CLJ Bulletin, Issue 2008, Vol 26

28 November 2008

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New This Week -  1. CLJ November (Part 2) 2008
  2. CLJ November (Part 3) 2008
  3. CLJ Supp November (Part 2) 2008

1. CLJ November (Part 2) 2008

COURT

FEDERAL COURT

Lembaga Jurutera Malaysia v. Leong Pui Kun
(Engineers - Registration - Cancellation by Board of Engineers - Disciplinary proceedings) [2008] 6 CLJ 93

COURT OF APPEAL

Ernst & Young v. Maxbiz Corporation Bhd
(Striking out - Action) [2008] 6 CLJ 136

Ngang Nguk Moi v. Chen Ai Choo
(Children - Custody - Appeal against custody order given to natural mother) [2008] 6 CLJ 140

Nishimatsu Construction Co Ltd v. Kecom Sdn Bhd
(Injunction restraining arbitration proceedings - No pre-existing cause of action) [2008] 6 CLJ 149

Pewira Affin Bank Bhd v. Lian Huat Seng Marketing Sdn Bhd
(Notice of appeal - Striking out) [2008] 6 CLJ 153

Tiong Nam Trading & Transport (M) Sdn Bhd v. Commercial Union Assurance (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
(Insurance - Claims - Indemnity) [2008] 6 CLJ 160

Umbc Finance Bhd v. Dato' Seri Dr M Mahadevan Mahalingam
(Striking out - Statement of claim) [2008] 6 CLJ 191

HIGH COURT

Stemlife Bhd v. Bristol-Myers Squibb (M) Sdn Bhd
(Pre-action discovery) [2008] 6 CLJ 200

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Notice of appeal - Striking out - Whether contumelious delay - Whether prejudicial to opposing party
Pewira Affin Bank Bhd v. Lian Huat Seng Marketing Sdn Bhd
(Richard Malanjum, Hashim Yusoff & Abdul Wahab Patail JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 153 [CA]

Discovery - Pre-action discovery - Defamatory postings on defendant's website - Plaintiff sought for disclosure of information leading to identification of users - Whether defendant facilitated wrongdoing
Stemlife Bhd v. Bristol-Myers Squibb (M) Sdn Bhd
(Azman Abdullah JC) [2008] 6 CLJ 200 [HC]

Injunction - Injunction restraining arbitration proceedings - No pre-existing cause of action - Whether injunction granted proper
Nishimatsu Construction Co Ltd v. Kecom Sdn Bhd
(Gopal Sri Ram, Hasan Lah & Vincent Ng JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 149 [CA]

Striking out - Action - Breach of duty of care - Whether careful consideration given - Whether merits looked into by trial judge - Whether trial judge's dismissal of striking out application proper
Ernst & Young v. Maxbiz Corporation Bhd
(Gopal Sri Ram, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Ahmad Maarop JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 136 [CA]

Striking out - Statement of claim - Whether disclosed a reasonable cause of action - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 18 r. 19
Umbc Finance Bhd v. Dato' Seri Dr M Mahadevan Mahalingam
(James Foong, Zaleha Zahari & Zainun Ali JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 191 [CA]

Third party proceedings - Indemnity - Claim by defendant against insurance company - Defendant reached settlement agreement with plaintiff - Whether insurance company still liable to indemnify defendant - Whether settlement agreement must be consented to by insurance company
Tiong Nam Trading & Transport (M) Sdn Bhd v. Commercial Union Assurance (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
(Low Hop Bing, Abdul Malik Ishak & KN Segara JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 160 [CA]

FAMILY LAW

Children - Custody - Appeal against custody order given to natural mother - Natural mother had left child in aunt's care - Whether for adoption - Whether wishes of child considered - Whether probability of relationship between child and aunt cemented over time - Whether pre-requisites of s. 13 Guardianship Act 1961 complied with
Ngang Nguk Moi v. Chen Ai Choo
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Heliliah Mohd Yusof & Wan Adnan Muhamad JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 140 [CA]

INSURANCE

Claims - Indemnity - Claim by defendant against insurance company in third party proceedings - Defendant reached settlement agreement with plaintiff - Whether insurance company still liable to indemnify defendant - Whether settlement agreement must be consented to by insurance company
Tiong Nam Trading & Transport (M) Sdn Bhd v. Commercial Union Assurance (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
(Low Hop Bing, Abdul Malik Ishak & KN Segara JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 160 [CA]

Double insurance - Different policies covering same subject matter and risk - Interests covered by policies not the same - Whether case of double insurance
Tiong Nam Trading & Transport (M) Sdn Bhd v. Commercial Union Assurance (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
(Low Hop Bing, Abdul Malik Ishak & KN Segara JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 160 [CA]

Subrogation - Right of - Whether plaintiff's insurer could sue defendant for damaged goods - Whether defendant should be indemnified in the circumstances
Tiong Nam Trading & Transport (M) Sdn Bhd v. Commercial Union Assurance (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
(Low Hop Bing, Abdul Malik Ishak & KN Segara JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 160 [CA]

PROFESSIONS

Engineers - Registration - Cancellation by Board of Engineers - Disciplinary proceedings held against engineer - Whether in breach of natural justice and procedural fairness - Whether 2/3 quorum of board members met - Whether board to follow adversarial system of justice - Whether board could act against engineer without complaint or complainant - Whether presence and/or participation of board's secretary and legal adviser rendered proceedings bad in law - Registration of Engineers Act 1967, s. 15(1)
Lembaga Jurutera Malaysia v. Leong Pui Kun
(Zaki Tun Azmi PCA, Alauddin Mohd Sheriff CJ (Malaya) & Nik Hashim FCJ) [2008] 6 CLJ 93 [FC]

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2. CLJ November (Part 3) 2008

COURT

FEDERAL COURT

Manokaram Subramaniam v. Ranjid Kaur Nata Singh
(Divorce - Division of matrimonial assets) [2008] 6 CLJ 209

COURT OF APPEAL

Microsoft Corporation v. Yong Wai Hong
(Summary judgment - Infringement of copyright) [2008] 6 CLJ 223

Ta Wu Realty Sdn Bhd v. Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri & Anor
(Certiorari - Application to quash and set aside Form J notice of assessment) [2008] 6 CLJ 235

HIGH COURT

Danny Anthony Andipai v. Tan Sri Joseph Kurup & Anor
(Application for declaration that election null and void) [2008] 6 CLJ 250

Danny Anthony Andipai v. Tan Sri Joseph Kurup & Anor (No 2)
(Whether Returning Officer could overturn directive of Deputy Director of Election Commission to accept petitioner's nomination papers) [2008] 6 CLJ 273

Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd v. Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Guarantee for loan facility - Insurance Act 1996, s. 50) [2008] 6 CLJ 301

Omar Abdul Aziz lwn. Mat Zin Ahmad & Satu Lagi
(Taksiran - Kehilangan pendapatan masa hadapan) [2008] 6 CLJ 317

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Remedies - Certiorari - Application to quash and set aside Form J notice of assessment - Exhaustion of alternative remedy of appeal - Exceptional circumstances - Failure to perform statutory duty - Pleadings - Whether arguable case made out - Rules of the High Court 1980, O. 53 r. 3
Ta Wu Realty Sdn Bhd v. Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dalam Negeri & Anor
(Suriyadi Halim Omar, Raus Sharif & Zainun Ali JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 235 [CA]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Injunction - Infringement of copyright - Summary judgment - Injunctive relief on summons for final judgment - Unconditional leave to defend - Ownership of copyright and trade marks - Documentary evidence - Delay - Perpetual injunction - Whether there were bona fide triable issues
Microsoft Corporation v. Yong Wai Hong
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Zainun Ali JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 223 [CA]

Summary judgment - Infringement of copyright - Injunctive relief on summons for final judgment - Unconditional leave to defend - Ownership of copyright and trade marks - Documentary evidence - Delay - Perpetual injunction - Whether there were bona fide triable issues
Microsoft Corporation v. Yong Wai Hong
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Zainun Ali JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 223 [CA]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Courts - Jurisdiction - Whether leave of court could be granted to party in petition to proceed with claim for property division after decree nisi has been made absolute - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 76(1), (3)
Manokaram Subramaniam v. Ranjid Kaur Nata Singh
(Zaki Tun Azmi PCA, Arifin Zakaria & Hashim Yusoff FCJJ) [2008] 6 CLJ 209 [FC]

CONTRACT

Guarantee - Guarantee for loan facility - Claim for enforcement of guarantee - Legality of guarantee - Consideration and object of guarantee - Whether claim valid - Insurance Act 1996, s. 50 - Contracts Act 1950, s. 24
Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd v. Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Kang Hwee Gee J) [2008] 6 CLJ 301 [HC]

COPYRIGHT

Infringement - Computer software - Summary judgment - Injunction - Unconditional leave to defend - Ownership of copyright - Triable issues - Copyright Act 1987, s. 42(1)
Microsoft Corporation v. Yong Wai Hong
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Zainun Ali JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 223 [CA]

ELECTION

Petition - Application for declaration that election null and void - Preliminary objections to strike out petition - Whether petition defective - Whether statutory provisions complied with - Approach to construction of statutes - Whether alleged non-compliance of election laws affected result of election
Danny Anthony Andipai v. Tan Sri Joseph Kurup & Anor
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2008] 6 CLJ 250 [HC]

Petition - Petition to set aside election - Rejection of petitioner's nomination papers on ground they were delivered late - Whether Returning Officer could overturn directive of Deputy Director of Election Commission to accept petitioner's nomination papers - Regulations of election - Whether to be treated as mere guidelines - Whether Deputy Director functus officio - Whether election ought to be declared void - Requirements to be satisfied
Danny Anthony Andipai v. Tan Sri Joseph Kurup & Anor (No 2)
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2008] 6 CLJ 273 [HC]

FAMILY LAW

Divorce - Division of matrimonial assets - Whether leave of court could be granted to party in petition to proceed with claim for property division after decree nisi has been made absolute - Jurisdiction of court - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 76(1), (3)
Manokaram Subramaniam v. Ranjid Kaur Nata Singh
(Zaki Tun Azmi PCA, Arifin Zakaria & Hashim Yusoff FCJJ) [2008] 6 CLJ 209 [FC]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Construction of statutes - Purposive approach - Validity of election petition - Interpretation of election laws - Court's present approach to construing statutes
Danny Anthony Andipai v. Tan Sri Joseph Kurup & Anor
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2008] 6 CLJ 250 [HC]

Construction of statutes - Strict interpretation - Whether leave of court could be granted to party in petition to proceed with claim for property division after decree nisi has been made absolute - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 76(1), (3)
Manokaram Subramaniam v. Ranjid Kaur Nata Singh
(Zaki Tun Azmi PCA, Arifin Zakaria & Hashim Yusoff FCJJ) [2008] 6 CLJ 209 [FC]

TRADE MARKS

Infringement of - Ownership of trade mark - Summary judgment - Injunction - Certificates of registration and their renewal - Trade Marks Act 1976, ss. 36, 37
Microsoft Corporation v. Yong Wai Hong
(Gopal Sri Ram, Raus Sharif & Zainun Ali JJCA) [2008] 6 CLJ 223 [CA]

INDEKS PERKARA

GANTI RUGI

Taksiran - Kehilangan pendapatan masa hadapan - Rayuan - Plaintif seorang kakitangan kerajaan yang tidak dapat menjalankan tugas kerja luar disebabkan kecederaan yang dialami akibat sesuatu kemalangan - Sama ada beliau berhak ke atas kehilangan pendapatan kerja luar - Multiplier
Omar Abdul Aziz lwn. Mat Zin Ahmad & Satu Lagi
(Zakaria Sam H) [2008] 6 CLJ 317 [HC]

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3. CLJ Supp November (Part 2) 2008

ARTICLE

Development Of Syariah Courts In Malaysia: Waves Of Reformation
by Farid Sufian Shuaib [2008] 9 CLJ xli

COURT

HIGH COURT

Ahdah Sulaiman v. Saddi Abdu Rahman
(Election - Petition - Service - Election Petition Rules 1954, r. 15) [2008] 9 CLJ 513

Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Bhd v. Silver Concept Sdn Bhd
(Banking - Loan - Loan facility - Default in repayment) [2008] 9 CLJ 522

Dalam Perkara Rasidah Ibrahim; Ex P Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd
(Bankrapsi - Pelepasan - Pelepasan penghutang penghakiman - Rayuan terhadap keputusan) [2008] 9 CLJ 530

Faizal Osman v. Neelakandan Manarsamy
(Damages - Action for - Personal injuries - Motor vehicle accident) [2008] 9 CLJ 536

Ravichanthiran Ganesan v. Percetakan Wawasan Maju Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Company law - Directors - Fiduciary duties - EPF contributions) [2008] 9 CLJ 546

Sovereign Earth Sdn Bhd v. Malaysian Maritime & Dredging Corporation Sdn Bhd
(Civil procedure - Injunction - Interim injunction, application for) [2008] 9 CLJ 569

Tiong Hung Ming v. Kalimantan Hardwood Sdn Bhd; Weeluk Holding Sdn Bhd (Applicant)
(Winding up - Stay of proceedings - Application for) [2008] 9 CLJ 593

SUBJECT INDEX

BANKING

Loan - Loan facility - Al Bai Bithaman Ajil - Default in repayment - Whether plaintiff had the right to cancel facility upon default - Whether agreed profit re-earned by plaintiff - Whether Al Bai facility agreement an established syariah compliant facility - Whether defendant estopped from denying liability
Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Bhd v. Silver Concept Sdn Bhd
(Abdul Wahab Patail J) [2008] 9 CLJ 522 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Injunction - Interim injunction, application for - Injunction to restrain defendant from acting in breach of contract - Whether plaintiff's loss monetary in nature and could be adequately compensated by damages - Whether grant of an injunction would cause greater injustice to defendant - Project to alleviate flood problems - Whether imperative that project be allowed to be carried out - Public interest overrode dispute between plaintiff and defendant - Failure of plaintiff to show persuasive reasons for court to grant mandatory and prohibitory injunctions - Balance of convenience - Whether lay against granting of interim injunction
Sovereign Earth Sdn Bhd v. Malaysian Maritime & Dredging Corporation Sdn Bhd
(Aziah Ali J) [2008] 9 CLJ 569 [HC]

Parties - Claim for damages - Suit against first and second defendant - Misrepresentation and failure to pay EPF contributions - Whether plaintiff in law a director in accordance with ss. 4 & 122 Companies Act 1965 - Whether plaintiff's responsibility and fiduciary duty to ensure payments of EPF contributions - Whether second defendant played a controlling role in the first defendant company - Whether second defendant as shareholder bore responsibility towards payment of EPF contributions - Whether second defendant had made a misrepresentation regarding outstanding balance of EPF contributions - Right of bringing action against plaintiff initiated by third defendant (EPF) and not as a result of second defendant's actions/representation - Whether plaintiff's reputation affected - Whether plaintiff's claim against second defendant dismissed - Whether plaintiff suffered losses and entitled to damages
Ravichanthiran Ganesan v. Percetakan Wawasan Maju Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Ramly Ali J) [2008] 9 CLJ 546 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Directors - Fiduciary duties - EPF contributions - Whether plaintiff in law a director in accordance with ss. 4 & 122 Companies Act 1965 - Whether plaintiff's responsibility and fiduciary duty to ensure payments of EPF contributions - Whether second defendant played a controlling role in the first defendant company - Whether second defendant as shareholder bore responsibility towards payment of EPF contributions - Whether second defendant had made a misrepresentation regarding outstanding balance of EPF contributions - Right of bringing action against plaintiff initiated by third defendant (EPF) and not as a result of second defendant's actions/representation - Whether plaintiff suffered loss of reputation - Whether plaintiff's claim against second defendant dismissed - Whether plaintiff suffered losses and entitled to damages
Ravichanthiran Ganesan v. Percetakan Wawasan Maju Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Ramly Ali J) [2008] 9 CLJ 546 [HC]

Winding up - Stay of proceedings - Application for - Whether a stay under s. 243 Companies Act 1965 could be given as of right - Whether stay of winding up order should be sparingly exercised if no appeal pending - Whether there were cogent reasons for granting stay
Tiong Hung Ming v. Kalimantan Hardwood Sdn Bhd; Weeluk Holding Sdn Bhd (Applicant)
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer JC) [2008] 9 CLJ 593 [HC]

DAMAGES

Action for - Personal injuries - Motor vehicle accident - Claim for damages suffered - Evaluation of evidence - Failure to make a conclusion by sessions court judge - Non-consideration of relevant evidence - Whether constituted 'insufficient judicial appreciation of relevant evidence' - Whether sessions judge's consideration of evidence lopsided and merited criticism - Whether court in its appellate jurisdiction should intervene
Faizal Osman v. Neelakandan Manarsamy
(Balia Yusof Wahi J) [2008] 9 CLJ 536 [HC]

ELECTION

Petition - Service - Election Petition Rules 1954, r. 15 - Whether mode of service as required complied with - Whether compliance mandatory - Whether petition should be struck out
Ahdah Sulaiman v. Saddi Abdu Rahman
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2008] 9 CLJ 513 [HC]

EVIDENCE

Appeal - Interfering with finding of fact - Evaluation of evidence - Failure to make a conclusion by sessions court judge - Non-consideration of relevant evidence - Whether constituted 'insufficient judicial appreciation of relevant evidence' - Whether sessions judge's consideration of evidence lopsided and merited criticism - Whether court in its appellate jurisdiction should intervene
Faizal Osman v. Neelakandan Manarsamy
(Balia Yusof Wahi J) [2008] 9 CLJ 536 [HC]

WORDS AND PHRASES

'such service may be effected' - New r. 15 of Election Petition Rules 1954 deliberately left out the word 'may' and now provides the word 'shall' - Whether intention of Parliament to make compliance of new r. 15 mandatory
Ahdah Sulaiman v. Saddi Abdu Rahman
(David Wong Dak Wah J) [2008] 9 CLJ 513 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

BANKRAPSI

Pelepasan - Pelepasan penghutang penghakiman - Rayuan terhadap keputusan - Sama ada penolong kanan pendaftar membuat keputusan yang betul dengan mempertimbangkan kes di bawah s. 33(3) Akta Kebankrapan 1967 - Sama ada Jabatan Insolvensi dikehendaki mengendalikan siasatan yang terperinci - Sama ada adil untuk si bankrap dilepaskan daripada kebankrapan dengan syarat- syarat tertentu
Dalam Perkara Rasidah Ibrahim; Ex P Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd
(Kang Hwee Gee H) [2008] 9 CLJ 530 [HC]

CASE OF THE WEEK

ERIVESTO ANDERSON & ANOR v. PP

CRIMINAL LAW: Penal Code - Sections 302, 34 - Murder - Common intention - Appeal against convictions - Identification evidence - Guidelines in R v. Turnbull - Chemistís forensic evidence - Whether common intention proved

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