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Issue #28/2018
12 July 2018

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. ANTERO HARAPAN SDN BHD v. RESTU TEGUH SDN BHD [2018] 6 CLJ 462

    2. DR TEH BEE TEE v. DR JOSHUA MOHANRAJ DANIEL & ANOR [2018] 6 CLJ 616

    3. SHAHNAZ MAJID lwn. DATO' SRI MAHMUD ABU BEKIR TAIB [2018] 6 CLJ 663

  2. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2018 Volume 6 (Part 4)

    3. CLJ 2018 Volume 6 (Part 5)

  3. Articles

    1. LNS Article(s)

    2. CLJ Article(s)

  4. Legislation Highlights

    1. Principal Acts

    2. Amending Acts

    3. PU(A)

    4. PU(B)

    5. Legislation Alert

CASE(S) OF THE WEEK

ANTERO HARAPAN SDN BHD v. RESTU TEGUH SDN BHD [2018] 6 CLJ 462
HIGH COURT MALAYA, IPOH
ANSELM CHARLES FERNANDIS JC
[COMPANIES WINDING-UP NO: 28NCC-60-10-2014]
30 NOVEMBER 2017

COMPANY LAW: Winding up – Setting aside of agreement – Petitioner notified liquidator of intention to purchase land – Petitioner agreed to advance required amount to acquire land from State Government provided liquidator sold land to it – Contributories objected and required liquidator to accept advance as loan from petitioner to acquire land and sell it by tender or auction – Whether agreement entered by petitioner and liquidator valid – Whether ought to be set aside – Whether land alienated with condition to be utilised for residential or commercial purpose – Whether liquidator was acting properly and impartially in dealing with land – Companies Act 1965, ss. 236 & 237 – National Land Code, s. 78(3)


DR TEH BEE TEE v. DR JOSHUA MOHANRAJ DANIEL & ANOR [2018] 6 CLJ 616
HIGH COURT MALAYA, SHAH ALAM
AKHTAR TAHIR J
[WRIT NO: 23NCVC-28-12-2017]
14 FEBRUARY 2018

TORT: Negligence – Medical negligence – Breach of duty – Pathologist wrongly diagnosed patient’s cancer to be benign – Whether led malignant cancer to spread, causing patient immeasurable physical and mental pain – Whether pathologist negligent in coming to wrong diagnosis – Whether obvious mistakes made by pathologist in diagnosing samples – Failure to ascertain history of patient – Samples sent in small pieces leading to possible inaccurate results – Whether pathologist should have asked for further clarification before carrying out diagnosis – Failure in determining shape of cells correctly – Whether had profound effect on final results – Failure to carry out additional immunostains – Whether breach of pathologist’s duty

TORT: Negligence – Medical negligence – Liability – Pathologist wrongly diagnosed patient’s cancer to be benign – Whether led malignant cancer to spread causing patient immeasurable physical and mental pain – Whether hospital vicariously liable for losses suffered by patient as result of pathologist’s negligence – Whether hospital had role to play in patient’s gynaecologist decision to send samples for analysis to pathology department – Breach of pathologist’s duty due to personal failings – Whether pathologist an employee or had any contract of service with hospital – Whether there was antecedent relationship between patient and hospital

DAMAGES: Medical negligence – Claim for – Pathologist wrongly diagnosed patient’s cancer to be benign – Whether led malignant cancer to spread, causing patient immeasurable physical and mental pain – Whether depression and mental agony suffered by patient foreseeable – Special damages – Whether financial consequence of divorce between patient and husband too remote to be recoverable – Claim for loss of income – Whether patient would have to undergo future medical and surgical treatment – Claim for future loss of earning or loss of earning capacity – Whether surgery affected patient’s capability – Claim for pain, suffering and loss of amenities – Whether ought to be allowed


SHAHNAZ MAJID lwn. DATO' SRI MAHMUD ABU BEKIR TAIB [2018] 6 CLJ 663
MAHKAMAH TINGGI SYARIAH, KUALA LUMPUR
MUHAMAD ABDUL KARIM WAHAB HMTS
[KES MAL NO: 14100-016-0107-2011]
10 MAC 2016

UNDANG-UNDANG ISLAM: Perceraian – Mutaah – Sama ada wajib dibayar oleh suami selepas berlaku perceraian – Jumlah patut – Prinsip dan faktor yang perlu diambil kira – Kemampuan suami – Tindakan meninggalkan isteri selama sepuluh tahun – Sama ada tidak boleh dimaafkan – Keaiban, penderitaan dan kesedihan isteri – Akta Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam (Wilayah-Wilayah Persekutuan) 1984, s. 56


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2017] 1 LNS 205

MOHAMED NAZIR BAKAR & ANOR v. WAN DARULSALAM WAN ZAIN & ORS

DAMAGES: Appeal - Appeal against award made - Personal injuries - Quantum of damages - Right hip dislocation and intra articular chip of fracture of right femoral head - Overlapping injury - Trial judge awarded RM30,000 for each injury - Whether a global sum ought to be awarded - Whether two separate awards for overlapping injuries were reasonable and just

DAMAGES: Appeal - Appeal against award made - Disability - Award for disabilities based on probability - Whether award ought to be made for uncertain disabilities

DAMAGES: Appeal - Appeal against award made - Personal injuries - Quantum of damages - Award of RM50,000 for closed fracture of right femur - Plaintiff was 20 years old at time of accident - Serious injury - Plaintiff had 1cm shortening as a result of injury - Plaintiff suffers from pain in right thigh due to cold weather, stiffness of right hip, difficulty to climb stairs and to squat, and inability to lift heavy weights - Whether award granted was manifestly excessive

DAMAGES: Appeal - Appeal against award made - Personal injuries - Muscle wasting - Separate award given for muscle wasting - Whether separate award for muscle wasting was manifestly excessive

 For the appellants / defendants - Kamini Subramaniam; M/s Shan & Su
 For the respondents / plaintiffs - Ranizan Mokhtar; M/s Ranizan Abdullah & Associates

[2017] 1 LNS 274

TAN TECK GUAN lwn. LEMBAGA PENCEGAHAN JENAYAH & YANG LAIN

PENAHANAN PENCEGAHAN: Perintah tahanan - Habeas corpus - Perintah tahanan di bawah s. 19(1) Akta Pencegahan Jenayah 1959 ('APJ') - Sama ada kegagalan membuktikan perlantikan Penolong Pendaftar Penjenayah merupakan suatu ketidakpatuhan prosedur - Sama ada penahanan pemohon telah melanggar kehendak ss. 4 dan 7 Akta Pencegahan Jenayah 1959 - Sama ada korum minima persidangan Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah telah tercapai - Sama ada kesemua pra-syarat yang dinyatakan dibawah s. 19(1) APJ telah dipatuhi sebelum perintah tahanan - Sama ada perintah tahanan keatas pemohon telah dikeluarkan secara sah

 Bagi pihak pendakwaan - Hemy Annerina Haja Mydin, Peguam Persekutuan; Pejabat Penasihat Undang-Undang
 Bagi pihak responden - Maizatul Zamrina Haji Karizaman; T/n KL Chee & Co

[2017] 1 LNS 444

LIM BENG POH & SATU LAGI lwn. EVER NOBLE SDN BHD; KANG HAI KHA (BAKAL PENCELAH)

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Pihak-pihak - Pencelah - Permohonan oleh pembeli hartanah untuk mencelah Saman Minta Kebenaran Untuk Mengeluarkan Pelaksanaan - Pencelah menyatakan bahawa beliau adalah pemilik benefisial hartanah - Isu mengenai kepentingan benefisial bakal pencelah telah dibicarakan dan diputuskan di dalam kes lain - Bakal pencelah memfailkan permohonan selepas plaintif telah merekodkan penghakiman ingkar pembelaan ke atas defendan - Sama ada permohonan mencelah boleh dibuat selepas sesuatu prosiding telah diputuskan - Sama ada Aturan 15 Kaedah 6 Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012 telah dipatuhi - Sama ada Mahkamah telah functus officio - Sama ada isu bakal pencelah menjadi res judicata

 Bagi pihak pencelah/perayu - Sunny Khoo; T/n Sunny Khoo & Co
 Bagi pihak plaintif - SF Chan; T/n Cheong Wai Meng & Van Buerle

[2017] 1 LNS 1560

PP v. WILLLLM JOSEP AH KIANG

CRIMINAL LAW: Penal Code - Section 300 - Murder - Causing death - Infliction of stab wound - Whether death caused by infliction of stab wound - Whether infliction by force or unintentional - Whether there was intention to strike at vital spot - Whether stab wound sufficient in the ordinary cause of nature to cause death

CRIMINAL LAW: Penal Code - Defences - Defence of intoxication - Whether intoxication voluntary or self-induced - Whether self-induced intoxication amounts to defence - Whether mens rea negated by self-induced intoxication - Penal Code ss. 85, 86

EVIDENCE: Burden and standard of proof - Standard of proof - Exceptions - Murder - Defence of intoxication - Whether proved on balance of probabilities

EVIDENCE: Witnesses - Cross examination - Failure of defence to cross examine prosecution witness - Whether amounts to acceptance of testimony - Whether credibility of accused affected

 For the prosecution - DPP Mohd Fillanny Siji
 For the accused - Ateng Jeros (assigned counsel); M/s Ateng Jeros & Company

[2018] 1 LNS 72

JOINT MANAGEMENT BODY CHERAS SENTRAL v. TRIBUNAL PENGURUSAN STRATA & ORS

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Affidavit - Locus standi to affirm affidavit - Affidavit affirmed by deponent on behalf of Joint Management Body (JMB) - Whether deponent had locus standi - Relationship of deponent to JMB - Whether deponent was Chairman of JMB - Whether deponent had retired as Chairman - Strata Management Act 2013, Second Schedule

 For the Applicant - Kabina Levan; M/s Lim Chi Chau & Co
 For the Respondent 2- Respondent 7 - Sivabalan; M/s Mastura Partnership

[2017] 5 LNS 41

CHEAH KIA MING lwn. RATHA KRISHNAN NADASAN & ANOR

LALULINTAS JALAN: Tuntutan - Gantirugi am dan khas - Kemalangan motosikal - Isu - Kuantum - Gantirugi am dan khas - Gantirugi kecederaan ‘fracture’

 Bagi pihak plaintif - Dhayalini PG Doraisamy; G Dorai & Co
 Bagi pihak defendan - Rohan Felix Vigneswarer; Vinod Kamalanathan & Assoc


CLJ 2018 Volume 6 (Part 4)

COURT OF APPEAL

Hassan Nawali v. PP
David Wong Dak Wah, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Kamardin Hashim JJCA
(Criminal Procedure - Accused person arrested in drug raid - Whether prima facie case established) [2018] 6 CLJ 415 [CA]

 For the appellant - Ken Yong & Noor Ilienna Rahayu Ibrahim; M/s Ken Yong & Co
 For the respondent - Mohd Zain Ibrahim, DPP 

PP v. Tan Cha Hing
Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Ahmadi Asnawi, Idrus Harun JJCA
(Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure - Murder - Circumstantial evidence - Whether prosecution established prima facie case against accused) [2018] 6 CLJ 436 [CA]

 For the appellant - Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail; DPP
 For the respondent - Tan Choon Hong; M/s Tan Choon Hong & Assocs 

Tan Chow Cheang v. PP
Ahmadi Asnawi, Zaleha Yusof, Kamardin Hashim JJCA
(Criminal Procedure; Evidence - Trial - Order of discharge not amounting to acquittal - Whether justified - Admissibility of exhibit) [2018] 6 CLJ 452 [CA]

 For the appellant - Lee Han Yen & Firus Said; M/s Lee Han Yen & Co
 For the respondent - Iswa Tonie; DPP 

HIGH COURT

Antero Harapan Sdn Bhd v. Restu Teguh Sdn Bhd
Anselm Charles Fernandis JC
(Company Law - Winding up - Setting aside of agreement - Whether agreement valid) [2018] 6 CLJ 462 [HC]

 For the petitioner - Leong Sai Wah; M/s CK Leong & Co
 For the respondent - Ganesan Karuppannan & Subashini Ramakrishnan; M/s Ganesan & Irmohizam
 For the contributory - Ebenezer Ramesh Jaya Raj & Suresh; The Law Office of Ebenezer & Assocs 

Chin Min Hua & Ors v. Eagaivallinayagi Ammal
Abdul Wahab Mohamed JC
(Contract; Limitation - Specific performance - Whether breach of fundamental terms of agreement - Whether time barred) [2018] 6 CLJ 482 [HC]

 For the plaintiffs - Vincent Tey; M/s Jublin Tan & Tey
 For the defendant - Darshan Singh & Manjit Singh; M/s Darshan, Syed, Amarjit & Partners 

PP v. Hariswaran Vasu Devan & Ors
Lim Chong Fong J
(Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure - Prima facie case - Discrepancies - Whether explained - Whether break in chain of evidence) [2018] 6 CLJ 506 [HC]

 For the prosecution - Amir Hamdzah Othman; DPP
 For the defence - Hussaini Abd Rashid; M/s Hussaini & Co 

Samuel John Marisinapen v. PP
Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh JC
(Criminal Procedure; Evidence - Offence of using criminal force with intention of outraging modesty - Whether ingredients of charge satisfied - Child witness - Whether video recording admissible) [2018] 6 CLJ 526 [HC]

 For the appellant - Simon Murali & Kok Yuen Lin; M/s Simon Murali & Co
 For the respondent - JG Kameeni Jaya Raman; DPP

SUBJECT INDEX

COMPANY LAW

Winding up - Setting aside of agreement - Petitioner notified liquidator of intention to purchase land - Petitioner agreed to advance required amount to acquire land from State Government provided liquidator sold land to it - Contributories objected and required liquidator to accept advance as loan from petitioner to acquire land and sell it by tender or auction - Whether agreement entered by petitioner and liquidator valid - Whether ought to be set aside - Whether land alienated with condition to be utilised for residential or commercial purpose - Whether liquidator was acting properly and impartially in dealing with land - Companies Act 1965, ss. 236 & 237 - National Land Code, s. 78(3)
Antero Harapan Sdn Bhd v. Restu Teguh Sdn Bhd
(Anselm Charles Fernandis JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 462 [HC]

CONTRACT

Sale and purchase agreement - Breach - Allegation of - Claim for specific performance - Doctrine of laches - Whether applicable - Delay or neglect in prosecuting claim - Whether purchaser had acquiesced to conduct of defendant - Whether purchaser at all times protected its interest in land - Whether laches applicable to defeat purchaser's claim
Chin Min Hua & Ors v. Eagaivallinayagi Ammal
(Abdul Wahab Mohamed JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 482 [HC]

Specific performance - Sale and purchase agreement - Breach - Allegation of - Defendant's failure to deliver duly executed memorandum of transfer to purchaser - Whether there was breach of fundamental terms of agreement - Whether purchaser at all times ready and willing to perform his part of terms of agreement - Whether conditions under s. 11(2) of Specific Relief Act 1950 present - Whether purchaser entitled to relief of specific performance
Chin Min Hua & Ors v. Eagaivallinayagi Ammal
(Abdul Wahab Mohamed JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 482 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Sections 39B(1)(a), 6 and 12(3) - Three accused persons charged together under three charges - Prima facie case - Whether established - Photographs that drugs were supposedly found at four different locations - Discrepancies - Whether explained - Whether created serious break in chain of evidence led by prosecution - Whether fatal to prosecution's case - Whether accused persons ought to be acquitted and discharged
PP v. Hariswaran Vasu Devan & Ors
(Lim Chong Fong J) [2018] 6 CLJ 506 [HC]

Murder - Penal Code, s. 302 - Circumstantial evidence - Existence of DNA that did not match with DNA of accused - Whether created reasonable likelihood of presence of another person at scene of murder - Whether prosecution established prima facie case against accused - Defence - Alibi - Whether defence created reasonable doubt on prosecution's case - Whether trial judge correct in acquitting and discharging accused
PP v. Tan Chai Hing
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Ahmadi Asnawi, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 436 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Accused kissed victim - Whether victim consented - Accused convicted for offence of using criminal force with intention of outraging modesty - Accused sentenced to six months imprisonment - Whether ingredients of charge satisfied - Whether there was assault or use of criminal force - Whether assault or criminal force made with intention to outrage modesty or with knowledge that modesty was likely to be outraged - Whether conviction and sentence safe - Penal Code, s. 354
Samuel John Marisinapen v. PP
(Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 526 [HC]

Appeal - Appeal by prosecution - Murder - Appeal against order of discharge and acquittal - Circumstantial evidence - Existence of DNA that did not match with DNA of accused - Whether created reasonable likelihood of presence of another person at scene of murder - Whether prosecution established a prima facie case against accused - Whether defence created a reasonable doubt on prosecution's case - Whether trial judge correct in acquitting and discharging accused
PP v. Tan Chai Hing
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Ahmadi Asnawi, Idrus Harun JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 436 [CA]

Appeal - Conviction and sentence - Accused person arrested in drug raid - Arrest made based on information and description of alleged drug trafficker - Accused person allegedly carrying plastic bag containing 69.46g methamphetamine - Accused person convicted for offence of drug-trafficking - Sentenced to death - Whether there was credible and sufficient evidence to convict and sentence accused person - Accused person's defence that he suffered from stroke - Whether expert medical evidence adduced during trial - Whether prima facie case established - Whether defence ought to be called - Whether conviction and sentence safe - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ss. 37(d), (da) & 39B(1)(a)
Hassan Nawali v. PP
(David Wong Dak Wah, Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Kamardin Hashim JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 415 [CA]

Charge - Ingredients - Three accused persons charged together under three charges - Prima facie case - Whether established - Photographs that drugs were supposedly found at four different locations - Discrepancies - Whether explained - Whether created serious break in chain of evidence led by prosecution - Whether fatal to prosecution's case - Whether accused persons ought to be acquitted and discharged - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ss. 39B(1)(a), 6 & 12(3)
PP v. Hariswaran Vasu Devan & Ors
(Lim Chong Fong J) [2018] 6 CLJ 506 [HC]

Trial - Discharge - Order of discharge not amounting to acquittal - Whether justified - Whether warranted by facts and circumstances - Whether prosecution's case collapsed prematurely - Whether proper to discharge accused amounting to acquittal - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 254
Tan Chow Cheang v. PP
(Ahmadi Asnawi, Zaleha Yusof, Kamardin Hashim JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 452 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Exhibit - Admissibility of - Offence under s. 39B(1)(a) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - CCTV recording through pendrive - Certificate under s. 90A of Evidence Act 1950 - Whether production of certificate conclusive way to prove pendrive's admissibility - Whether maker of certificate ought to be called to give evidence
Tan Chow Cheang v. PP
(Ahmadi Asnawi, Zaleha Yusof, Kamardin Hashim JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 452 [CA]

Witness - Child witness - Accused convicted for offence of using criminal force with intention of outraging modesty of child - Accused kissed victim - Victim/child witness testified in video recording - Whether video recording of oral evidence of child witness made with view to its admission as evidence of examination-in-chief of child witness - Whether video recording admissible - Evidence of Child Witness Act 2007, ss. 2 & 3
Samuel John Marisinapen v. PP
(Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 526 [HC]

LIMITATION

Contract - Sale and purchase agreement - Claim for specific performance - Whether time barred - Whether period of limitation only began from first clear and unequivocal threat to purchaser's right - Whether claim filed well within 12 years period - Limitation Act 1953, s. 9
Chin Min Hua & Ors v. Eagaivallinayagi Ammal
(Abdul Wahab Mohamed JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 482 [HC]


CLJ 2018 Volume 6 (Part 5)

COURT OF APPEAL

Lim Ban Hooi & Anor v. Malayan Banking Bhd
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Badariah Sahamid, Mary Lim JJCA
(Land Law - Charge - Subsequent granting of order for sale - Whether contravened s. 6(3) of Limitation Act 1953) [2018] 6 CLJ 545 [CA]

 For the appellants - Amarjeet Singh; M/s Zubeda & Amarjeet
 For the respondent - Lua Kok Hiyong; M/s Lua & Mansor 

Mukhriz Mahathir v. Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Hj Abdul Razak & Anor
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA
(Civil Procedure - Committal proceedings - Application made ex parte - Whether court could retain discretion to order matter be heard inter parte) [2018] 6 CLJ 573 [CA]

 For the appellant - Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla & Mohd Irzan Iswatt bin Mohd Noor; M/s Haniff Khatiri
 For the 1st respondent - Mohd Hafarizam Harun, Yazid Mustaqim Roslan & JR Teh; M/s Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak 

PP v. Subbarau
Mohtarudin Baki, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JJCA
(Criminal Law - Possession of secret official documents - Leaking of secret official information to public) [2018] 6 CLJ 583 [CA]

 For the appellant - Awang Armadajaya Awang Mahmud, Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh, Nadia Hanim Mohd Tajuddin, Norinna Bahadun & Muhammad Azmi Mashud; DPPs
 For the respondent - M Kula Segaran; M/s Kula & Assocs 

HIGH COURT

Dato' Amelda Md Din v. Majlis Peguam Malaysia
Azizah Nawawi J
(Legal Profession - Disciplinary proceedings - Failure to record finding of facts - Whether fatally flawed) [2018] 6 CLJ 602 [HC]

 For the appellant - K Selva Kumaran; M/s GK Ganesan
 For the respondent - Shalini Ragunath; M/s Rose Hussin 

Dr Teh Bee Tee v. Dr Joshua Mohanraj Daniel & Anor
Akhtar Tahir J
(Tort; Damages - Negligence - Medical negligence - Pathologist wrongly diagnosed patient's cancer to be benign - Whether breach of duty) [2018] 6 CLJ 616 [HC]

 For the plaintiff - Manmohan S Dhillon; M/s P S Ranjan & Co
 For the 1st defendant - Maidzuara Mohammed; M/s Raja Darryl & Loh
 For the 2nd defendant - Tharumarajah C Thiagarajah; M/s Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong 

Mikail Tan Abdullah v. PP
Yew Jen Kie J
(Criminal Procedure - Revision - Whether Sessions Court seized with jurisdiction and power to detain applicant for third time) [2018] 6 CLJ 630 [HC]

 For the applicant - Shankar Ram Pohumall, Asnani & Daniel Ling Chok Luk; M/s Thomas, Shankar Ram & Co
 For the respondent - Musli Ab Hamid & Haresh Prakash Somiah; DPPs 

Ng Kuan Yew & Anor v. Abdul Razak Bazheer Ahmad & Anor
Azmi Abdullah JC
(Road Traffic; Damages - Accident - Whether there was misdirection of fact and law in apportionment of liability) [2018] 6 CLJ 638 [HC]

 For the appellant/defendant - Hema Malini S Kolandasamy; M/s K Suganthi & Company
 For the respondent/plaintiff - Joshua Narendran; M/s Ajmer Sandhu & Ong 

Prakasa Rao Samachulu v. Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd
Wong Chee Lin J
(Insurance - Accident insurance - Permanent disability - Construction of policy) [2018] 6 CLJ 649 [HC]

 For the plaintiff - M Ravindran; M/s M Ravendran & Assocs
 For the respondent - Andrew Teh & Sara Anthony; M/s Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina 

Shahnaz Majid lwn. Dato' Sri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib
Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab HMTS
(Undang-undang Islam - Perceraian - Mutaah - Sama ada wajib dibayar oleh suami - Jumlah patut) [2018] 6 CLJ 663 [HC]

 Bagi pihak plaintif - Akberdin Abdul Kader, Mohd Rafie Mohd Shafie, Mohd Reza Mohd Rafie & Ummi Kartini Abd Latiff; T/n Akberdin & Co
 Bagi pihak defendan - Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar & Saadiah Din; T/n Zainul Rijal Talha & Amir 

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Committal proceedings - Application for - Application made ex parte - Judge directed parties to serve cause papers and make submissions - Whether Judge erred in hearing matter - Whether application to be heard ex parte - Whether there was prima facie case of contempt - Whether court could retain discretion to order matter be heard inter parte - Rules of Court 2012, O. 52 r. (3)
Mukhriz Mahathir v. Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Hj Abdul Razak & Anor
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 573 [CA]

CRIMINAL LAW

Official Secrets Act 1972 - Section 8(1)(c) (iii) - Possession of secret official documents - Leaking of secret official information to public - Communicating information or document via WhatsApp - Whether classified document includes information and material contained in initial, subsequent and final drafts - Whether contents official secret once document classified - Whether documents official secret
PP v. Subbarau
(Mohtarudin Baki, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 583 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Revision - Application for - Magistrate ordered applicant to be detained at hospital for one month for psychiatric observation - Remand at hospital extended by Sessions Court upon two applications by hospital - Whether third month extension valid, lawful and legal - Whether Sessions Court seized with jurisdiction and power to detain applicant for third time - Criminal Procedure Code, s. 342(3), (4)
Mikail Tan Abdullah v. PP
(Yew Jen Kie J) [2018] 6 CLJ 630 [HC]

DAMAGES

General damages - Personal injuries - Award - First plaintiff suffered multiple injuries in road traffic accident - Whether Sessions Court Judge made award without any misappreciation of facts and law - Careful consideration of principles - Whether superior courts ought to interfere with awards made
Ng Kuan Yew & Anor v. Abdul Razak Bazheer Ahmad & Anor
(Azmi Abdullah JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 638 [HC]

Loss of earnings - Award - Claim for loss of earnings by first plaintiff who suffered injuries in road traffic accident - Whether required strict proof - Whether work permit regarded as proof of earnings - Non-attendance of first plaintiff's employer in court - Non-confirmation of whether first plaintiff was employed - Documents produced in court to prove plaintiff's employment could not be converted to exhibits - Applicability of s. 73A of Evidence Act 1950 - Whether documents could be relied upon by court - Whether award of loss of earnings ought to be reversed
Ng Kuan Yew & Anor v. Abdul Razak Bazheer Ahmad & Anor
(Azmi Abdullah JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 638 [HC]

Medical negligence - Claim for - Pathologist wrongly diagnosed patient's cancer to be benign - Whether led malignant cancer to spread, causing patient immeasurable physical and mental pain - Whether depression and mental agony suffered by patient foreseeable - Special damages - Whether financial consequence of divorce between patient and husband too remote to be recoverable - Claim for loss of income - Whether patient would have to undergo future medical and surgical treatment - Claim for future loss of earning or loss of earning capacity - Whether surgery affected patient's capability - Claim for pain, suffering and loss of amenities - Whether ought to be allowed
Dr Teh Bee Tee v. Dr Joshua Mohanraj Daniel & Anor
(Akhtar Tahir J) [2018] 6 CLJ 616 [HC]

INSURANCE

Accident insurance - Permanent disability - Construction of policy - Total and permanent disability - Whether should be understood in context of actual business or occupation - Pacific & Orient Insurance Co Sdn Bhd v. R Kathirvelu - Consideration of – Applicability
Prakasa Rao Samachulu v. Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd
(Wong Chee Lin J) [2018] 6 CLJ 649 [HC]

LAND LAW

Charge - Order for sale - First order for sale obtained by previous bank set aside by High Court (final order) - Assets vested on present bank - Issuance of fresh notice of demand and Form 16D notice by present bank - Subsequent granting of order for sale - Appeal to High Court against subsequent granting of order for sale - Whether subsequent application for order for sale must be made within 12 years from date of final order - Whether subsequent application for order for sale contravened s. 6(3) of Limitation Act 1953 - Fresh Form 16D notice issued more than 12 years after date of breach or default - Whether invalid Limitation Act 1953, ss. 6 & 21
Lim Ban Hooi & Anor v. Malayan Banking Bhd
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Badariah Sahamid, Mary Lim JJCA) [2018] 6 CLJ 545 [CA]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Disciplinary proceedings - Procedure - Non-compliance with ss. 103C(1) and 103D(1) of Legal Profession Act 1976 - Failure by Disciplinary Committee (`DC') to record finding of facts which formed basis of findings and recommendation - Whether failure rendered decision fatally flawed - Whether decision null and void - Failure by Disciplinary Board to record reasons for rejecting recommendation of DC - Whether non-compliance of mandatory statutory provision - Whether decision ought to be set aside
Dato' Amelda Md Din v. Majlis Peguam Malaysia
(Azizah Nawawi J) [2018] 6 CLJ 602 [HC]

ROAD TRAFFIC

Accident - Liability - Apportionment of - Sessions Court Judge apportioned 80% liability to first defendant and 20% liability to first plaintiff - Element of contributory negligence on first plaintiff's part - Failure to take evasive action from being collided into by first defendant - Whether there was misdirection of fact and law in apportionment of liability
Ng Kuan Yew & Anor v. Abdul Razak Bazheer Ahmad & Anor
(Azmi Abdullah JC) [2018] 6 CLJ 638 [HC]

TORT

Negligence - Medical negligence - Breach of duty - Pathologist wrongly diagnosed patient's cancer to be benign - Whether led malignant cancer to spread, causing patient immeasurable physical and mental pain - Whether pathologist negligent in coming to wrong diagnosis - Whether obvious mistakes made by pathologist in diagnosing samples - Failure to ascertain history of patient - Samples sent in small pieces leading to possible inaccurate results - Whether pathologist should have asked for further clarification before carrying out diagnosis - Failure in determining shape of cells correctly - Whether had profound effect on final results - Failure to carry out additional immunostains - Whether breach of pathologist's duty
Dr Teh Bee Tee v. Dr Joshua Mohanraj Daniel & Anor
(Akhtar Tahir J) [2018] 6 CLJ 616 [HC]

Negligence - Medical negligence - Liability - Pathologist wrongly diagnosed patient's cancer to be benign - Whether led malignant cancer to spread causing patient immeasurable physical and mental pain - Whether hospital vicariously liable for losses suffered by patient as result of pathologist's negligence - Whether hospital had role to play in patient's gynaecologist decision to send samples for analysis to pathology department - Breach of pathologist's duty due to personal failings - Whether pathologist an employee or had any contract of service with hospital - Whether there was antecedent relationship between patient and hospital
Dr Teh Bee Tee v. Dr Joshua Mohanraj Daniel & Anor
(Akhtar Tahir J) [2018] 6 CLJ 616 [HC]

INDEKS PERKARA

UNDANG-UNDANG ISLAM

Perceraian - Mutaah - Sama ada wajib dibayar oleh suami selepas berlaku perceraian - Jumlah patut - Prinsip dan faktor yang perlu diambil kira - Kemampuan suami - Tindakan meninggalkan isteri selama sepuluh tahun - Sama ada tidak boleh dimaafkan - Keaiban, penderitaan dan kesedihan isteri - Akta Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam (Wilayah-Wilayah Persekutuan) 1984, s. 56
Shahnaz Majid lwn. Dato' Sri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib
(Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab HMTS) [2018] 6 CLJ 663 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. Recent Developments in Regulation of REITs* [Read excerpt]
    Ong Eu Jin** Eileen Tan Yuh Wen*** [2018] 1 LNS(A) lviii

  2. [2018] 1 LNS(A) lviii
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    Recent Developments in Regulation of REITs*

    Ong Eu Jin**
    Eileen Tan Yuh Wen***

    History of SC Guidelines

    In March 2005, Securities Commission Malaysia issued its Guidelines on Real Estate Investment Trusts, applicable to listed and unlisted REITs. Shortly thereafter, in November, the SC introduced its Guidelines for Islamic REITs. While the Guidelines on REITs were revised twice (in 2008 and 2012), the Guidelines for Islamic REITs have stood for some 13 years.

    Recently, on 15 March 2018, the SC issued a new set of guidelines for listed REITs[1] and the existing Guidelines on REITs[2] were revised and made applicable to unlisted REITs. The new 2018 guidelines now incorporate the requirements relating to Islamic REITs.

    . . .

    * This article is reproduced, with permission, from the Legal Herald (June 2018), a publication by Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, Advocates & Solicitors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    ** (oej@lh-ag.com), a partner with the Corporate Department.

    *** (ywt@lh-ag.com) is a senior associate with the Corporate Department, and is part of a team headed by Ong Eu Jin.


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  3. PENDAKWA RAYA v. AZMI BIN SHAROM [2015] 8 CLJ 921: SATU ANALISA IMPAK KE ATAS PENAFSIRAN PERLEMBAGAAN PERSEKUTUAN [Read excerpt]
    Mohd Zharif Shafiq bin Badrul* [2018] 1 LNS(A) lix

  4. [2018] 1 LNS(A) lix
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    PENDAKWA RAYA v. AZMI BIN SHAROM [2015] 8 CLJ 921:
    SATU ANALISA IMPAK KE ATAS PENAFSIRAN PERLEMBAGAAN PERSEKUTUAN


    Mohd Zharif Shafiq bin Badrul*

    RINGKASAN

    Meskipun pihak pendakwa raya tidak meneruskan pendakwaan ke atas tertuduh selepas kes ini diputuskan oleh Mahkamah pada 6 Oktober 2015, Pendakwa raya v. Azmi bin Sharom [2015] 8 CLJ 921 merupakan sebuah kes yang wajar menjadi perhatian bagi pengamal dan pelajar perundangan kerana Mahkamah Persekutuan yang diketuai oleh Ketua Hakim Negara Tun Arifin Zakaria telah membuat keputusan yang melibatkan tafsiran Perlembagaan Persekutuan khususnya Perkara 10 Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan peruntukan ini adalah salah satu kebebasan asasi yang dijamin dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Sudah pasti, keputusan yang diputuskan oleh Mahkamah dalam kes ini bukan sahaja memberi kesan kepada tertuduh tetapi ia juga meninggalkan impak yang besar kepada warganegara Malaysia yang menikmati kebebasan asasi ini.

    . . .

    * Peguambela dan Peguamcara Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya


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CLJ 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]
    YA Datuk Dr Hj Hamid Sultan Abu Backer** [2018] 6 CLJ(A) i

  2. [2018] 6 CLJ(A) i
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    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?*

    YA Datuk Dr Hj Hamid Sultan 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 '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]

    (b) Summary

    This article highlights that (i) the law of Syariah and Civil marriages always have been an evolutionary subject from time immemorial; (ii) constant changes by way of custom or religious mandate as well as by way of legislation, historically has been developed to uphold the social bond related to marriage; (iii) for various reasons, divorce is a subject which human ingenuity has not been able to provide a solution for and in consequence much stress, including depression, becomes the outcome not only to the parties to the divorce, but also the children, family, friends inclusive of the society they live in;...

    . . .

    * 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'.

    ** Judge, Court of Appeal, Malaysia. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor of Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam, India; a Barrister and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 804 Dental Act 2018 Not Yet In Force -
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] -

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) 158/2018 Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2018 9 July 2018 10 July 2018 PU(A) 401/1989
PU(A) 157/2018 Co-Operative Societies (Assumption of Control) (Appointment) Order 2018 6 July 2018 7 July 2018 ACT 502
PU(A) 156/2018 Income Tax (Accelerated Capital Allowance) (Information and Communication Technology Equipment) Rules 2018 5 July 2018 Year of assessment 2017 ACT 53
PU(A) 155/2018 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 17) Order 2018 4 July 2018 5 July 2018 ACT 723
PU(A) 154/2018 Constitution of The High Courts (Judicial Commissioners) Order 2018 4 July 2018 30 March 2018 ACT 000

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 378/2018 Appointment of Date of Coming Into Operation 11 July 2018 12 July 2018 ACT A1553
PU(B) 377/2018 Appointment of Date of Coming Into Operation 11 July 2018 12 July 2018 ACT A1552
PU(B) 376/2018 Appointment of Notary Public 11 July 2018 Specified in column (3) of the Schedule ACT 115
PU(B) 375/2018 Appointment of Deputy Director General of The Board 10 July 2018 1 January 2018 ACT 105
PU(B) 374/2018 Notice To Hold A By-Election of A Member of The Legislative Assembly of The State of Selangor For The Constituency of N.49 Sungai Kandis 9 July 2018 10 July 2018 PU(A) 386/1981

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 20/2014 Customs (Prohibition of Removal) Order 2014 PU(A) 146/2018 2 July 2018 First Schedule
ACT 4 Employees' Social Security Act 1969 PU(A) 144/2018 1 July 2018 First Schedule
ACT 800 Employment Insurance System Act 2017 PU(A) 145/2018 1 July 2018 First Schedule
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

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