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Issue #12/2019
21 March 2019

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. SYARIKAT SEBATI SDN BHD v. PENGARAH JABATAN PERHUTANAN & ANOR [2019] 3 CLJ 157

    2. CHONG CHIENG JEN v. DATO SRI FONG JOO CHUNG [2019] 3 CLJ 380

  2. Appeal Updates

    1. Appeal Updates

  3. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2019 Volume 3 (Part 2)

    3. CLJ 2019 Volume 3 (Part 3)

  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

SYARIKAT SEBATI SDN BHD v. PENGARAH JABATAN PERHUTANAN & ANOR [2019] 3 CLJ 157
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
HASAN LAH FCJ, AZAHAR MOHAMED FCJ, BALIA YUSOF WAHI FCJ, JEFFREY TAN FCJ, ALIZATUL KHAIR OSMAN
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: 01(f)-29-06-2017(B)]
10 JANUARY 2019

TRADE & INDUSTRY: Forestry – Logging concession – Agreement – Whether there was valid and binding contract – Doctrine of res judicata – Whether arose – Whether defendants entitled to invoke para (j) of letter of approval to terminate logging contract – Issue estoppel – Whether applicable – Whether defendants precluded from re-arguing its right to withdraw concession area – Whether there was mandatory requirement for contract made on behalf of Government or State Government to be reduced into writing – Whether plaintiff entitled to claim for compensation or damages – Government Contracts Act 1949, ss. 2 & 3

CONTRACT: Agreement – Forestry – Logging concession – Whether there was valid and binding contract – Doctrine of res judicata – Whether arose – Whether defendants entitled to invoke para (j) of letter of approval to terminate logging contract – Whether applicable – Whether defendants precluded from re-arguing its right to withdraw concession area – Whether there was mandatory requirement for contract made on behalf of Government or State Government to be reduced into writing – Whether plaintiff entitled to claim for compensation or damages – Government Contracts Act 1949, ss. 2 & 3

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION: Government Contracts Act 1949, ss. 2 & 3 – Intention of Parliament – Whether there was mandatory requirement for contract made in Malaysia on behalf of Government or State Government to be reduced into writing – Whether to safeguard Government against unauthorised contracts – Whether lack of formal contract could serve as loophole – Whether Government Contracts Act 1949 could be used by Government as cloak for denial of responsibilities


CHONG CHIENG JEN v. DATO SRI FONG JOO CHUNG [2019] 3 CLJ 380
HIGH COURT SABAH & SARAWAK, KUCHING
SUPANG LIAN J
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: KCH-12A-5/5-2018(HC 1)]
27 NOVEMBER 2018

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Parties – Action – Defamation action – Application by Sarawak State Attorney General (‘SAG’) to appear and participate as amicus curiae – Whether personal action which did not involve public issue – Whether action would require assistance of SAG in interpretation of document – Whether participation of SAG warranted – Whether appearance of SAG would lead to claim of prejudice


APPEAL UPDATES  
  1. Lim Thian Huat & Anor v. MBF Holdings Berhad & Anor And Other Appeals [2018] 1 LNS 678 (CA) overruling the High Court case of MBF Holdings Berhad & Anor v. Loy Teik Ngan & Ors [2013] 1 LNS 495

  2. Yosep Yangubani v. PP [2018] 1 LNS 681 (CA) affirming the High Court case of PP v. Yosep Yangubani [Criminal Trial No: SBW-45-1/1-2015]

LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2018] 1 LNS 24

CHATIME MILK TEA LTD v. DURIA MANUFACTURING SDN BHD

CONTRACT: Loan - Friendly loan - Claim for recovery of friendly loan - Defendant denied existence of friendly loan - Whether loan had been converted into an investment - Whether transaction was illegal - Whether plaintiff was involved in money lending business - Whether letter of demand was successfully delivered and served on defendant - Whether there was uncertainty of amount claimed

 For the appellant - Tan Chi Sian; M/s P. Y. Hoh & Tai
 For the respondent - Loh Chun Hoo; M/s Stanley Chang & Partners

[2018] 1 LNS 221

MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD v. APFT LAND SDN BHD

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Summary judgment - Contract - Breach of concession contract - Triable issues - Claim for vacant possession, outstanding concession fee, late payment charges and water charges - Existence of defendant's letters showing admissions on money owed and assurance to vacate and surrender concession area if failed to settle outstanding sum - Denial of terms of concession - Whether there were triable issues - Whether defendant had admitted indebtedness - Whether defendant could deny terms of concession after it had taken benefit by occupying and using concession area - Whether defendant should be estopped from denying its liability to pay for concession area

 For the plaintiff - Jasmeet Singh & Balqis; M/s Siew & Jasmeet
 For the defendant - D Norendra & Alison; M/s Norendra & Yap

[2018] 1 LNS 263

ZURICH TAKAFUL MALAYSIA BERHAD v. MOHD HARIS ABD GHANI

CONTRACT: Agency - Breach of agency agreement - Proceeds of cheque to be used for payment of takaful contributions - Defendant used proceeds to purchase takaful certificate in own name - Whether breach of agency agreement - Whether defendant liable to indemnify plaintiff for loss caused by breach - Whether instruction given by senior management of plaintiff legitimised defendant's conduct

TORT: Conversion - Elements to prove - Conduct inconsistent with rights of owner/plaintiff - Proceeds of cheque to be used for payment of takaful contributions - Defendant used proceeds to purchase takaful certificate in own name - Whether defendant's conduct inconsistent with rights of owner/ plaintiff - Whether instruction given by senior management of plaintiff legitimised defendant's conduct

TORT: Conversion - Elements to prove - Conduct deliberate and not accidental - Elaborate charade by defendant in preparation - Whether defendant's conduct deliberate

TORT: Conversion - Elements to prove - Extensive encroachment on the rights of the owner as to exclude him from use and possession of the goods - Owner denied possession of cheque for one year and four months - Owner would have been completely deprived if defendant had passed away - Whether encroachment sufficiently extensive

TRUSTS: Breach of - Proceeds of cheque to be used for payment of takaful contributions - Defendant used proceeds to purchase takaful certificate in own name - Breach of agency agreement - Whether also breach of trust - Whether defendant liable to indemnify plaintiff for loss caused by said breach - Whether instruction given by senior management of plaintiff legitimised defendant's conduct

 For the plaintiff - Tunku Farik Ismail; M/s Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
 For the defendant - Adi Harman Mawardi & Zaheran Mat Ali; M/s Rafida Razak & Co

[2018] 1 LNS 59

MOHAMAD IBRAHIM KAMARUDIN v. TIMBALAN MENTERI DALAM NEGERI, MALAYSIA & YANG LAIN

PENAHANAN PENCEGAHAN: Perintah tahanan - Permohonan untuk habeas corpus - Tahanan dibawah s. 6(1) Akta Dadah Berbahaya (Langkah-langkah Pencegahan Khas) 1985 ('Akta 1985') - Ketiadaan perkataan yang secara langsung menunjukkan pemohon daripada kumpulan besar orang di dalam perintah tahanan - Kekaburan berkenaan jenis dadah - Sama ada perintah tahanan bertentangan dengan Perkara 149 Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan Akta 1985 - Sama ada kegagalan menyatakan jenis dadah di dalam perintah tahanan telah melanggar prinsip asas dalam menteri membuat keputusan - Sama ada kesemua keperluan prosedur telah dipatuhi - Sama ada permohonan habeas corpus wajar dibenarkan

 Bagi pihak pemohon - Najib Zakaria; T/n Najib Zakaria, Hisham & Co
 Bagi pihak responden-responden - Siti Hajar Mat Radzi & Lee Wai Yi, Peguam Persekutuan; Pejabat Penasihat Undang-Undang, Kementerian Dalam Negeri

[2017] 1 LNS 929

PP lwn. MUHAMMAD IRSHADUDDIN KHALIS NASURUDIN

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Bunuh - Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Niat - Luka tikaman pada dada - Kewujudan saksi mata - Saksi mengecam tertuduh secara positif di dalam perbarisan pengecaman dan di mahkamah - Tertuduh dilihat membawa pisau dan menikam mangsa - Sama ada tikaman pada bahagian belakang luar kiri bawah dada adalah bersifat fatal - Sama ada kecederaan yang dialami mangsa boleh menjurus kepada kematian secara terus - Sama ada kematian mangsa adalah disebabkan oleh perbuatan tertuduh - Sama ada inferen berkenaan niat boleh dibuat berdasarkan kecederaan rupa dan sifat senjata - Sama ada tertuduh mempunyai niat untuk menyebabkan kecederaan tubuh kepada mangsa

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pembelaan - Tertuduh mengalami masalah mental - Pertuduhan membunuh - Tertuduh mengakui menikam mangsa - Laporan psikiatri merumuskan keadaan mental tertuduh adalah stabil - Sama ada keadaan fikiran tertuduh adalah siuman ketika kejadian - Sama ada tertuduh layak memberikan pengakuan

PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pembelaan - Bangkitan marah yang besar dan mengejut - Pertuduhan membunuh - Tertuduh mendakwa tidak sengaja tertikam mangsa dan tertuduh berada dalam keadaan tidak sedar diri - Tertuduh mendakwa masih sayang mangsa - Tertuduh membawa pisau semasa berjumpa mangsa dan menetak kepala mangsa pada motosikal sebelum menikam mangsa - Sama ada dakwaan tertuduh adalah penafian semata-mata - Sama ada tertuduh mendapat provokasi daripada mangsa

 Bagi pihak pendakwaan - Muhammad Shukri Hussain, Timbalan Pendakwa Raya
 Bagi pihak tertuduh - Muhammad Abd Kadir; T/n Muhammad Abd Kadir & Co


CLJ 2019 Volume 3 (Part 2)

FEDERAL COURT

Syarikat Sebati Sdn Bhd v. Pengarah Jabatan Perhutanan & Anor
Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan, Alizatul Khair Osman FCJJ
(Trade & Industry; Contract; Statutory Interpretation - Forestry - Logging concession - Agreement) [2019] 3 CLJ 157 [FC]

 For the appellant - Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, K Kirubakaran, Ramanathan Pillai, Nadzarin Wok Nordin, Chan Wei June & Wong Jing En; M/s Nadzarin Kuok Puthucheary & Tan
 For the respondents - Nik Suhaimi Nik Sulaiman & Wan Norazimin Kassim, State Legal Advisor, Selangor 

COURT OF APPEAL

Chi Chao-Ton Tony & Ors v. Repute Ventures Sdn Bhd
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Yeoh Wee Siam, Hanipah Farikullah JJCA
(Civil Procedure; Company Law - Winding-up - Assessment of damages - Compensation for purchase price of machineries) [2019] 3 CLJ 182 [CA]

 For the appellants - Dhyana Shila & Lee Lin Lin; M/s Dhyan & Co
 For the respondent - Wong Kim Fatt, Yeo Chun Ming & Wong Boon Chong; M/s CM Yeo & Assocs 

Minmetals South-East Asia Corporation Pte Ltd v. Nakhoda Logistics Sdn Bhd
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA
(Maritime Law; Limitation - Carriage of goods - Bill of lading - Failure by carrier to deliver cargo) [2019] 3 CLJ 198 [CA]

 For the appellant - Jeremy Joseph & Samuel; M/s Joseph & Partners
 For the respondent - Balan Nair & Elaina Teng; M/s Seah Balan Ravi & Co 

Mohd Taufik Peter Abdullah lwn. PP
Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Zakaria Sam, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR
(Prosedur Jenayah - Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman - Tertuduh asalnya dituduh membunuh bawah s. 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Pihak pendakwaan mengemukakan pertuduhan alternatif bawah s. 3A Akta Senjata Api (Penalti Lebih Berat 1971) selepas kes pendakwaan) [2019] 3 CLJ 221 [CA]

 Bagi pihak perayu - Muhamad Farhan Ahmad Fazil; T/n Naran Singh & Co
 Bagi pihak pendakwaan - Norrina Bahadun; TPR 

Wisma Cosway Management Corporation v. Dubon Bhd
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Hanipah Farikullah, Kamaludin Md Said JJCA
(Company Law; Land Law; Statutory Interpretation - Strata title - Management corporation - Claim for outstanding sums due and owed by company as proprietor) [2019] 3 CLJ 240 [CA]

 For the appellant - Sivabalan & Goh Wan Ping; M/s Mastura Partnership
 For the respondent - Andrew Teh & Tan Chong Pei; M/s Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina 

HIGH COURT

Professional Solutions Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Seremban & Anor And Another Case
Abu Bakar Jais J
(Land Law; Civil Procedure - Acquisition of land - Stay of proceedings - Application for) [2019] 3 CLJ 253 [HC]

 For the applicant - Rajveen Kaur; M/s Pretam Singh, Nor & Co
 For the 1st & 2nd respondents - Rozaimah Adnan; State Legal Advisor, Negeri Sembilan
 For the intervener - Kesavan Krishnan; M/s Othman Hashim & Co 

Rozilawati Hj Basir v. Nationwide Express Holdings Bhd & Ors
S Nantha Balan J
(Company Law; Civil Procedure - Board meeting - Notice of meeting - Sufficiency of) [2019] 3 CLJ 268 [HC]

 For the plaintiff - Alan Wong & Cliff Sieow; M/s Zain, Megat & Murad
 For the defendants - Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam & Mohd Mifzal Mohd Murshid; M/s Zul Rafique & Partners 

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Damages - Assessment - Appeal - Claim for compensation of purchase price of machineries - Whether High Court took into account depreciation of machineries based on 'accepted accounting principles' in assessing damages - Whether High Court correct in relying wholly on auditor's report adduced by only one party - Whether auditor's report took into account brand, model and life span of machineries - Whether no depreciation as machineries were never utilised - Whether value of machineries same as original purchase price - Percentage of fair value of depreciation of machineries - Whether damages assessed fair - Companies Act 1965, s. 305(1)
Chi Chao-Ton Tony & Ors v. Repute Ventures Sdn Bhd
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Yeoh Wee Siam, Hanipah Farikullah JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 182 [CA]

Stay of proceedings - Application for - Acquisition of land - Applicant sought to injunct respondents by filing application for stay of proceeding and restraining order against respondents' actions to acquire land pending judicial review applications - Whether there were special circumstances - Whether applicant would suffer irreparable damage - Whether contentions raised more suited to be argued for judicial review applications and not current application for stay and restraining order - Whether there was court order preventing respondents from proceeding with land enquiry - Whether application was in nature of injunction - Whether respondents and intervener could be injuncted or restrained - Whether application ought to be dismissed - Rules of Court 2012, O. 53 r. 2(3) - Government Proceedings Act 1956, s. 29 - Specific Relief Act 1950, s. 54
Professional Solutions Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Seremban & Anor And Another Case
(Abu Bakar Jais J) [2019] 3 CLJ 253 [HC]

Striking out - Writ and statement of claim - Application to strike out plaintiff's writ and statement of claim seeking declaratory and injunctive reliefs with regard to validity of board of directors' meeting - Board of directors made decision to terminate plaintiff's contract of employment as managing director of company - Whether notice calling for meeting and agenda issued stated or indicated that contract of employment was to be discussed - Whether there was legal requirement for notice of directors' meeting to mandatorily contain specific particulars of matters to be deliberated upon - Whether insufficiency or absence of content or particulars in notice or agenda vitiated meeting of board of directors - Whether board meeting rightly and validly convened - Whether resolutions passed valid and proper
Rozilawati Hj Basir v. Nationwide Express Holdings Bhd & Ors
(S Nantha Balan J) [2019] 3 CLJ 268 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Board meeting - Notice of meeting - Sufficiency of - Whether notice in compliance with art. 86 of company's Articles of Association - Whether art. 86 silent on need for specific details to be mentioned in notice or agenda - Whether there was legal requirement for notice or agenda of directors' meeting to mandatorily contain specific particulars of matters to be discussed and deliberated upon - Whether insufficiency or absence of content or particulars in notice or agenda vitiated meeting of board of directors - Whether board meeting rightly and validly convened - Whether resolutions passed valid and proper
Rozilawati Hj Basir v. Nationwide Express Holdings Bhd & Ors
(S Nantha Balan J) [2019] 3 CLJ 268 [HC]

Winding-up - Assessment of damages - Compensation for purchase price of machineries - Appeal against decision of High Court - High Court relied wholly on auditor's report adduced by only one party in assessing damages - Whether auditor's report took into account depreciation of machineries - Whether auditor's report took into account brand, model and life span of machineries in considering depreciation of value - Whether no depreciation as machineries were never utilised - Whether value of machineries same as original purchase price - Percentage of fair value of depreciation of machineries - Whether High Court correct in relying wholly on auditor's report - Whether damages assessed fair - Companies Act 1965, s. 305(1)
Chi Chao-Ton Tony & Ors v. Repute Ventures Sdn Bhd
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Yeoh Wee Siam, Hanipah Farikullah JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 182 [CA]

Winding up - Proceedings against company - Leave to proceed claim against company as proprietor - Application for - Management corporation claimed for outstanding sums due and owed by company - Whether management corporation entitled to recover from proprietor guaranteed sum under s. 77 of Strata Management Act 2013 - Argument on true construction of s. 77 - Whether outcome may have effect on stake holders in strata properties - Whether claim involved serious and complex issues - Whether in public interest for leave to be allowed - Prima facie case - Whether established
Wisma Cosway Management Corporation v. Dubon Bhd
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Hanipah Farikullah, Kamaludin Md Said JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 240 [CA]

CONTRACT

Agreement - Forestry - Logging concession - Whether there was valid and binding contract - Doctrine of res judicata - Whether arose - Whether defendants entitled to invoke para (j) of letter of approval to terminate logging contract - Whether applicable - Whether defendants precluded from re-arguing its right to withdraw concession area - Whether there was mandatory requirement for contract made on behalf of Government or State Government to be reduced into writing - Whether plaintiff entitled to claim for compensation or damages - Government Contracts Act 1949, ss. 2 & 3
Syarikat Sebati Sdn Bhd v. Pengarah Jabatan Perhutanan & Anor
(Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan, Alizatul Khair Osman FCJJ) [2019] 3 CLJ 157 [FC]

LAND LAW

Acquisition of land - Stay of proceedings - Application for - Applicant sought to injunct respondents by filing application for stay of proceedings and restraining order against respondents' actions to acquire land pending judicial review applications - Whether there were special circumstances - Whether applicant would suffer irreparable damage - Whether contentions raised more suited to be argued for judicial review applications and not current application for stay and restraining order - Whether there was court order preventing respondents from proceeding with land enquiry - Whether application was in nature of injunction - Whether respondents and intervener could be injuncted or restrained - Whether application ought to be dismissed - Rules of Court 2012, O. 53 r. 2(3) - Government Proceedings Act 1956, s. 29 - Specific Relief Act 1950, s. 54
Professional Solutions Sdn Bhd v. Pentadbir Tanah Seremban & Anor And Another Case
(Abu Bakar Jais J) [2019] 3 CLJ 253 [HC]

Strata title - Management corporation - Claim for outstanding sums due and owed by company as proprietor - Whether management corporation entitled to recover from proprietor guaranteed sum under s. 77 of Strata Management Act 2013 - Whether there was mandatory obligation on proprietors to pay amount incurred by management corporation in the course of the exercise of carrying out its duties - Whether proprietors must settle outstanding amount before selling or transferring of properties - Whether Limitation Act 1953 applied to proceedings in Strata Tribunal - Whether payment of management charges amounts to running account - Strata Management Act 2013, s. 105(2)
Wisma Cosway Management Corporation v. Dubon Bhd
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Hanipah Farikullah, Kamaludin Md Said JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 240 [CA]

LIMITATION

Cause of action - Accrual of - Failure by carrier to deliver cargo - Claim by consignee of cargo - Whether claim barred by limitation - Article III r. 6 of Hague Rules - Whether limitation period comes into effect one year after delivery of goods - Whether delivery construed as cargo being delivered to or received by consignee correctly entitled to such receipt - Whether one-year time bar applies to claim for non-delivery of cargo - Whether Hague Rules apply to breaches of contract or duty that took place between loading to discharge only - Whether 'delivery' outside of Hague Rules - Whether carrier only discharged and not delivered cargo - Whether delivery could be triggered in absence of delivery against original bill of lading
Minmetals South-East Asia Corporation Pte Ltd v. Nakhoda Logistics Sdn Bhd
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 198 [CA]

MARITIME LAW

Carriage of goods - Bill of lading - Failure by carrier to deliver cargo - Whether delivery of cargo to be effected against original bill of lading - Whether carrier could allow delivery to agent/party without original bill of lading - Whether carrier's duty of delivery extended to duty to exchange ocean bill of lading with original bill of lading - Whether failure to deliver cargo attributable to delay in initiating collection by holder of original bill of lading - Whether carrier liable for fundamental breach of contract to carry goods
Minmetals South-East Asia Corporation Pte Ltd v. Nakhoda Logistics Sdn Bhd
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 198 [CA]

Carriage of goods - Loss of goods - Failure by carrier to deliver cargo - True measure of loss - Whether price stipulated in Customs Declaration Form sufficient to comprise conclusive proof of value of goods - Whether loss quantified based on sum paid out under various sales contract - Whether limitation of liability set out in original bill of lading - Whether imposition of limitation of liability amounted to error of law - Whether limitation available to carrier in fundamental breach of obligations under law
Minmetals South-East Asia Corporation Pte Ltd v. Nakhoda Logistics Sdn Bhd
(Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Nallini Pathmanathan, Zabariah Mohd Yusof JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 198 [CA]

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Government Contracts Act 1949, ss. 2 & 3 - Intention of Parliament - Whether there was mandatory requirement for contract made in Malaysia on behalf of Government or State Government to be reduced into writing - Whether to safeguard Government against unauthorised contracts - Whether lack of formal contract could serve as loophole - Whether Government Contracts Act 1949 could be used by Government as cloak for denial of responsibilities
Syarikat Sebati Sdn Bhd v. Pengarah Jabatan Perhutanan & Anor
(Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan, Alizatul Khair Osman FCJJ) [2019] 3 CLJ 157 [FC]

Interpretation of Act - 'shall by virtue of this section be guaranteed by the proprietors' - Strata Management Act 2013, s. 77 - Whether there was mandatory obligation on proprietors to pay amount incurred by management corporation in the course of the exercise of carrying out its duties - Whether proprietors must settle outstanding amount before selling or transferring of properties - Whether a condition precedent in legal documents of transfer or sales of strata unit shares
Wisma Cosway Management Corporation v. Dubon Bhd
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Hanipah Farikullah, Kamaludin Md Said JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 240 [CA]

TRADE & INDUSTRY

Forestry - Logging concession - Agreement - Whether there was valid and binding contract - Doctrine of res judicata - Whether arose - Whether defendants entitled to invoke para (j) of letter of approval to terminate logging contract - Issue estoppel - Whether applicable - Whether defendants precluded from re-arguing its right to withdraw concession area - Whether there was mandatory requirement for contract made on behalf of Government or State Government to be reduced into writing - Whether plaintiff entitled to claim for compensation or damages - Government Contracts Act 1949, ss. 2 & 3
Syarikat Sebati Sdn Bhd v. Pengarah Jabatan Perhutanan & Anor
(Hasan Lah, Azahar Mohamed, Balia Yusof Wahi, Jeffrey Tan, Alizatul Khair Osman FCJJ) [2019] 3 CLJ 157 [FC]

INDEKS PERKARA

TATACARA JENAYAH

Pendakwa raya - Kuasa dan fungsi - Kuasa budi bicara pendakwa raya meminda atau menambah pertuduhan - Sama ada pertuduhan boleh dipinda atau ditambah pada bila-bila masa - Kanun Tatacara Jenayah, ss. 158(1), 166 & 173(h)(ii)
Mohd Taufik Peter Abdullah lwn. PP
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Zakaria Sam, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR) [2019] 3 CLJ 221 [CA]

Pertuduhan - Pertuduhan alternatif - Tertuduh asalnya dituduh membunuh bawah s. 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Pihak pendakwaan mengemukakan pertuduhan alternatif bawah s. 3A Akta Senjata Api (Penalti Lebih Berat 1971) selepas kes pendakwaan - Tertuduh didapati bersalah, disabitkan atas pertuduhan alternatif dan dijatuhkan hukuman mati - Kuasa mahkamah meminda pertuduhan - Sama ada pertuduhan boleh dipinda atau ditambah pada bila-bila masa - Sama ada permohonan pertuduhan alternatif teratur - Kanun Tatacara Jenayah, ss. 158(1), 166 & 173(h)(ii)
Mohd Taufik Peter Abdullah lwn. PP
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Zakaria Sam, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR) [2019] 3 CLJ 221 [CA]

Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman - Tertuduh asalnya dituduh membunuh bawah s. 302 Kanun Keseksaan - Pihak pendakwaan mengemukakan pertuduhan alternatif bawah s. 3A Akta Senjata Api (Penalti Lebih Berat 1971) selepas kes pendakwaan - Tertuduh didapati bersalah, disabitkan atas pertuduhan alternatif dan dijatuhkan hukuman mati - Sama ada hakim bicara harus membuat dapatan jelas sama ada pertuduhan bawah s. 3A ialah pertuduhan alternatif atau pertuduhan pindaan - Tindakan hakim bicara membenarkan pihak pendakwaan mengemukakan pertuduhan alternatif di akhir kes pendakwaan - Sama ada tertuduh terprejudis - Sama ada sabitan dan hukuman selamat
Mohd Taufik Peter Abdullah lwn. PP
(Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Zakaria Sam, Ahmadi Asnawi HHMR) [2019] 3 CLJ 221 [CA]


CLJ 2019 Volume 3 (Part 3)

FEDERAL COURT

Noor Azman Azemi v. Zahida Mohamed Rafik
Ahmad Maarop PCA, Azahar Mohamed, Alizatul Khair Osman, Rohana Yusuf, Mohd Zawawi Salleh FCJJ
(Tort - Defamation - Libel - Whether absolute privilege extended to subsequent publication of contents of police report to public at large) [2019] 3 CLJ 295 [FC]

 For the appellant - Gopal Sri Ram, Latheefa Koya, Shahid Adli Kamarudin, Damien Chan & Khairul Anwar; M/s Daim & Gamany
 For the respondent - Muhammad Shafee Abdullah & Wan Aizuddin Wan Mohammed; M/s Shafee & Co 

COURT OF APPEAL

Aizuddin Syah Ahmad v. PP
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Abang Iskandar, Badariah Sahamid JJCA
(Evidence - Requirement under s. 31A(1A) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Urine specimen collected by corporal - Whether to be excluded from evidence) [2019] 3 CLJ 318 [CA]

 For the appellant - Firdaus Morshidi; M/s Firdaus & Co
 For the respondent - Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff; DPP 

Amir Hassan Ali Usin v. PP
Abdul Rahman Sebli, Kamardin Hashim, Kamaludin Md Said JJCA
(Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law - Principles of sentencing - High Court enhanced imprisonment sentence - Whether excessive) [2019] 3 CLJ 325 [CA]

 For the appellant - Amli Nohin & Abd Razak Jamil; M/s Razak & Assocs
 For the respondent - Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi; DPP 

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & Anor v. Hovid Bhd
Abang Iskandar, Ahmadi Asnawi, Mary Lim JJCA
(Intellectual Property - Patent - Whether invention deserving of being patented - Patents Act 1983, s. 15) [2019] 3 CLJ 339 [CA]

 For the appellants - Indran Shanmuganathan, Zaraihan Shaari, Michelle Loi Choi Yoke & Yap Khai Jian; M/s Shearn Delamore & Co
 For the respondent - Cindy Goh Joo Seong, Heidi Lim Ai Yuen & Lim Kuan; M/s Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff 

Wahyudin v. PP
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Abang Iskandar, Badariah Sahamid JJCA
(Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Whether there was break in chain of evidence) [2019] 3 CLJ 360 [CA]

 For the appellant - Ranbir Singh Sangha; M/s Ranbir S Sangha & Co Advocs
 For the prosecution - Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail; DPP 

HIGH COURT

Chong Chieng Jen v. Dato Sri Fong Joo Chung
Supang Lian J
(Civil Procedure - Application by Sarawak State Attorney General to appear and participate as amicus curiae - Whether personal action which did not involve public issue) [2019] 3 CLJ 380 [HC]

 For the appellant - Chong Siew Chiang, Tan Kee Heng & Michael Kong; M/s Chong Brothers Advocs
 For State Attorney-General Sarawak - Mohamad Muhaimin Zakaria; State Legal Officer, Sarawak 

Mahamad Taib v. Pihak Berkuasa Kemajuan Pekebun Kecil & Anor
Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh JC
(Civil Procedure; Contract - Misrepresentation - Auction of land - Whether auctioneer negligent in ensuring accuracy of proclamation of sale) [2019] 3 CLJ 388 [HC]

 For the appellant - Vignesh Kumar; M/s Balendran Chong
 For the 1st respondent - Muhamad Fakhri Suhaimi; M/s Shafik Sallehuddin & Kamal
 For the 2nd respondent - Najmi Dawami; M/s Azman, Wan Helmi & Assocs 

Mohamad Akhir Bakar lwn. PP
Abu Bakar Katar PK
(Prosedur Jenayah; Keterangan - Keterangan bersumpah kanak-kanak - Sama ada hakim bicara perlu menjalankan inkuiri sama ada kanak-kanak perlu memberi keterangan bersumpah atau tanpa sumpah) [2019] 3 CLJ 399 [HC]

 Bagi pihak perayu - Jamil Mohamed Shafie; T/n Jamil Mohamed Shafie & Assocs
 Bagi pihak responden - Mohd Amril Johari; TPR 

Perbadanan Pengurusan Sunrise Towers lwn. Tribunal Pengurusan Strata & Yang Lain
Hadhariah Syed Ismail H
(Undang-undang Pentadbiran - Semakan kehakiman - Certiorari - Permohonan membatalkan dan mengetepikan keputusan Tribunal Pengurusan Strata) [2019] 3 CLJ 414 [HC]

 Bagi pihak pemohon - VS Khaw & MY Chan; T/n Veon Szu & Kok Thye
 Bagi pihak responden kedua & ketiga - Chan Ai Mei; T/n Phee, Chen & Ung 

Wynn Resorts (Macau) SA v. Poh Yang Hong
Mohd Nazlan Ghazali J
(Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Application to expunge paragraphs in statement of reply) [2019] 3 CLJ 424 [HC]

 For the plaintiff - Richard WG Lee & Shiyamala Devi Manokaran; M/s Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong
 For the defendant - Dahrick Sivam Balakrishnan; M/s Albar & Partners 

SUBJECT INDEX

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Parties - Action - Defamation action - Application by Sarawak State Attorney General ('SAG') to appear and participate as amicus curiae - Whether personal action which did not involve public issue - Whether action would require assistance of SAG in interpretation of document - Whether participation of SAG warranted - Whether appearance of SAG would lead to claim of prejudice
Chong Chieng Jen v. Dato Sri Fong Joo Chung
(Supang Lian J) [2019] 3 CLJ 380 [HC]

Pleadings - Facts not pleaded - Claim for damages for alleged misrepresentation - Bidder successful in auction for land - Bidder under impression that there was bungalow on land only to discover later that there was no such bungalow - Whether special damages claimed for and negligence of parties specifically pleaded in statement of claim - Whether claim ought to be considered by court
Mahamad Taib v. Pihak Berkuasa Kemajuan Pekebun Kecil & Anor
(Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh JC) [2019] 3 CLJ 388 [HC]

Pleadings - Reply - Application for leave to file proposed rejoinder to plaintiff's statement of reply - Application under O. 18 r. 14 of Rules of Court 2012 ('ROC') - Whether application fortified position of plaintiff - Whether application should have been premised on O. 18 r. 4 of ROC - Whether application flawed - Whether proposed rejoinder provided substantive response to pleadings in statement of reply - Whether bare denials - Whether proposed joinder contained any pleadings that fulfilled requirements of O. 18 r. 8(1) of ROC - Whether defendant established case for leave to be granted
Wynn Resorts (Macau) SA v. Poh Yang Hong
(Mohd Nazlan Ghazali J) [2019] 3 CLJ 424 [HC]

Pleadings - Reply - Application to expunge paragraphs in plaintiff's statement of reply - Whether plaintiff merely responding to defences raised in statement of defence - Whether plaintiff pleaded necessary facts to demonstrate defendant's defence was not maintainable - Whether paragraphs sought to be expunged were legitimate pleadings - Whether tantamount to allegation of fact, new ground, or claim inconsistent with plaintiff's previous pleadings - Rules of Court 2012, O. 18 rr. 8, 10 & 19
Wynn Resorts (Macau) SA v. Poh Yang Hong
(Mohd Nazlan Ghazali J) [2019] 3 CLJ 424 [HC]

CONTRACT

Misrepresentation - Auction of land - Bidder successful in auction for land - Bidder under impression that there was bungalow on land only to discover later that there was no such bungalow - Whether there was misrepresentation in proclamation of sale in public auction - Whether auctioneer negligent in ensuring accuracy of proclamation of sale - Whether bidder took sufficient measures to ensure details in proclamation of sale accurate - Whether there was delay in commencing action - Whether bidder entitled to compensation - Contracts Act 1950, s. 18
Mahamad Taib v. Pihak Berkuasa Kemajuan Pekebun Kecil & Anor
(Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh JC) [2019] 3 CLJ 388 [HC]

CRIMINAL LAW

Corruption - Intending to deceive principal by agent - Accused person convicted for offence under s. 18 of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 - Sessions Court sentenced accused person to three years' imprisonment and fine of RM10,000, in default three months' imprisonment - Accused person appealed to High Court against sentence - High Court enhanced sentence, from three years, to eight years' imprisonment - Whether prosecution cross-appealed against sentence imposed by Sessions Court - Whether High Court considered mitigating factors - Whether sentence enhanced manifestly excessive
Amir Hassan Ali Usin v. PP
(Abdul Rahman Sebli, Kamardin Hashim, Kamaludin Md Said JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 325 [CA]

Offences - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Whether there was a break in chain of evidence - Whether there was discrepancy in gross weight of alleged exhibits seized - Failure of prosecution to call material witness - Whether adverse inference ought to be invoked against prosecution under s. 114(g) of Evidence Act 1950 - Defence of innocent carrier - Whether established - Whether there was proper Alcontara notice given to investigating authority - Consideration of accused's cautioned statement and oral evidence - Failure to rebut presumption of trafficking and possession on balance of probabilities - Whether conviction and sentence affirmed - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 39B(1)(a)
Wahyudin v. PP
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Abang Iskandar, Badariah Sahamid JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 360 [CA]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Appeal - Appeal against conviction and sentence - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Whether there was break in chain of evidence - Whether there was discrepancy in gross weight of alleged exhibits seized - Failure of prosecution to call material witness - Whether adverse inference ought to be invoked against prosecution under s. 114(g) of Evidence Act 1950 - Defence of innocent carrier - Whether established - Whether there was proper Alcontara notice given to investigating authority - Consideration of accused's cautioned statement and oral evidence - Failure to rebut presumption of trafficking and possession on balance of probabilities - Whether conviction and sentence affirmed - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 39B(1)(a)
Wahyudin v. PP
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Abang Iskandar, Badariah Sahamid JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 360 [CA]

Sentencing - Appeals - Principles of sentencing - Sessions Court convicted accused person under s. 18 of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 for offence of intending to deceive principal by agent - Accused person sentenced to three years' imprisonment and fine of RM10,000, in default three months' imprisonment - Accused person appealed to High Court against sentence - High Court enhanced sentence, from three years, to eight years' imprisonment - Whether prosecution cross-appealed against sentence imposed by Sessions Court - Whether High Court considered mitigating factors - Whether sentence enhanced manifestly excessive
Amir Hassan Ali Usin v. PP
(Abdul Rahman Sebli, Kamardin Hashim, Kamaludin Md Said JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 325 [CA]

EVIDENCE

Admissibility - Urine specimen - Requirement under s. 31A(1A) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Whether must be by police officer not below rank of Sergeant - Urine specimen collected by corporal - Whether to be excluded from evidence
Aizuddin Syah Ahmad v. PP
(Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, Abang Iskandar, Badariah Sahamid JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 318 [CA]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Patent - Inventive step - Whether invention deserving of being patented - Criteria to be fulfilled - Whether invention has well established utility - Whether obvious to person having ordinary skill in area of technology connected to invention - Whether invention qualified to be patented - Patents Act 1983, s. 15
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & Anor v. Hovid Bhd
(Abang Iskandar, Ahmadi Asnawi, Mary Lim JJCA) [2019] 3 CLJ 339 [CA]

TORT

Defamation - Libel - Defence - Absolute privilege - Police report - Maker of statements in police report regurgitated words in report to media reporters - Impugned words published in newspaper article - Consideration of public policy - Whether defence of absolute privilege available to maker - Whether police report absolutely privileged - Whether absolute privilege extended to subsequent publication of contents of police report to public at large
Noor Azman Azemi v. Zahida Mohamed Rafik
(Ahmad Maarop PCA, Azahar Mohamed, Alizatul Khair Osman, Rohana Yusuf, Mohd Zawawi Salleh FCJJ) [2019] 3 CLJ 295 [FC]

Defamation - Libel - Defence - Justification - Maker of statements in police report regurgitated words in report to media reporters - Impugned words published in newspaper article - Whether defence of justification available to maker - Whether burden of proof to establish defence of justification laid on claimant/maker
Noor Azman Azemi v. Zahida Mohamed Rafik
(Ahmad Maarop PCA, Azahar Mohamed, Alizatul Khair Osman, Rohana Yusuf, Mohd Zawawi Salleh FCJJ) [2019] 3 CLJ 295 [FC]

INDEKS PERKARA

KETERANGAN

Keterangan bersumpah - Keterangan bersumpah kanak-kanak - Tertuduh dituduh menggunakan kekerasan jenayah terhadap mangsa kanak-kanak dengan niat mencabul kehormatannya - Mangsa memberi keterangan bersumpah - Mangsa mengambil sumpah terlebih dahulu sebelum inkuiri menguji takat kefahamannya dijalankan - Sama ada hakim bicara perlu menjalankan inkuiri sama ada kanak-kanak perlu memberi keterangan bersumpah atau tanpa sumpah - Sama ada keterangan mangsa boleh diterima - Akta Keterangan, ss. 118 & 133A
Mohamad Akhir Bakar lwn. PP
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2019] 3 CLJ 399 [HC]

PROSEDUR JENAYAH

Rayuan - Rayuan terhadap sabitan dan hukuman - Tertuduh disabitkan kesalahan menggunakan kekerasan jenayah terhadap mangsa kanak-kanak dengan niat mencabul kehormatannya - Tertuduh dijatuhkan hukuman penjara sepuluh bulan dan denda RM5,000, jika gagal enam bulan penjara - Sama ada inti pati pertuduhan berjaya dibuktikan - Sama ada hukuman wajar dan berpatutan - Sama ada sabitan dan hukuman selamat - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 354
Mohamad Akhir Bakar lwn. PP
(Abu Bakar Katar PK) [2019] 3 CLJ 399 [HC]

UNDANG-UNDANG PENTADBIRAN

Semakan kehakiman - Certiorari - Permohonan membatalkan dan mengetepikan keputusan Tribunal Pengurusan Strata - Sama ada tuntutan pemohon dihalang oleh prinsip res judicata - Sama ada pemohon mempunyai locus standi - Sama ada keputusan Tribunal satu salah arah serius - Kegagalan Tribunal menyediakan alasan keputusan - Sama ada menjadikan keputusan bukan satu keputusan dibuat mengikut undang-undang - Akta Pengurusan Strata 2013, ss. 77, 117(2)
Perbadanan Pengurusan Sunrise Towers lwn. Tribunal Pengurusan Strata & Yang Lain
(Hadhariah Syed Ismail H) [2019] 3 CLJ 414 [HC]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. NEW DEVELOPMENTS INTERNATIONALLY TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF BIASED EXPERT EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL TRIALS: THEIR PRACTICALITY AND SUITABILITY IN MALAYSIA [Read excerpt]
    by DR MOHD MUNZIL MUHAMAD* [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxxix

  2. [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxxix
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    MALAYSIA

    NEW DEVELOPMENTS INTERNATIONALLY TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF BIASED EXPERT
    EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL TRIALS: THEIR PRACTICALITY AND SUITABILITY IN MALAYSIA


    by
    DR MOHD MUNZIL MUHAMAD*

    Introduction

    One of the unique features in the adversarial system is that both parties in a proceeding can call any witnesses that they wish provided the witnesses can offer evidence which is relevant to the case. Expert evidence is an example of relevant evidence recognised under s 45 of the Evidence Act 1950. Nowadays, expert evidence is routinely used in criminal trials by the prosecution to prove the case against an accused person. This is as a result of the development in forensic science evidence which can now offer convincing and reliable evidence to support or corroborate the case for the prosecution.

    . . .

    * Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Email: munzil.muhamad@mmu.edu.my / munzil84@gmail.com.


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  3. THE BASIC STRUCTURE DOCTRINE AND MALAYSIA'S JUDICIAL TURF WARS [Read excerpt]
    by TENGKU AHMAD HAZRI* [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxxviii

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    MALAYSIA

    THE BASIC STRUCTURE DOCTRINE AND MALAYSIA'S JUDICIAL TURF WARS

    by
    TENGKU AHMAD HAZRI*

    Jurisdiction conflict in Malaysia between the civil courts and Syariah courts stems from a 1988 constitutional amendment which inserted Article 121 (1A) into the constitution which states that the civil courts “shall have no jurisdiction in respect of any matter within the jurisdiction of the Syariah courts.” Yet due to its drafting ambiguity, compounded by contrasting readings offered by different parties, for three decades the clause has sharply divided the judicial community, for several reasons.

    . . .

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


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  5. THE QUESTION ON BASIC WAGE AND ISSUES RELATED WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE [Read excerpt]
    by RHYMIE BIN MOHD RAMLI* [2019] 1 LNS(A) xl

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    MALAYSIA

    THE QUESTION ON BASIC WAGE AND ISSUES RELATED WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE

    by
    RHYMIE BIN MOHD RAMLI*

    Introduction

    1. The National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011 (Act 732) (hereinafter referred to as NWCCA) is a piece of social legislation. The preamble to the NWCCA provides inter alia that it is an Act for the creation of minimum wages by enacting minimum wages orders (hereinafter referred to as MWO). This article is written in order to better understand the position of the law on issues which have been raised in order to comply with the minimum wages orders, namely; the restructuring of wages as provided by the Minimum Wage Order 2012[1] (hereinafter referred to as MWO 2012), even though the said MWO 2012 has since been revoked by virtue of the Minimum Wage Order 2016.[2] Nevertheless, confusion still remains regarding the said issue. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide insight through the analysis of cases pertaining to the said issue.

    . . .

    * LL.B (Hons) IIUM, Employment law practitioner.


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  7. MERITS OF SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISTS IN MALAYSIA: A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE [Read excerpt]
    by NICHOLAS TAN CHOI CHUAN* [2019] 1 LNS(A) xli

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    MALAYSIA

    MERITS OF SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISTS IN MALAYSIA:
    A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE


    by
    NICHOLAS TAN CHOI CHUAN*

    ABSTRACT

    The conflict between company directors and shareholders is a classic example of the need for shareholder activism and good corporate governance. Shareholder activism is a concept which, in essence, refers to the shareholders' influence over the company management. This influence could be effected through a myriad of mechanisms including, inter alia, voicing out at general meetings and exercising the shareholders' legal right of management review under the Companies Act 2016. Vulnerable shareholders may be taken advantage of or their rights may be expropriated by either other shareholders (most likely a majority shareholder) or company directors. This article examines the existing mechanism which facilitates shareholder activism in the current Malaysian legal framework. Further, this article analyses the effectiveness of current rights and remedies available to shareholders under the current Malaysian legal framework, including scrutinizing Malaysian culture in companies and the practical difficulties in enforcing such shareholders' rights and remedies. Finally, this article concludes that a more facilitative legal framework coupled with legal reforms should be put into effect to enhance shareholder activism in Malaysia.

    . . .

    *Nicholas Tan Choi Chuan is a practicing lawyer in the area of Corporate / M&A in a law firm in Malaysia. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-tan-a5016229/

    The writer acknowledges the contribution of Dr. Sujata Balan, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, who had supervised the research project and provided guidance to the writer in this article.


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LEGISLATION HIGHLIGHTS

Principal Acts

Number Title In force from Repealing
ACT 812 Finance Act 2018 The Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53] see s 3; The Promotion of Investments Act 1986 [Act 327] see s 31; The Stamp Act 1949 [Act 378] see s 63; The Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976 [Act 169] see s 69; The Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990 [Act 445] see s 71; The Service Tax Act 2018 [Act 807] see s 83; The Sales Tax Act 2018 [Act 806] see s 91 -
ACT 811 Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (Dissolution) Act 2018 1 January 2019 [PU(B) 732/2018] -
ACT 810 Subang Golf Course Corporation Act 1968 (Revised 2018) 12 November 2018 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 November 2018; First enacted in 1968 as Act of Parliament No 26 of 1968; First Revision - 1993 (Act 509 wef 8 October 1993) -
ACT 809 Pool Betting Act 1967 (Revised 2018) 12 November 2018 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 1 November 2018; First enacted in 1967 as Act of Parliament No 72 of 1967; First Revision - 1989 (Act 384 wef 21 September 1989) -
ACT 808 National Anthem Act 1968 (Revised 2018) 1 November 2018 pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(xxiii) of the Revision of Laws Act 1968 [Act 1]; Revised up to 15 October 2018; First enacted in 1968 as Act of Parliament No 20 of 1968; First Revision - 1989 (Act 390 wef 19 October 1989) -

Amending Acts

Number Title In force from Principal/Amending Act No
ACT A1588 Street, Drainage And Building (Amendment) Act 2019 Not Yet In Force ACT 133
ACT A1587 Hire-Purchase (Amendment) Act 2019 1 March 2019 [PU(B) 117/2019] ACT 212
ACT A1586 Children And Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Act 2019 1 February 2019 [PU(B) 62/2019] ACT 350
ACT A1585 Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2019 1 March 2019 [PU(B) 113/2019] ACT 333
ACT A1584 Educational Institutions (Discipline) (Amendment) Act 2019 15 March 2019 [PU(B) 133/2019] ACT 174

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 73/2019 Customs (Prohibition Of Imports) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2019 13 March 2019 15 March 2019 PU(A) 103/2017
PU(A) 72/2019 Customs (Prohibition Of Exports) (Amendment) Order 2019 13 March 2019 15 March 2019 PU(A) 102/2017
PU(A) 71/2019 Private Higher Educational Institutions (Advertisement) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 11 March 2019 15 March 2019 PU(A) 543/1997
PU(A) 70/2019 Price Control And Anti-Profiteering (Determination Of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol And Diesel) (No. 6) Order 2019 8 March 2019 9 March 2019 ACT 723
PU(A) 69/2019 Customs (Anti-Dumping Duties) Order 2019 8 March 2019 8 March 2019 to 7 March 2024 ACT 504; ACT 235

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 138/2019 Appointment Of Date Of Coming Into Operation 14 March 2019 15 March 2019 ACT 777
PU(B) 137/2019 Notification Of Values Of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 13 March 2019 15 March 2019 to 28 March 2019 ACT 235
PU(B) 136/2019 Appointment Of Commissioner Of Buildings And Deputy Commissioner Of Buildings For The Federal Territory Of Putrajaya 13 March 2019 Specified in column (3) of the Schedule ACT 757
PU(B) 135/2019 Free Zones (Amendment Of First Schedule) Notification 2019 13 March 2019 1 April 2019 ACT 438
PU(B) 134/2019 Free Zones (Declared Area) Notification 2019 13 March 2019 1 April 2019 ACT 438

Legislation Alert

Updated

Act/Principal No. Title Amended by In force from Section amended
PU(A) 103/2017 Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2017 PU(A) 73/2019 15 March 2019 Second Schedule and Third Schedule
PU(A) 102/2017 Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017 PU(A) 72/2019 15 March 2019 Second Schedule
PU(A) 543/1997 Private Higher Educational Institutions (Advertisement) Regulations 1997 PU(A) 71/2019 15 March 2019 Regulations 2 and 3
PU(A) 478/1989 Weight Restrictions (Federal Roads) Order 1989 PU(A) 68/2019 7 March 2019 Second Schedule
ACT 30 Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 ACT A1582 15 March 2019 [PU(B) 131/2019] Section 15

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
LN 225/1958 Births and Deaths Registration Rules 1958 PU(A) 54/2019 1 March 2019
PU(A) 356/2013 Customs (Values of Imported Completely Built-Up Motor Vehicles) (Used) Order 2013 PU(B) 81/2019 1 March 2019
PU(A) 108/2006 Customs (Values of Imported Completely Built-Up Motor Vehicles) (New) Order 2006 PU(B) 80/2019 1 March 2019
PU(A) 32/2019 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) Order 2019 PU(A) 33/2019 9 February 2019
PU(A) 195/2018 Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol and Diesel) (No. 23) Order 2018 PU(A) 32/2019 5 February 2019