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Issue #7/2019
14 February 2019

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New This Week

  1. Case(s) of the Week

    1. THE SPEAKER OF DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI OF SARAWAK
      "DATUK AMAR MOHAMAD ASFIA AWANG NASSAR" v. TING TIONG CHOON & ORS AND OTHER APPEALS
       [2019] 2 CLJ 289

  2. Latest Cases

    1. Legal Network Series

    2. CLJ 2019 Volume 2 (Part 3)

  3. Articles

    1. LNS 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

THE SPEAKER OF DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI OF SARAWAK
"DATUK AMAR MOHAMAD ASFIA AWANG NASSAR" v.
TING TIONG CHOON & ORS AND OTHER APPEALS
[2019] 2 CLJ 289
COURT OF APPEAL, KUCHING
ABANG ISKANDAR JCA, MARY LIM JCA, HARMINDAR SINGH DHALIWAL JCA
[CIVIL APPEALS NO: Q-01(A)-212-07-2017, Q-01(A)-250-07-2017 & Q-02(A)-1382-07-2017]
27 JULY 2018

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Legislature – State Assembly – Ministerial motion to disqualify assemblyman – Assemblyman acquired Australian citizenship and renounced it prior to election – Whether lost constitutional rights and eligibility to be member of Legislative Assembly of State of Sarawak ('Dewan') under art. 17(1)(g) of State Constitution of Sarawak – Whether Dewan clothed with jurisdiction in admitting motion for consideration and deliberation –Whether Dewan exceeded powers and had no authority to disqualify assemblyman – Federal Constitution, arts. 50(1), (2), 72 & 118 – State Constitution of Sarawak, arts. 16, 17, 18 & 19

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: State Assemblyman – State Legislative Assembly meetings – Ministerial motion to disqualify assemblyman – Assemblyman acquired Australian citizenship and renounced it prior to election – Whether lost constitutional rights and eligibility to be member of Legislative Assembly of State of Sarawak ('Dewan') under art. 17(1)(g) of State Constitution of Sarawak – Whether Dewan clothed with jurisdiction in admitting motion for consideration and deliberation – Whether jurisdiction of Dewan limited to determine disqualification incurred during tenure as elected member of Dewan and not disqualification prior to being elected as member of Dewan – Whether proceeding pertaining to motion conducted without constitutional basis – Federal Constitution, arts. 50(1), (2), 72 & 118 – State Constitution of Sarawak, arts. 16, 17, 18 & 19


LATEST CASES

Legal Network Series

[2017] 1 LNS 1817

AMRATH KAUR MALKEET SINGH v. AJITPAL SINGH DHILLON

EVIDENCE: Fresh or further evidence - Admissibility - Defendant attempting to tender fresh evidence on date of decision - Evidence to be filed 10 days before commencement of trial - Whether O. 38 r. 5 of Rules of Court 2012 should be interpreted strictly

FAMILY LAW: Children - Custody - Child of tender age - Plaintiff wife's application for sole custody, care and control of the children - Whether mother entitled to custody of child during nurturing period - Whether paramount consideration in determining custody is child's welfare - Whether presumption under s. 88(3) of Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) 1976 had been rebutted - Whether there must be stability, continuity and objectivity in life of children in their growing and nurturing years

 For the plaintiff wife - Vicnesvary Alahakone & Kausalya Ponnusamy; M/s Alahakone & Associates
 For the defendant husband - Kashwinder Singh & Sukhdev Singh; M/s Kesh, Dave & Partners

[2017] 1 LNS 1879

ZAINAL BUJANG v. PP

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Revision of proceedings - Conviction - Accused pleaded guilty - Appointment card for psychiatric treatment produced during mitigation - Whether mental state of accused should have been considered - Whether plea of guilty should be vacated - Whether conviction should be set aside - Whether retrial should be ordered - Criminal Procedure Code ss. 316, 325

 For the appellant - In person (not represented)
 For the respondent - DPP Mohd Fillany Siji; Jabatan Peguam Negara Malaysia

[2017] 1 LNS 1641

PP v. TAO WAN WAN (W/CHINA)

CRIMINAL LAW: Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in dangerous drugs - Possession of dangerous drugs - Drugs found in secret compartment of baggage - Drugs cunningly concealed - Whether accused had knowledge of possession - Whether knowledge of possession may be inferred - Whether accused deemed to know nature of substances - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 37(d)

CRIMINAL LAW: Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Section 39B(1)(a) - Trafficking in drugs - Presumption of trafficking - Presumption of trafficking based on presumption of possession - Application of double presumption - Whether allowed - Whether unconstitutional - Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2014 (A1457) - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ss. 37(d), (da), 37A - Federal Constitution, arts. 5, 8

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Statement - Cautioned statement - Whether accused's version of facts same as cautioned statement - Cautioned statement contained facts which should have been investigated ('Alcontara direction') - Failure of accused to provide particulars - Whether cautioned statement per se should be made basis of acquittal - Whether non-compliance with 'Alcontara direction' fatal to the prosecution

EVIDENCE: Presumption - Presumption of trafficking - Presumption of trafficking based on presumption of possession - Application of double presumption - Whether allowed - Whether unconstitutional - Amendment to Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 - Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2014 (A1457) - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ss. 37(d), (da), 37A - Federal Constitution, arts. 5, 8

WORDS & PHRASES: 'Anything' - Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, s. 37(d) - Whether 'anything' confined to container, bag and box - Whether 'anything' includes secret or hidden compartment of a bag - Whether 'anything' includes contents of bag

 For the DPP - Hasiful Khair Mohd Jamaluddin; Pejabat Penasihat Undang-Undang
 For the defence - Edmund Bon & Joshua Tay; T/n Amerbon

[2018] 1 LNS 217

POZIAH MAT JUSOH lwn. MOHD SABRI GHAZALI & YANG LAIN

PROSEDUR SIVIL: Pihak-pihak - Locus standi - Hak waris keatas tanah pesaka - Tuntutan oleh seorang waris bagi pihak dirinya dan juga waris yang lain berkenaan tanah pesaka - Tanah pesaka dipindah milik secara penipuan - Tuntutan untuk pembatalkan ketuanpunyaan dan meletakkan hak semula kepada pesaka serta membuat pembahagian pesaka - Sama ada plaintif mempunyai kepentingan ke atas tanah - Sama ada waris perlu memperolehi surat pentadbiran sebelum meneruskan tindakan - Sama ada plaintif mempunyai lokus standi untuk memulakan tindakan

UNDANG-UNDANG TANAH: Pindah milik - Kesahihan - Pindah milik secara penipuan, salah kenyataan dan frod - Pindah milik tanah daripada bapa kepada seorang anak - Persetujuan diperolehi melalui cop jari ke atas kesemua borang pindah milik - Anak-anak lain tidak dimaklumkan berkenaan pindah milik tanah - Sama ada pengaturan dan pengurusan pindah milik adalah dengan kebenaran, izin dan pengetahuan arwah - Sama ada pindah milik dibuat dengan cara yang salah dan penipuan - Sama ada pemindahan adalah sah - Sama ada pendaftaran boleh disangkal

 Bagi pihak perayu/defendan - Syariza Mohd Salleh; T/n Syariza Mohd Salleh & Co
 Bagi pihak responden/plaintif - Takiyuddin Hassan & Wan Jawahir Harun; T/n Wan Jawahir & Takiyuddin

[2018] 1 LNS 98

BESTINO GROUP BERHAD lwn. CHONG YUK MING

UNDANG-UNDANG SYARIKAT: Tindakan terbitan - Prinsip dan prosedur - Kebenaran untuk membawa tindakan bagi pihak syarikat - Sama ada pihak yang ada kepentingan di dalam syarikat boleh memohon kebenaran mahkamah untuk mewakili syarikat di dalam tindakan terbitan - Sama ada pemohon perlu membuktikan kewujudan salah laku di kalangan pegawai syarikat yang menyebabkan kecederaan dan kehilangan di pihak syarikat - Sama ada tindakan terbitan adalah bagi menyelamatkan syarikat daripada perbuatan tidak bertanggungjawab pegawainya

UNDANG-UNDANG SYARIKAT: Tindakan terbitan - Salah laku - Tindakan oleh pelanggan saham keutamaan - Tindakan terhadap pegawai dan pemegang saham syarikat - Syarikat gagal membayar dividen yang dijanjikan kepada pemegang saham keutamaan - Sama ada pegawai dan pemegang saham mempunyai entiti yang berbeza dengan pelanggan saham keutamaan - Sama ada kegagalan membayar dividen kepada pemegang saham keutamaan telah mendatangkan kecederaan atau kehilangan kepada syarikat - Sama ada tindakan yang dibawa adalah bagi faedah dan kepentingan syarikat - Sama ada pemegang saham keutamaan boleh terlibat dengan pentadbiran syarikat

 Bagi pihak plaintif - Yudistra Darma Dorai & Effa Ruzanna Anuar; Tetuan Raj Ong & Yudistra
 Bagi pihak defendan-defendan - Raj Shankar Rajahram, Kumaran Koothamperumal & Puveneswaran Mohanasundran; T/n Chambers of Kumar


CLJ 2019 Volume 2 (Part 3)

COURT OF APPEAL

The Speaker Of Dewan Undangan Negeri Of Sarawak "Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar" v. Ting Tiong Choon & Ors And Other Appeals
Abang Iskandar, Mary Lim, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JJCA
(Constitutional Law - Legislature - State Assembly - Ministerial motion to disqualify assemblyman) [2019] 2 CLJ 289 [CA]

(Civil Appeals No: Q-01(A)-212-07-2017)
 Fot the appellant/1st respondent - Cecil Abraham, Shankar RP & Daniel CL Ling; M/s Thomas, Shankar Ram & Co Advocs
 Fot the 1st respondent/plaintiff - Chong Siew Chiang, Tan Kee Heng, Wang King Wei & Michael Kong; M/s King Wei & Co
 For the 2nd respondent/2nd defendant - George Lo Kuin Fah, Jonathan Tay Zhi Lun; M/s George Lo & Partners Advoc
 For the 3rd respondent/3rd & 4th defendants - Talat Mahmood, Abdul Rashid, Saferi Ali & Evy Liana Atang; SAGs, Kuching
 For the 4th respondent/5th defendant - Shamsul Bolhassan & Azizan Md Arshad; SFCs

(Civil Appeals No: Q-02(A)-1382-07-2017)
 For the appellant - George Lo Kuin Fah, Jonathan Tay Zhi Lun; M/s George Lo & Partners Advoc
 For the respondent - Chong Siew Chiang, Tan Kee Heng, Wang King Wei & Michael Kong; M/s King Wei & Co

(Civil Appeals No: Q-01(A)-250-07-2017)
 For the appellant - Talat Mahmood, Abdul Rashid, Saferi Ali & Evy Liana Atang; SAGs, Kuching
 For the respondent - Chong Siew Chiang, Tan Kee Heng, Wang King Wei & Michael Kong; M/s King Wei & Co

Wong Chim Yiam v. Bar Malaysia
Rohana Yusuf, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JJCA
(Civil Procedure - Committal proceedings initiated against solicitor for alleged contempt of court - Failure to comply with order of court) [2019] 2 CLJ 390 [CA]

 For the appellant - Tan Kinv Tat & Low Peck Lim; M/s KC Yap & Partners
 For the respondent - Asim Ng; M/s Fahri & Co

HIGH COURT

KW Aquatic Supplies Sdn Bhd v. MERP Technologies Sdn Bhd
Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh JC
(Civil Procedure - Transfer of proceedings - Test of 'closest nexus to the dispute') [2019] 2 CLJ 403 [HC]

 For the appellant - Tay Hong Jin; M/s Halim Hong & Quek
 For the respondent - Lee Guan Tong; M/s SS Ng & Lim

Law Siew Ngoh & Anor v. Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd
Azizul Azmi Adnan J
(Administrative Law; Company Law - Directors - Breach of listing requirements - Listing committee imposed sanctions for directors to be publicly reprimanded and fined) [2019] 2 CLJ 417 [HC]

 For the appellants - Jasbeer Singh & Nur Hakimah Mohamad; M/s Jasbeer Nur & Lee
 For the respondent - Kwan Will Sen & Joyce Lim Hwee Yin; M/s Skrine & Co

Ng Gee Yeong & Anor v. RHB Bank Bhd
S Nantha Balan J
(Civil Procedure - Judgments and orders - Application to set aside order by Sessions Court Judge - Whether ex parte order or inter partes order) [2019] 2 CLJ 429 [HC]

 For the plaintiff - Chong Poh Geok & Kimberly Yap Mei Chyi; M/s Che Mohktar & Ling
 For the defendants - Tseng Seng Guan; M/s Lai & Assocs

SUBJECT INDEX

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Judicial review - Refusal of - Breach of listing requirements - Listing committee imposed sanctions for directors to be publicly reprimanded and fined - Directors' appeal to Appeals Committee dismissed - Directors sought judicial review against decision - Applications for judicial review dismissed by courts - Bursa Malaysia applied for penalties imposed upon directors to be enforced - Res judicata - Whether applicable - Whether court entitled to grant orders prayed for - Capital Markets and Services Act 2007, s. 360
Law Siew Ngoh & Anor v. Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd
(Azizul Azmi Adnan J) [2018] 2 CLJ 417 [HC]

CIVIL PROCEDURE

Committal proceedings - Appeal against - Committal proceedings initiated against solicitor for alleged contempt of court - Failure to comply with order of court - Allegation that solicitor aided and abetted client in disregarding court's order - Whether solicitor aware of committal proceedings initiated against him - Whether committal proceedings commenced within reasonable time - Whether charge against solicitor set out facts as to how he encouraged client to commit contempt of court - Rules of Court 2012, O. 52 rr. 3(2) & 4(3)
Wong Chim Yiam v. Bar Malaysia
(Rohana Yusuf, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JJCA)[2018] 2 CLJ 390 [CA]

Judgments and orders - Setting aside - Application for - Application to set aside order by Sessions Court Judge whereby leave pursuant to O. 46 r. 2(1)(a) Rules of Court 2012 was granted to allow plaintiff to execute judgment - Whether ex parte order or inter partes order - Whether proper procedure for defendant to apply to set aside order
Ng Gee Yeong & Anor v. RHB Bank Bhd
(S Nantha Balan J) [2018] 2 CLJ 429 [HC]

Judgments and orders - Setting aside - Application for - Application to set aside order by Sessions Court Judge whereby leave pursuant to O. 46 r. 2(1)(a) Rules of Court 2012 was granted to allow plaintiff to execute judgment - Whether more than six years passed since judgment in default entered - Whether plaintiff sat on rights - Whether there was cumulative and unreasonable delay - Whether leave ought to be granted - Discretion of court - Whether ought to be exercised in favour of plaintiff
Ng Gee Yeong & Anor v. RHB Bank Bhd
(S Nantha Balan J) [2018] 2 CLJ 429 [HC]

Service - Service of process - Committal proceedings initiated against solicitor for alleged contempt of court - Whether solicitor aware of committal proceedings initiated against him - Whether committal cause papers properly served on solicitor - Whether personal service regularly effected - Rules of Court 2012, O. 52 rr. 3(2) & 4(3)
Wong Chim Yiam v. Bar Malaysia
(Rohana Yusuf, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JJCA) [2018] 2 CLJ 390 [CA]

Transfer of proceedings - From one Sessions Court to another - Appeal against Sessions Court's decision to transfer proceedings from Sessions Court Georgetown to Sessions Court Shah Alam - Place where cause of action arose - Test of 'closest nexus to the dispute' - Whether Sessions Court Georgetown proper forum - Rules of Court 2012, O. 57 r. 1(4)
KW Aquatic Supplies Sdn Bhd v. MERP Technologies Sdn Bhd
(Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh JC) [2018] 2 CLJ 403 [HC]

COMPANY LAW

Directors - Breach of listing requirements - Listing committee imposed sanctions for directors to be publicly reprimanded and fined - Directors' appeal to Appeals Committee dismissed - Bursa Malaysia ('Bursa') applied for penalties imposed upon directors to be enforced - Whether directors refused to comply with terms of sanctions - Whether Bursa established that there had been contravention of rules - Whether Bursa could exclude directors from further participation in markets - Whether directors' judicial review applications refused by courts - Res judicata - Whether applicable - Whether court entitled to grant orders prayed for - Capital Markets and Services Act 2007, s. 360
Law Siew Ngoh & Anor v. Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd
(Azizul Azmi Adnan J) [2018] 2 CLJ 417 [HC]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Legislature - State Assembly - Ministerial motion to disqualify assemblyman - Assemblyman acquired Australian citizenship and renounced it prior to election - Whether lost constitutional rights and eligibility to be member of Legislative Assembly of State of Sarawak ('Dewan') under art. 17(1)(g) of State Constitution of Sarawak - Whether Dewan clothed with jurisdiction in admitting motion for consideration and deliberation - Whether Dewan exceeded powers and had no authority to disqualify assemblyman - Federal Constitution, arts. 50(1), (2), 72 & 118 - State Constitution of Sarawak, arts. 16, 17, 18 & 19
The Speaker Of Dewan Undangan Negeri Of Sarawak "Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar" v. Ting Tiong Choon & Ors And Other Appeals
(Abang Iskandar, Mary Lim, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JJCA) [2018] 2 CLJ 289 [CA]

State Assemblyman - State Legislative Assembly meetings - Ministerial motion to disqualify assemblyman - Assemblyman acquired Australian citizenship and renounced it prior to election - Whether lost constitutional rights and eligibility to be member of Legislative Assembly of State of Sarawak ('Dewan') under art. 17(1)(g) of State Constitution of Sarawak - Whether Dewan clothed with jurisdiction in admitting motion for consideration and deliberation - Whether jurisdiction of Dewan limited to determine disqualification incurred during tenure as elected member of Dewan and not disqualification prior to being elected as member of Dewan - Whether proceeding pertaining to motion conducted without constitutional basis - Federal Constitution, arts. 50(1), (2), 72 & 118 - State Constitution of Sarawak, arts. 16, 17, 18 & 19
The Speaker Of Dewan Undangan Negeri Of Sarawak "Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar" v. Ting Tiong Choon & Ors And Other Appeals
(Abang Iskandar, Mary Lim, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal JJCA) [2018] 2 CLJ 289 [CA]


ARTICLES

LNS Article(s)

  1. ISLAMIC GUIDELINES IN ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG-RELATED OFFENCES* [Read excerpt]
    by Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil, Ahmad Badri Abdullah [2019] 1 LNS(A) xx

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

    ISLAMIC GUIDELINES IN ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG-RELATED OFFENCES*

    by
    Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil,
    Ahmad Badri Abdullah

    The Dangerous Drug Act 1952 has been amended twice. In 1975, Section 39B was inserted, introducing the death penalty, life imprisonment and flogging as punishments. A further amendment in 1983 made the death penalty mandatory for drug trafficking.

    To date, the worldwide trend has been towards the abolition of the death penalty for such offences. The international drug control and enforcement treaties as well as the international drug control agencies have not supported the recourse to capital punishment to deter drugtrafficking activities, even in countries where drug-related crimes are rampant. At the end of 2015, the Malaysian government announced that the mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking would be abolished by March 2016. However, the promise only materialised with the passing of the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2017 by the Dewan Rakyat on 30 November 2017.

    . . .

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


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  3. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN LITIGATION PRIVILEGE IN MALAYSIA AND THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL [Read excerpt]
    by GREGORY DAS* [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxii

  4. [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxii
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    RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN LITIGATION PRIVILEGE IN MALAYSIA AND THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL

    by
    GREGORY DAS*

    Introduction

    1. The principle of litigation privilege is largely untraversed in the Malaysian law reports. This is despite its indispensability in litigation practice. Recently, however, the principle prominently featured in the local legal lexicon as a result of two appellate cases. The pronouncements in these decisions caused significant developments in the law. In view of its importance and by the very nature of the concept, these recent developments also affect a litigant’s constitutional right to a fair trial in the country. This article proposes to discuss these issues..

    . . .

    * Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya


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  5. PARLIAMENTARY SUPREMACY IN THE UK AND CONSTITUTIONAL SUPREMACY IN MALAYSIA: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE [Read excerpt]
    by Jaganraj Ramachandran* Dr. Saravanabavan Mathialagan** [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxiii

  6. [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxiii
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    MALAYSIA

    PARLIAMENTARY SUPREMACY IN THE UK AND CONSTITUTIONAL SUPREMACY IN MALAYSIA: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

    by
    Jaganraj Ramachandran*
    Dr. Saravanabavan Mathialagan**

    Abstract

    With Brexit looming, a greater understanding of the unwritten UK constitution and its key tenets is necessary. The British constitution, because of its evolutionary nature, is both uncodified and entrenched, thus making Parliament the Supreme authority in UK. However, in countries such as Malaysia, the Constitution stands Supreme. Malaysia has adopted a codified and entrenched constitution whereby the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty is abandoned and the courts are capable of enforcing the constitution, in particular fundamental rights, against the legislature. This paper will seek to analyse Parliamentary Supremacy in the UK and Constitutional Supremacy in Malaysia and identify their common themes and principles, thus bringing greater precision and clarity to the differences between these two systems. In particular, we will seek to draw a sharp distinction between the two systems with reference to Brexit.

    . . .

    * LL.B (Hons) (London), LL.M (Malaya). Lecturer, Department of Law, Brickfields Asia College

    ** LL.B (Hons) (Cardiff), LL.M (Malaya), Ph.D (UUM). Advocate & Solicitor (Malaya), Barrister at Law (Lincolns Inn)


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  7. IMMUNITY CLAUSE UNDER THE NIGERIAN 1999 CONSTITUTION: AN INTERPRETATIVE STUDY [Read excerpt]
    by N.A.O. IJAIYA* [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxi

  8. [2019] 1 LNS(A) xxi
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    IMMUNITY CLAUSE UNDER THE NIGERIAN 1999 CONSTITUTION: AN INTERPRETATIVE STUDY

    by
    N.A.O. IJAIYA*

    ABSTRACT

    An attempt to amend the 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria had resulted in controversies over the highly sensitive, legal and political issues. Among the issues that had raised dust is the retention or removal of the immunity provision in section 308 of the Constitution. While some politicians and academic writers have suggested that the clause should be retained, others kicked against its retention absolutely. The protagonists reasoned that its removal will cause serious distraction to the incumbent office holders (those that are mentioned in section 308) thereby affecting the smooth operation of governance, while the antagonists resist this reason on the basis that many office holders have relied on the clause to loot the nation’s and state’s treasuries to the disadvantage of the populace. At the end of the constitutional amendment, the clause was retained.

    . . .

    * Ph.D, Department Of Public Law, Faculty Of Law, University Of Ilorin. Email: ijaiyanao@yahoo.com. Phone number: +2348033655916, +2348051093510


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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 Not Yet In Force 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 Not Yet In Force ACT 333
ACT A1584 Educational Institutions (Discipline) (Amendment) Act 2019 Not Yet In Force ACT 174

PU(A)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(A) 35/2019 Customs (Prohibition Of Imports) (Amendment) Order 2019 12 February 2019 1 June 2019 PU(A) 103/2017
PU(A) 34/2019 Road Transport (Reservation Of Road As A Parking Place For The Vehicles Of Persons With Disabilities) (Federal Territory Of Kuala Lumpur) (Amendment) Order 2019 11 February 2019 12 February 2019 PU(A) 58/2017
PU(A) 33/2019 Price Control And Anti-Profiteering (Determination Of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol And Diesel) (No. 2) Order 2019 8 February 2019 9 February 2019 ACT 723
PU(A) 32/2019 Price Control And Anti-Profiteering (Determination Of Maximum Retail Price For Petrol And Diesel) Order 2019 [revoked By PU(a) 33/2019] 4 February 2019 5 February 2019 ACT 723
PU(A) 31/2019 Customs (Anti-Dumping Duties) (Revocation) Order 2019 31 January 2019 9 February 2019 ACT 504; ACT 235

PU(B)

Number Title Date of Publication In force from Principal/ Amending Act No
PU(B) 66/2019 Notice Of Proposed Revocation Of Reservation Of Land For Public Purpose For Lot 480781 Mukim Kuala Lumpur 7 February 2019 8 February 2019 ACT 56/1965
PU(B) 65/2019 Notice Of Affirmative Final Administrative Review Determination Of An Anti-Dumping Duty With Regard To The Imports Of Hot Rolled Coils Originating Or Exported From The People's Republic Of China And The Republic Of Indonesia 30 January 2019 31 January 2019 ACT 504
PU(B) 64/2019 Notice Under Subregulation 11(5a) Polling Hours For The By-Election Of The State Legislative Assembly N.24 Semenyih In The State Of Selangor 30 January 2019 31 January 2019 PU(A) 386/1981
PU(B) 63/2019 Notification Of Values Of Crude Petroleum Oil Under Section 12 30 January 2019 1 February 2019 to 14 February 2019 ACT 235
PU(B) 62/2019 Appointment Of Date Of Coming Into Operation 30 January 2019 31 January 2019 ACT A1586

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) 35/2019 1 June 2019 Second and Fourth Schedule
PU(A) 58/2017 Road Transport (Reservation of Road As A Parking Place For the Vehicles of Persons With Disabilities) (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) Order 2017 PU(A) 34/2019 12 February 2019 Paragraph 3; Schedule
ACT 350 Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 (Revised 1988) ACT A1586 1 February 2019 [PU(B) 62/2019] Sections 1A, 2, 8, 11, 14, 15, 15A, Fourth Schedule and Fifth Schedule
ACT 469 Optical Act 1991 PU(A) 30/2019 1 February 2019 Second Schedule
ACT 469 Optical Act 1991 PU(A) 29/2019 1 February 2019 First Schedule

Revoked

Act/Principal No. Title Revoked by In force from
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
PU(A) 24/2015 Customs (Anti-Dumping Duties) Order 2015 PU(A) 31/2019 9 February 2019
PU(A) 320/2014 Malaysian Biofuel Industry (Blending Percentage and Mandatory Use) Regulations 2014 PU(A) 27/2019 1 February 2019
PU(B) 180/2017 Notification Under Section 60 PU(B) 750/2018 1 January 2019