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PP v. DATUK HJ WASLI MOHD SAID & OTHER APPEALS
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
ARIFIN ZAKARIA CJ, ZULKEFLI MAKINUDIN CJ (MALAYA), HASHIM YUSOFF FCJ, AHMAD MAAROP FCJ, JEFFREY TAN FCJ
[CRIMINAL APPEALS NO: 05-147-07-2012(W), 05-148-07-2012(S) & 05-149-07-2012(S)]
25 JULY 2013

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Charges - Striking out - Application for - Whether respondent immune from corruption charges by reason of s. 132 Evidence Act 1950 - Respondent compelled to give incriminating evidence in another trial - Whether s. 132(2) intended to provide blanket protection from any criminal proceeding against respondent - Whether protection merely against arrest or prosecution or use of such evidence as proof against respondent in any criminal proceeding - Whether prosecution intended to adduce evidence given by respondent in another trial to support a pending prosecution case - Whether prosecution precluded from proceeding with pending trial on grounds respondent placed in highly prejudicial position - Whether contrary to principle of criminal justice - Whether there was a breach of protection given under s. 132

EVIDENCE: Witnesses - Duty to answer relevant questions - Compelled to give incriminating evidence in another trial - Whether respondent immune from corruption charges by reason of s. 132 Evidence Act 1950 - Whether s. 132(2) intended to provide blanket protection from any criminal proceeding against respondent - Whether protection merely against arrest or prosecution or use of such evidence as proof against respondent in any criminal proceeding - Whether prosecution intended to adduce evidence given by respondent in another trial to support a pending prosecution case - Whether prosecution precluded from proceeding with pending trial on grounds respondent placed in highly prejudicial position - Whether contrary to principle of criminal justice - Whether there was a breach of protection given under s. 132

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION: Interpretation of Acts - Intention of legislature - Evidence Act 1950, s. 132 - Whether should be given liberal and flexible interpretation - Whether s. 132(2) intended to provide blanket protection from any criminal proceeding against respondent on ground that he had been compelled to give evidence - Whether protection merely against arrest or prosecution or use of such evidence as proof against respondent in any criminal proceeding



AHMAD JAAFAR ABDUL LATIFF v. DATO' BANDAR KUALA LUMPUR
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
RAUS SHARIF PCA, RICHARD MALANJUM CJ (SABAH & SARAWAK), SURIYADI HALIM OMAR FCJ, AHMAD MAAROP FCJ, ZALEHA ZAHARI FCJ
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: 01(f)-7-04-2013(W)]
3 NOVEMBER 2014

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Local authority - Duties of local authority - Duty of care to protect road users/public - Plaintiff injured by tree falling onto highway - Whether local authority in breach of duty to maintain/remove dangerous trees along highway - Whether duty extended to maintaining/removing trees located on private property - Whether road user proved tree was dangerous - Whether local authority liable - Local Government Act 1976, s. 101(b) & (cc)

TORT: Breach of statutory duty - Local authority - Duty of care to protect road users/public - Plaintiff injured by tree falling onto highway - Whether local authority in breach of duty to maintain/remove dangerous trees along highway - Whether duty extended to maintaining/removing trees located on private property - Whether road user proved tree was dangerous - Whether local authority liable - Local Government Act 1976 s. 101(b) & (cc)

TORT: Negligence - Duty of care - Doctrine of res ipsa loquitur - Whether amounts to proof of negligence - Whether doctrine applies where defendant does not have exclusive control over object alleged to have caused damage



PP lwn. MOHD NOR RIDZUAN WAHAB [2014] 2 SMC 90
MAHKAMAH SESYEN, MELAKA
AHMAD SAZALI OMAR HS
[KES JENAYAH NO: 62-118-06-2012]
20 JANUARI 2014

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Rogol - Rogol statutori - Mangsa bawah umur - Mangsa berumur 14 tahun 1 bulan - Sama ada laporan perubatan menunjukkan bahawa terdapat kemasukan zakar ke dalam kemaluan mangsa - Sama ada koyakan pada selaput dara mangsa menunjukkan hubungan seks berlaku dalam masa 72 jam - Sama ada keterangan lisan mangsa di mahkamah disokong oleh keterangannya dalam laporan perubatan - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 376

KETERANGAN: Saksi - Percanggahan keterangan - Rogol statutori - Mangsa bawah umur - Mangsa berumur 14 tahun 1 bulan - Keterangan tertuduh dalam laporan perubatan bercanggah dengan keterangan lisan di mahkamah - Sama ada keterangan mangsa diterima - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 376



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