CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2011, Vol 2 & Vol 13

8 April 2011

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New This Week 1. Legislation Highlights
2. Articles
      a) Legal Network Series Articles
3. Latest Cases
    a) Legal Network Series
    b) CLJ Volume 2 (Part 8) 2011
      c) CLJ Volume 3 (Part 1) 2011

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1. Legislation Highlights

Principal Acts

NUMBER

TITLE

DATE COMING INTO FORCE

REPEALING

ACT 717 Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia Act 2010 1 March 2011 [P.U. (B) 092/2011] - Nil -
ACT 720 Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation Act 2011 31 December 2010 - Nil -
ACT 721 International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation Act 2011 25 October 2010 - Nil -
ACT 722 Fees (Malaysian Meteorological Department (Validation) Act 2011 28 January 2011 - Nil -
ACT 723 Price Control And Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 Not Yet In Force - Nil -
ACT 724 National Visual Arts Development Board Act 2011 Not Yet In Force - Nil -

Amending Acts

NUMBER

TITLE

DATE COMING INTO FORCE

AMENDING

ACT A1379 Malaysian Timber Industry Board (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act 2010 1 March 2011 [P.U. (B) 091/2011] ACT 105
ACT A1387 Malaysian Timber Industry Board (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act 2010 Not Yet In Force ACT 105
ACT A1388 Supply Act 2011 31 December 2010 - Nil -
ACT A1389 Bank Simpanan Nasional (Amendment) Act 2011 24 February 2011 [P.U.  (B) 79/2011] ACT 146
ACT A1390 Moneylenders (Amendment) Act 2011 Not Yet In Force ACT 400
ACT A1391 Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2011 31 January 2011 [P.U. (B) 37/2011] ACT 333

PU(A)

NUMBER TITLE DATE COMING INTO FORCE

PRINCIPAL ACT NO

PU(A) 087/2011 Customs (Values) (Palm Oil) (No 11) Order 2011 14 March 2011 ACT 235
PU(A) 088/2011 Capital Markets And Services (Fees) Regulations 2011 15 March 2011 ACT 671
PU(A) 089/2011 Control Of Supplies (Exemption) Order 2011 17 March 2011 ACT 122
PU(A) 090/2011 Control Of Supplies (Exemption) (No 2) Order 2011 17 March 2011 ACT 122
PU(A) 091/2011 Control Of Supplies (Chicken) (Exemption) Order 2011 17 March 2011 ACT 122

PU(B)

NUMBER TITLE DATE COMING INTO FORCE

PRINCIPAL ACT NO

PU(B) 116/2011 Reservation Of Land For Public Purpose - Federal Territory Of Kuala Lumpur: Mukim - Setapak 24 March 2011 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 117/2011 Reservation Of Land For Public Purpose - Federal Territory Of Kuala Lumpur: Mukim - Kuala Lumpur 24 March 2011 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 118/2011 Reservation Of Land For Public Purpose - Federal Territory Of Kuala Lumpur: Mukim - Kuala Lumpur 24 March 2011 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 119/2011 Reservation Of Land For Public Purpose - Federal Territory Of Kuala Lumpur: Mukim - Kuala Lumpur 24 March 2011 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 120/2011 Reservation Of Land For Public Purpose - Federal Territory Of Kuala Lumpur: Mukim - Kuala Lumpur 24 March 2011 ACT 56/1965

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Bills

NUMBER TITLE DATE COMING INTO FORCE

PRINCIPAL ACT NO

Selangor Freedom Of Information Enactment 2009 - -

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2. Articles

a) Legal Network Series Articles

1. The Future Of The CPR [Read excerpt]
By Lord Clarke Of Stone-Cum-Ebony, Master Of The Rolls*

2. The Rights Of Litigants In Employment Dispute Resolution In Malaysia** [Read excerpt]
By Kamal Halili Hassan*

3. Latest Cases

a) Legal Network Series

CITATION TITLE SUBJECT
[2009] 1 LNS 979 [HC] Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu v. Ganesan Retanam

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Legislature - State Assembly - Appointment and removal of speaker - Whether matter justiciable - Federal Constitution, art. 72(1) - Validity of any proceedings in State Assembly - Validity of removal of plaintiff as speaker - Validity of appointment of defendant as speaker - Whether plaintiff still speaker of State Assembly of Perak at time of filing action for injunctions against defendant - Whether plaintiff's action obviously unsustainable - Law of the Constitution of Perak, art. 36A

[2009] 1 LNS 1700 [HC] PP v. Long Khan Chin

CRIMINAL LAW: Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in 125.98g monoacetylmorphines - Accused in actual physical possession of drugs with requisite knowledge - Presumption of trafficking under s. 37(da)(iii) - Uncertainty as to weight of drugs - Statement/report of chemist not in evidence - Amendment of charge to unlawful possession of 0.174g (weight of sample used by chemist for analysis) monoacetylmorphines under s. 12(2) - Whether defence story of innocent carrier without knowledge a mere invention - Plausibility of a third person to whom drugs belonged

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Charge - Amendment of - Amendment by judge at defence's submissions stage - Accused charged under s. 39B(1)(a) Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for trafficking in 125.98g monoacetylmorphines - Uncertainty as to weight of drugs - Statement/report of chemist not in evidence - Amendment of charge to unlawful possession of 0.174g (weight of sample used by chemist for analysis) monoacetylmorphines under s. 12(2)

[2009] 1 LNS 1702 [HC] Lim Kuan Gin & Anor v. Chong Peng Wah

CONTRACT: Sale and purchase of property - 'Subject to contract' agreements - Option to purchase - Letter of offer signed by both vendor and purchaser - Parties unable to agree on terms of formal sale and purchase agreement - Whether there was a concluded contract - Whether there was a valid and binding contract for sale and purchase of property - Whether vendor in breach for withdrawing letter of offer - Remedies available to purchaser under terms of letter of offer/option to purchase - Whether purchaser entitled to specific performance or refund of deposit and liquidated damages - Importance of mutual agreement as to terms of sale and purchase agreement

LAND LAW: Sale of land - 'Subject to contract' agreements - Option to purchase - Letter of offer signed by both vendor and purchaser - Parties unable to agree on terms of formal sale and purchase agreement - Whether there was a concluded contract - Whether there was a valid and binding contract for sale and purchase of property - Whether vendor in breach for withdrawing letter of offer - Remedies available to purchaser under terms of letter of offer/option to purchase - Whether purchaser entitled to specific performance or refund of deposit and liquidated damages - Importance of mutual agreement as to terms of sale and purchase agreement

[2009] 1 LNS 1709 [HC] Anne Lim Keng See v. MBF Finance Berhad & Anor

TORT: Defamation - Libel - Defendant bank advertising notice of substituted service for bankruptcy notice against plaintiff in newspaper - Whether ordinary and natural meaning of words in notice of substituted service for bankruptcy notice defamatory of plaintiff - Substantial justification - Defamation Act 1957, s. 8 - Whether words in advertisement substantially true in fact - Defendant unaware that plaintiff's debt had been settled at time of advertisement - Whether advertisement of bankruptcy notice pursuant to order of court enjoys absolute privilege - Estoppel

[2009] 1 LNS 1711 [HC] Amanah Raya Berhad v. Panjawarnam Krishnan & Anor
CIVIL PROCEDURE: Summary possession of land - Vacant possession - Application by administrator of deceased's estate - Whether deceased consented to defendants remaining on land - Defendants' claims contrary to deceased's will - Validity of deceased's will - Defendants incurring expenses for deceased's burial, whether relevant - Defendants took care of deceased in his lifetime and considered part of his family, whether a relevant consideration - Defendants expended money renovating property on land, whether consented to by deceased - Whether defendants mere trespassers or bare licensees - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 89

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b. CLJ Volume 2 (Part 8) 2011

COURT

COURT OF APPEAL

Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim v. PP
Low Hop Bing, Abdul Malik Ishak, Ahmad Maarop
(Criminal Procedure - Appeal - Order on application to recuse judge - Whether appealable) [2011] 2 CLJ 845 [CA]

Hasrat Usaha Sdn Bhd v. Pati Sdn Bhd
Abu Samah Nordin, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus, Azhar Ma'ah
(Civil Procedure - Order 27 r. 3 RHC - Judgment on admission of facts) [2011] 2 CLJ 863 [CA]

Toh Kiat Chuan lwn. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Klang & Yang Lain
Suriyadi Halim Omar, Wan Adnan Muhamad, Ramly Ali
(Undang-Undang Tanah - Gadaian - Penjualan tanah - Penurunan harga rezab - Sama ada wajar) [2011] 2 CLJ 879 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Bala Krishnan Appala Naidu v. Ketua Inspektor Prabakaran Shanmugam & Ors (No 2)
VT Singham
(Civil Procedure; Tort - False imprisonment - Allegation against police & Government - Failure to cite actual tortfeasor as defendant - Whether fatal) [2011] 2 CLJ 890 [HC]

Kenny Heights Development Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur & Anor
Zura Yahya
(Land Law - Acquisition of land - Compensation - Assessment of market value) [2011] 2 CLJ 912 [HC]

Leong Sang v. Dato' Chu Ah Nge, Presiden Kelab Diraja Selangor
Aziah Ali
(Unincorporated Associations - Social Club - Expulsion of member - Validity) [2011] 2 CLJ 923 [HC]

TNB Distribution Sdn Bhd lwn. Sugayindran Vellasamy & Anor
Mohd Zawawi Salleh
(Undang-Undang Buruh; Perhubungan Perusahaan - Pembuangan kerja - Ingkar perintah - Ingkar perintah hanya dilakukan sekali - Sama ada pembuangan kerja wajar) [2011] 2 CLJ 934 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Admission - Judgment on admission, application for - Admission of amount of debt owing through letter - Whether a clear and unequivocal admission - Whether letter merely amounted to enquiry or seeking confirmation of amount of debt owing - Whether court to exercise discretion to enter judgment - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 27 r. 3
Hasrat Usaha Sdn Bhd v. Pati Sdn Bhd
(Abu Samah Nordin, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus, Azhar Ma'ah JJCA) [2011] 2 CLJ 863 [CA]

Judgment - Admission - Judgment on admission of facts - Admission of amount of debt owing through letter - Whether a clear and unequivocal admission - Whether letter merely amounted to enquiry or seeking confirmation of amount of debt owing - Whether court to exercise discretion to enter judgment - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 27 r. 3
Hasrat Usaha Sdn Bhd v. Pati Sdn Bhd
(Abu Samah Nordin, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus, Azhar Ma'ah JJCA) [2011] 2 CLJ 863 [CA]

Pleadings - Statement of claim - False imprisonment - Allegation against police - Allegation that remand order as obtained by police was defective - Illegality or defectiveness of remand order not specifically pleaded - Whether plaintiff barred from raising unpleaded issues - Whether could rely on general averments in statement of claim
Bala Krishnan Appala Naidu v. Ketua Inspektor Prabakaran Shanmugam & Ors (No 2)
(VT Singham J) [2011] 2 CLJ 890 [HC]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Right of - Order of High Court on application to recuse judge during trial - Whether such order appealable - Whether order finally disposing of rights of parties - Interlocutory order - Not a decision within ambit of ss. 3 & 50(1) of Courts of Judicature Act 1964 - Court has no jurisdiction to hear appeal
Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim v. PP
(Low Hop Bing, Abdul Malik Ishak, Ahmad Maarop JJCA) [2011] 2 CLJ 845 [CA]

LAND LAW

Acquisition of land - Compensation - Assessment of market value - "Agriculture" land slotted for development - Lay-out plan and conversion to "building" land approved, but category of land use in document of title remained "agriculture" - Whether to be treated as agricultural land - Whether assessment made by Land Administrator sustainable - Comparables - Whether proper comparables used
Kenny Heights Development Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur & Anor
(Zura Yahya JC) [2011] 2 CLJ 912 [HC]

TORT

False imprisonment - Allegation against police - Vicarious liability of Government - Tortfeasor - Whether to be named as co-defendant - Failure to cite actual or alleged tortfeasor as party - Whether Government not capable of vicarious liability - Government Proceedings Act 1956, ss. 5, 6
Bala Krishnan Appala Naidu v. Ketua Inspektor Prabakaran Shanmugam & Ors (No 2)
(VT Singham J) [2011] 2 CLJ 890 [HC]

UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS

Clubs - Membership - Expulsion of a member - Disciplinary proceeding - Whether Disciplinary Committee properly constituted - Whether inquorate - Whether expulsion ultra vires Rules of club
Leong Sang v. Dato' Chu Ah Nge, Presiden Kelab Diraja Selangor
(Aziah Ali J) [2011] 2 CLJ 923 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

PERHUBUNGAN PERUSAHAAN

Mahkamah Perusahaan - Award - Certiorari - Ingkar perintah - Enggan mengosongkan unit kuarters yang didiami seperti yang diarahkan oleh majikan - Sama ada satu perbuatan ingkar perintah - Sama ada satu salahlaku serius - Sama ada mewajarkan pembuangan kerja
TNB Distribution Sdn Bhd lwn. Sugayindran Vellasamy & Anor
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh H) [2011] 2 CLJ 934 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG BURUH

Pembuangan kerja - Salah laku - Ingkar perintah - Enggan mengosongkan unit kuarters yang didiami seperti yang diarahkan oleh majikan - Sama ada satu salahlaku serius - Perbuatan ingkar perintah yang dilakukan hanya sekali sahaja - Sama ada boleh mewajarkan hukuman buang kerja dalam keadaan-keadaan tertentu
TNB Distribution Sdn Bhd lwn. Sugayindran Vellasamy & Anor
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh H) [2011] 2 CLJ 934 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH

Gadaian - Penjualan tanah - Harga rezab - Alegasi bahawa harga rezab terlalu rendah - Sama ada Pentadbir betul dalam menurunkan harga rezab bagi lelongan kedua - Penggadai memeterai perintah penyelesaian dengan pembida yang berjaya - Sama ada menunjukkan penerimaan harga rezab - Tindakan gantirugi terhadap Pentadbir - Sama ada tidak bermerit - Kanun Tanah Negara, s. 265(2)
Toh Kiat Chuan lwn. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Klang & Yang Lain
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Wan Adnan Muhamad, Ramly Ali HHMR) [2011] 2 CLJ 879 [CA]

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c. CLJ Volume 3 (Part 1) 2011

COURT

COURT OF APPEAL

Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali
(Land Law; Evidence - Sale of land - Transfer - Fraud - Standard of proof) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Ezzen Heights Sdn Bhd v. Ikhlas Abadi Sdn Bhd; Soo Yuh Mian (Intervener)
Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Zaharah Ibrahim
(Contract; Land Law - Construction joint venture - Sale of land - Bona fide purchaser) [2011] 3 CLJ 16 [CA]

Tenaga Nasional Bhd v. Manfield Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
Tengku Baharudin Shah, Zainun Ali, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus
(Arbitration; Civil Procedure; Contract - Arbitrator - Appointment - Striking out - Shares, sale of - Specific performance) [2011] 3 CLJ 35 [CA]

Ziko Abbo & Anor v. Ketua Polis Daerah Bau, Kuching, Sarawak & Ors
Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali
(Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Words & Phrases - Plaintiff sued defendants through his father as next friend - "mental patient") [2011] 3 CLJ 76 [CA]

HIGH COURT

Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd lwn. Rata (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd & Satu Lagi
Hadhariah Syed Ismail
(Insurans; Undang-Undang Buruh - Polisi pampasan pekerja - Tanggung rugi - Liabiliti penanggung insurans) [2011] 3 CLJ 88 [HC]

Sathiyaseelan Nadesan v. Lembaga Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja
Ho Mooi Ching
(Civil Procedure; Labour Law - Summary judgment - Provident Fund - Contributions) [2011] 3 CLJ 97 [HC]

Yeoh Eng Kong v. Choo Kok Yew & Anor
Lee Swee Seng
(Land Law - Caveats - Wrongful lodgment - Administration) [2011] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

SUBJECT INDEX

ARBITRATION

Arbitrator - Appointment - Whether terms of reference for the AACC appointment had appointed Government of Malaysia to act as arbitrator - Perusal of - Effect of - Whether government should have intervened - Whether its actions were legal - Effect of
Tenaga Nasional Bhd v. Manfield Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Tengku Baharudin Shah, Zainun Ali, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 35 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Action - Striking out, appeal against - Plaintiff sued defendants through his father as next friend - Plaintiff suffered from mental incapacity and speech disability - Plaintiff came within meaning of "mental patient" under s. 2 Mental Health Ordinance 1961 (Sarawak) - Plaintiff a "patient" for purposes of O. 76 Rules of the High Court 1980 and entitled to sue by his next friend - Plaintiff or next friend not required to obtain an order of court to maintain action in High Court - (Sarawak) Mental Health Ordinance 1961 (Sarawak), ss. 2, 11 - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 76 rr. 1, 2(1), 3(4), (5), 6
Ziko Abbo & Anor v. Ketua Polis Daerah Bau, Kuching, Sarawak & Ors
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 76 [CA]

Striking out - Writ and statement of claim - Whether plaintiffs' action frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of court's process - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 18 r. 19
Tenaga Nasional Bhd v. Manfield Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Tengku Baharudin Shah, Zainun Ali, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 35 [CA]

Summary judgment - Appeal against - Appellant jointly and severally liable for contributions due and payable to Employees Provident Fund - Section 65 Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 did not override s. 6(1)(d) Limitation Act 1953 - Appellant entitled to rely on limitation as a defence - Employees Provident Fund Act 1991, s. 65(1) - Limitation Act 1953, s. 6(1)
Sathiyaseelan Nadesan v. Lembaga Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja
(Ho Mooi Ching J) [2011] 3 CLJ 97 [HC]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Fundamental liberties - Access to justice - Plaintiff sued defendants through his father as next friend - Plaintiff suffered from mental incapacity and speech disability - No legal impediment to next friend acting for plaintiff - Equal protection of the law to all persons - Plaintiff or next friend not required to obtain an order of court to maintain action in High Court - Federal Constitution, art. 8(1) - Mental Health Ordinance 1961 (Sarawak), ss. 11 - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 76 rr. 3(4), (5), 6
Ziko Abbo & Anor v. Ketua Polis Daerah Bau, Kuching, Sarawak & Ors
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 76 [CA]

CONTRACT

Agreement - Nature of - Contract between plaintiff, defendant and AACC - Contents of - Whether defendant bound by recommendations of AACC - Effect of
Tenaga Nasional Bhd v. Manfield Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Tengku Baharudin Shah, Zainun Ali, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 35 [CA]

Building contract - Construction joint venture - Joint venture agreement and irrevocable power of attorney - Validity of - Sale of defendant's lots by plaintiff to intervener - Rule in Turquand's case - Enforceability of proprietary interest in equity - Constructive trust - Fiduciary duties, breach of - Breach of joint venture agreement - Defaulting party benefiting from its own default - Intervener not acting in good faith - Sale and purchase of defendant's lots not a bona fide transaction
Ezzen Heights Sdn Bhd v. Ikhlas Abadi Sdn Bhd; Soo Yuh Mian (Intervener)
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Zaharah Ibrahim JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 16 [CA]

Joint venture - Joint venture agreement and irrevocable power of attorney - Validity of - Land development agreement - Sale of defendant's lots by plaintiff to intervener - Rule in Turquand's case - Enforceability of proprietary interest in equity - Constructive trust - Fiduciary duties, breach of - Breach of joint venture agreement - Defaulting party benefiting from its own default - Intervener not acting in good faith - Sale and purchase of defendant's lots not a bona fide transaction
Ezzen Heights Sdn Bhd v. Ikhlas Abadi Sdn Bhd; Soo Yuh Mian (Intervener)
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Zaharah Ibrahim JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 16 [CA]

Sale and purchase of land - Bona fide purchaser - Joint venture agreement and irrevocable power of attorney - Validity of - Land development agreement - Sale of defendant's lots by plaintiff to intervener - Rule in Turquand's case - Enforceability of proprietary interest in equity - Constructive trust - Fiduciary duties, breach of - Breach of joint venture agreement - Defaulting party benefiting from its own default - Intervener not acting in good faith - Sale and purchase of defendant's lots not a bona fide transaction
Ezzen Heights Sdn Bhd v. Ikhlas Abadi Sdn Bhd; Soo Yuh Mian (Intervener)
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Zaharah Ibrahim JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 16 [CA]

Shares, sale of - Whether a concluded contract - Whether there was a concluded contract between plaintiff and defendant - Evidence adduced - Effect of
Tenaga Nasional Bhd v. Manfield Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Tengku Baharudin Shah, Zainun Ali, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 35 [CA]

Specific performance - Sale and purchase of shares - Company under which shares sold under receivership - Effect of - Whether legal obligations in respect of sale and purchase of share agreement could be carried out by parties - Whether specific performance a suitable remedy
Tenaga Nasional Bhd v. Manfield Development Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Tengku Baharudin Shah, Zainun Ali, Hishamudin Mohd Yunus JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 35 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Standard of proof - Fraud - Whether learned judge misdirected himself on standard of proof - Whether it affected outcome of the case
Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
(Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

LABOUR LAW

Provident Fund - Contributions - Appellant jointly and severally liable for contributions due and payable to Employees Provident Fund - Appeal against summary judgment - Section 65 Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 did not override s. 6(1)(d) Limitation Act 1953 - Appellant entitled to rely on limitation as a defence - Employees Provident Fund Act 1991, s. 65(1) - Limitation Act 1953, s. 6(1)
Sathiyaseelan Nadesan v. Lembaga Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja
(Ho Mooi Ching J) [2011] 3 CLJ 97 [HC]

LAND LAW

Administration - Appeals and remedies - Alternative remedies available in the National Land Code - Meaning of - Whether a s. 418 remedy is exclusive vis--vis the National Land Code - Factors to consider - Effect of - Whether defendants had an option to elect their remedy - National Land Code, ss. 329(2), 418
Yeoh Eng Kong v. Choo Kok Yew & Anor
(Lee Swee Seng JC) [2011] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

Administration - Land revenue - Endorsement of court order by Registrar - Whether it had to be accompanied by prescribed fee - Whether court order came within the provisions of Part Eighteen National Land Code - Effect of - National Land Code, s. 293, Part Eighteen
Yeoh Eng Kong v. Choo Kok Yew & Anor
(Lee Swee Seng JC) [2011] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

Administration - Land Revenue - Late payment of stamp duty on Power of Attorney and sale and purchase agreement - Effect of - Whether that affected validity and admissibility of documents - Effect of
Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
(Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Administration - Officers - Actions of Registrar - Wrongful removal of caveat - Effect of - Whether court had a discretion to order an extension of the subsequent caveat though filed on a like claim - Test to be applied - Effect of
Yeoh Eng Kong v. Choo Kok Yew & Anor
(Lee Swee Seng JC) [2011] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

Caveats - Wrongful lodgment - Defendants lodging second caveat on land - Defendants subsequently seeking an extension of second caveat - Reasons put forward for the extension - Whether it had been substantially the same as first caveat - Effect of - Whether prohibition of s. 329 National Land Code applied - National Land Code, s. 329
Yeoh Eng Kong v. Choo Kok Yew & Anor
(Lee Swee Seng JC) [2011] 3 CLJ 102 [HC]

Development - Housing developers - Joint venture agreement and irrevocable power of attorney - Validity of - Sale of defendant's lots by plaintiff to intervener - Rule in Turquand's case - Enforceability of proprietary interest in equity - Constructive trust - Fiduciary duties, breach of - Breach of joint venture agreement - Defaulting party benefiting from its own default - Intervener not acting in good faith - Sale and purchase of defendant's lots not a bona fide transaction
Ezzen Heights Sdn Bhd v. Ikhlas Abadi Sdn Bhd; Soo Yuh Mian (Intervener)
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Zaharah Ibrahim JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 16 [CA]

Power of Attorney - Rights and interest on grant of - Irrevocable Power of Attorney granted by plaintiff to the 2nd defendant - Meaning of - Effect of
Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
(Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Sale of land - Bona fide purchaser - Joint venture agreement and irrevocable power of attorney - Validity of - Land development agreement - Sale of defendant's lots by plaintiff to intervener - Rule in Turquand's case - Enforceability of proprietary interest in equity - Constructive trust - Fiduciary duties, breach of - Breach of joint venture agreement - Defaulting party benefiting from its own default - Intervener not acting in good faith - Sale and purchase of defendant's lots not a bona fide transaction
Ezzen Heights Sdn Bhd v. Ikhlas Abadi Sdn Bhd; Soo Yuh Mian (Intervener)
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Zaharah Ibrahim JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 16 [CA]

Sale of land - Fraud alleged - Evidence adduced - Effect of - Whether proven by the plaintiff - Whether 3rd and 4th defendants were innocent purchasers of land - Whether 3rd and 4th defendants' knowledge of a charge existing on land showed that they were part of a fraudulent act
Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
(Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Sale of land - Transfer - Whether valid - Factors to consider - Evidence adduced by the parties - Effect of
Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
(Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Title - Indefeasibility of title - Whether 3rd and 4th defendants had acquired indefeasible title to land - Whether they came within s. 340(3) National Land Code - Effect of - National Land Code, s. 340(3)
Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
(Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Title - Sale and purchase of property - Whether 3rd and 4th defendants acquisition of title to land came within the proviso of s. 340(3) National Land Code - Effect of - National Land Code, s. 340(3)
Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
(Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

Transfer - Fraud - Whether the memorandum of transfer was fraudulently executed - Evidence adduced - Factors to consider - Effect of - Whether it was a void instrument
Chong Song v. Uma Devi V Kandiah
(Sulaiman Daud, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 1 [CA]

WORDS & PHRASES

"mental patient" - (Sarawak) Mental Health Ordinance 1961 (Sarawak), s. 2 - Whether plaintiff came within meaning of "mental patient"
Ziko Abbo & Anor v. Ketua Polis Daerah Bau, Kuching, Sarawak & Ors
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 76 [CA]

"patient" - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 76 r. 1 - Whether plaintiff a patient for purposes of O. 76
Ziko Abbo & Anor v. Ketua Polis Daerah Bau, Kuching, Sarawak & Ors
(Low Hop Bing, Syed Ahmad Helmy, Mohamed Apandi Ali JJCA) [2011] 3 CLJ 76 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

INSURANS

Pentafsiran polisi - Tanggung rugi - Liabiliti penanggung insurans - Responden pertama membeli polisi insurans dari perayu untuk melindungi pekerja-pekerjanya - Sama ada nota lindungan dan polisi yang dikeluarkan oleh perayu merangkumi perlindungan di bawah common law ke atas pekerja-pekerja responden pertama
Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd lwn. Rata (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd & Satu Lagi
(Hadhariah Syed Ismail PK) [2011] 3 CLJ 88 [HC]

Polisi pampasan pekerja - Liabiliti penanggung insurans - Tanggung rugi - Responden pertama membeli polisi insurans dari perayu untuk melindungi pekerja-pekerjanya - Sama ada nota lindungan dan polisi yang dikeluarkan oleh perayu merangkumi perlindungan di bawah common law ke atas pekerja-pekerja responden pertama
Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd lwn. Rata (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd & Satu Lagi
(Hadhariah Syed Ismail PK) [2011] 3 CLJ 88 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG BURUH

Pampasan pekerja - Polisi insurans, tafsirannya - Liabiliti penanggung insurans - Tanggung rugi - Responden pertama membeli polisi insurans dari perayu untuk melindungi pekerja-pekerjanya - Sama ada nota lindungan dan polisi yang dikeluarkan oleh perayu merangkumi perlindungan di bawah common law ke atas pekerja-pekerja responden pertama
Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd lwn. Rata (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd & Satu Lagi
(Hadhariah Syed Ismail PK) [2011] 3 CLJ 88 [HC]

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