CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2009, Vol 10

15 May 2009

CLJ Law MALAYSIA

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New This Week -  1. CLJ April (Part 4) 2009
  2. CLJ Supp April (Part 2) 2009
  3. CLJ May (Part 1) 2009
  4. CLJ May (Part 2) 2009
  5. CLJ Supp May (Part 1) 2009

1. CLJ April (Part 4) 2009

ARTICLE

Human Rights And The Malaysian Judicial System
by Dato' Abdul Malik Ishak [2009] 2 CLJ xxi

COURT

FEDERAL COURT

Ahmad Jamaluddin Abd Majid v. Rafidah Aziz & Ors
(Election - Nomination papers, filing of - Copies of nomination papers not signed - Whether fatal) [2009] 2 CLJ 785

Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Murder - Right to silence - Whether infringed by principle of 'if unrebutted would warrant a conviction') [2009] 2 CLJ 800

Manoharan Malayalam v. Menteri Dalam Negeri, Malaysia & Anor
(Habeas corpus - Three successive applications for - Res judicata) [2009] 2 CLJ 839

HIGH COURT

Krishnasamy Supramany v. Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd
(Hire purchase - Fundamental breach - Liability of finance company) [2009] 2 CLJ 853

PP v. Mohd Fazil Awaludin
(Trial - Duty of prosecution to reveal information and documents) [2009] 2 CLJ 862

Re Teoh Seow Chiew; Ex p Ambank (M)
(Bankruptcy - Appeal under s. 92 of Act - Consent of Director General of Insolvency) [2009] 2 CLJ 883

T & T Greenview Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Johor Bahru
(Land acquisition - Mandamus - For Land Administrator to pay balance of compensation sum withheld) [2009] 2 CLJ 891

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Exercise of administrative powers - Land Administrator - Acquisition of land - Order for mandamus - Application for mandamus for disbursement of balance compensation sum withheld - Land Administrator referring matter to court despite rejecting Ministry of Education's objection to award - Whether reference null and void - Whether mandamus to issue - Land Acquisition Act 1960, ss. 10, 11, 16, 29A, 38 - Specific Relief Act 1950, ss. 44 and 45
T & T Greenview Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Johor Bahru
(Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JC) [2009] 2 CLJ 891 [HC]

Remedies - Habeas corpus - Three successive applications for writ of habeas corpus determined and dismissed by court - Whether doctrine of res judicata applicable to bar subsequent applications
Manoharan Malayalam v. Menteri Dalam Negeri, Malaysia & Anor
(Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul & Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 839 [FC]

BANKRUPTCY

Receiving and adjudication orders - Proof of debt - Appeal against - Appeal pursuant to s. 92 of Act - Whether not requiring prior consent of Director General of Insolvency - Bankruptcy Act 1967, ss. 38(1)(a), 42, 92(2), rr. 2, 26, 28 to Schedule C thereof
Re Teoh Seow Chiew; Ex p Ambank (M)
(Hishamudin Mohd Yunus J) [2009] 2 CLJ 883 [HC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Accused - Right to silence - Whether infringed by the principle of 'if unrebutted would warrant a conviction' - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 180
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

Appeal - Appellate court, power and duty of - Decision of High Court lacking specific findings and containing no reasons for its findings - Whether Court of Appeal empowered to review and re-evaluate all evidence adduced - Scope and nature of Court of Appeal's appellate powers
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

Disclosure of information - Trial - Duty of prosecution to reveal information and disclose documents - Failure to disclose material documents before commencement of trial - Whether fatal - Whether vitiating trial process - Whether constituting miscarriage of justice - Whether trial nullified - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 51A
PP v. Mohd Fazil Awaludin
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh JC) [2009] 2 CLJ 862 [HC]

Trial - Close of prosecution's case - Whether prima facie case required a maximum evaluation of prosecution's evidence - Whether court obliged to convict accused if accused remains silent at close of prosecution's case where prima facie case established - Whether accused's right to remain silent infringed by the principle of 'if unrebutted would warrant a conviction' - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 180
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

ELECTION

Election court - Judge - Jurisdiction - Whether election judge empowered to strike out defective petition without trial
Ahmad Jamaluddin Abd Majid v. Rafidah Aziz & Ors
(Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Augustine Paul, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 785 [FC]

Objections - Nomination papers - Candidate filing two unsigned copies of nomination papers - Whether returning officer obliged to reject candidate's nomination - Whether returning officer conferred discretion whether to accept or reject such nomination - Elections (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981, reg. 4(6)
Ahmad Jamaluddin Abd Majid v. Rafidah Aziz & Ors
(Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Augustine Paul, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 785 [FC]

Petition - Presentation of - Matters that petitioner must satisfy in order to sustain petition - Twin requirements of s. 32(b), whether satisfied - Election Offences Act 1954, s. 32(b); Elections (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981, reg. 7(1), (4), (5)
Ahmad Jamaluddin Abd Majid v. Rafidah Aziz & Ors
(Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Augustine Paul, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 785 [FC]

EVIDENCE

Confession - Rejection of - Appellate court rejecting confession of accused - Appellate court taking steps to determine whether sufficient evidence apart from confession to satisfy elements of the charges against accused - Appellate court determining whether sufficient evidence apart from confession to sustain convictions of accused - Whether approach of appellate court proper - Whether convictions ought to be set aside on the basis of rejected confession - Whether proper to order re-trial
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

Documentary evidence - Computer printout - Admissibility - Document not produced by computer in the course of its ordinary use - Manner of proving such document - Whether deeming provision under s. 90(A)(6) applicable - Evidence Act 1950, s. 90A
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

Documentary evidence - Computer printout - Admissibility - Whether certificate under s. 90A(2) of Evidence Act 1950 the only method to prove document produced by a computer 'in the course of its ordinary use' - Whether document may be proved through oral evidence that document was produced by a computer in the course of its ordinary use and proof of matters specified under s. 90A(4)of Evidence Act 1950 - Evidence Act 1950, s. 90A
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

Documentary evidence - Video tapes and/or recordings - Admissibility - Whether subject to requirements of s. 90A Evidence Act 1950 - Evidence Act 1950, s. 90A
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

Documentary evidence - Video tapes and/or recordings - Whether CCTV tapes and images were documents produced by a computer - Evidence Act 1950, s. 3
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

Identification evidence - Quality of identification evidence - Accused positively identified by witnesses - Slight discrepancies in evidence concerning clothes worn by accused - Reasonable explanation for such discrepancies - Whether discrepancies material
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

Identification parade - Irregularity in conduct of parade - Whether prosecution obliged to conduct identification parade in every case - Circumstances when identification parade ought to be conducted - Circumstances when Turnbull guidelines applicable
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

HIRE PURCHASE

Breach of agreement - Purchase of motor car - Registration card of car belonged to motorcycle - Finance company failed to register car properly upon full payment of purchase price - Whether in breach of fundamental term of agreement - Whether agreement null and void - Contracts Act 1950, s. 57(2)
Krishnasamy Supramany v. Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd
(Balia Yusof Wahi J) [2009] 2 CLJ 853 [HC]

Breach of agreement - Damages - Registration card of car belonged to motorcycle - Finance company failed to register car upon full payment of purchase price - Whether in breach of fundamental term of agreement - Whether must refund sum already paid - Whether liable in damages - Measure of damage
Krishnasamy Supramany v. Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd
(Balia Yusof Wahi J) [2009] 2 CLJ 853 [HC]

LAND LAW

Acquisition of land - Reference to High Court - Objection against award - Objection filed out of time and rejected but referred to court irrespective - Whether decisions of Land Administrator diametrically opposed - Whether reference null and void - Order for mandamus for payment of balance compensation sum withheld - Whether to be allowed - Land Acquisition Act 1960, ss. 10, 11, 16, 29A, 38 - Specific Relief Act 1950, ss. 44, 45
T & T Greenview Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Johor Bahru
(Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JC) [2009] 2 CLJ 891 [HC]

PREVENTIVE DETENTION

Habeas corpus - Application for writ of - Detention under Internal Security Act 1960 - Three successive applications filed by applicant - Grounds raised in third application available but not raised during second application - Whether applicant failed to put forward whole case in second application - Whether doctrine of res judicata would apply to bar third application - Whether common law doctrine of res judicata incorporated in Malaysian statute law - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, s. 25(2)
Manoharan Malayalam v. Menteri Dalam Negeri, Malaysia & Anor
(Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul & Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 839 [FC]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Construction of statutes - Deeming provision - Evidence Act 1950, s. 90A(6) - Scope and application of - Document not produced by computer in the course of its ordinary use - Manner of proving such document - Evidence Act 1950, s. 90A
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

WORDS & PHRASES

'Computer' - Evidence Act 1950, s. 3
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

'Document' - Evidence Act 1950, s. 3
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

"liable to be rejected" - Elections (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981, reg. 4(6)
Ahmad Jamaluddin Abd Majid v. Rafidah Aziz & Ors
(Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Augustine Paul, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 785 [FC]

'If unrebutted would warrant a conviction' - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 180
Ahmad Najib Aris v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul, Hashim Yusoff, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 2 CLJ 800 [FC]

"Orders in bankruptcy matters" - "Any person aggrieved" - Section 92 Bankruptcy Act 1967
Re Teoh Seow Chiew; Ex p Ambank (M)
(Hishamudin Mohd Yunus J) [2009] 2 CLJ 883 [HC]

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2. CLJ Supp April (Part 2) 2009

ARTICLE

Just Leave Me Alone: A Sad End To Whistleblowing
by Hazlina Shaik Md Noor Alam [2009] 7 CLJ liii

COURT

HIGH COURT

Hong Leong Bank Bhd v. Ricardo Yap Pow Choan
(Hire purchase - Agreement - Breach - Claim for money owing) [2009] 7 CLJ 701

National Land Finance Co-operative Society Ltd v. S Monaguran Subramaniam & Penghuni-Penghuni Lain
(Land law - Illegal occupants - Eviction) [2009] 7 CLJ 721

M/s Soh Bok Yew & Sons Sdn Bhd v. M/s Koko Budi Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Company law - Meetings - Companies Act 1965, s. 150) [2009] 7 CLJ 712

Perindustrian Cyma Sdn Bhd v. Malaysia & Nippon Insurans Bhd; EON Bank Bhd (Intervener)
(Parties - Intervention - Application to intervene in suit) [2009] 7 CLJ 743

PP v. Saksi Usop
(Criminal law - Dangerous Drugs Act 1950 - Possession of methamphetamine) [2009] 7 CLJ 750

Public Bank Bhd lwn. Datuk Mohd Ali Hj Abdul Majid & Satu Lagi
(Gantirugi - Tuntutan - Butir-butir terperinci) [2009] 7 CLJ 762

Public Bank Bhd v. Lim Kim Huat
(Civil procedure - Costs - Bill of costs) [2009] 7 CLJ 771

Usahasama SPNB-LTAT Sdn Bhd v. Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd
(Arbitration - Arbitrator - Appointment - Validity of) [2009] 7 CLJ 779

SUBJECT INDEX

ARBITRATION

Arbitrator - Appointment - Validity of - Whether arbitrator had jurisdiction to hear dispute - Whether arbitration clause in main contract extend to dispute between plaintiff and defendant - Whether there was a binding contract between plaintiff and defendant - Whether plaintiff estopped from asserting that there was no contract - Whether arbitrator properly interpreted facts giving rise to incorporation of arbitration agreement - Whether defendant complied with procedures laid down under dispute resolution clause - Whether it was entitled to proceed with arbitration on disputed matters
Usahasama SPNB-LTAT Sdn Bhd v. Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 7 CLJ 779 [HC]

Arbitrator - Award - Challenge to arbitrator's award - Application to set aside - Whether appointment of arbitrator void - Whether arbitrator had jurisdiction to hear dispute - Whether arbitration clause in main contract extend to dispute between plaintiff and defendant - Whether there was a binding contract between plaintiff and defendant - Whether plaintiff estopped from asserting that there was no contract - Whether arbitrator properly interpreted facts giving rise to incorporation of arbitration agreement - Whether defendant complied with procedures laid down under dispute resolution clause - Whether it was entitled to proceed with arbitration on disputed matters
Usahasama SPNB-LTAT Sdn Bhd v. Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 7 CLJ 779 [HC]

Arbitrator - Jurisdiction - Whether arbitrator had jurisdiction to hear dispute - Whether arbitration clause in main contract extend to dispute between plaintiff and defendant - Whether there was a binding contract between plaintiff and defendant - Whether plaintiff estopped from asserting that there was no contract - Whether arbitrator properly interpreted facts giving rise to incorporation of arbitration agreement - Whether defendant complied with procedures laid down under dispute resolution clause - Whether it was entitled to proceed with arbitration on disputed matters
Usahasama SPNB-LTAT Sdn Bhd v. Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 7 CLJ 779 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Costs - Bill of costs - Stage of proceedings at which costs to be dealt with - Whether to be taxed after substantive appeal - Discretion of court - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 59 r. 4(1)
Public Bank Bhd v. Lim Kim Huat
(Lau Bee Lan J) [2009] 7 CLJ 771 [HC]

Parties - Intervention - Application to intervene in suit - Rights of the intervener - Whether intervener had direct interest in subject matter of action - Whether intervener passed test laid down in Pegang Mining Co Ltd v. Choong Sam & Ors - Leave to intervene - Whether ought to be given - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 15 r. 6(2)
Perindustrian Cyma Sdn Bhd v. Malaysia & Nippon Insurans Bhd; EON Bank Bhd (Intervener)
(Balia Yusof Wahi J) [2009] 7 CLJ 743 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Meetings - Calling of meetings - Power of High Court to order a meeting - Circumstances where such power may be exercised - Companies Act 1965, s. 150
M/s Soh Bok Yew & Sons Sdn Bhd v. M/s Koko Budi Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Kamardin Hashim JC) [2009] 7 CLJ 712 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1950 - Sections 12(2) and 39A(2) - Possession of methamphetamine - Prima facie case - Whether case proved beyond reasonable doubt - Discrepancy between gross weight of drugs - Whether evidence drugs tampered with - Presumption of physical possession - Whether rebutted - Presumption of knowledge - Whether accused failed to discharge burden placed on him by s. 37(d) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1950 - Whether accused convicted and sentenced
PP v. Saksi Usop
(Abdul Rahman Sebli J) [2009] 7 CLJ 750 [HC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Sentence - Possession of drugs - Possession of 187.49 grammes of methamphetamine - Life imprisonment - Whether proper sentence to be passed
PP v. Saksi Usop
(Abdul Rahman Sebli J) [2009] 7 CLJ 750 [HC]

HIRE PURCHASE

Agreement - Breach - Claim for money owing - Whether appellant discharged burden of proving it had taken reasonable steps to mitigate its claim - Whether Sessions Court Judge correct in dismissing appellant's claim
Hong Leong Bank Bhd v. Ricardo Yap Pow Choan
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2009] 7 CLJ 701 [HC]

LAND LAW

Illegal occupants - Eviction - Application for vacant possession of land - Occupation of land by defendants for 53 years - No evidence of rent or any payment between land owner and occupants - Whether defendants only gratuitous licensees - Whether right to remain on land ceased upon expiry of notice to quit - Whether defendants considered trespassers unlawfully occupying land without consent - Whether plaintiff entitled to apply for eviction
National Land Finance Co-operative Society Ltd v. S Monaguran Subramaniam & Penghuni-Penghuni Lain
(Mohd Sofian Abd Razak J) [2009] 7 CLJ 721 [HC]

LIMITATION

Cause of action - Claim for money owing - Whether appellant's cause of action started to run on date of disposal of vehicle - Whether suit filed within six years limitation period - Whether suit time barred - Orix Credit Malaysia Sdn Bhd v. City Motors
Hong Leong Bank Bhd v. Ricardo Yap Pow Choan
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2009] 7 CLJ 701 [HC]

TRUSTS

Trusts - Creation of - Validity - Whether trust only valid if title to property vested in trustee completely - Whether validly declared or should be rendered invalid - No existence of sale and purchase agreement or lease or tenancy on registered document of title or caveat to protect defendants' interest - Whether unfair to plaintiff to be denied ownership right - Whether plaintiff had right to evict
National Land Finance Co-operative Society Ltd v. S Monaguran Subramaniam & Penghuni-Penghuni Lain
(Mohd Sofian Abd Razak J) [2009] 7 CLJ 721 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

GANTIRUGI

Tuntutan - Butir-butir terperinci - Kegagalan memberi butir spesifik - Kegagalan mengemukakan afidavit atau resit bayaran - Sama ada gantirugi perlu ditaksirkan oleh Timbalan Pendaftar - Sama ada gantirugi perlu diplidkan dan dibuktikan secara spesifik
Public Bank Bhd lwn. Datuk Mohd Ali Hj Abdul Majid & Satu Lagi
(Mohtarudin Baki H) [2009] 7 CLJ 762 [HC]

PROSEDUR SIVIL

Penghakiman - Penghakiman terus - Kaedah- kaedah Mahkamah Tinggi 1980, A. 14 - Rayuan terhadap penghakiman terus - Kegagalan menjawab afidavit sokongan - Sama ada Timbalan Pendaftar tiada pilihan selain daripada membenarkan permohonan plaintif untuk penghakiman terus - Kaedah-kaedah Mahkamah Tinggi 1980, A. 14 k. 3(1)
Public Bank Bhd lwn. Datuk Mohd Ali Hj Abdul Majid & Satu Lagi
(Mohtarudin Baki H) [2009] 7 CLJ 762 [HC]

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3. CLJ May (Part 1) 2009

COURT

COURT OF APPEAL

ASM Development Sdn Bhd v. Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn Bhd
(Amendment - Statement of claim - Principles applicable) [2009] 3 CLJ 1

Sanmaru Overseas Marketing Sdn Bhd & Anor v. PT Indofood Interna Corp & Ors
(Registered trade mark - Ownership of rights, dispute) [2009] 3 CLJ 10

HIGH COURT

Re Kuan Shin; ex p Chin Foh Trading Sdn Bhd
(Contempt of court - Breach of interim restraining order) [2009] 3 CLJ 96

Trans Huu Tho & Ors v. PP And Another Case
(Accused - Right to counsel) [2009] 3 CLJ 102

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Amendment - Statement of claim - Principles applicable - Whether amendments would change suit into one of different character - Delay - Whether amendments material and relevant - New cause of action - Alternative remedy - Issue of election - Exercise of court's discretion
ASM Development Sdn Bhd v. Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn Bhd
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & Heliliah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Contempt of court - Committal proceedings - Breach of interim restraining order - Filing of originating summons in court - Declaratory order sought - Whether amounted to contempt
Re Kuan Shin; ex p Chin Foh Trading Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 3 CLJ 96 [HC]

Costs - Fees for more than one counsel - Principles applicable - Exercise of court's discretion - Whether ought to be interfered with
Sanmaru Overseas Marketing Sdn Bhd & Anor v. PT Indofood Interna Corp & Ors
(Zaleha Zahari, Abdul Malik Ishak & Abu Samah Nordin JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 10 [CA]

Parties - Joinder of parties - Whether barred by limitation - Locus standi - Liquidation of company - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 15 r. 16, O. 20 r. 5 - Limitation Act 1953, s. 22(1)
Sanmaru Overseas Marketing Sdn Bhd & Anor v. PT Indofood Interna Corp & Ors
(Zaleha Zahari, Abdul Malik Ishak & Abu Samah Nordin JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 10 [CA]

Pleadings - Amendment of statement of claim - Principles applicable - Whether amendments would change suit into one of different character - Delay - Whether amendments material and relevant - New cause of action - Alternative remedy - Issue of election - Exercise of court's discretion
ASM Development Sdn Bhd v. Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn Bhd
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & Heliliah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Summons for direction - Delay in making application - Inordinate and inexcusable delay - Conduct of parties
Sanmaru Overseas Marketing Sdn Bhd & Anor v. PT Indofood Interna Corp & Ors
(Zaleha Zahari, Abdul Malik Ishak & Abu Samah Nordin JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 10 [CA]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Fundamental liberties - Right to counsel - Whether magistrate duty-bound to inform unrepresented accused that they were entitled to legal representation - Whether failure to do so vitiated whole proceeding
Trans Huu Tho & Ors v. PP And Another Case
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2009] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

CONTRACT

Assignment - Breach - Assignment of trade mark - Consideration for transfer - Determination of amount agreed upon as consideration
Sanmaru Overseas Marketing Sdn Bhd & Anor v. PT Indofood Interna Corp & Ors
(Zaleha Zahari, Abdul Malik Ishak & Abu Samah Nordin JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 10 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Accused - Right to counsel - Whether magistrate duty-bound to inform unrepresented accused that they were entitled to legal representation - Whether failure to do so vitiated whole proceeding
Trans Huu Tho & Ors v. PP And Another Case
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2009] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

Plea of guilty - Absence of counsel - Whether magistrate duty-bound to inform unrepresented accused that they were entitled to legal representation - Whether failure to do so vitiated whole proceeding
Trans Huu Tho & Ors v. PP And Another Case
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2009] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

Revision - Conviction on plea of guilt - Whether magistrate duty-bound to inform unrepresented accused that they were entitled to legal representation - Whether failure to do so vitiated whole proceeding
Trans Huu Tho & Ors v. PP And Another Case
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2009] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

TRADE MARKS

Registered trade mark - Ownership of rights, dispute - Joinder of party in proceeding - Assignment of trade mark - Constructive trust - Consideration for transfer of trade mark - Delay and laches - Principles in awarding costs
Sanmaru Overseas Marketing Sdn Bhd & Anor v. PT Indofood Interna Corp & Ors
(Zaleha Zahari, Abdul Malik Ishak & Abu Samah Nordin JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 10 [CA]

TRUSTS

Constructive trust - Claim for transfer of trade mark - Estoppel - Position in equity - Whether trade mark held on trust
Sanmaru Overseas Marketing Sdn Bhd & Anor v. PT Indofood Interna Corp & Ors
(Zaleha Zahari, Abdul Malik Ishak & Abu Samah Nordin JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 10 [CA]

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4. CLJ May (Part 2) 2009

COURT

FEDERAL COURT

Amathevelli P Ramasamy v. PP
(Criminal procedure - Judgment - Delay in writing) [2009] 3 CLJ 109

Dataran Rentas Sdn Bhd v. BMC Construction Sdn Bhd
(Appeal to Federal Court - Propriety of questions framed) [2009] 3 CLJ 125

COURT OF APPEAL

Grespa Sdn Bhd v. Pemungut Hasil Tanah, Negeri Kedah Darulnaim & Anor
(Acquisition of land - Compensation - Claim for right and interest) [2009] 3 CLJ 133

Mohd Daud Mahmod v. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam, Malaysia & Anor
(Dismissal from service - Disciplinary proceedings) [2009] 3 CLJ 144

HIGH COURT

Khutubul Zaman & Anor v. TJB Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Sale and purchase of property - Failure to build access road) [2009] 3 CLJ 151

Perbadanan Pengurusan Bella Vista v. CA Management Services Sdn Bhd
(Winding-up - Petition - Notice of intention to appear) [2009] 3 CLJ 161

PP v. Sainin Sidon
(Sentence - Binding over - Outrage of modesty) [2009] 3 CLJ 181

Smartframe Sdn Bhd v. Anjung Bahasa Sdn Bhd
(Winding-up - Petition - Intitulement) [2009] 3 CLJ 189

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Dismissal from service - Disciplinary proceedings - Letter communicating decision to dismiss contradicted earlier show cause letter - Whether disciplinary proceedings rendered flawed
Mohd Daud Mahmod v. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam, Malaysia & Anor
(Zaleha Zahari, Hasan Lah & Sulaiman Daud JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 144 [CA]

Dismissal from service - Disciplinary proceedings - Whether infringement of GO 23 of Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) (Chapter "D") General Orders 1980 - Whether opportunity to mitigate given - Whether reasons for dismissal should be made known
Mohd Daud Mahmod v. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam, Malaysia & Anor
(Zaleha Zahari, Hasan Lah & Sulaiman Daud JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 144 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Appeal to Federal Court - Propriety of questions framed - Whether questions related to matter determined by High Court and Court of Appeal - Whether issue raised in Court of Appeal - Whether answers to questions had effect of reversing judgment of Court of Appeal - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, s. 96
Dataran Rentas Sdn Bhd v. BMC Construction Sdn Bhd
(Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Nik Hashim & Hashim Yusoff FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 125 [FC]

COMPANY LAW

Winding-up - Application to strike out winding up petition - Notice of motion to strike out - Whether notice should state intitulement
Perbadanan Pengurusan Bella Vista v. CA Management Services Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 3 CLJ 161 [HC]

Winding-up - Application to strike out winding up petition - Whether winding-up court has jurisdiction to hear application
Perbadanan Pengurusan Bella Vista v. CA Management Services Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 3 CLJ 161 [HC]

Winding-up - Insolvency of company - Whether rebutted
Perbadanan Pengurusan Bella Vista v. CA Management Services Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 3 CLJ 161 [HC]

Winding-up - Petition - Intitulement merely stated "In the matter of Section 218 of the Companies Act 1965" - Whether sufficiently particularised - Whether paragraph(s)/limb(s) to be specified - Whether petition fundamentally flawed warranting dismissal - Companies (Winding-Up) Rules 1972, rr. 8, 22 - Companies Act 1965, s. 218(1)
Smartframe Sdn Bhd v. Anjung Bahasa Sdn Bhd
(Hishamudin Mohd Yunus J) [2009] 3 CLJ 189 [HC]

Winding-up - Petition - Opposition to petition - Notice of intention to appear - Whether notice should be filed by respondent - Companies (Winding-Up Rules) 1972, r. 28(1), Form 8 - Companies Act 1965, s. 221(2)
Perbadanan Pengurusan Bella Vista v. CA Management Services Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 3 CLJ 161 [HC]

Winding-up - Petition - Presentation of - Whether petitioner entitled to present - Companies Act 1965, s. 218(2)(a)
Perbadanan Pengurusan Bella Vista v. CA Management Services Sdn Bhd
(Ramly Ali J) [2009] 3 CLJ 161 [HC]

CONTRACT

Misrepresentation - Sale and purchase of property - Failure to build access road as promised - Whether breach of contract - Whether negligent or innocent misrepresentation Whether damages recoverable
Khutubul Zaman & Anor v. TJB Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Azahar Mohamed J) [2009] 3 CLJ 151 [HC]

Sale and purchase of property - Misrepresentation - Failure to build access road as promised - Whether breach of contract - Whether negligent or innocent misrepresentation - Whether damages recoverable
Khutubul Zaman & Anor v. TJB Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Azahar Mohamed J) [2009] 3 CLJ 151 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Penal Code - Section 302 - Murder - Appeal against conviction and death sentence - Delay in writing judgment - Admissibility of statement leading to fact discovered - Whether circumstantial evidence pointed to appellant's guilt - Evidence Act 1950, ss. 8, 27, 114(a)
Amathevelli P Ramasamy v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Augustine Paul & Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 109 [FC]

Penal Code - Section 354 - Outrage of modesty - Order of binding over - Whether inappropriate and not fitting to circumstances of crime - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 294
PP v. Sainin Sidon
(Abdul Rahman Sebli JC) [2009] 3 CLJ 181 [HC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Judgment - Delay in writing - Delay of five years - Whether delay per se insufficient to render decision of trial judge vitiated or set aside - Whether prejudice to accused must be shown
Amathevelli P Ramasamy v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Augustine Paul & Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 109 [FC]

Sentence - Binding over - Outrage of modesty - Whether order of binding over inappropriate and not fitting to circumstances of crime - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 294 - Penal Code, s. 354
PP v. Sainin Sidon
(Abdul Rahman Sebli JC) [2009] 3 CLJ 181 [HC]

EVIDENCE

Adverse inference - Evidence of subsequent conduct under s. 8 Evidence Act 1950 - Whether gave rise to presumption under s. 114(a) Evidence Act 1950 - Whether affected by inadmissibility of statement under s. 27 Evidence Act 1950
Amathevelli P Ramasamy v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Augustine Paul & Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 109 [FC]

Information leading to fact discovered - Admissibility of statement - Question which led to information given not recorded - Whether s. 27 Evidence Act 1950 complied with - Proof of oral evidence - Whether found wanting
Amathevelli P Ramasamy v. PP
(Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Augustine Paul & Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 109 [FC]

LAND LAW

Acquisition of land - Compensation - Claim for right and interest therein - Land Acquisition Act 1960, ss. 2, 36(2), Second Schedule (Forms E, G, H)
Grespa Sdn Bhd v. Pemungut Hasil Tanah, Negeri Kedah Darulnaim & Anor
(Low Hop Bing, Abu Samah Nordin & Sulaiman Daud JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 133 [CA]

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5. CLJ Supp May (Part 1) 2009

ARTICLE

The Notion Of Individual Freedom And Islamic Jurisprudence:
An Overview
by Dr Nehaluddin Ahmad [2009] 8 CLJ i

COURT

HIGH COURT

Cahaya Baru Development Bhd v. Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia
(Land law - Acquisition of land - Compensation) [2009] 8 CLJ 1

Chong Kak Hau lwn. PP
(Hakcipta - Pelanunan - Jualan salinan langgaran karya filem dan rakaman bunyi) [2009] 8 CLJ 10

Hong Leong Bank Bhd lwn. PP
(Prosedur jenayah - Perlucuthakan - Dadah berbahaya - Penyitaan kereta) [2009] 8 CLJ 33

PP lwn. Ismail Ali
(Undang-undang jenayah - Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 376 - Kesalahan merogol) [2009] 8 CLJ 46

Re Southern Investment Bank Bhd & Anor; Applicants
(Banking - Banks and banking business - Orders to transfer and vest assets and liabilities) [2009] 8 CLJ 60

Securities Commission v. Lee Kee Sien, Albert & Ors
(Mareva injunction - Application for) [2009] 8 CLJ 70

Zaliah Zakaria v. Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd
(Pleadings - Amendment) [2009] 8 CLJ 82

SUBJECT INDEX

BANKING

Banks and banking business - Orders to transfer and vest assets and liabilities - Application for - Whether approval of Minister of Finance pursuant to s.49(7) of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA) obtained - Whether requirements of s. 50 BAFIA satisfied - Delegation of Powers Act 1956, s. 17
Re Southern Investment Bank Bhd & Anor; Applicants
(Hishamudin Mohd Yunus J) [2009] 8 CLJ 60 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Inter partes application - Affidavit evidence - Whether admissible - Whether provisions of Evidence Act 1950 apply to affidavit evidence in course of interlocutory civil proceedings
Securities Commission v. Lee Kee Sien, Albert & Ors
(Nallini Pathmanathan JC) [2009] 8 CLJ 70 [HC]

Mareva injunction - Application for - Inter partes application to prevent third defendant from removing, disposing or dealing with assets in his name or up to a value of US$83 million - Whether affidavit evidence admissible - Whether plaintiff made out a good and arguable case against third defendant - Whether injunction would serve to preclude funds from being dissipated
Securities Commission v. Lee Kee Sien, Albert & Ors
(Nallini Pathmanathan JC) [2009] 8 CLJ 70 [HC]

Pleadings - Amendment - Leave to amend statement of claim - Whether proposed amendments introduced new cause of action - Whether arose out of the same or substantially the same facts as cause of action already pleaded - Contracts Act 1950, s. 17 - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 20 r. 5
Zaliah Zakaria v. Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd
(Nallini Pathmanathan JC) [2009] 8 CLJ 82 [HC]

LAND LAW

Acquisition of land - Compensation - Award by Land Administrator - Objection to amount of compensation - Whether defendant prohibited from filing Form N pursuant to s. 38(1) Land Acquisition Act 1960 ('LAA') - Whether defendant was a person interested within meaning of s. 37(3) of the LAA - Whether Form N filed by defendant wrong, void, invalid and of no legal effect
Cahaya Baru Development Bhd v. Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia
(Vernon Ong Lam Kiat JC) [2009] 8 CLJ 1 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

HAKCIPTA

Pelanunan - Jualan salinan langgaran karya filem dan rakaman bunyi - Sama ada perayu didapati bersalah - Sama ada terdapat percanggahan keterangan oleh saksi - Sama ada keraguan ke atas identiti barang kes - Kegagalan mengepilkan salinan karya asal dalam akuan berkanun - Sama ada boleh diterima masuk sebagai keterangan atau eksibit yang boleh membentuk keterangan prima facie - Sama ada s. 42 Akta Hakcipta 1987 peruntukan substantif dan 'preconditions' hendaklah dipatuhi - Pembelaan perayu - Sama ada rekaan semata-mata - Sama ada gagal menimbulkan apa-apa keraguan yang munasabah terhadap kes pendakwaan - Akta Keterangan 1950, s. 9 - Kanun Prosedur Jenayah, s. 422
Chong Kak Hau lwn. PP
(Yaacob Md Sam PK) [2009] 8 CLJ 10 [HC]

KETERANGAN

Beban pembuktian - Anggapan - Penyitaan kereta di bawah s. 25(1) Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Perlucuthakan Harta) 1988 - Pihak yang mempunyai beban membawa keterangan bagi menolak anggapan di bawah s. 35 Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Perlucuthakan Harta) 1988 - Prinsip-prinsip yang patut dipakai - Sama ada kereta tersebut "illegal Property" dan patut dilucut hak kepada Kerajaan Malaysia - Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Perlucuthakan Harta) 1988, s. 2(2)
Hong Leong Bank Bhd lwn. PP
(Yaacob Md Sam PK) [2009] 8 CLJ 33 [HC]

Terima masuk - Bukti sahih - Kesalahan merogol - Prima facie - Keterangan ikut keadaan - Sama ada menunjukkan OKT melakukan hubungan seksual dengan mangsa - Sama ada wujud keterangan mencukupi untuk menyokong inferensi bahawa OKT mengambil kesempatan ke atas mangsa tanpa kerelaannya - Keterangan sokongan menunjukkan kelahiran bayi dan ujian DNA mengesahkan OKT bapa bayi - Sama ada berlakunya kemasukkan zakar OKT ke dalam kemaluan mangsa - Sama ada laporan DNA boleh diterima masuk sebagai keterangan - Kanun Prosedur Jenayah, s. 399 - Sama ada Hakim Sesyen gagal untuk membuat penilaian yang menyeluruh terhadap keterangan-keterangan diberi - Sama ada keterangan-keterangan boleh diterima masuk sebagai keterangan atau bukti sahih
PP lwn. Ismail Ali
(Ahmadi Asnawi PK) [2009] 8 CLJ 46 [HC]

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Perlucuthakan - Dadah berbahaya - Penyitaan kereta di bawah s. 25 Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Perlucuthakan Harta) 1988 - Rayuan terhadap keputusan Hakim Sesyen yang memerintahkan kereta dilucuthakan kepada kerajaan - Sama ada perayu gagal dalam menjalankan 'reasonable inquiries' - Pihak yang mempunyai beban membawa keterangan bagi menolak anggapan di bawah s. 35 Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Perlucuthakan Harta) 1988 - Prinsip-prinsip yang patut dipakai - Sama ada harta 'illegal property' dan patut dilucut hak kepada kerajaan Malaysia - Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Perlucuthakan Harta) 1988, s. 2(2)
Hong Leong Bank Bhd lwn. PP
(Yaacob Md Sam PK) [2009] 8 CLJ 33 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 376 Kesalahan merogol - Prima facie - Keterangan ikut keadaan - Sama ada menunjukkan OKT melakukan hubungan seksual dengan mangsa - Sama ada wujud keterangan mencukupi untuk menyokong inferensi bahawa OKT mengambil kesempatan ke atas mangsa tanpa kerelaannya - Keterangan sokongan menunjukkan kelahiran bayi dan ujian DNA mengesahkan OKT bapa bayi - Sama ada berlakunya kemasukkan zakar OKT ke dalam kemaluan mangsa - Kanun Prosedur Jenayah, s. 399 - Sama ada laporan DNA boleh diterima masuk sebagai keterangan - Sama ada hubungan seksual berlaku dalam salah satu dari keadaan yang dinyatakan di bawah s. 375 Kanun Keseksaan - Sama ada pendakwaraya berjaya membuktikan kes prima facie terhadap OKT
PP lwn. Ismail Ali
(Ahmadi Asnawi PK) [2009] 8 CLJ 46 [HC]

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CASE OF THE WEEK

SHAAFIE SAIBI v. PP

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Charge - Defective charge - Charges implying continuous offences of rape - Charges overlapping with each other - Charges preventing accused from raising an alibi - Whether charges defective

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Charge - Defective charge - Two charges preferred for two distinct offences - Charges not falling under ss. 165(1) and 164 of the CPC - Both charges jointly tried in a single trial - Whether trial null and void


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