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AHMAD ZUBAIR HJ MURSHID v. PP
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
RAUS SHARIF PCA, RICHARD MALANJUM CJ (SABAH & SARAWAK), AHMAD MAAROP FCJ, ZAINUN ALI FCJ, APANDI ALI FCJ
[CRIMINAL APPEAL NO: 05-241-10-2013(W)]
10 SEPTEMBER 2014

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Jurisdiction of court - Federal Court - Whether High Court exercised original jurisdiction in determination of application by way of motion - Whether subject matter originated in Sessions Court - Whether Federal Court could hear appeal - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, s. 87

JURISDICTION: High Court - Doctrine of inherent jurisdiction - Exercise of - Application to quash charges for being defective in substance and form - High Court rejected application - Whether decision was on preliminary issues - Whether disposed of rights of parties - Whether decision appealable - Whether abuse of process of court - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, s. 3

WORDS AND PHRASES: 'decision' - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, s. 3 - Meaning of - Whether preliminary issues appealable to higher courts - Whether `decision' includes judgment, order or ruling which does not finally dispose of rights of parties on matters in dispute



ROSLI DAHLAN v. TAN SRI ABDUL GANI PATAIL & ORS
HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR
VAZEER ALAM MYDIN MEERA JC
[CIVIL SUIT NO: 21NCVC-84-11-2013]
10 JUNE 2014

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Striking out - Application for - Questions of law or issues raised in pleadings meriting consideration - Causes of action not inherently improbable or obviously unsustainable disclosed in pleadings - Whether action to be struck out - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Attorney General - Prosecutorial discretion - Power to institute, conduct or discontinue proceedings - Discretion not to be used for unlawful or improper purpose - Prosecutorial discretion not unfettered - Whether courts can intervene where exercise of discretion unconstitutional

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Public Prosecutor - Privileges and immunities - Whether prosecutorial immunity exists - Whether public prosecutor and his deputies can be held liable in damages for malicious, deliberate or injurious wrongdoing

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Pleadings - Material facts - Whether cause of action pleaded with some degree of particularisation - Whether cause of action could be made out from facts pleaded

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Pleadings - Annexure to pleadings - Whether statement of claim can contain annexure of pleadings filed in other suits - Leave of court - Whether required

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Striking out - Amendment - Claim that can be saved by amendment should not be summarily struck out - Cause not to be defeated by reason of misjoinder or non-joinder

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Parties - Legal entity - Whether action against police should be brought against Inspector General of Police and not Polis Diraja Malaysia - Whether claim against Corruption Agency (ACA) can be continued against Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) - Rules of Court 2012, O. 15 r. 6 - Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, s. 74

LIMITATION: Public authorities - Filing of suit - Whether within time stipulated - Whether action against public authority time barred - Public Authorities Protection Act 1948 s. 2(a)



MARZIDA MOHD NOOR lwn. VIEW ESTEEM SDN BHD [2014] 2 SMC 8
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, KUALA LUMPUR
MUZLINA MOHAMAD JAMIL MJ
[GUAMAN NO: A72-19150-05-2013]
15 JANUARI 2014

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Pemaju perumahan - Perjanjian jual beli - Milikan kosong - Penyerahan - Kelewatan - Isu force majeure - Sama ada terma tersirat dalam perjanjian jual beli - Sama ada perjanjian tertakluk kepada peruntukan Akta Pemajuan Perumahan (Kawalan dan Pelesenan) 1966 - Sama ada pemaju memperoleh kebenaran Pengawal Perumahan untuk mengenepikan atau meminda terma perjanjian - Sama ada perjanjian terpakai dan mengikat pihak-pihak - Sama ada pemaju boleh membangkitkan isu force majeure

KONTRAK: Pemaju perumahan - Perjanjian jual beli - Milikan kosong - Penyerahan - Kelewatan - Isu force majeure - Sama ada terma tersirat dalam perjanjian jual beli - Sama ada perjanjian tertakluk kepada peruntukan Akta Pemajuan Perumahan (Kawalan dan Pelesenan) 1966 - Sama ada pemaju memperoleh kebenaran Pengawal Perumahan untuk mengenepikan atau meminda terma perjanjian - Sama ada perjanjian terpakai dan mengikat pihak-pihak - Sama ada pemaju boleh membangkitkan isu force majeure



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