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24 July 2015, Issue #30/2015
     
 
Editors Note Dear Reader,

Welcome to the latest CLJ Bulletin, Issue #30 of 2015. In this issue we provide you with highlights of selected cases from the Current Law Journal, Malaysia's leading authoritative reporter of case laws and judgments from the Courts of Malaysia and a selection of unreported cases from our widely cited Legal Network Series (LNS).

Among the items featured in this week's edition:
Case Of The Week

INDIRA GANDHI MUTHO v. PATMANATHAN KRISHNAN AND (ANYONE HAVING CUSTODY AND CONTROL OVER PRASANA DIKSA)
HIGH COURT MALAYA, IPOH
LEE SWEE SENG J
[ORIGINATING SUMMONS NO: 24-513-2009]
30 MAY 2014

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Contempt of court - Breach of court order - Application by applicant against respondent for failure to comply with custody order - Respondent, a convert to Islam, refused to comply with civil court order and relied on custody order granted by Syariah Court - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction over custody matter in a civil marriage where one party converted to Islam - Whether High Court had exclusive jurisdiction over custody order arising from a civil marriage - Whether Syariah Court order null and void - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction as Islam religion of Federation - Whether respondent in contempt of High Court order - Whether court could exercise its discretion to proceed with committal hearing in absence of alleged contemnor - Administration of the Religion of Islam (Perak) Enactment 2004, s. 63 - Islamic Family Law (Perak) Enactment 2004, ss. 47(1)(a), 50(3)(b)(i), (iii)

FAMILY LAW

Children - Custody - Non-compliance with High Court custody order - Application for contempt - Respondent relied on Syariah Court custody order - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction over custody matter in a civil marriage where one party converted to Islam - Whether High Court had exclusive jurisdiction over custody order arising from a civil marriage - Whether Syariah Court order null and void - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction as Islam religion of Federation - Whether respondent in contempt of High Court order - Whether court could exercise its discretion to proceed with committal hearing in absence of alleged contemnor - Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, s. 51(2)

ISLAMIC LAW

Custody - Jurisdiction to make custody orders - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction over custody matter in a civil marriage where one party converted to Islam - Whether High Court had exclusive jurisdiction over custody order arising from a civil marriage - Whether Syariah Court order null and void - Whether Syariah Court had jurisdiction as Islam religion of Federation

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DATO' AHMAD REJAL ARBEE & ANOR v. MAHFUZ OMAR
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
MOHD HISHAMUDIN YUNUS JCA, AZIAH ALI JCA, LIM YEE LAN JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02-1643-07-2012]
17 MARCH 2015

TORT

Defamation - Defences - Justification and qualified privilege - Allegations in newspaper report that plaintiff misbehaved and created nuisance during Parliamentary debate - Newspaper report conflicted with Hansard report - Whether material facts omitted in newspaper report - Whether there was selective reporting - Whether defendants acted with malice - Whether defences ought to be allowed

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PP lwn. LEE YOW HON [2015] 1 SMC 294
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, GUA MUSANG
MOHD IZUDDIN MOHD SHUKRI MJ
[KES TANGKAP NO: 83-323-10-13]
21 OGOS 2014

KASTAM DAN EKSAIS

Barangan larangan - Mengangkut barangan larangan import - Sama ada rokok yang diangkut adalah berkuantiti besar - Sama ada tertuduh menyedari bahawa dia terlibat dalam mengangkut barangan larangan import - Sama ada dibuktikan bahawa rokok-rokok yang diangkut adalah barangan larangan import - Sama ada kesemua rokok yang dirampas perlu menjalani ujian analisa - Sama ada pembelaan tertuduh bahawa terdapat pihak ketiga yang terlibat mencurigakan - Sama ada tanggapan di bawah s. 135(2) Akta Kastam 1967 berjaya dipatahkan - Sama ada tertuduh dijatuhkan hukuman penjara dan dikenakan denda

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