CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2009, Vol 03

30 January 2009

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New This Week -  1. CLJ January (Part 3) 2009
  2. CLJ Supp January (Part 2) 2009

1. CLJ January (Part 3) 2009

COURT

COURT OF APPEAL

Bank Utama (Malaysia) Bhd v. Insan Budi Sdn Bhd
(Banks and banking business - Letter of credit) [2009] 1 CLJ 221

Motilal Realty Sdn Bhd v. Sunlite Textile Sdn Bhd
(Filing of supplementary appeal record containing further evidence) [2009] 1 CLJ 265

HIGH COURT

Felda Plantations Sdn Bhd v. Arab-Malaysian Bank Bhd
(Summary judgment - Security guarantee - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 14, O. 42 r. 7(1)) [2009] 1 CLJ 270

Hairul Afizul v. PP
(Possession of methamphetamine - Presumptions of possession and knowledge) [2009] 1 CLJ 280

Hsbc Bank Malaysia Bhd v. Tirathrai Sdn Bhd
(Committal proceedings - Application for - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 52 r. 3) [2009] 1 CLJ 286

PP lwn. Lee Lai Choi
(Prosedur jenayah - Ketidakcukupan hukuman - Rayuan menentang) [2009] 1 CLJ 312

PP v. Lee Swee Sing
(Akta Penapisan Filem 2002 - Seksyen 5(1)(a) - Memiliki VCD dan DVD lucah) [2009] 1 CLJ 320

SUBJECT INDEX

BANKING

Banker and customer - Breach of bankerís obligations - Contractual and tortious damages claimable - Deductions to be made from damages claimable - Expenses incurred in respect of aborted banking facility due to bankerís negligence and breach of contract
Bank Utama (Malaysia) Bhd v. Insan Budi Sdn Bhd
(Mokhtar Sidin, Suriyadi Halim Omar & Hasan Lah JJCA) [2009] 1 CLJ 221 [CA]

Banks and banking business - Letter of credit - Execution of credit facilities by means of wrong procedure - Sending of SWIFT Wire Transfer by wrong procedure - Breach of contract and negligence by banker - Loss incurred by customer - Customer entitled to claim damages for loss of profit
Bank Utama (Malaysia) Bhd v. Insan Budi Sdn Bhd
(Mokhtar Sidin, Suriyadi Halim Omar & Hasan Lah JJCA) [2009] 1 CLJ 221 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Adducing fresh evidence - Filing of supplementary appeal record containing further evidence - Whether ought to be excluded - Preclusion from adducing further evidence - Jurisdiction of court - Merits of application
Motilal Realty Sdn Bhd v. Sunlite Textile Sdn Bhd
(Gopal Sri Ram, Abdull Hamid Embong & Heliliah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2009] 1 CLJ 265 [CA]

Appeal - Interference by appellate court - Principles applicable - Whether award or findings are clearly wrong or erroneous - Whether decision takes into account irrelevant matters or fails to take into account relevant matters - Whether findings are clearly wrong in law and principle
Bank Utama (Malaysia) Bhd v. Insan Budi Sdn Bhd
(Mokhtar Sidin, Suriyadi Halim Omar & Hasan Lah JJCA) [2009] 1 CLJ 221 [CA]

Committal proceedings - Application for - Order for sale of property of first respondent - Whether actions and conduct of second to fifth respondents impeded carrying out of order for sale - Interference with administration of justice - Abuse of process of court - Special aggravating element - Whether custodial sentence warranted - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 52 r. 3
Hsbc Bank Malaysia Bhd v. Tirathrai Sdn Bhd
(Hishamudin Mohd Yunus J) [2009] 1 CLJ 286 [HC]

Interest - Commencement date for interest - Pre-judgment interest - Awarding of interest is discretionary - Discretion to be exercised judiciously - Whether interest before date of judgment ought to be awarded to plaintiff
Bank Utama (Malaysia) Bhd v. Insan Budi Sdn Bhd
(Mokhtar Sidin, Suriyadi Halim Omar & Hasan Lah JJCA) [2009] 1 CLJ 221 [CA]

Judgments and orders - Order of court - When judgment or order of court takes effect - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 42 r. 7(1)
Felda Plantations Sdn Bhd v. Arab-Malaysian Bank Bhd
(Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2009] 1 CLJ 270 [HC]

Summary judgment - Application for - Security guarantee - Demand for monies owing - Effect of judgment or order of court - Whether letter of demand void and unenforceable - Cause to the contrary - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 14, O. 42 r. 7(1)
Felda Plantations Sdn Bhd v. Arab-Malaysian Bank Bhd
(Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2009] 1 CLJ 270 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 12(2) - Possession of methamphetamine - Appeal against conviction - Presumptions of possession and knowledge - Whether there was failure by magistrate to consider whether presumption of knowledge rebutted - Accusedís defence - Miscarriage of justice - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 37(d)
Hairul Afizul v. PP
(Abdul Rahman Sebli JC) [2009] 1 CLJ 280 [HC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Defence - Court, duty of - Appeal against conviction of possession of dangerous drugs - Rebuttal of presumption of knowledge - Whether wrong for magistrate to dismiss accusedís defence as mere "theories" without considering its probabilities or improbabilities - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 37(d)
Hairul Afizul v. PP
(Abdul Rahman Sebli JC) [2009] 1 CLJ 280 [HC]

EVIDENCE

Fresh or further evidence - Adducing of - Filing of supplementary appeal record containing further evidence - Whether ought to be excluded - Preclusion from adducing further evidence - Jurisdiction of court - Merits of application
Motilal Realty Sdn Bhd v. Sunlite Textile Sdn Bhd
(Gopal Sri Ram, Abdull Hamid Embong & Heliliah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2009] 1 CLJ 265 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Hukuman - Ketidakcukupan hukuman - Rayuan menentang - Pertuduhan memberi rasuah kepada anggota polis - Hukuman berkelakuan baik selama tiga tahun dengan jaminan RM5,000 dengan seorang penjamin - Pengakuan bersalah - Kesalahan dibuat secara spontan - Kepentingan awam - Rekod tertuduh sejak dijatuhkan hukuman - Sama ada hukuman patut diubah - Kanun Acara Jenayah, s. 294
PP lwn. Lee Lai Choi
(Zakaria Sam H) [2009] 1 CLJ 312 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Akta Penapisan Filem 2002 - Seksyen 5(1)(a) - Memiliki VCD dan DVD lucah - Rayuan terhadap pelepasan dan pembebasan tertuduh - Sama ada VCD dan DVD lucah yang dirampas telah bercampur-aduk dengan ekshibit lain - Sama ada semua VCD dan DVD lucah yang mengandungi adegan lucah - Keraguan munasabah - Penemuan fakta oleh mahkamah bicara - Sama ada mahkamah bicara telah khilaf dari segi fakta dan undang-undang
PP v. Lee Swee Sing
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh PK) [2009] 1 CLJ 320 [HC]

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2. CLJ Supp January (Part 2) 2009

ARTICLE

An Understanding Of "Term Secularism": Definition And
Concept In Contemporary Connotation
by Dr Nehaluddin Ahmad [2009] 7 CLJ i

COURT

HIGH COURT

Bandar Utama City Sdn Bhd v. Barn Thai Restaurant Sdn Bhd
(Winding up - Petition - Statutory notice - Service) [2009] 7 CLJ 125

Chai Kheng Lung v. Inspector Dzulkarnain Abdul Karim & Anor
(Preventive detention - Detention - Wrongful detention - Allegation of) [2009] 7 CLJ 133

Cherian KC George lwn. Timbalan Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri & Yang Lain
(Prosedur jenayah - Tahanan pencegahan - Habeas corpus - Permohonan) [2009] 7 CLJ 149

Dataprep (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v. Utas Lambang Sdn Bhd
(Company law - Winding up - Petition - Opposition to petition) [2009] 7 CLJ 163

Dr Ismail Abdullah v. Poh Hui Lin
(Tort - Negligence - Medical negligence - Allegation of) [2009] 7 CLJ 167

Riviera Bay Resort & Condo Management Sdn Bhd lwn. Sri Rimba Mentari Development Sdn Bhd
(Prosedur sivil - Res judicata - Pemakaian) [2009] 7 CLJ 180

SUBJECT INDEX

COMPANY LAW

Winding up - Petition - Opposition to petition - Affidavit in reply - Delay in filing - Failure to file affidavit in reply seven days before hearing date - Whether fatal - Companies (Winding-Up) Rules 1972, r. 30(1) - Whether mandatory - Binding precedent - Practice of - Companies Act 1965, s. 218(1)(e)
Dataprep (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v. Utas Lambang Sdn Bhd
(Noor Azian Shaari J) [2009] 7 CLJ 163 [HC]

Winding up - Petition - Statutory notice - Service - Whether petition served in accordance with r. 25 Companies (Winding-Up) Rules 1972 - Whether there was irregularity on service of petition - Onus on respondent to show it was not commercially insolvent - Failure to discharge onus - Whether respondent unable to pay debt
Bandar Utama City Sdn Bhd v. Barn Thai Restaurant Sdn Bhd
(Kang Hwee Gee J) [2009] 7 CLJ 125 [HC]

PREVENTIVE DETENTION

Detention - Wrongful detention - Allegation of - Whether arrest complied with procedural safeguards - Failure to plead relevant fact - Whether fatal - Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969, s. 3(1)
Chai Kheng Lung v. Inspector Dzulkarnain Abdul Karim & Anor
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer JC) [2009] 7 CLJ 133 [HC]

TORT

Negligence - Medical negligence - Allegation of - Whether first defendant negligent when he failed to inform risks of operation - Whether there was a duty to do so - Whether only material risks of operation need to be disclosed - Whether risks of acute pancreatitis and ARDS as a result of operation rare and minimal - Principle of Rogers v. Whitaker - Applicability of - Reaffirmation of therapeutic privilege - Whether finding of negligence by Sessions Court Judge without basis in fact and in law
Dr Ismail Abdullah v. Poh Hui Lin
(Azahar Mohamed J) [2009] 7 CLJ 167 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Tahanan pencegahan - Habeas corpus - Permohonan - Sama ada tahanan pemohon sah - Penyerahan Borang I kepada Lembaga Penasihat - Sama ada peruntukan s. 3(2) dan s. 3(4) Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Langkah-Langkah Pencegahan Khas) (Kaedah-Kaedah Lembaga Penasihat) 1987 ditepati - Sama ada Lembaga Penasihat gagal menimbangkan representasi yang dibuat oleh pemohon dalam tempoh tiga bulan - Sama ada peruntukan s. 10 Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Langkah-Langkah Pencegahan Khas) 1985 dipatuhi - Sama ada terdapat ketidakpatuhan proses undang-undang terhadap penahanan pemohon - Sama ada permohonan ditolak
Cherian KC George lwn. Timbalan Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri & Yang Lain
(Zainal Azman Aziz PK) [2009] 7 CLJ 149 [HC]

PROSEDUR SIVIL

Pliding - Pindaan - Permohonan untuk pindaan pembelaan dan tuntutan balas bagi memperbaiki kecacatan dalam pliding - Sama ada wajar bagi memulihkan kecacatan yang wujud dalam tuntutan balas - Sama ada permohonan dibenarkan
Riviera Bay Resort & Condo Management Sdn Bhd lwn. Sri Rimba Mentari Development Sdn Bhd
(Mohtarudin Baki H) [2009] 7 CLJ 180 [HC]

Res judicata - Pemakaian - Sama ada doktrin res judicata terpakai terhadap pliding yang dimasukkan oleh defendan - Sama ada wujudnya persamaan berkaitan isu-isu di dalam tindakan pertama dan kedua - Sama ada wujudnya keputusan muktamad yang diputuskan - Sama ada wujudnya keadaan khas mengecualikan pemakaian doktrin res judicata
Riviera Bay Resort & Condo Management Sdn Bhd lwn. Sri Rimba Mentari Development Sdn Bhd
(Mohtarudin Baki H) [2009] 7 CLJ 180 [HC]

TAHANAN PENCEGAHAN

Tahanan - Permohonan untuk habeas corpus - Sama ada tahanan pemohon sah - Penyerahan Borang I kepada Lembaga Penasihat - Sama ada peruntukan s. 3(2) dan s. 3(4) Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Langkah-Langkah Pencegahan Khas) (Kaedah-Kaedah Lembaga Penasihat) 1987 ditepati - Sama ada Lembaga Penasihat gagal menimbangkan representasi yang dibuat oleh pemohon dalam tempoh tiga bulan - Sama ada peruntukan s. 10 Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Langkah-Langkah Pencegahan Khas) 1985 dipatuhi - Sama ada terdapat ketidakpatuhan proses undang-undang terhadap penahanan pemohon - Sama ada permohonan ditolak
Cherian KC George lwn. Timbalan Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri & Yang Lain
(Zainal Azman Aziz PK) [2009] 7 CLJ 149 [HC]

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CASE OF THE WEEK

KERAJAAN MALAYSIA & ORS v. LAY KEE TEE & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Action - Government proceedings - Action in tort against Federal and State Governments - Failure to state government officer responsible for alleged tortious act as defendant - Whether officer should be made party and his liability established before government could be made vicariously liable - Whether striking out of action proper - Government Proceedings Act 1956, ss. 5, 6 - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 18 r. 19

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Action - Limitation - Action in tort against Federal and State Governments - Whether action time-barred - Public Authorities Protection Act 1948, s. 2(a) - Civil Law Act 1956, ss. 7(3B),(5) - Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988, s. 4 - Animals Act 1953, ss. 36(8), 78

TORT: Vicarious liability - Liability of government - Failure to state government officer responsible for alleged tortious act as defendant - Whether officer should be made party and his liability established before government could be made vicariously liable

TORT: Breach of statutory duty - Spread of virus - Delay in taking action - Whether actionable - Whether action for breach of statutory duties frivolous and misconceived

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