BOULEVARD PLAZA SDN BHD v. GAS DISTRICT COOLING (PUTRAJAYA) SDN BHD & ANOTHER APPEAL
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
VERNON ONG LAM KIAT JCA; ZABARIAH MOHD YUSOF JCA; YEW JEN KIE JCA
[CIVIL APPEALS NO: W-02(NCC)(A)-1117-05-2018 & W-02(IM)(NCC)-1126-05-2018]
14 OCTOBER 2019
The phrase "supplies including water, electricity, gas and telecommunications" appearing in s. 392(6) of the Companies Act 2016 ('CA') is not exhaustive and thus, chilled water falls within the category of 'supplies' in s. 392(6) of the CA as it serves as a public utility which is essential and beneficial to the public in Putrajaya. Pursuant to the objective of the introduction of the provisions of s. 392(6) & (7) of the CA, the supplier of chilled water could not insist on payment of pre-receivership charges as a condition for the continuous supply of chilled water to the company under receivership.
BALA SUBRAMANIYAM MOOKAPILLAI & ANOR v. TETUAN RAJ SELVA & CO
HIGH COURT MALAYA, IPOH
ANSELM CHARLES FERNANDIS JC
[PETITION NO: AA-17D-02-12-2017]
10 MARCH 2020
1. In addition to issues of complexity and the value of any property in dispute, in awarding "getting up" fees the court may further consider the duration of representation by counsel and whether counsel had laid the basis for the eventual success of a case, although no longer acting for the client when the case went up on appeal.
2. Despite the delivery of a bill of cost after the statutory limitation period has set in, the acknowledgment by a client that payment of professional fees is due amounts to a fresh accrual of action, and thus, time begins to run when a petition for a bill of costs to be taxed is filed.
“I end this judgment with the hope that the Malay Reservation Enactment can be updated (if not reformed) so as to enable financing of the development of Malay holdings in the interest of - (1) their Malay owners in particular; and (2) the Malay community and the country as a whole.” – per Wong Kian Kheong J in Syed Shaharul Mohamed Nasir & Anor v. Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Kelang & Anor  5 CLJ 842;  1 LNS 317
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