CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2010, Vol 06

5 February 2010

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New This Week   1. CLJ Volume 1 (Part 8) 2010

 

1. CLJ Volume 1 (Part 8) 2010

COURTS

COURT OF APPEAL

Nazri Sahak v. PP
(Mens rea - Deduced from conduct - Dangerous drugs, trafficking in) [2010] 1 CLJ 925

PECD Bhd & Anor v. AmTrustee Bhd & Other Appeals
(Monies earmarked to settle debt with noteholders - Whether company could renege on undertaking given) [2010] 1 CLJ 940

Ramli Samad v. Pacific & Orient Insurance Co Sdn Bhd
(Workmen's compensation - Insurance) [2010] 1 CLJ 970

Tang Hak Ju v. Ketua Menteri Negeri Pulau Pinang & Ors
(Satisfaction of orders against the Government - Certificate under s. 33 Government Proceedings Act 1956) [2010] 1 CLJ 993

HIGH COURT

Khalid Yusoff lwn. PP
(Perbuatan menipu dan memalsukan 'master list' keputusan peperiksaan Sijil Amalan Guaman) [2010] 1 CLJ 1004

Monogaran Asian lwn. PP
(Kekompetenan rayuan terhadap keputusan "joint trial" dua pertuduhan) [2010] 1 CLJ 1019

Pathmanathan A Krishnan v. Mohamad Reduan Hj Asli & Anor
(Police - Disciplinary proceedings - Dismissal - Role of head of department) [2010] 1 CLJ 1032

Sri Pelagat Sdn Bhd v. Malaysian Wetlands Foundation
(Building contract - Termination of - Claim for balance contract sum) [2010] 1 CLJ 1041

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Government proceedings - Satisfaction of orders against the Government - Certificate under s. 33 Government Proceedings Act 1956 - Whether certificate imposes upon government a statutory duty to pay the judgment sum certified in the certificate - Whether such certificate may be issued even when appeal is pending - Whether court may give effect to such statutory duty to pay through coercive force of mandamus against government
Tang Hak Ju v. Ketua Menteri Negeri Pulau Pinang & Ors
(KN Segara, Abu Samah Nordin JJCA & Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2010] 1 CLJ 993 [CA]

Judgments and orders - Ex parte order - Setting aside - Failure to make full and frank disclosure - Whether appeal against setting aside allowed
PECD Bhd & Anor v. AmTrustee Bhd & Other Appeals
(Zaleha Zahari, KN Segara JJCA & Kang Hwee Gee J) [2010] 1 CLJ 940 [CA]

Prerogative writs/orders - Mandamus - Satisfaction of orders against the Government - Certificate under s. 33 Government Proceedings Act 1956 - Whether certificate imposes a statutory duty to pay the judgment sum certified in the certificate - Whether court may give effect to such statutory duty to pay through coercive force of mandamus against government
Tang Hak Ju v. Ketua Menteri Negeri Pulau Pinang & Ors
(KN Segara, Abu Samah Nordin JJCA & Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2010] 1 CLJ 993 [CA]

COMPANY LAW

Arrangement, scheme of - Ex parte order for leave to convene creditors' meeting and to restrain all legal proceedings - Failure to disclose similar earlier application for order that had been dismissed - Non bona fide of scheme and workability - Whether appeal against setting aside allowed - Companies Act 1965, s. 176
PECD Bhd & Anor v. AmTrustee Bhd & Other Appeals
(Zaleha Zahari, KN Segara JJCA & Kang Hwee Gee J) [2010] 1 CLJ 940 [CA]

Liquidation - Antecedent debt with noteholders - Whether monies earmarked to settle debt with noteholders could be utilised together with claims by other creditors - Whether company could renege on undertaking given - Interpretation and applicability of Barclays Bank Ltd v. Quitclose - Whether monies held on a Quitclose trust
PECD Bhd & Anor v. AmTrustee Bhd & Other Appeals
(Zaleha Zahari, KN Segara JJCA & Kang Hwee Gee J) [2010] 1 CLJ 940 [CA]

CONTRACT

Building contract - Termination of - Claim for balance contract sum - Time to commence proceedings - Limitation of action - Architect's certificates, interim and final - Finality of Architect's certificates
Sri Pelagat Sdn Bhd v. Malaysian Wetlands Foundation
(Hadhariah Syed Ismail JC) [2010] 1 CLJ 1041 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Possession, proof of - Accused caught red-handed with drugs - Conduct of accused at the moment of arrest indicated that accused had knowledge concerning the drugs - Whether possession constituted passive possession
Nazri Sahak v. PP
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah & Kang Hwee Gee JJCA) [2010] 1 CLJ 925 [CA]

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Possession proved on direct evidence without resort to statutory presumption - Presumption of trafficking drawn upon the affirmative finding of possession - Whether trial judge obliged to invoke statutory presumption of possession when direct evidence of possession in existence - Whether trial empowered to draw presumption of trafficking in lieu of direct evidence of the same - Whether approach of trial judge proper - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ss. 37(d), (da)(vi), 39B(1)(a)
Nazri Sahak v. PP
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah & Kang Hwee Gee JJCA) [2010] 1 CLJ 925 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Mens rea - Deduced from conduct - Dangerous drugs, trafficking in - Accused's frightened appearance, attempting to flee and dropping of bag containing drugs, evidence of - Proper inference to be drawn from such conduct - Whether evidence of such conduct admissible under s. 8 of the Evidence Act 1950 - Whether evidence of such conduct indicated that accused had knowledge concerning the drugs - Whether such conduct evidence of a guilty mind - Evidence Act 1950, s. 8
Nazri Sahak v. PP
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah & Kang Hwee Gee JJCA) [2010] 1 CLJ 925 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Circumstantial evidence - Conduct - Accused's frightened appearance, attempting to flee and dropping of bag containing drugs, evidence of - Proper inference to be drawn from such conduct - Whether evidence of such conduct admissible under s. 8 of the Evidence Act 1950 - Whether such conduct evidence of a guilty mind - Evidence Act 1950, s. 8
Nazri Sahak v. PP
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah & Kang Hwee Gee JJCA) [2010] 1 CLJ 925 [CA]

Presumption - Drawing of - Whether trial judge obliged to invoke statutory presumption when direct evidence concerning a fact to be proved in existence - Whether trial judge empowered to draw statutory presumption in lieu of direct evidence concerning a fact to be proved
Nazri Sahak v. PP
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Hasan Lah & Kang Hwee Gee JJCA) [2010] 1 CLJ 925 [CA]

LABOUR LAW

Workmen's compensation - Insurance - Judgment sum - Liability of insurer to satisfy judgment sum against insured co-employee - Co-employee contributing under Employees' Social Security Act 1969 - Whether s. 31 of same Act prohibited recovery of judgment sum - Tan Peng Loh v. Lee Aik Fong & Anor
Ramli Samad v. Pacific & Orient Insurance Co Sdn Bhd
(James Foong, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Abdul Malik Ishak JJCA) [2010] 1 CLJ 970 [CA]

LIMITATION

Contract - Building contract - Termination of - Claim for balance contract sum - Time to commence proceedings - Limitation of action - Architect's certificates, interim and final - Finality of Architect's certificates
Sri Pelagat Sdn Bhd v. Malaysian Wetlands Foundation
(Hadhariah Syed Ismail JC) [2010] 1 CLJ 1041 [HC]

POLICE

Disciplinary proceedings - Dismissal - Role of head of department - Whether there was non-compliance of reg. 36 Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993 - Effect thereof
Pathmanathan A Krishnan v. Mohamad Reduan Hj Asli & Anor
(Noor Azian Shaari J) [2010] 1 CLJ 1032 [HC]

PUBLIC SERVANTS

Dismissal - Role of head of department - Whether there was non-compliance of reg. 36 Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993 - Effect thereof
Pathmanathan A Krishnan v. Mohamad Reduan Hj Asli & Anor
(Noor Azian Shaari J) [2010] 1 CLJ 1032 [HC]

ROAD TRAFFIC

Insurance - Judgment sum - Liability of insurer to satisfy judgment sum obtained by worker against insured co-worker - Co-employee contributing under Employees' Social Security Act 1969 - Whether s. 31 of same Act prohibited recovery of judgment sum - Tan Peng Loh v. Lee Aik Fong & Anor
Ramli Samad v. Pacific & Orient Insurance Co Sdn Bhd
(James Foong, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Abdul Malik Ishak JJCA) [2010] 1 CLJ 970 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Rayuan - Kekompetenan rayuan - Rayuan terhadap keputusan "joint trial" dua pertuduhan - Sama ada keputusan boleh dirayukan - Sama ada keputusan berasaskan pertuduhan-pertuduhan yang tidak wujud kerana dipinda - Sama ada mahkamah diwajarkan menggunakan kuasa-kuasa semakan - Kanun Tatacara Jenayah, Bab XXX1, s. 325 - Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952, ss. 12, 15
Monogaran Asian lwn. PP
(Yaacob Md Sam PK) [2010] 1 CLJ 1019 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 468, 417 - Perbuatan menipu dan memalsukan 'master list' keputusan peperiksaan Sijil Amalan Guaman - Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman - Sama ada skim markah dan gred peperiksaan diketahui perayu - Sama ada pindaan perayu kepada markah di master list dibuat secara perseorangan atau bersama-sama dua lagi anggota penilai - Sama ada perbuatan perayu meminda markah melanggar peraturan yang patut diikuti jika markah dinaikkan - Sama ada keterangan membuktikan perbuatan menipu dan pemalsuan sepertimana diputuskan hakim sesyen
Khalid Yusoff lwn. PP
(Zainal Azman Abdul Aziz PK) [2010] 1 CLJ 1004 [HC]

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CASE OF THE WEEK

RHB BANK BHD v. UJANG CHE DAUD

BANKING: Banker and customer - Share financing facility - Customer denying utilising facility - Whether share purchases directly instructed by customer - Contract notes, importance of - Customer had no account in broking firms, whether material - Whether customer expressly or impliedly authorised bank’s officers to trade on his behalf - Evidence and proof - Execution of financing agreement - Customer pre-signing blank drawdown notices - Encashment of cheques for trading profits - Whether customer had fully authorised bank to trade on his behalf - Whether such wide authorisation must be express and precise

SECURITIES: Shares - Trading - Share financing facility - Bank customer denying utilising facility - Whether share purchases directly instructed by customer - Contract notes, importance of - Customer had no account in broking firms, whether material - Whether customer expressly or impliedly authorised bank’s officers to trade on his behalf - Evidence and proof - Execution of financing agreement - Customer pre-signing blank drawdown notices - Encashment of cheques for trading profits - Whether customer had fully authorised bank to trade on his behalf - Whether such wide authorisation must be express and precise


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