connotation of “originality” is not consistent with ordinary thinking whereby creativity or innovation is an integral part of an original work. This calls the fairness of the copyright system into question. The point being made is that where a principle designed to protect an item fails to achieve its target, it should, at least, not become a tool of oppression against such item. It thus becomes imperative that such a key principle should be re-examined to safeguard the integrity of our copyright law. It is precisely that task that has been undertaken in this paper where the nature of copyright and traditional knowledge is considered to highlight the factors of inconsistency between the two systems. It further examines how the technical manipulation of originality has, while seeking to achieve copyright objectives, ended up promoting predatory activities against traditional knowledge which should ordinarily be its candidate for protection. The paper therefore argues that the system could be strengthened to at least offer negative protection of traditional knowledge where the element of innovation or creativity is read into its test of originality. The next section examines the general notion of protection of intangible materials and its relevance to traditional knowledge.

    . . .

    * Lecturer in law, Department of Business Law, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. The author can be reached at adam_kayus2003@yahoo.com.

    ** Lecturer in law, Department of Public Law, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. The author can be reached at ibrahimyusuff@gmail.com.


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
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) -
ACT 783 Statutory Declarations Act 1960 (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 1960 as Act No 20 of 1960; First Revision - 1969 (Act No 13 wef 14 April 1970) -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
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
ACT A1523 Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Act 2017 1 February 2017 [PU(B) 67/2017] ACT 505
ACT A1522 Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Act 2017 Not Yet In Force ACT 172
ACT A1521 Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Yet In Force ACT 593

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 53/2017 Gas Supply (Amendment) Regulations 2017 16 February 2017 16 February 2017 PU(A) 287/1997
PU(A) 52/2017 Income Tax (Exemption) Order 2017 15 February 2017 Year of assessment 2017 ACT 53
PU(A) 51/2017 Companies Commission of Malaysia (Licensing of Secretaries) Regulations 2017 14 February 2017 15 February 2017 ACT 614
PU(A) 50/2017 Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) Order 2017 13 February 2017 14 February 2017 PU(A) 401/1989
PU(A) 49/2017 Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia (Amendment of Third Schedule) Order 2017 10 February 2017 10 February 2017 ACT 520

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 99/2017 Appointment of Chairman of A Division of The Industrial Court 15 February 2017 Specified in column (2) of the Schedule ACT 177
PU(B) 98/2017 Appointment of Deputy Public Prosecutor 15 February 2017 Specified in column (2) of the Schedule ACT 593
PU(B) 97/2017 Notification of Values of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 13 February 2017 16 February 2017 to 1 March 2017 ACT 235
PU(B) 96/2017 Appointment of Members of Council of Malaysian Qualifications Agency 10 February 2017 11 February 2017 ACT 679
PU(B) 95/2017 Revocation of Appointment of Probation Hostel 8 February 2017 9 February 2017 ACT 611

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 287/1997 Gas Supply Regulations 1997 PU(A) 53/2017 16 February 2017 Regulations 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12; Third Schedule
ACT 520 Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia Act 1994 PU(A) 49/2017 10 February 2017 Third Schedule
PU(A) 359/1982 Fees (Medical) Order 1982 PU(A) 47/2017 1 February 2017 Schedule B, C, D, E and F
PU(A) 459/1998 Free Zones (Exclusion of Goods and Services) Order 1998 PU(A) 39/2017 1 February 2017 Schedule
ACT 206 Arms Act 1960 (Revised 1978) PU(A) 41/2017 1 February 2017 Second Schedule

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(B) 27/2015 Appointment and Revocation of Appointment of Registrar of Credit Reporting Agencies PU(B) 463/2016 16 March 2016
PU(A) 61/2010 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Kajang-Seremban Highway) Order 2010 PU(A) 264/2016 19 October 2016
PU(A) 79/2002 Communications and Multimedia (Rates) Rules 2002 PU(A) 185/2016 1 July 2016
PU(A) 196/2003 Market (Federal Territory of Putrajaya) By-Laws 2003 PU(A) 254/2016 11 October 2016
PU(B) 99/2014 Notice of Affirmative Final Determination of An Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation With Respect to Imports of Cellulose Fibre Reinforced Cement Flat and Pattern Sheets Originating Or Exported From the Kingdom of Thailand PU(B) 401/2016 8 September 2016