CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2009, Vol 13

03 July 2009

CLJ Law MALAYSIA

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New This Week -  1. CLJ June (Part 2) 2009
  2. CLJ June (Part 3) 2009
  3. CLJ June (Part 4) 2009
  4. CLJ Supp June (Part 2) 2009

1. CLJ June (Part 2) 2009

ARTICLE

Enhancing The Responsibilities Of Auditors In Malaysia
by Asst. Prof. Loganathan Krishnan [2009] 3 CLJ i

COURT

FEDERAL COURT

Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri v. Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin & Another Appeal
(Judge - Application to recuse judge) [2009] 3 CLJ 513

Tan Sri Joseph Kurup v. Danny Anthony Andipai; Attorney General, Malaysia (Intervener)
(Petition - Nomination papers - Filed outside time frame) [2009] 3 CLJ 523

COURT OF APPEAL

McCurry Restaurant (KL) Sdn Bhd v. McDonald's Corporation
(Passing off - Usage of prefix "Mc") [2009] 3 CLJ 540

PP v. Zainal Ismail & Ors
(Corruption - Soliciting money in consideration of not taking action) [2009] 3 CLJ 554

Sea Oil Mill (1979) Sdn Bhd & Anor v. Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd
(Summary judgment - Loan facility under Islamic banking principles) [2009] 3 CLJ 564

HIGH COURT

Kertih Port Sdn Bhd v. Owners Of The Vessel "Shema"
(Service - Writ in action in rem and warrant of arrest) [2009] 3 CLJ 574

PP v. Tang Siew Yew & Ors
(Appeal - Reinstatement) [2009] 3 CLJ 585

Siti Juliana Suen Abdullah & Ors v. Sungei Wang Properties Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Costs - Getting up fee) [2009] 3 CLJ 592

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMIRALTY AND SHIPPING

Jurisdiction - High Court - Whether admiralty jurisdiction improperly invoked - Notice of discontinuance of action in rem - Whether abuse of court process - Whether court process used as tool for advantage
Kertih Port Sdn Bhd v. Owners Of The Vessel "Shema"
(Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2009] 3 CLJ 574 [HC]

Service - Writ in action in rem and warrant of arrest - Service on master of vessel - Whether service on property - Whether non-compliance with O. 70 rr. 7 and 10 Rules of the High Court 1980 - Whether O. 1A of rules applicable - Whether justice of case overrides non-compliance with rules
Kertih Port Sdn Bhd v. Owners Of The Vessel "Shema"
(Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2009] 3 CLJ 574 [HC]

Warrant of arrest - Damages for wrongful arrest - Whether owners of vessel under arrest entitled to wasted costs and unnecessary expenses while vessel under arrest
Kertih Port Sdn Bhd v. Owners Of The Vessel "Shema"
(Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2009] 3 CLJ 574 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Costs - Getting up fee - Application for review - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 59 r. 36(1) - Subordinate Courts Rules 1980, O. 48 r. 21
Siti Juliana Suen Abdullah & Ors v. Sungei Wang Properties Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer JC) [2009] 3 CLJ 592 [HC]

Judge - Application to recuse judge - Grounds - Danger of real bias as applicant was critical of judge on website - Earlier habeas corpus application by applicant dismissed by judge subsequently allowed on appeal - Whether grounds justified
Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri v. Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin & Another Appeal
(Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul & Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 513 [FC]

Judge - Recusal proceedings - Judge recused himself from proceedings - Whether constitutional - Courts of Judicature Act 1964, ss. 74, 78
Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri v. Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin & Another Appeal
(Nik Hashim, Augustine Paul & Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 513 [FC]

Summary judgment - Loan facility under Islamic banking principles - Whether plaintiff could lawfully grant facility to defendant at material date - Whether triable issues raised
Sea Oil Mill (1979) Sdn Bhd & Anor v. Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & KN Segara JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 564 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Corruption - Dismissal of conviction, appeal against - Conviction for soliciting money in consideration of not taking action - Whether High Court erred in dismissing conviction entered by sessions court on facts and evidence
PP v. Zainal Ismail & Ors
(Gopal Sri Ram, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Sulong Matjeraie JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 554 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Reinstatement - Application by prosecution - Whether there was contumelious delay by prosecution to appear on hearing dates of appeal - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 313
PP v. Tang Siew Yew & Ors
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer JC) [2009] 3 CLJ 585 [HC]

ELECTION

Petition - Nomination papers - Rejection by returning officer because papers filed outside time frame - Subsequent acceptance by Deputy Director of Election Commission - Whether acceptance lawful - Whether compliance of time frame mandatory - Whether Deputy Director could override time frame requirement - Election Offences Act 1954, s. 32(b) - Elections Act 1958, ss. 4, 5, 16 - Elections (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981, regs. 6(2)(b), (2A), 7
Tan Sri Joseph Kurup v. Danny Anthony Andipai; Attorney General, Malaysia (Intervener)
(Alauddin Mohd Sheriff PCA, Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya) & Nik Hashim FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 523 [FC]

EVIDENCE

Witness - Credibility of - Whether corroboration required
PP v. Zainal Ismail & Ors
(Gopal Sri Ram, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Sulong Matjeraie JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 554 [CA]

TORT

Passing off - Name of business - Plaintiff's "McDonald's" as against defendant's "McCurry" - Usage of prefix "Mc" - Whether public would presume plaintiff associated with defendant - Whether defendant sought to obtain unfair advantage from usage of prefix
McCurry Restaurant (KL) Sdn Bhd v. McDonald's Corporation
(Gopal Sri Ram, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Sulong Matjeraie JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 540 [CA]

TRADE MARKS

Passing off - Similarity in trade names - Plaintiff's "McDonald's" as against defendant's "McCurry" - Usage of prefix "Mc" - Whether there was similarity in get-up - Whether different types of food served - Whether different sets of customers patronising outlets - Whether public would presume plaintiff associated with defendant - Whether defendant sought to obtain unfair advantage from usage of prefix - Whether learned judge erred to assume plaintiff had monopoly in usage of prefix
McCurry Restaurant (KL) Sdn Bhd v. McDonald's Corporation
(Gopal Sri Ram, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Sulong Matjeraie JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 540 [CA]

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2. CLJ June (Part 3) 2009

COURT

COURT OF APPEAL

Jeva Subramaniam & Anor v. PP
(Dangerous drugs - Agent provocateur - Whether could be agent provocateur for one accused and not for the other in same transaction) [2009] 3 CLJ 597

MBf Factors Sdn Bhd v. Ban Hoo Electrical & Furniture Sdn Bhd
(Affidavit in reply - Filing, time for - Whether from service of sealed or unsealed copy of notice of application) [2009] 3 CLJ 609

Ramlah Abdullah v. Talasco Insurance Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Road accident - Vicarious liability - Uninsured driver - Recovery of indemnity against Motor Insurers' Bureau) [2009] 3 CLJ 620

Yazid Sufaat & Ors v. Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya Malaysia
(ISA detainees - Fundamental liberties - Right to vote in General Election) [2009] 3 CLJ 633

HIGH COURT

PECD Bhd & Anor v. Merino-ODD Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Companies - Scheme of arrangement - Application for order to restraint legal proceedings against company) [2009] 3 CLJ 685

YCS Corporation Bhd v. Maritime Corporate Park Sdn Bhd; Northport Container Terminal Sdn Bhd & Anor (Applicants)
(Winding up - Action against wound up company - Whether must first intervene in winding up proceedings) [2009] 3 CLJ 704

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Subsidiary legislation - Election Commission - Election Commission's powers to make rules pertaining to elections - Whether powers unlimited - Election Commission may make rules which are necessary for its functions - Rules made by Election Commission to have effect subject to federal law
Yazid Sufaat & Ors v. Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya Malaysia
(Zulkefli Makinudin, Low Hop Bing & Zainun Ali JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 633 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Affidavits - Affidavit in reply - Time limit for filing and service, how reckoned - Whether time reckoned from service of sealed or unsealed copy of notice of application - Subordinate Courts Rules 1980, O. 24
MBf Factors Sdn Bhd v. Ban Hoo Electrical & Furniture Sdn Bhd
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Abu Samah Nordin & Sulong Matjeraie JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 609 [CA]

Affidavits - Affidavit in reply - Whether delay in filing affidavit-in-reply curable under rules of court - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 1A - Subordinate Courts Rules 1980, O. 2
MBf Factors Sdn Bhd v. Ban Hoo Electrical & Furniture Sdn Bhd
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Abu Samah Nordin & Sulong Matjeraie JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 609 [CA]

Res judicata - Finality of earlier decision - Issue earlier decided in subordinate court - No appeal lodged against decision - Subsequent attempt to relitigate issue in fresh action in the High Court - Whether res judicata applicable
Ramlah Abdullah v. Talasco Insurance Sdn Bhd & Anor
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & KN Segara JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 620 [CA]

Service - Notice of application - Whether notice of application ought to be filed and endorsed before service - Whether service of sealed and endorsed copy of application proper service - Whether service of unendorsed and unsealed copy of application mere notice of intention to file application - Subordinate Courts Rules 1980, O. 24
MBf Factors Sdn Bhd v. Ban Hoo Electrical & Furniture Sdn Bhd
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Abu Samah Nordin & Sulong Matjeraie JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 609 [CA]

Winding up - Suit against company - Application to proceed with civil action against wound up company - Whether necessary for plaintiff to first intervene in the winding up proceedings - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 15 r. 6 - Companies Act 1965, s. 226
YCS Corporation Bhd v. Maritime Corporate Park Sdn Bhd; Northport Container Terminal Sdn Bhd & Anor (Applicants)
(Hishamudin Mohd Yunus J) [2009] 3 CLJ 704 [HC]

COMPANIES AND CORPORATIONS

Winding up - Suit against company - Application to proceed with civil action against wound up company - Whether necessary for plaintiff to first intervene in the winding up proceedings - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 15 r. 6 - Companies Act 1965, s. 226
YCS Corporation Bhd v. Maritime Corporate Park Sdn Bhd; Northport Container Terminal Sdn Bhd & Anor (Applicants)
(Hishamudin Mohd Yunus J) [2009] 3 CLJ 704 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Arrangement, scheme of - Court approval - Application to court - Application for leave to convene meeting of creditors under s. 176(1) Companies Act 1965 - Application for order restraining legal proceedings against company under s. 176(10) Companies Act 1965 - Applications to be dealt with in summary way ex parte before judge in chambers - Requirement of frank and fair disclosure of all relevant materials - Failure by applicant to sufficiently identify key points of scheme of arrangement in supporting affidavits - Failure by applicant to disclose previous similar ex parte application made to another judge - Applications defective
PECD Bhd & Anor v. Merino-ODD Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Azahar Mohamed J) [2009] 3 CLJ 685 [HC]

Arrangement, scheme of - Court approval - Whether against public policy to sanction scheme of arrangement - Proposed scheme of arrangement involving utilization of monies in contravention of provisions of Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 - Whether scheme of arrangement not feasible
PECD Bhd & Anor v. Merino-ODD Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Azahar Mohamed J) [2009] 3 CLJ 685 [HC]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Fundamental liberties - Right to vote - Applicants detainees under ISA in Kamunting - Unable to cast votes on day of election - Whether a denial of their rights - Whether Election Commission violated applicants' constitutional rights under art. 119 Federal Constitution - Whether applicants' right to vote must be at particular constituency where they are registered as electors - Whether there was a duty on the Election Commission to facilitate casting of votes by bringing applicants to respective constituencies - Whether applicants qualified to be postal voters under reg. 3(1) of the Election (Postal Voting) Regulations 2003 - Whether the Election Commission had violated the applicants' rights under art. 8 and 10 of the Federal Constitution
Yazid Sufaat & Ors v. Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya Malaysia
(Zulkefli Makinudin, Low Hop Bing & Zainun Ali JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 633 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Delivery of drugs, whether a question of fact and degree - Whether sale of drugs dependent upon physical delivery of drugs to buyer and payment of price
Jeva Subramaniam & Anor v. PP
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Ahmad Maarop JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 597 [CA]

Penal Code - Section 34 - Common intention - Elements of
Jeva Subramaniam & Anor v. PP
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Ahmad Maarop JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 597 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Judgment - Contents of - Failure of trial judge to specifically state prosecution had proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt - Whether a misdirection - Judgment stating that defence had not cast a reasonable doubt - Whether sufficient direction
Jeva Subramaniam & Anor v. PP
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Ahmad Maarop JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 597 [CA]

EQUITY

Estoppel - Res judicata - Issue earlier decided in subordinate court - No appeal lodged against decision - Subsequent attempt to relitigate issue in fresh action in the High Court - Whether res judicata applicable
Ramlah Abdullah v. Talasco Insurance Sdn Bhd & Anor
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & KN Segara JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 620 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Agent provocateur - Admissibility of evidence - Statements made to agent provocateur - Whether admissible
Jeva Subramaniam & Anor v. PP
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Ahmad Maarop JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 597 [CA]

Agent provocateur - Definition of - Test for determining whether a person is an agent provocateur - Whether a person may be an agent provocateur in respect of one accused in a transaction and not an agent provocateur in respect of another accused in the same transaction - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 40A
Jeva Subramaniam & Anor v. PP
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Ahmad Maarop JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 597 [CA]

INSURANCE

Motor insurance - Motor Insurers' Bureau - Uninsured driver - Action not instituted or pleaded against Motor Insurers' Bureau - Whether indemnity recoverable from Motor Insurer's Bureau
Ramlah Abdullah v. Talasco Insurance Sdn Bhd & Anor
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & KN Segara JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 620 [CA]

TORT

Damages - Road accident - Uninsured driver - Action not instituted or pleaded against Motor Insurers' Bureau - Whether indemnity recoverable from Motor Insurer's Bureau
Ramlah Abdullah v. Talasco Insurance Sdn Bhd & Anor
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & KN Segara JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 620 [CA]

Vicarious liability - Road accident - Whether vicarious liability only confined to master and servant relationship - Whether vicarious liability included acts of agent
Ramlah Abdullah v. Talasco Insurance Sdn Bhd & Anor
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & KN Segara JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 620 [CA]

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3. CLJ June (Part 4) 2009

COURT

SPECIAL COURT

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd v. Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Ja'afar Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus & Another Case
(Banks and banking business - Letter of credit) [2009] 3 CLJ 709

FEDERAL COURT

Teng Howe Sing v. PP
(Cautioned statements - Duty to disclose relevant information) [2009] 3 CLJ 733

COURT OF APPEAL

Wong Kiong Hung & Anor v. Chang Siew Lan & Another Appeal
(Sale and purchase of property - Vendors' solicitor absconded with money) [2009] 3 CLJ 751

HIGH COURT

David Chelliah v. Monorail Malaysia Technology Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Negligence - Damages) [2009] 3 CLJ 771

Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi & Ors v. Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu
(Application to strike out action) [2009] 3 CLJ 785

Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Making and distribution of obscene video compact disc) [2009] 3 CLJ 798

SUBJECT INDEX

BANKING

Banks and banking business - Letter of credit - Claim arising from standby letter of credit issued by bank - Whether standby letter of credit irrevocable - Consent of beneficiary - Whether standby letter of credit legally revoked - Estoppel - Principles applicable - Injunction order - Issue of fraud - Pleadings - Whether claim should be allowed
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd v. Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Ja'afar Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus & Another Case
(Abdul Hamid Mohamad CJ, Alauddin Mohd Sheriff CJ (M), Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Arifin Zakaria FCJ, Zulkefli Makinudin FCJJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 709 [SC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Parties - Intervention - Application to intervene in proceeding - Failure by interveners to show how their rights against, or liabilities to, any party in proceeding would be directly affected by any order that court would make in proceeding - Whether application ought to be dismissed
Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi & Ors v. Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu
(Balia Yusof Wahi J) [2009] 3 CLJ 785 [HC]

Striking out - Application to strike out action - Plaintiffs seeking declaration that they were still members of Perak State Legislative Assembly - Whether frivolous and vexatious and an abuse of process of court - Complex and multiple issues to be determined - Whether not a plain and obvious case to be struck out - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 18 r. 19(1)(b), (d)
Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi & Ors v. Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu
(Balia Yusof Wahi J) [2009] 3 CLJ 785 [HC]

CONTRACT

Sale and purchase of property - Solicitor - Purchaser's solicitor paid balance purchase price to vendors' solicitor - Vendors' solicitor absconded with money - Whether vendors' solicitor agent of vendors - Whether vendors vicariously liable for their solicitor - Whether purchaser's solicitor liable to purchaser in tort of negligence or for breach of contractual duty - Terms and conditions of sale and purchase agreement
Wong Kiong Hung & Anor v. Chang Siew Lan & Another Appeal
(Low Hop Bing, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Vincent Ng JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 751 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Conviction and sentence to death - Appeal against - Misdirection - Possession of drugs - Whether knowledge proved - Conduct of accused - Inference to be drawn - Non-direction as to weight and status of evidence - Cautioned statement - Imposition of duty to disclose relevant information - Review of findings of fact
Teng Howe Sing v. PP
(Alauddin Mohd Sheriff PCA, Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Zulkefli Makinudin FCJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 733 [FC]

Penal Code - Section 292(a) - Making and distribution of obscene video compact disc - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Whether s. 292(a) applicable - Definition of "obscene object" - Whether Prima facie case made out - Evaluation of defence's case - Whether miscarriage of justice occasioned
Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Nallini Pathmanathan J) [2009] 3 CLJ 798 [HC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Defence - Calling for defence of accused - Whether must first make out offence to high degree of certainty - Burden of proof - Prima facie case - Penal Code, s. 292(a)
Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Nallini Pathmanathan J) [2009] 3 CLJ 798 [HC]

Defence - Explanation by accused - Whether raised credible or reasonable doubt on prosecution's case - Failure by trial judge to consider accused's evidence and explanation - Error in law
Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Nallini Pathmanathan J) [2009] 3 CLJ 798 [HC]

Disclosure of information - Statement of accused - Failure to provide relevant information - Whether entitled trial judge to disbelieve him - Finding of fact
Teng Howe Sing v. PP
(Alauddin Mohd Sheriff PCA, Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Zulkefli Makinudin FCJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 733 [FC]

Prosecution - Prima facie case - Whether established - Whether requisite elements of offence made out - Maximum evaluation of evidence - Failure to comply with fundamental requirement - Penal Code, s. 292(a)
Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Nallini Pathmanathan J) [2009] 3 CLJ 798 [HC]

Statements - Cautioned statements - Duty to disclose relevant information - Imposition of - Whether failure by accused to provide relevant information entitled trial judge to disbelieve him - Finding of fact
Teng Howe Sing v. PP
(Alauddin Mohd Sheriff PCA, Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Zulkefli Makinudin FCJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 733 [FC]

EVIDENCE

Burden of proof - Defence raised by appellant - Comprehensive review of defence instead of prosecution's case - Reversal of burden of proof - Whether a substantive flaw - Penal Code, s. 292(a)
Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Nallini Pathmanathan J) [2009] 3 CLJ 798 [HC]

Burden of proof - Prima facie case - Whether established - Prosecution's case - Maximum evaluation of evidence - Penal Code, s. 292(a)
Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Nallini Pathmanathan J) [2009] 3 CLJ 798 [HC]

Burden of proof - Prosecution's burden - Thorough examination and evaluation of prosecution's case - Whether carried out - Reversal of burden of proof - Application to defence of accused - Whether a substantive flaw - Penal Code, s. 292(a)
Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Nallini Pathmanathan J) [2009] 3 CLJ 798 [HC]

Statement - Cautioned statement - Duty to disclose relevant information - Imposition of - Whether failure by accused to provide relevant information entitled trial judge to disbelieve him - Finding of fact
Teng Howe Sing v. PP
(Alauddin Mohd Sheriff PCA, Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Zulkefli Makinudin FCJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 733 [FC]

Weight - Evidence of witness - Non-direction as to weight and status of evidence of person arrested at same time as accused - Whether would have been relevant and favourable to accused
Teng Howe Sing v. PP
(Alauddin Mohd Sheriff PCA, Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Zulkefli Makinudin FCJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 733 [FC]

Witness - Weight given to evidence - Non-direction as to weight and status of evidence of person arrested at same time as accused - Whether would have been relevant and favourable to accused
Teng Howe Sing v. PP
(Alauddin Mohd Sheriff PCA, Arifin Zakaria CJ (Malaya), Zulkefli Makinudin FCJ) [2009] 3 CLJ 733 [FC]

LAND LAW

Sale and purchase of property - Solicitor - Purchaser's solicitor paid balance purchase price to vendors' solicitor - Vendors' solicitor absconded with money - Whether vendors' solicitor agent of vendors - Whether vendors vicariously liable for their solicitor - Whether purchaser's solicitor liable to purchaser in tort of negligence or for breach of contractual duty - Terms and conditions of sale and purchase agreement
Wong Kiong Hung & Anor v. Chang Siew Lan & Another Appeal
(Low Hop Bing, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Vincent Ng JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 751 [CA]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Duty of care - Solicitors - Sale and purchase of property - Purchaser's solicitor paid balance purchase price to vendors' solicitor - Vendors' solicitor absconded with money - Whether vendors' solicitor agent of vendors - Whether vendors vicariously liable for their solicitor - Whether purchaser's solicitor liable to purchaser in tort of negligence or for breach of contractual duty - Terms and conditions of sale and purchase agreement
Wong Kiong Hung & Anor v. Chang Siew Lan & Another Appeal
(Low Hop Bing, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Vincent Ng JJCA) [2009] 3 CLJ 751 [CA]

TORT

Negligence - Damages - Plaintiff suffered serious head and bodily injuries when hit by safety wheel falling from a monorail train - Proof of negligence - Prima facie case - Onus of proof on defendants - Whether discharged - Failure to lead evidence - Foreseeability - Whether negligence proven
David Chelliah v. Monorail Malaysia Technology Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JC) [2009] 3 CLJ 771 [HC]

Negligence - Breach of statutory duty - Plaintiff suffered serious head and bodily injuries when hit by safety wheel falling from a monorail train - Action against regulator of railway operations - Private law cause of action - Railways Act 1991, s. 4
David Chelliah v. Monorail Malaysia Technology Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JC) [2009] 3 CLJ 771 [HC]

WORDS & PHRASES

"obscene object" - Penal Code, s. 292(a) - Definition of - Whether video compact discs fell within definition
Mohd Rizal Mat Yusuf v. PP
(Nallini Pathmanathan J) [2009] 3 CLJ 798 [HC]

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4. CLJ Supp June (Part 2) 2009

ARTICLE

Peeping Into A Hacker's Mind And Criminological Theories:
An Overview
by Dr Nehaluddin Ahmad [2009] 8 CLJ xxix

COURT

HIGH COURT

Allied Metalcraft Corporation Sdn Bhd v. Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
(Civil procedure - Appeal - Admission - Withdrawal of erroneous admission) [2009] 8 CLJ 321

Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri v. Primary Properties Sdn Bhd
(Revenue law - Income tax - Appeal - Special Commissioners) [2009] 8 CLJ 330

Michael Chew Yew Sheng lwn. PP
(Undang-Undang jenayah - Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 474 - Pemilikan kad kredit palsu) [2009] 8 CLJ 338

Ranhill Worley Sdn Bhd v. Franz Jozef Marie Schefman & Anor
(Administrative law - Remedies - Certiorari, application for - To quash award of Industrial Court) [2009] 8 CLJ 364

Re Endon Tamseran; Ex P Parkash Singh Wasawa Singh
(Bankruptcy - Prohibitory order - Extension of - Application for) [2009] 8 CLJ 379

Tan Hock Beng v. Perfect Kamhung Sdn Bhd
(Company law - Winding up - Just and equitable grounds - Quasi partnership company) [2009] 8 CLJ 387

Tropical Profile Sdn Bhd v. Kerajaan Malaysia Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia & Ors (No 5)
(Government proceedings - Monetary judgment - Enforcement of) [2009] 8 CLJ 411

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Remedies - Certiorari, application for - To quash award of Industrial Court - Whether Industrial Court erred in law and in excess of jurisdiction
Ranhill Worley Sdn Bhd v. Franz Jozef Marie Schefman & Anor
(Lau Bee Lan J) [2009] 8 CLJ 364 [HC]

BANKRUPTCY

Certificate of discharge - Issuance of - Order prohibiting issuance of certificate expiring - Applicant's application seeking extension of said prohibitory order - Whether prohibitory order incapable of being extended beyond two years provided by s. 33B(6)(b) Bankruptcy Act 1967 - Whether KP JIM exercised discretionary powers under s. 33A(1) Bankruptcy Act 1967 - Whether court has no business interfering with KP's exercise - Whether no purpose served to prolong bankrupt's bankruptcy
Re Endon Tamseran; Ex P Parkash Singh Wasawa Singh
(Ahmadi Asnawi JC) [2009] 8 CLJ 379 [HC]

Prohibitory order - Extension of - Application for - Application for extension of order prohibiting issuance of certificate of discharge - Whether prohibitory order incapable of being extended beyond two years provided by s. 33B(6)(b) Bankruptcy Act 1967 - Whether KP JIM exercised discretionary powers under s. 33A(1) Bankruptcy Act 1967 - Whether court has no business interfering with KP's exercise - Whether no purpose served to prolong bankrupt's bankruptcy
Re Endon Tamseran; Ex P Parkash Singh Wasawa Singh
(Ahmadi Asnawi JC) [2009] 8 CLJ 379 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Admission - Withdrawal of erroneous admission - Whether appellant could withdraw an erroneous admission of law in appeal from case stated - Whether tantamount to High Court usurping powers of Special Commissioners of Income Tax - Whether appeal dismissed
Allied Metalcraft Corporation Sdn Bhd v. Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri
(Lau Bee Lan J) [2009] 8 CLJ 321 [HC]

Government proceedings - Monetary judgment - Enforcement of - Seeking satisfaction of monetary judgment against government - Whether plaintiff legally entitled to invoke s. 33 of the Government Proceedings Act 1956 - Whether proper procedure - Whether objection by all defendants without merit and could not be sustained
Tropical Profile Sdn Bhd v. Kerajaan Malaysia Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia & Ors (No 5)
(Low Hop Bing J) [2009] 8 CLJ 411 [HC]

Originating summons - Controversies of facts - Allegation of - Whether originating summons should have been converted to a writ - Whether affidavits reproductions which did not constitute controversies of facts - Whether objection by defendants misconceived and wholly without merits
Tropical Profile Sdn Bhd v. Kerajaan Malaysia Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia & Ors (No 5)
(Low Hop Bing J) [2009] 8 CLJ 411 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Winding up - Just and equitable grounds - Quasi partnership company - Petitioner removed as director of companies due to allegation of misappropriation of funds - Whether petitioner able to prove he was wrongly removed from Board of Directors of companies - Whether petitioner's conducts inconsistent with claimed innocence - Petitioner must come to court with clean hands - Whether removal of petitioner with just cause - Whether a proper case to wind up companies under s. 218(1)(i) Companies Act 1965
Tan Hock Beng v. Perfect Kamhung Sdn Bhd
(Kang Hwee Gee J) [2009] 8 CLJ 387 [HC]

LABOUR LAW

Industrial Court - Remedies - Certiorari, application for - Postponement for applicant to call crucial witness disallowed by Industrial Court - Whether learned chairman acted fairly - Backwages for unexpired period of fixed term contract - Whether logical and reasonable - Whether Industrial Court erred in law and in excess of jurisdiction
Ranhill Worley Sdn Bhd v. Franz Jozef Marie Schefman & Anor
(Lau Bee Lan J) [2009] 8 CLJ 364 [HC]

REVENUE LAW

Income tax - Appeal - Special Commissioners - Assessments - Cost of construction logging road and workers' camp for timber extraction business - Forest allowance - Whether given for expenses expended by concession holder or timber licensee in extraction of timber - Whether taxpayer contractually acquired rights and liabilities of licensee - Whether taxpayer entitled to claim forest allowance for expenses - Income Tax Act 1967, s. 33, 39, para 8 sch 3
Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri v. Primary Properties Sdn Bhd
(Rhodzariah Bujang JC) [2009] 8 CLJ 330 [HC]

Income tax - Appeal - Special Commissioners - Assessments - Cost of construction logging road and workers' camp for timber extraction business - Whether capital expenditures - Whether findings of SCIT reasonable and in accord with the law - Income Tax Act 1967, s. 33, 39, para 8 sch 3
Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri v. Primary Properties Sdn Bhd
(Rhodzariah Bujang JC) [2009] 8 CLJ 330 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH

Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 474 - Pemilikan kad kredit palsu - Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman - Sama ada Hakim Sesyen gagal menimbangkan pembelaan perayu seperti yang diperlukan oleh s. 173(m) Kanun Tatacara Jenayah - Pengetahuan perayu ke atas kad kredit palsu milikannya - Sama ada perlakuan perayu fakta relevan di bawah s. 8(i) Akta Keterangan 1950 - Sama ada Chong Bee Chin saksi material yang boleh mengundang pemakaian s.114(g) Akta Keterangan 1950 - Sama ada kes pendakwaan terhadap perayu mengalami kecacatan - Pembelaan perayu gagal menimbulkan keraguan ke atas kes pendakwaan - Sama ada adanya sebab kukuh untuk mahkamah ini mengubah dapatan dan sabitan oleh Hakim Sesyen
Michael Chew Yew Sheng lwn. PP
(Yaacob Md Sam PK) [2009] 8 CLJ 338 [HC]

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CASE OF THE WEEK

SISTEM PENYURAIAN TRAFIK KL BARAT SDN BHD v. KENNY HEIGHTS DEVELOPMENT SDN BHD & ANOR

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Parties - Intervention - Application to intervene in land reference proceedings - Rights of intervener - Whether intervener had direct interest in subject matter of action - Leave to intervene - Land acquired to build highway - SPRINT given concession to build highway - Whether SPRINT has direct legal interest in compensation payable to land owner under acquisition - Whether SPRINT a "person interested" within meaning of Land Acquisition Act 1960 - Rights of SPRINT to pay land owner for acquisition will be directly affected if SPRINT not allowed to intervene - Whether leave to intervene ought to be given - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 15 r. 6(2)(b)

EVIDENCE: Adverse inference - Document not produced - Illustration (g) to s. 114 Evidence Act 1950 - Whether mandatory for court to invoke adverse inference - Adverse inference for failing to produce privatization agreement in its entirety - Privatization agreement contained confidentiality clause prohibiting disclosure - Adverse inference to be invoked only in cases of withholding of evidence and not merely on account of failure to obtain evidence - Whether fit and proper case for adverse inference rule to be invoked

LAND LAW: Acquisition of land - Compensation - Award by Land Administrator - Objection to amount of compensation - Whether intervener prohibited from filing Form N pursuant to s. 38(1) Land Acquisition Act 1960 (‘LAA’) - Whether intervener was a person interested within meaning of s. 37(3) of the LAA - term "person interested" to be interpreted to promote purpose or object of Land Acquisition Act - Concessionaire in privatization agreement has a direct legal interest in amount of compensation payable in respect of lands acquired - Concessionaire is a person interested within meaning of s. 37(3) of the LAA


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