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Issue #31/2018
02 August 2018

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. LAI CHENG OOI v. LIM SAN PEEN & ANOR AND OTHER APPEALS [2018] 7 CLJ 145

  2. Appeal Update

    1. Appeal Update

  3. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2018 Volume 7 (Part 2)

  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

LAI CHENG OOI v. LIM SAN PEEN & ANOR AND OTHER APPEALS [2018] 7 CLJ 145
FEDERAL COURT, KOTA KINABALU
MD RAUS SHARIF CJ, BALIA YUSOF WAHI FCJ, JEFFREY TAN FCJ
[APPLICATIONS NO: 08(i)-297-06-2017, 08(i)-300-06-2017 & 08(i)-301-06-2017]
28 MAY 2018

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Jurisdiction – High Court – Setting aside order of another High Court of concurrent jurisdiction – Principle that judge has no power to set aside order of another judge of concurrent jurisdiction – Whether applicable to ex parte orders – Rules of Court 2012, O. 32 r. 6

COMPANY LAW: Winding up – Liquidation – Proceedings against company in liquidation – Whether proceedings could only be commenced with leave of court – Applicant obtained ex parte leave but leave was subsequently set aside – Whether action could still be proceeded against company and receiver – Companies Act 1965, s. 226(3)


APPEAL UPDATE  
  1. Kong Rin v. PP And Another Appeal [2018] 1 LNS 593 (CA) affirming the High Court case of PP v. Kong Rin & Another Case [Criminal Trial No.: SBW-45-8/5-2014 and Criminal Trial No.: SBW-45-9/5-2014]

  2. Keong Gim Chye v. PP And Another Appeal [2018] 1 LNS 592 (CA) affirming the High Court case of PP v. Keong Gim Chye & Anor [Criminal Trial No.: 45-2-01-2013]

LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2016] 1 LNS 762

VIJAYAN RAMAKRISHNAN lwn. LEMBAGA PENCEGAHAN JENAYAH & YANG LAIN

UNDANG-UNDANG PENTADBIRAN: Semakan kehakiman - Permohonan untuk - Cabaran terhadap keputusan Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah ('LPJ') dalam pengeluaran perintah pengawasan polis - Perintah pengawasan polis dikeluarkan di bawah s. 15 Akta Pencegahan Jenayah 1959 ('APJ') - Pertikaian berkenaan perlantikan pengerusi dan keahlian LPJ - Afidavit pengerusi LPJ tidak menyatakan nama pihak yang melantik beliau dan tarikh lantikan - Sama ada LPJ telah dilantik secara sah mengikut peruntukan s. 7B APJ

UNDANG-UNDANG PENTADBIRAN: Semakan kehakiman - Permohonan untuk - Cabaran terhadap keputusan Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah ('LPJ') dalam pengeluaran perintah pengawasan polis - Dakwaan bahawa perintah tahanan dan perintah pengawasan telah dikeluarkan pada tarikh dan masa yang sama berdasarkan catatan di belakang perintah pengawasan - Sama ada pemohon boleh bergantung kepada catatan bahagian belakang perintah pengawasan semata-mata - Sama ada hanya perintah pengawasan sahaja yang telah dikeluarkan

UNDANG-UNDANG PENTADBIRAN: Semakan kehakiman - Permohonan untuk - Cabaran terhadap keputusan Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah ('LPJ') dalam pengeluaran perintah pengawasan polis - Dapatan inkuiri diserahkan kepada pemohon terlebih dahulu berbanding kepada LPJ - Sama ada timbul prejudis kepada pemohon - Sama ada turutan yang diperuntukkan dibawah s. 10(2) Akta Pencegahan Jenayah 1959 ('APJ') merupakan prosedur yang mandatori - Sama ada pegawai inkuiri telah mematuhi peruntukan s. 10(2) APJ - Sama ada LPJ telah bertindak secara betul berpandukan laporan lengkap bertulis dan dapatan yang disediakan oleh pegawai inkuiri sebelum memutuskan pemohon diarah menjalani perintah pengawasan

 Bagi pihak pemohon - Naizatul Zamrina Karizaman; T/n KL Chee & Co
 Bagi pihak responden-responden - Muhammad Sinti, YB Penasihat Undang-Undang

[2016] 1 LNS 763

HELMI BASSI lwn. PP

KETERANGAN: Saksi - Kredibiliti - Kesalahan seksual - Keterangan mangsa - Mangsa telah menjelaskan secara terperinci kejadian rogol yang telah berlaku - Keterangan saksi tidak tergugat ketika pemeriksaan balas - Mangsa tidak dapat mengingati tarikh sebenar kejadian - Keterangan mangsa bercanggah dengan laporan perubatan - Sama ada keterangan mangsa adalah konsisten - Sama ada keterangan mangsa boleh dipercayai - Sama ada kredibiliti saksi adalah di dalam domain hakim bicara - Sama ada percanggahan keterangan mangsa dengan laporan perubatan semata-mata menjejaskan kredibilitinya

KETERANGAN: Sokongan - Kesalahan seksual - Keterangan doktor - Keadaan mangsa - Mangsa menangis ketika menceritakan kejadian rogol - Keterangan gambar - Sama ada keterangan sokongan diperlukan bagi perkara-perkara yang remeh - Sama ada keterangan doktor merupakan keterangan sokongan - Sama ada keadaan mangsa merupakan keterangan sokongan - Sama ada gambar-gambar merupakan keterangan sokongan

KETERANGAN: Sokongan - Kesalahan seksual - Keterangan DNA - Sama ada keterangan DNA merupkan keterangan sokongan - Sama ada terdapat keperluan untuk mengambil swab untuk mengesan kehadiran spermatozoa - Sama ada keterangan yang terperinci berhubung dengan laporan DNA perlu dikemukakan oleh pihak pendakwaan

KETERANGAN: Inferen bertentangan - Seksyen 114(g) Akta Keterangan 1950 - Kesalahan seksual - Kegagalan memanggil teman lelaki mangsa untuk memberikan keterangan di mahkamah - Sama ada teman lelaki mangsa merupakan saksi material - Sama ada terdapat penyembunyian keterangan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pendakwaan - Kes pendakwaan - Kesalahan seksual - Kegagalan pegawai penyiasat mengambil gambar tempat kejadian - Kegagalan memanggil teman lelaki mangsa - Sama ada kes pendakwaan terjejas

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pembelaan - Alibi - Kesalahan seksual - Saksi-saksi alibi tertuduh tidak berupaya membuktikan tertuduh bersama mereka pada tarikh kejadian - Sama ada saksi-saksi alibi tertuduh berjaya menyokong keterangan alibi tertuduh - Sama ada pembelaan alibi perlu dipertimbangkan dengan keseluruhan keterangan yang ada - Sama ada pembelaan alibi wajar ditolak

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Rogol - Kemasukan - Kesalahan dibawah s. 376(3) Kanun Keseksaan - Kemasukan - Pertikaian berkenaan pembuktian kemasukan - Saksi pakar pihak pendakwaan telah membuktikan kewujudan koyakan hymen lama - Pihak pembelaan telah gagal membawa saksi pakarnya untuk menyangkal keterangan saksi pakar pihak pendakwaan - Keterangan saksi pakar pihak pendakwaan konsisten dengan kejadian - Sama ada pihak pendakwaan telah berjaya membuktikan tanpa keraguan yang munasabah bahawa tertuduh yang telah melakukan hubungan seksual dengan mangsa pada tarikh dan tempat seperti di dalam pertuduhan

 Bagi pihak perayu - Karthigesan Shanmugam
 Bagi pihak pendakwaan - Nahrah Dollah, TPR

[2017] 1 LNS 210

CHONG BUI SIN v. JEE TED FAH

EVIDENCE: Fresh and further evidence - Principles applied - Inclusion of documents which were not marked during trial into record of appeal - Documents were not referred in witness statement - Plaintiff failed to lead evidence to prove case - Whether fresh evidence could be admitted at hearing of appeal

 For the appellant - Michelle Ong standing in for Ernest Chua; M/s Ernest Chua & Co Advocates
 For the respondent - Michelle Ong standing in for William Kong; M/s William Kong & Co Advocates

[2017] 1 LNS 542

NATURAL EVERLASTING SDN BHD & ANOR v. TOTAL FREIGHT LOGISTICS SDN BHD

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Trial - Submission of no case to answer - Defendant failed to file witness statement - Defendant elected not to call evidence after objection raised by plaintiff - Whether defendant failed to comply with requirements of O. 38 r. 2 of Rules of Court 2012 - Whether defendant was denied right to give evidence

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Appeal - Findings of fact by trial judge - Appellate intervention on findings of fact by trial judge - Trial judge allowed plaintiff's claim - Absence of documentary evidence - Whether appellate court could interfere with findings made by trial judge

 For the Appellants - Ung Chirt Kye; M/s Phee, Chen & Ung
 For the Respondent - Rajesh Kumar Sharma and Phang Zheng Jack; M/s Vicknaraj, RD Ratnam, Rajes Kumar & Associates

[2017] 1 LNS 546

PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEES' UNION v. MAHKAMAH PERUSAHAAN MALAYSIA & ANOR

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Certiorari - Award on trade dispute - Industrial Court excluded foreign employees from scope of collective agreement - Whether Industrial Court acted outside its jurisdiction - Whether foreign employees should be given same benefits as local employees - Whether workman under Industrial Relations Act 1967 ('IRA 1967') covers foreign employees - Whether foreign employees are entitled to exercise their right under s. 20(1) of IRA 1967 if dismissed from employment - Whether public interest requires foreign employees to be treated equally as local employees - Whether exclusion of foreign workers from scope of collective agreement created an unfair labour practice - Whether award offended principles of legality and rationality and ought to be quashed

 For the applicant - Arun Kumar S Kanesin; M/s Arun Kumar & Associates
 For the 2nd respondent - Ong Kar Voi; M/s KV Ong, Chua & Partners

[2017] 5 LNS 44

MUHAMMAD HANIF ISHAK (seorang pesakit dan pendakwaan ini dibuat oleh bapa dan wakil litigasinya, Ishak Hashim, yang dilantik melalui perintah Mahkamah Tinggi Pulau Pinang pada 3.4.2014) lwn. MOHAMMAD SYAZWAN MOHAMAD

LALULINTAS JALAN:  Rayuan - Kemalangan antara dua motosikal - Persetujuan berkenaan liabiliti - Kuantum - Ganti rugi am dan khas

 Bagi pihak plaintif - Manjit & Co
 Bagi pihak defendan - Hema Malini; K Suganthi & Co


CLJ 2018 Volume 7 (Part 2)

FEDERAL COURT

Lai Cheng Ooi v. Lim San Peen & Anor And Other Appeals
Md Raus Sharif CJ, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ
(Civil Procedure; Company Law - Winding up - Whether proceedings only with leave of court) [2018] 7 CLJ 145 [FC]

(Application No: 08(i)-297-06-2017)
 For the appellant - Tai Choi Yu; M/s CL Lim & Co
 For the 1st respondent - S Vanugopal; M/s S Vanugopal & Partners
(Application No: 08(i)-300-06-2017)
 For the appellant - Tai Choi Yu; M/s CL Lim & Co
 For the 1st & 2nd respondents - S Vanugopal; M/s S Vanugopal & Partners
 For the 3rd & 4th respondents - Monica Lin Sua; State Insolvency Office Director, Sabah
 For the 5th respondent - Wong Heu Fun; M/s Leong & Wong
(Application No: 08(i)-301-06-2017)
 For the appellant - Tai Choi Yu; M/s CL Lim & Co
 For the 1st respondent - S Vanugopal; M/s S Vanugopal & Partners

Ong Eng Hock & Anor v. Ong Cheng Guan & Anor
Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Hasan Lah, Zaharah Ibrahim, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ
(Succession - Probate - Revocation of grant - Whether sufficient cause established) [2018] 7 CLJ 154 [FC]

 For the appellants - Cyrus Das, Joshua Kevin, Azura Adnan & Savreena Kaur; M/s Kevin & Co
 For the respondents - Rosli Kamaruddin, Muhammad Naufal Amran, Muhammad Fahmi Jamil & Khairulazwad Sariman; M/s Rosli Kamaruddin & Co 

COURT OF APPEAL

Mayland Valiant Sdn Bhd v. Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
David Wong Dak Wah, Abang Iskandar, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA
(Local Government - Town planning - Validity of planning permission) [2018] 7 CLJ 165 [CA]

 For the appellant - Gopal Sri Ram, Rajinder Singh Veriah, Annel Raj, David Yii, Damien Chan, Khairul Anwar & How Li Nee; M/s Shearn and Delamore
 For the respondent - Karin Lim Ai Ching, Murugan D Maniam & Cyrus Lim; M/s Presgrave & Matthews 

Tan Sri Dato' Tajudin Ramli v. Rego Multi-Trades Sdn Bhd
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Yaacob Md Sam, Yeoh Wee Siam JJCA
(Company Law - Directors - Breach of fiduciary duties - Whether holding company and subsidiary company separate legal entities) [2018] 7 CLJ 197 [CA]

 For the appellant - Lim Kian Leong, Janet Tang Yii Chi & Tobias Lim; M/s Lim Kian Leong & Co
 For the respondent - Rabindra S Nathan, Nad Segaram, Soo Siew Mei & Siew Huei Ira; M/s Shearn Delamore & Co 

Totti Trading v. PP
Zakaria Sam, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Kamardin Hashim JJCA
(Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure - Money laundering - Application to set aside order of forfeiture) [2018] 7 CLJ 218 [CA]

 For the appellant - Geethan Ram Vincent, Elizabeth Shanti, Frida Krishnan & Lavaniya Raja; M/s The Chambers of Frida
 For the respondent - Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail; DPP 

HIGH COURT

Brenda Wong v. Yap Hee Tai
Mohd Nazlan Ghazali J
(Contract - Misrepresentation - Loan - Claim for commission money - Whether claimant had right to pursue claim) [2018] 7 CLJ 235 [HC]

 For the appellant - KY Wong; M/s Farid Wong & Wee
 For the respondent - Saran Singh; M/s Saran Singh & Co 

Government Of Malaysia v. Takasima Industries (M) Sdn Bhd & Ors
Lim Chong Fong J
(Civil Procedure; Revenue Law - Summary judgment - Overdue income tax arrears - Delay in application) [2018] 7 CLJ 252 [HC]

 For the plaintiff - Muhammad Aiman; Inland Revenue Board Of Malaysia
 For the defendants - Jason Khor; M/s Jit Sheng & Co 

S Santhi v. Deivigarani Krishna; Majlis Peguam Malaysia (Intervener)
Asmabi Mohamad J
(Legal Profession; Civil Procedure - Professional discipline - Appeal against decision of Disciplinary Board) [2018] 7 CLJ 263 [HC]

 For the plaintiff - S Shanti; M/s San & Co
 For the defendant - M Manogaran; M/s Manogar & Co
 For the intervener - Avinder Sing Gill; M/s AS Gill & Salina 

Tang Ka Wak v. PP
Anselm Charles Fernandis JC
(Criminal Procedure - Appeal against sentence - Whether sentence excessive) [2018] 7 CLJ 272 [HC]

 For the appellant - Manjeet Kaur Kehar Singh; M/s Manjeet Kaur & Co
 For the prosecution - Wan Azimah Wan Yaacob; DPP 

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Jurisdiction - High Court - Setting aside order of another High Court of concurrent jurisdiction - Principle that judge has no power to set aside order of another judge of concurrent jurisdiction - Whether applicable to ex parte orders - Rules of Court 2012, O. 32 r. 6
Lai Cheng Ooi v. Lim San Peen & Anor And Other Appeals
(Md Raus Sharif CJ, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ) [2018] 7 CLJ 145 [FC]

Service - Service of cause papers - Reasonableness - Advocate and solicitor came to complainant's house on Friday night to serve cause papers - Whether service would be deemed to be next day service - Whether there was plausible explanation - Whether there was urgency for cause papers to be served - Whether hours reasonable - Rules of Court 2012, O. 62 r. 8
S Santhi v. Deivigarani Krishna; Majlis Peguam Malaysia (Intervener)
(Asmabi Mohamad J) [2018] 7 CLJ 263 [HC]

Summary judgment - Application for - Overdue income tax arrears - Delay in making application after defence was filed - Whether there was explanation or justification for delay - Whether failure to explain delay fatal to application - Whether there were triable issues - Whether summary judgment ought to be entered - Rules of Court 2012
Government Of Malaysia v. Takasima Industries (M) Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Lim Chong Fong J) [2018] 7 CLJ 252 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Directors - Breach of fiduciary duties - Letter of indemnity - Validity - Whether director intended to indemnify company - Whether director expressly undertook in personal capacity to make good any losses suffered by company - Whether letter of indemnity a legally binding and enforceable document - Whether letter of indemnity supported by valid considerations
Tan Sri Dato' Tajudin Ramli v. Rego Multi-Trades Sdn Bhd
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Yaacob Md Sam, Yeoh Wee Siam JJCA) [2018] 7 CLJ 197 [CA]

Directors - Breach of fiduciary duties - Whether director acted in good faith in procuring company's entry into investment management agreement with fund manager - Whether director misled company - Whether director attempted to verify financial viability of fund manager - Whether background checks done before signing of investment management agreement - Whether company suffered losses
Tan Sri Dato' Tajudin Ramli v. Rego Multi-Trades Sdn Bhd
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Yaacob Md Sam, Yeoh Wee Siam JJCA) [2018] 7 CLJ 197 [CA]

Separate legal entity - Board of directors - Whether holding company and subsidiary company separate legal entities - Board of of directors' resolution of holding company discharging director's obligations under letter of indemnity - Whether holding company could write off debts of subsidiary company - Whether waiver of director's obligation under letter of indemnity at holding company's board of directors' meeting invalid - Whether board resolution of parent or holding company binding on subsidiary company
Tan Sri Dato' Tajudin Ramli v. Rego Multi-Trades Sdn Bhd
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Yaacob Md Sam, Yeoh Wee Siam JJCA) [2018] 7 CLJ 197 [CA]

Winding up - Liquidation - Proceedings against company in liquidation - Whether proceedings could only be commenced with leave of court - Applicant obtained ex parte leave but leave was subsequently set aside - Whether action could still be proceeded against company and receiver - Companies Act 1965, s. 226(3)
Lai Cheng Ooi v. Lim San Peen & Anor And Other Appeals
(Md Raus Sharif CJ, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ) [2018] 7 CLJ 145 [FC]

CONTRACT

Misrepresentation - Loan - Claim for commission money - Misrepresentation that alleged agent could secure loan for company - Claimant credited commission money into account of alleged agent's wife - Discovery that bank had neither opened any account nor approved any loan for firm - Whether wife involved in transaction - Whether there was enforceable agreement between claimant and alleged agent - Whether claimant had right to pursue claim since contracting parties were firm and alleged agent - Whether there was unjust enrichment - Contracts Act 1950, s. 71
Brenda Wong v. Yap Hee Tai
(Mohd Nazlan Ghazali J) [2018] 7 CLJ 235 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Money laundering - Offences - Order of forfeiture - Setting aside - Application for - Preliminary objection raised by prosecution - First judge had earlier allowed prosecution's application in default of appearance by appellant and ordered certain amount of money found in appellant's current bank account to be credited to Government - Whether first judge's order final order - Whether liable to be set aside ex debito justitiae by second judge - Whether functus officio - Forfeiture order being default order made in absence of appellant - Whether rules of natural justice and procedure breached - Whether forfeiture order a nullity and not regularly obtained - Whether appellant entitled in law to apply and set aside order without resort to filing of appeal - Anti-Money Laundering and Anti- Terrorism Financing Act 2001, s. 56 - Federal Constitution, art. 13
Totti Trading v. PP
(Zakaria Sam, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Kamardin Hashim JJCA) [2018] 7 CLJ 218 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Appeal against sentence - Accused sentenced to nine years imprisonment for causing grievous hurt under s. 326 of Penal Code - Whether sentence imposed by Sessions Court excessive - Whether judge failed to consider accused's age as mitigating factor - Whether advanced age of accused a `factor that warrants special attention'
Tang Ka Wak v. PP
(Anselm Charles Fernandis JC) [2018] 7 CLJ 272 [HC]

Forfeiture - Order of - Setting aside - Preliminary objection raised by prosecution - First judge had earlier allowed prosecution's application in default of appearance by appellant and ordered certain amount of money found in appellant's current bank account to be credited to Government - Whether first judge's order final order - Whether liable to be set aside ex debito justitiae by second judge - Whether functus officio - Forfeiture order being default order made in absence of appellant - Whether rules of natural justice and procedure breached - Whether forfeiture order a nullity and not regularly obtained - Whether appellant entitled in law to apply and set aside order without resort to filing of appeal - Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, s. 56 - Federal Constitution, art. 13
Totti Trading v. PP
(Zakaria Sam, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Kamardin Hashim JJCA) [2018] 7 CLJ 218 [CA]

LEGAL PROFESSION

Professional discipline - Unbecoming act of advocate and solicitor - Appeal against decision of Disciplinary Board - Advocate and solicitor came to complainant's house on Friday night to serve cause papers during family congregation - Advocate and solicitor introduced herself loudly in front of complainant's family members - Whether advocate and solicitor carried out duty in way that would cause anxiety and emotional distress to complainant - Whether there was urgency for cause papers to be served - Whether hours reasonable - Practice Note No. 1 of 1968
S Santhi v. Deivigarani Krishna; Majlis Peguam Malaysia (Intervener)
(Asmabi Mohamad J) [2018] 7 CLJ 263 [HC]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Town planning - Application for planning permission - Granting of - Validity of planning permission - Approval of building plan - Whether approval made by mistake - Whether approval of building plan ultra vires - Sale of hotel suites building as hotel apartments - Whether contrary to planning permission - Town and Country Planning Act 1976, ss. 18, 19 & 20
Mayland Valiant Sdn Bhd v. Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
(David Wong Dak Wah, Abang Iskandar, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim JJCA) [2018] 7 CLJ 165 [CA]

REVENUE LAW

Income tax - Arrears - Application for summary judgment for overdue income tax arrears - Delay in making application after defence filed - Whether there was explanation or justification for delay - Whether failure to explain delay fatal to summary judgment application - Income Tax Act 1967
Government Of Malaysia v. Takasima Industries (M) Sdn Bhd & Ors
(Lim Chong Fong J) [2018] 7 CLJ 252 [HC]

SUCCESSION

Probate - Revocation of grant - Whether instrument was last will and testament of testator - Burden of proof - Will admitted to probate - Whether person who sought revocation must establish sufficient cause - Allegation of forgery - Whether forgery proven - Whether sufficient cause established - Whether probate could be revoked
Ong Eng Hock & Anor v. Ong Cheng Guan & Anor
(Richard Malanjum CJ (Sabah & Sarawak), Hasan Lah, Zaharah Ibrahim, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan FCJJ) [2018] 7 CLJ 154 [FC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. PENARIKAN SEMULA PENGAKUAN SALAH (RETRACTED CONFESSION) MENURUT UNDANG-UNDANG KETERANGAN MALAYSIA [Read excerpt]
    Ramalinggam Rajamanickam[i] Ahmad Azam Mohd Shariff[ii] Jason Cheong Kah Lok[iii] Intan Noor Asyikin Muhammad[iv] Nurul Syadatul Nadiah Tokiran[v] Siti Nur Suhaili Abdul Haris[vi] Muhd Zamharir Muhammad Zuhid[vii] [2018] 1 LNS(A) lxix

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

    PENARIKAN SEMULA PENGAKUAN SALAH (RETRACTED CONFESSION) MENURUT UNDANG-UNDANG KETERANGAN MALAYSIA

    Ramalinggam Rajamanickam[i] Ahmad Azam Mohd Shariff[ii] Jason Cheong Kah Lok[iii] Intan Noor Asyikin Muhammad[iv] Nurul Syadatul Nadiah Tokiran[v] Siti Nur Suhaili Abdul Haris[vi] Muhd Zamharir Muhammad Zuhid[vii]

    ABSTRAK

    Pengakuan (admission) dan pengakuan salah (confession) merupakan keterangan yang relevan untuk dikemukakan dalam sesuatu kes di mahkamah. Walau bagaimanapun, keterangan pengakuan salah mempunyai skop pemakaian yang lebih terhad berbanding dengan keterangan pengakuan. Hal ini kerana keterangan pengakuan salah hanya boleh diberikan oleh tertuduh dalam suatu kes jenayah. Selain tertuduh, orang lain tidak boleh memberikan keterangan pengakuan salah. Dalam suatu kes apabila tiada keterangan lain yang boleh membantu dalam pensabitan tertuduh, keterangan pengakuan salah oleh tertuduh dapat dijadikan asas yang kuat untuk mensabitkan tertuduh kerana nilai probatifnya yang tinggi. Sungguhpun demikian, dalam keadaan tertentu, adakalanya tertuduh cuba untuk menarik semula pengakuan salah yang telah dibuat. 

    . . .

    [i] Pensyarah Kanan, Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). E-mel: rama@ukm.edu.my.

    [ii] Profesor Madya, Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). E-mel: aazam@ukm.edu.my

    [iii] Pelajar Prasiswazah, Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

    [iv] Pelajar Prasiswazah, Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

    [v] Pelajar Prasiswazah, Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

    [vi] Pelajar Prasiswazah, Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

    [vii] Pelajar Prasiswazah, Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).


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  3. ISLAM, SCIENCE AND THE MAQASID (HIGHER PURPOSES) OF SHARIAH* [Read excerpt]
    Mohammad Hashim Kamali [2018] 1 LNS(A) lxvii

  4. [2018] 1 LNS(A) lxvii
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    MALAYSIA

    ISLAM, SCIENCE AND THE MAQASID (HIGHER PURPOSES) OF SHARIAH*

    Mohammad Hashim Kamali

    Maqasid refer to the higher purposes of Shariah, the benefits that the Lawgiver intended and the wisdom He envisaged in validating them in the first place. Many have argued that the Shariah is from beginning to end meant to promote human welfare and benefits, which are however beyond enumeration and too many to recount. Muslim scholars have nevertheless identified certain types of maqasid and classified them from different perspectives. Some of the maqasid, especially in the daruriyyat (essential maqasid) category, are taken from a general reading of the Qur'an and Sunnah and are therefore textually based. The maqasid daruri, or daruriyyat, refer to the essential goals and purposes of Shariah, which are five, and according to a variant reading, six: protection of life, faith, intellect, property, and lineage. A minority opinion adds protection of honour to this list.

    . . .

    * Published with kind permission of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia. (www.iais.org.my).


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  5. ISSUANCE OF GREEN SUKUK IN MALAYSIA [Read excerpt]
    CHERYL LIEW XIN YI [2018] 1 LNS(A) lxviii

  6. [2018] 1 LNS(A) lxviii
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    MALAYSIA

    ISSUANCE OF GREEN SUKUK IN MALAYSIA

    CHERYL LIEW XIN YI

    In this article, Cheryl Liew Xin Yi writes about Green Sri Sukuk in Malaysia

    Introduction

    Environmental preservation has been the focus of renewed investor attention over the last few years, as evidenced by the growing interest in sustainable and responsible investment ("SRI") instruments.[1] Green SRI Sukuk ("Green SRI Sukuk"), a Shariah-compliant SRI instrument for renewable energy and other environmental sustainability projects, is an important and commendable initiative.[2]

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    * Published with kind permission of M/s Shearn Delamore & Co.


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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) 181/2018 Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management (Scheme For Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Solid Waste) Regulations 2018 31 July 2018 1 August 2018 ACT 672
PU(A) 180/2018 Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management (Licensing) (Undertaking or Provision of Collection Services For Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Solid Waste) Regulations 2018 31 July 2018 1 August 2018 ACT 672
PU(A) 179/2018 Poisons (Amendment of Third Schedule) Order 2018 31 July 2018 1 August 2018 ACT 366
PU(A) 178/2018 Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) (No. 5) Order 2018 30 July 2018 31 July 2018 PU(A) 401/1989
PU(A) 177/2018 Fees (National Planetarium) Order 2018 30 July 2018 30 July 2018 ACT 209

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 435/2018 Notice of Initiation of An Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation With Regard To The Imports of Flat Rolled Product of Iron Alloy or Non-Alloy Steel, Plated or Coated With Zinc, Using Hot Dip Process (Galvanised Iron Coils/sheets or Galvanised Steel Coils/sheets) Originating or Exported From The People's Republic of China 25 July 2018 26 July 2018 ACT 504; PU(A) 233/1994
PU(B) 434/2018 Notice of Affirmative Final Expedited Review Determination of The Anti-Dumping Duties With Regard To The Imports of Electrolytic Tinplate Originating In or Exported From Zhongshan Shunwei Import and Export Co., Ltd From The People's Republic of China 25 July 2018 26 July 2018 ACT 504
PU(B) 433/2018 Notification of Values of Palm Kernel Under Section 12 24 July 2018 1 August 2018 to 31 August 2018 ACT 235
PU(B) 432/2018 Notification of Values of Crude Palm Oil Under Section 12 24 July 2018 1 August 2018 to 31 August 2018 ACT 235
PU(B) 431/2018 Notice To Third Parties 23 July 2018 24 July 2018 ACT 613

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
ACT 366 Poisons Act 1952 (Revised 1989) PU(A) 179/2018 1 August 2018 Third Schedule
PU(A) 445/2017 Customs Duties (Exemption) Order 2017 PU(A) 166/2018 18 July 2018 Schedule
PU(A) 49/1995 Motor Vehicles (Periodic Inspection, Equipment and Inspection Standard) Rules 1995 PU(A) 164/2018 12 July 2018 Rules 2 and 4; First Schedule
LN 170/1959 Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Rules 1959 PU(A) 161/2018 12 July 2018 Rule 37A
PU(A) 326/2004 Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Seremban-Port Dickson Expressway) Order 2004 PU(A) 149/2018 1 July 2018 First Schedule

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
PU(A) 461/1997 Fees (National Planetarium) Order 1997 PU(A) 177/2018 30 July 2018
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