CLJ Bulletin, Vol 2007, Issue 04

2 February 2007

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New This Week -  1. CLJ January (Part 4) 2007
2. CLJ Supp January (Part 2) 2007

 

1. CLJ January (Part 4) 2007

 

COURT

FEDERAL COURT

Foo Fio Na v. Dr Soo Fook Mun & Anor
(Medical negligence - Skilled medical practioner - Standard of care - Bolam principle) [2007] 1 CLJ 229

COURT OF APPEAL

Saari Jusoh v. PP
(Trafficking in cannabis - Trafficking by way of sale - Whether sale completed - Meaning of "selling") [2007] 1 CLJ 259

HIGH COURT

Doree Industries (M) Sdn Bhd & Ors v. Sri Ram & Co & Ors
(Security for costs - Security for costs against company) [2007] 1 CLJ 272

PP v. Hafiszamri Ahmad & Anor
(Trafficking in cannabis - Drugs in bedroom - Evidence of other occupants in house - Whether drugs not in exclusive possession of respondents) [2007] 1 CLJ 285

Telekom Malaysia Bhd v. Tribunal Tuntutan Pengguna & Anor
(Consumer Claims Tribunal - Jurisdiction of) [2007] 1 CLJ 300

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Remedies - Certiorari - Consumer Claims Tribunal - Jurisdiction - Hearing of dispute arising from telecommunications industry - Whether beyond jurisdiction of Tribunal - Award by Tribunal - Whether ultra vires - Consumer Protection Act 1999, s. 2(2)(g) - Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, ss. 6, 188, 190
Telekom Malaysia Bhd v. Tribunal Tuntutan Pengguna & Anor
(Low Hop Bing J) [2007] 1 CLJ 300 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Costs - Security for costs - Security for costs against company - Principles - Company in liquidation and its directors declared bankrupts - Whether justifying order for security for costs - Grant of sanction by Insolvency Department - Whether an irrelevant factor - Companies Act 1965, s. 351(1) - Rules of High Court 1980, O. 23
Doree Industries (M) Sdn Bhd & Ors v. Sri Ram & Co & Ors
(Balia Yusof J) [2007] 1 CLJ 272 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous drugs - Trafficking in cannabis - Jointly charged - End of prosecution case - Drugs in bedroom - Respondents hiding in ceiling of house - Evidence of other occupants in house - Effect - Whether drugs not in physical control of respondents - Whether not in exclusive possession of respondents - Whether no prima facie proved - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 39B(1)(a)
PP v. Hafiszamri Ahmad & Anor
(Mohd Ghazali Yusoff, Suriyadi Halim Omar & Hasan Lah JJCA) [2007] 1 CLJ 285 [HC]

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Trafficking in cannabis - Trafficking by way of sale - Act of selling - Proof - Accused handed over drug to agent provocateur but had not received payment - Whether sale not completed - Whether arrest premature - Whether offence one of possession - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ss. 2, 39B(1)(a), (b), (c)
Saari Jusoh v. PP
(Gopal Sri Ram, Zulkelfi Makinudin & Suriyadi Halim Omar JJCA) [2007] 1 CLJ 259 [CA]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Consumer Protection Act 1999 - Section 2(2)(g) - Scope of application - Whether excluding application of Act to trade transactions effected through communication of electronically transmitted waves
Telekom Malaysia Bhd v. Tribunal Tuntutan Pengguna & Anor
(Low Hop Bing J) [2007] 1 CLJ 300 [HC]

TORT

Negligence - Medical negligence - Skilled medical practitioner - Standard of care - Whether a matter of medical judgment - Whether must accord with standard of reasonableness imposed by law - Whether could still be negligent even if conduct was in accord with practice accepted as proper by a body of medical men - Bolam principle - Whether not applicable to all aspects of medical negligence - Rogers v. Whitaker, consideration of
Foo Fio Na v. Dr Soo Fook Mun & Anor
(Mohamed Dzaiddin CJ, Ahmad Fairuz CJ (Malaya) & Siti Norma Yaakob FCJ) [2007] 1 CLJ 229 [FC]

WORDS & PHRASES

"Communications" - Meaning - Section 6, Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
Telekom Malaysia Bhd v. Tribunal Tuntutan Pengguna & Anor
(Low Hop Bing J) [2007] 1 CLJ 300 [HC]

"Selling" - Meaning and import - Whether to be strictly interpreted - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 2
Saari Jusoh v. PP
(Gopal Sri Ram, Zulkelfi Makinudin & Suriyadi Halim Omar JJCA) [2007] 1 CLJ 259 [CA]

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1. CLJ Supp January (Part 2) 2007

 

COURT

HIGH COURT

Eu Sim Chuan v. Kris Angsana Sdn Bhd
(Tort - Damages - Negligence) [2007] 7 CLJ 89

HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd lwn. Ekran Bhd
(Undang-undang tanah - Gadaian - Perintah jualan) [2007] 7 CLJ 102

Mahfar Alwee v. Jejaka Megah Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Civil procedure - Discovery - Inspection of documents) [2007] 7 CLJ 116

PP v. Utrakumaran Samivel
(Civil procedure - Action - Reinstatement) [2007] 7 CLJ 124

Re Johownathan Chelliah; Ex p Industrial & Commercial Insurance (M) Bhd
(Bankruptcy - Receiving and adjudication orders - Setting aside) [2007] 7 CLJ 132

Sanjung Selamat Sdn Bhd v. CL Chin & Associates & Anor
(Legal profession - Solicitor's undertaking - Removal of caveat) [2007] 7 CLJ 144

See Hua Realty Bhd v. See Hua News Holding Sdn Bhd
(Civil procedure - Discovery - Whether direction could be made under O. 88 r. 7 Rules of the High Court 1980) [2007] 7 CLJ 152

SUBJECT INDEX

BANKRUPTCY

Receiving and adjudication orders - Setting aside - Application for - Delay - Application to set aside filed fourteen years after orders made - Whether there was valid and comprehensible excuse - Interest of creditors - Whether judgment creditor greatly prejudiced should orders be set aside - Whether adjudication and receiving orders be maintained - Whether application devoid of merits - Bankruptcy Act 1967, s. 105(1)
Re Johownathan Chelliah; Ex p Industrial & Commercial Insurance (M) Bhd
(Rosnaini Saub JC) [2007] 7 CLJ 132 [HC]

Receiving and adjudication orders - Setting aside - Grounds - Triable issues - Whether raised - Whether debtor already raised same issues in another suit - Whether appropriate for court to reopen issues - Whether debtor failed to satisfy court that he ought not to have been adjudged a bankrupt - Whether adjudication and receiving orders be maintained - Whether application devoid of merit - Bankruptcy Act 1967, s. 105(1)
Re Johownathan Chelliah; Ex p Industrial & Commercial Insurance (M) Bhd
(Rosnaini Saub JC) [2007] 7 CLJ 132 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Action - Reinstatement - Application for - Case struck out - Whether order a final order - Whether court has jurisdiction to alter or modify order - Whether striking out order a ‘decision' within meaning of s. 3 Courts of Judicature Act 1964 - Whether order of judge appealable under s. 50 Courts of Judicature Act 1964 - Whether proper cause of action by way of appeal to court of appeal
PP v. Utrakumaran Samivel
(Azahar Mohamed J) [2007] 7 CLJ 124 [HC]

Discovery - Inspection of documents - Application for - Notice to produce documents - Whether documents sought relevant to plaintiff's cause of action - Whether action founded on contract or fiduciary duties and implied trust - Whether application without merit - Whether dismissed
Mahfar Alwee v. Jejaka Megah Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Low Hop Bing J) [2007] 7 CLJ 116 [HC]

Discovery - Inspection of documents - Whether direction could be made under O. 88 r. 7 Rules of the High Court 1980 - Whether directions for discovery and inspection allowed - Nature of complaints in s. 181 petition - Powers of the court - Consideration of - Whether prayers sought for allowed
See Hua Realty Bhd v. See Hua News Holding Sdn Bhd
(Lau Bee Lan J) [2007] 7 CLJ 152 [HC]

Summary judgment - Application for - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 14 - Triable issues - Whether raised - Whether summary disposal should be prevented
Sanjung Selamat Sdn Bhd v. CL Chin & Associates & Anor
(Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2007] 7 CLJ 144 [HC]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Solicitor's undertaking - Removal of caveat - Enforcement of - Whether to be honoured - Whether second defendant bound by undertaking issued by solicitors - Triable issues - Whether raised - Whether summary disposal should be prevented
Sanjung Selamat Sdn Bhd v. CL Chin & Associates & Anor
(Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2007] 7 CLJ 144 [HC]

TORT

Damages - Negligence - Property suffered structural damages- Whether there was negligence on defendant's part in carrying out construction work that led to damages caused to plaintiff's bungalow - Whether defendant took precautionary or preventive steps and measures before commencing works - Whether defendant liable
Eu Sim Chuan v. Kris Angsana Sdn Bhd
(Azmel Maamor J) [2007] 7 CLJ 89 [HC]

Damages - Quantum for damages - Assesment of - Whether allowed
Eu Sim Chuan v. Kris Angsana Sdn Bhd
(Azmel Maamor J) [2007] 7 CLJ 89 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH

Gadaian - Perintah jualan - Lelongan awam - Permohonan - Estoppel - Sama ada defendan diestop daripada menafikan menerima kemudahan terma - Notis tuntutan - Sama ada notis tuntutan sah diberi kepada defendan - Sama ada plaintif gagal mematuhi A. 83 k. 3(3) dan (6) Kaedah-kaedah Mahkamah Tinggi 1980
HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd lwn. Ekran Bhd
(Azmel Maamor H) [2007] 7 CLJ 102 [HC]

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CASE OF THE WEEK

MARIMUTHU VELAPPAN v. ABDULLAH ISMAIL

CIVIL LAW ACT: Damages - Fatal accident - Loss of dependency - Number of years’ purchase - Deceased aged 19 years at time of death - Damages quantified by using multiplier of 7 years - Whether improper - Whether number of years’ purchase ought to be 16 - Civil Law Act 1956, ss. 7(3)(iv)(d), 28A(2)(d)(i)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Judicial precedent - High Court - Whether bound by decisions of Court of Appeal and Supreme/Federal Court - Conflicting decisions by differing benches of Supreme Court and Court of Appeal - Whether a bench of the Supreme Court had correctly stated the law - Recourse to take


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