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Issue #25/2018
21 June 2018

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF MALAYSIA BHD v. HISHAM SOBRI & KADIR [2018] 6 CLJ 82

  2. Appeal Update

    1. Appeal Update

  3. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2018 Volume 6 (Part 1)

  4. Articles

    1. LNS Article(s)

  5. Legislation Highlights

    1. Principal Acts

    2. Amending Acts

    3. PU(A)

    4. PU(B)

    5. Legislation Alert

CASE(S) OF THE WEEK

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF MALAYSIA BHD v. HISHAM SOBRI & KADIR [2018] 6 CLJ 82
HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR
FAIZAH JAMALUDIN JC
[CIVIL SUIT NO: 22NCVC-121-03-2017]
19 FEBRUARY 2018

PARTNERSHIP: Liabilities of partners – New partners – Firm of advocates and solicitors – Negligence and breach of contract – Company’s cause of action stemmed from firm’s act of issuing drawdown advice resulting in losses – Whether new partners were partners of firm at material time – Whether offence committed before new partners admitted as partners – Partnership Act 1961, s. 19(1) – Whether court has discretion to evaluate facts to determine liability of partner – Rules of Court 2012, O. 77 r. 4

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Striking out – Res judicata – Applicability – Whether instant suit one of several suits involving same subject matter – Whether cause of action obviously unsustainable – Whether action ought to be struck out – Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1)(a), (b) (d)

LIMITATION: Action – Accrual of – Starting point from which cause of action would run – Applying tests in Kamariyah Hamdan and Abdul Aziz Hassan – Whether more than six years had elapsed – Whether claim statute barred – Limitation Act 1953, s. 6(1)


APPEAL UPDATE  
  1. PP lwn. Mohammad Ridhaudin Adam & Anor [2018] 1 LNS 10 (CA) menolak kes Mahkamah Tinggi PP lwn. Mohammad Ridhaudin Adam & Anor [Perbicaraan Jenayah No.: 45C-3-2012]

  2. Azaman Aziz v. PP [2017] 1 LNS 390 (CA) affirming the High Court case of PP v. Azaman Aziz [Criminal Trial No.: 45A-18-12/2011]

LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2017] 1 LNS 192

PP lwn. PANNIR SELVAM MANIAM

KETERANGAN: Saksi - Pencabaran - Prosiding pencabaran terhadap saksi pendakwaan - Saksi pendakwaan memberikan keterangan yang tidak memihak kepada pendakwaan - Percanggahan material di antara keterangan lisan bersumpah dan percakapan saksi yang dirakam di bawah s. 112 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah ('KTJ') - Saksi pendakwaan menafikan membuat percakapan di bawah s. 112 KTJ kepada pihak polis - Sama ada prosiding pencabaran telah berjaya - Akta Keterangan 1950, ss. 145(1), 145(2), 155

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pendakwaan - Kes pendakwaan - Kes prima facie - Penyandaran kepada keterangan saksi-saksi pendakwaan - Keraguan - Kewujudan dua versi yang berbeza - Keterangan pegawai serbuan bertentangan dengan saksi pendakwaan lain - Sama ada terdapat keterangan kredible terhadap tertuduh - Sama ada kes prima facie telah dibuktikan

 Bagi pihak tertuduh - Burhanudeen Abdul Wahid; T/n Burhan & Company
 Bagi pihak responden - Norshuhada Mohd Yatim, Timbalan Pendakwa Raya; Pejabat Penasihat Undang-Undang Negeri Kedah Darul Aman

[2017] 1 LNS 218

PP lwn. LIM SAN MUK

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pengecaman - Prinsip dan prosedur - Prosedur pengendalian perbarisan pengecaman - Saksi menggambarkan identiti tertuduh yang memakai cermin mata - Peserta perbarisan diminta menanggalkan cermin mata - Sama ada pengendalian perbarisan pengecaman teratur - Sama ada mahkamah boleh bergantung kepada pengecaman dalam kandang salah - Sama ada kualiti pengecaman ke atas tertuduh pada masa kejadian adalah baik dan dari deskripsi tertuduh - Sama ada tertuduh telah dicam secara positif dalam kandang salah

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pembelaan - Penafian - Tertuduh tidak menafikan berada di tempat kejadian - Tertuduh telah melarikan diri selepas kejadian - Sama ada tertuduh dapat memberi penjelasan munasabah mengapa tertuduh melarikan diri selepas kejadian - Sama ada tindakan tertuduh melarikan diri menimbulkan inferens berkenaan penglibatan tertuduh dalam kejadian - Sama ada tertuduh telah menimbulkan keraguan yang munasabah ke atas kes pendakwaan

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Bunuh - Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Si mati telah mati akibat luka tembakan - Tembakan pada bahagian dada dan jantung - Sama ada kecederaan yang dialami si mati boleh secara terus menjurus kepada kematian - Sama ada tertuduh mempunyai niat untuk membunuh si mati - Sama ada inferen berkenaan niat tertuduh boleh dibuat berdasarkan senjata yang digunakan oleh tertuduh dan bahagian luka badan yang dialami si mati

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 324 - Pertuduhan dengan sengaja menyebabkan cedera parah dengan menggunakan pistol - Kecederaan kesan tembakan di peha kanan bahagian atas - Sama ada terdapat kesan kemudaratan kepada mangsa akibat kesan tembakan - Sama ada kecederaan yang dialami oleh mangsa termasuk dalam jenis-jenis cedera parah di bawah s. 320 Kanun Keseksaan

 Bagi pihak pendakwaan - Muhammad Shukri Hussain, Timbalan Pendakwa Raya
 Bagi pihak tertuduh - Badrul Munir Mohd Bukhari, Ummi Aliza Ab Kadir & Muhammad Fadhli Mat Sutris; T/n Badrul Munir Bukhari & Co

[2017] 1 LNS 953

PP v. PAU CHU THONG

CRIMINAL LAW: Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - First Schedule - Methamphetamine - Whether impugned substance amounts to methamphetamine - Homogenising of substance done before analysing - Breach of United Nation's Guidelines on Analysis of Dangerous Drugs - Whether findings of identity of drugs reliable - United Nation's Guidelines on Analysis of Dangerous Drugs

CRIMINAL LAW: Trafficking of drugs - Presumption of trafficking - Element of incriminating possession - Whether accused was in possession of drugs - Statement of accused 'ada' when asked about incriminating items - Whether possession was proved - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Statement by accused - Statement made after arrest - Whether statutory caution properly and legally administered - Purpose of statutory caution - Method of administering caution - Words used in administering caution - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 s. 37A

EVIDENCE: Expert evidence - Chemist analysis of substance - Oral evidence contradicted written report - Whether oral evidence should prevail - Whether best evidence - Status of documentary evidence - Whether corroborative

EVIDENCE: Information leading to discovery of fact - What amounts to information - Statement of accused 'ada' when asked about incriminating items and conduct of taking out tea packet from car - Whether amounts to information - Whether information led to discovery of fact - Evidence Act 1950, s. 27

 For the prosecution - Mohd Fillanny Siji, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Sarawak
 For the accused - Orlando SW Chua

[2017] 1 LNS 1137

PP v. NOR ZULIANA TAHIR & ANOR

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Plea of guilty - Conviction on plea - Safeguards before accepting plea - Whether complied with - Whether valid and unequivocal - Whether accused pleaded in person - Whether accused understood nature and consequence of plea - Whether accused made unqualifed admission to ingredients of offence

 For the appellant - Farah Wahida Md Nor; Timbalan Pendakwa Raya
 For the respondents - Azman Ahmad & Arif Amirul Abdul Jani; M/s Omar Ismail Hazman & Co

[2018] 1 LNS 60

MERAIS SDN BHD v. LAI KING LUNG & ANOR

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Limitation - Recovery of trust monies - Letter of demand issued more than six years after cause of action accrued - Expiry of six years - Whether time-barred - Limitation Act 1953, s. 6

EVIDENCE: Witnesses - Competency of - Mental and physical capacity of witness - Physical weakness of witness - Whether witness able to understand questions posed to him - Whether competent - Whether assistance provided to answer questions - Whether evidence tainted - Evidence Act 1950, s. 118

EVIDENCE: Adverse inference - Whether plaintiff had authorised withdrawal of trust monies - Failure of defendant to call witness who collected money - Whether omission to produce witness raised an adverse inference - Evidence Act 1950, s. 114(g)

 For the appellant/plaintiff - Melissa Chan Shyuk Wern; M/s Paul Ong & Associates
 For the respondent/defendant - Ho Kok Yew, Khor Heng How & Tan Han Sam; M/s Owee & Ho
 For the appellant/defendant - Ho Kok Yew, Khor Heng How, Tan Han Sam; M/s Owee & Ho
 For the respondent/plaintiff - Melissa Chan Shyuk Wern; M/s Paul Ong & Associates

[2017] 5 LNS 38

SHAHRUL IZEWAN MAT HUSIN lwn. MAJLIS PERBANDARAN SELAYANG & ANOR (PENGARAH JABATAN KERJA RAYA DAERAH GOMBAK - THIRD PARTY)

LALULINTAS JALAN: Rayuan - Ganti rugi - Kemalangan jalan raya - Isu - Penunggang motosikal dihempap pokok - Faktor cuaca - Liabiliti - Kaedah-kaedah Mahkamah 2012, O. 16, O. 18 r. 19, O. 20 r. 3

 Bagi pihak plaintif - Mohd Saufi Samsudin; G Dorai & Co
 Bagi pihak defendan pertama - Mohamed Fadly Zakariya; Zuraidah Naziha & Fadly
 Bagi pihak defendan kedua - Shoba; SF Chan & Co
 Bagi pihak defendan ketiga - Muhammad Haziq Hashim; State Legal Advisor's Office


CLJ 2018 Volume 6 (Part 1)

FEDERAL COURT

T Sivam Tharamalingam v. Public Bank Bhd
Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin PCA, Zainun Ali, Ramly Ali, Azahar Mohamed, Balia Yusof Wahi FCJJ
(Land Law - Charge - Validity - Chargor obtained title to land by fraud) [2018] 6 CLJ 1 [FC]

 For the appellant - Gobind Singh Deo, S Prakash & Joanne Chua Tsu Fae; M/s Kamil Hashim Raj & Lim
 For the respondent - Chan Kok Keong, Samuel Tan Lih Yau & Denise Teoh Gaiy Eeng; M/s Shook Lin & Bok 

COURT OF APPEAL

Bodco Engineering And Construction Sdn Bhd v. Tribunal For Housing Purchaser Claims & Ors
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Idrus Harun JJCA
(Contract - Housing developers - Damages - Claim for liquidated and ascertained damages ('LAD') - Computation of) [2018] 6 CLJ 36 [CA]

 For the appellant - Victor YC Ng; M/s CH Tay & Partners
 For the respondent - Talat Mahmood Abd Rashid, Mcwillyn Jiok & Mohd Adzrul Adzlan; State Legal Officer, Sarawak 

RHB Bank Bhd v. Malaysia Pacific Corporation Bhd & Another Appeal
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Nallini Pathmanathan, Mary Lim JJCA
(Company Law; Civil Procedure; Injunction - Fortuna injunction - Company defaulted in repayment of credit and overdraft facilities) [2018] 6 CLJ 55 [CA]

 For the appellant - Chan Kean Li & Lim Poh Leong; M/s Gibb & Co
 For the respondent - T Gunaseelan & Keshvinjeet Singh; M/s Gunaseelan & Assocs 

HIGH COURT

Abdullah Abdul Rahman v. Continental Tyre AS Malaysia Sdn Bhd & Anor
Chan Jit Li J
(Administrative Law - Judicial review - Application for - Contract of employment) [2018] 6 CLJ 69 [HC]

 For the appellant - Muhamad Shamsul Nizam Sohhimi; M/s Burhan & Company
 For the defendant - Pravin Kaur Jessy; M/s Jessy & Assocs 

Export-Import Bank Of Malaysia Bhd v. Hisham Sobri & Kadir
Faizah Jamaludin JC
(Partnership; Civil Procedure; Limitation - Liabilities of partners - New partners - Firm of advocates and solicitors) [2018] 6 CLJ 82 [HC]

 For the plaintiff - Arief Emran Arifin & Khor Meyven; M/s Wong & Partners
 For the defendant - Lim Kian Leong & Foo Siew Yin; M/s Lim Kian Leong & Co 

PP v. Khafasliza Shafii
Ahmad Bache JC
(Criminal Law - Penal Code - Section 165 - Public servant received cash without consideration from contractor) [2018] 6 CLJ 98 [HC]

 For the appellant - Shahidah Muslimah Roslan; DPP
 For the respondent - Zainal Abidin Mustaffa; M/s Zainal & Mariani 

Tetuan K Mano & Associates v. Lim Kien Seng & Ors
Azizah Nawawi J
(Limitation; Legal Profession - Solicitor - Fees - Application to tax bills of costs on solicitor-client basis) [2018] 6 CLJ 124 [HC]

 For the applicant - Shailender Bhar & K Manoharan; M/s K Mano & Assocs
 For the 1st & 2nd respondents - Sandosh Anandan; M/s Culaz & Assocs
 For the 3rd respondent - Wong Rhen Yen; M/s Dennis Nik & Wong 

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Judicial review - Application for - Contract of employment - Frustration of contract - Applicant's medical condition causing performance of his contract of employment impossible - Effect of - Applicant certified unfit to perform his job by doctor - Dismissal from employment - Whether company's actions reasonable - Whether company acted in best interests of applicant - Whether there had been a frustration of applicant's contract of employment - Whether dismissal with just cause or excuse
Abdullah Abdul Rahman v. Continental Tyre AS Malaysia Sdn Bhd & Anor
(Chan Jit Li JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 69 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Injunction - Fortuna injunction - Company defaulted in repayment of credit and overdraft facilities - Bank obtained summary judgment against company and issued winding-up notice for repayment of judgment sum - Whether judgment debt compounded and secured - Whether company could apply for Fortuna injunction to restrain bank from presenting winding-up petition - Whether petition had chance of success if presented - Companies Act 1965, s. 218
RHB Bank Bhd v. Malaysia Pacific Corporation Bhd & Another Appeal
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Nallini Pathmanathan, Mary Lim JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 55 [CA]

Striking out - Res judicata - Applicability - Whether instant suit one of several suits involving same subject matter - Whether cause of action obviously unsustainable - Whether action ought to be struck out - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 r. 19(1)(a), (b) (d)
Export-Import Bank Of Malaysia Bhd v. Hisham Sobri & Kadir
(Faizah Jamaludin JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 82 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Winding-up - Petition - Notice - Company defaulted in repayment of credit and overdraft facilities - Bank obtained summary judgment against company and issued winding-up notice for repayment of judgment sum - Whether company deemed unable to pay debt - Whether bank could issue winding-up notice - Whether notice valid and enforceable - Whether bank could proceed with winding up petition - Companies Act 1965, s. 218(2)
RHB Bank Bhd v. Malaysia Pacific Corporation Bhd & Another Appeal
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Nallini Pathmanathan, Mary Lim JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 55 [CA]

CONTRACT

Housing developers - Damages - Claim for liquidated and ascertained damages ('LAD') - Computation of - Late delivery of vacant possession - Provision in contract for payment of agreed liquidated and ascertained damages ('LAD') for late delivery of vacant possession - Whether 'date of completion' delivery of completed and habitable building fit for human occupation - Whether mere delivery of vacant possession of property by way of giving notice of vacant possession no longer sufficient to constitute completion - Whether right of occupation conferred upon purchasers - Whether computation of LAD should commence within 24 months from date of sale and purchase agreement until date of issuance of occupation permit
Bodco Engineering And Construction Sdn Bhd v. Tribunal For Housing Purchaser Claims & Ors
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 36 [CA]

Sale and purchase agreement - Housing developers - Breach of contract - Late delivery of vacant possession - Provision in contract for payment of agreed liquidated and ascertained damages ('LAD') for late delivery of vacant possession - Whether 'date of completion' delivery of completed and habitable building fit for human occupation - Whether mere delivery of vacant possession of property by way of giving notice of vacant possession no longer sufficient to constitute completion - Whether right of occupation conferred upon purchasers - Whether computation of LAD should commence within 24 months from date of sale and purchase agreement until date of issuance of occupation permit
Bodco Engineering And Construction Sdn Bhd v. Tribunal For Housing Purchaser Claims & Ors
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Ahmadi Asnawi, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 36 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Penal Code - Section 165 - Public servant received cash without consideration from contractor - Whether contractor had dealings with public servant's duty - Whether money received a donation - Whether law prohibits public servant from receiving any monies from individuals or agencies with official dealings with public servant's official work - Whether main thrust of accused's defence bare denial - Conduct of accused - Whether mala fide - Whether complainant credible witness - Whether complainant accomplice or willing participant - Whether public servant raised reasonable doubt on prosecution's case - Whether public servant found guilty - Anti Corruption Commission Act 2009, ss. 50(3), 52(1)
PP v. Khafasliza Shafii
(Ahmad Bache JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 98 [HC]

Sentencing - Principles - Public interest - Whether important to impose deterrent sentence in cases of corruption - Mitigating factors - Public servant found guilty of receiving cash without consideration from contractor - Mother with no previous conviction - Amount of money involved considered - Whether long custodial sentence an option - Whether ought to be bound over for good behaviour - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 173A - Penal Code, s. 165
PP v. Khafasliza Shafii
(Ahmad Bache JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 98 [HC]

LAND LAW

Charge - Validity - Chargor obtained title to land by fraud - Allegation of - Whether bank's registered charge over land defeasible - Whether bank obtained deferred indefeasibility of title - Bank denied knowledge of fraudulent or improper acquisition of land - Whether bank subsequent owner of interest in good faith for valuable consideration - Whether bank availed protection under s. 340(3) of National Land Code - Common solicitor - Whether knowledge of solicitor imputed to bank - Whether defeated defeasibility of title
T Sivam Tharamalingam v. Public Bank Bhd
(Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin PCA, Zainun Ali, Ramly Ali, Azahar Mohamed, Balia Yusof Wahi FCJJ) [2018] 6 CLJ 1 [FC]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Solicitor - Fees - Application to tax bills of costs on solicitor-client basis - Claim for legal fees - Solicitor appointed through letters of appointment - Contractual terms in letters that solicitors would be paid fees for legal work of representing clients - Termination of solicitor's services - Whether claim for fees time-barred - Whether claim founded on contract - Accrual of cause of action - Whether limitation had set in - Limitation Act 1953, s. 6 - Legal Profession Act 1976, s. 126
Tetuan K Mano & Associates v. Lim Kien Seng & Ors
(Azizah Nawawi J) [2018] 6 CLJ 124 [HC]

LIMITATION

Accrual of cause of action - Claim - Claim for legal fees by solicitor - Solicitor appointed through letters of appointment - Contractual terms in letters that solicitors would be paid fees for legal work of representing clients - Termination of solicitor's services - Whether claim for fees time-barred - Whether claim founded on contract - Date cause of action accrued - Whether claim statute-barred - Limitation Act 1953, s. 6
Tetuan K Mano & Associates v. Lim Kien Seng & Ors
(Azizah Nawawi J) [2018] 6 CLJ 124 [HC]

Action - Accrual of - Starting point from which cause of action would run - Applying tests in Kamariyah Hamdan and Abdul Aziz Hassan - Whether more than six years had elapsed - Whether claim statute barred - Limitation Act 1953, s. 6(1)
Export-Import Bank Of Malaysia Bhd v. Hisham Sobri & Kadir
(Faizah Jamaludin JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 82 [HC]

PARTNERSHIP

Liabilities of partners - New partners - Firm of advocates and solicitors - Negligence and breach of contract - Company's cause of action stemmed from firm's act of issuing drawdown advice resulting in losses - Whether new partners were partners of firm at material time - Whether offence committed before new partners admitted as partners - Partnership Act 1961, s. 19(1) - Whether court has discretion to evaluate facts to determine liability of partner - Rules of Court 2012, O. 77 r. 4
Export-Import Bank Of Malaysia Bhd v. Hisham Sobri & Kadir
(Faizah Jamaludin JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 82 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. MUSLIM AND CIVIL MARRIAGES
    CAN DIVORCE BE ARRESTED WITHIN SYARIAH JURISPRUDENCE?: IS THE JURISPRUDENCE A PROGRESSIVE WAY FORWARD FOR MUSLIM AS WELL AS CIVIL MARRIAGES?*
    [Read excerpt]
    JUSTICE DATUK DR. HAJI HAMID SULTAN BIN ABU BACKER** [2018] 1 LNS(A) liv

  2. [2018] 1 LNS(A) liv
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    MALAYSIA

    MUSLIM AND CIVIL MARRIAGES
    CAN DIVORCE BE ARRESTED WITHIN SYARIAH JURISPRUDENCE?:
    IS THE JURISPRUDENCE A PROGRESSIVE WAY FORWARD FOR MUSLIM AS WELL AS CIVIL MARRIAGES?*


    JUSTICE DATUK DR. HAJI HAMID SULTAN BIN ABU BACKER**

    Abstract

    (a) Concept

    This concept paper as conceived by Justice Hamid Sultan bin Abu Backer attempts to justify the concept of judicial separation as available in Syariah as well as Civil marriages and proposes it to be further developed to avoid the harsh consequences of divorce in the interest of children, etc. For this purpose, the paper recommends the appointment of a 'Counselling Committee For Judicial Separation Order' with the aim to achieve, with the consent of parties, a judicial separation order first before the court grants a divorce order.[1]

    . . .

    * Proposed Concept Paper for the appointment of 'Counselling Committee for Judicial Separation Order to advise and achieve Judicial Separation Order first before the granting of Divorce Order' for publication through the Middle East Institute (MEI) of National University of Singapore.


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  3. THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN COMMON LAW, STATUTES AND CUSTOMARY LAW IN NIGERIA [Read excerpt]
    WURAOLA, OLUWABUSAYO TEMITOPE* ABDULAZEEZ, HAMZA OKENE** RILWAN F. MAHMOUD*** [2018] 1 LNS(A) liii

  4. [2018] 1 LNS(A) liii
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    NIGERIA

    THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN COMMON LAW, STATUTES AND CUSTOMARY LAW IN NIGERIA

    WURAOLA, OLUWABUSAYO TEMITOPE*
    ABDULAZEEZ, HAMZA OKENE**
    RILWAN F. MAHMOUD***

    Abstract

    Pluralism under the Nigerian legal system has from the outset been a major problem for the smooth application of laws in Nigeria. Various laws which are legally applicable in the dealings of human beings and in the dispensation of justice through judicial process under the pluralism mechanism make for the difficulty in the dispensation of justice in Nigeria. Thus, a developed body of laws is made up of two elements; the enacted element and the traditional element. Thus, this article seeks to examine the origin and structure of the different types of laws applicable under the Nigerian legal system, as Nigeria operates three different systems of law side by side as a result of colonization. The consequence however, is the complex interplay between Common Law, Nigerian Legislation and Customary Law. The types of laws applicable under the Nigerian legal system which this article seeks to examine include: Nigerian Legislations; Received English Law; Customary Law; Islamic Law; and Case Law.

    . . .

    * Wuraola, Oluwabusayo Temitope, is a Lecturer with the Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. wuraola.ot@unilorin.edu.ng

    ** LL.B, LL.M, BL (NLS), 08036303166, hamzaokene@yahoo.com

    *** LL.B, LL.M (Ilorin), BL (NLS) 08061657374, mahmoudesq@yahoo.com


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 803 Anti-Fake News Act 2018 11 April 2018 [PU(B) 174/2018] -
ACT 802 Private Aged Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 2018 Not Yet In Force -
ACT 801 Finance (No. 2) Act 2017 As provided in the Act except s 20 - 23; 1 January 2018 [PU(B) 610/2017] - s 20, 21 and 23; 1 October 2018 [PU(B) 610/2017] - s 22 -
ACT 800 Employment Insurance System Act 2017 1 January 2018 [PU(B) 606/2017] -
ACT 799 Malaysian Border Security Agency Act 2017 29 December 2017 [PU(B) 595/2017] -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1570 Sports Development (Amendment) Act 2018 Not Yet In Force ACT 576
ACT A1569 Arbitration (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018 8 May 2018 [PU(B) 265/2018] ACT 646
ACT A1568 Fire Services (Amendment) Act 2018 Not Yet In Force ACT 341
ACT A1567 Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act 2018 Not Yet In Force ACT 694
ACT A1566 Limitation (Amendment) Act 2018 Not Yet In Force ACT 254

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 137/2018 National Speed Limit (Temporary Cessation) (No. 2) Order 2018 7 June 2018 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 ACT 333
PU(A) 136/2018 Local Speed Limit (Federal Roads) (Specified Time Prohibition) (No. 2) Order 2018 7 June 2018 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 ACT 333
PU(A) 135/2018 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Price Marking of Price-Controlled Goods) (No. 2) Order 2018 7 June 2018 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 ACT 723
PU(A) 134/2018 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Price) (No. 2) Order 2018 7 June 2018 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 ACT 723
PU(A) 132/2018 Control of Supplies (Controlled Articles) (No. 3) Order 2018 7 June 2018 10 June 2018 ACT 122

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 321/2018 Results of Contested Election and Statements of The Poll After The Official Addition of Votes Parliamentary Constituencies For The State of Sarawak 28 May 2018 29 May 2018 PU(A) 386/1981
PU(B) 320/2018 Results of Contested Election and Statements of The Poll After The Official Addition of Votes Parliamentary Constituencies For The State of Sabah 28 May 2018 29 May 2018 PU(A) 386/1981
PU(B) 319/2018 Results of Contested Election and Statements of The Poll After The Official Addition of Votes Parliamentary Constituencies For The Federal Territory of Labuan 28 May 2018 29 May 2018 PU(A) 386/1981
PU(B) 318/2018 Results of Contested Election and Statements of The Poll After The Official Addition of Votes Parliamentary Constituencies For The State of Johore 28 May 2018 29 May 2018 PU(A) 386/1981
PU(B) 317/2018 Results of Contested Election and Statements of The Poll After The Official Addition of Votes Parliamentary Constituencies For The State of Malacca 28 May 2018 29 May 2018 PU(A) 386/1981

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 382/1999 Valuation and Property Services Rules 1999 PU(A) 129/2018 2 June 2018 Fourth Schedule, Fifth Schedule and Sixth Schedule
PU(A) 382/1999 Valuation and Property Services Rules 1999 PU(A) 128/2018 2 June 2018 Second Schedule
PU(A) 382/1999 Valuation and Property Services Rules 1999 PU(A) 127/2018 2 June 2018 Rule 5; First and Second Schedules
PU(A) 205/2012 Rules of Court 2012 PU(A) 126/2018 1 June 2018 Appendix B1 and Appendix B2
PU(A) 184/2014 Goods and Services Tax (Rate of Tax) Order 2014 PU(A) 118/2018 1 June 2018 Paragraph 2

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 349/2016 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Mechanism to Determine Unreasonably High Profit For Goods) Regulations 2016 PU(A) 130/2018 6 June 2018
PU(A) 184/2013 Ministers of the Federal Government (No. 2) Order 2013 PU(A) 125/2018 10 May 2018
PU(A) 187/2014 Goods and Services Tax (Imposition of Tax For Supplies in Respect of Designated Areas) Order 2014 PU(A) 123/2018 1 June 2018
PU(A) 185/2014 Goods and Services Tax (Application to Government) Order 2014 PU(A) 122/2018 1 June 2018
PU(A) 373/2016 Goods and Services Tax (Imposition of Tax For Supplies in Respect of Free Zones) Order 2016 PU(A) 121/2018 1 June 2018