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All Malaysia Reports (AMR) - Week 14

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Chris Jeremy Lai Zhe Ahn v Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara [2023] 3 AMR 1, HC

Administrative law – Remedies – Declaration of right – Application to change name in identity card under reg 14 of the National Registration Regulations 1990 – Application refused by National Registration Department – Whether application ought to be allowed – Whether s 13A of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957 applicable – Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957, s 13A – National Registration Act 1959 – National Registration Regulations 1990, regs 4, 14, 14(6) – Specific Relief Act 1950, s 41

Faizal Anuar bin Mat Isa v Public Prosecutor [2023] 3 AMR 8, HC

Criminal law – Offences affecting the human body – Rape – Appeal against conviction and sentence – Victim raped four times by accused – Accused convicted under s 376(2) of the Penal Code and s 14(b) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 and sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment and eight strokes of rotan – Cross-appeal against sentences imposed under s 14(b) by Public Prosecutor – Whether conviction and sentence safe – Penal Code, s 376(2) – Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, s 14(b)

Public Prosecutor v Mohd Faiz bin Ismail [2023] 3 AMR 24, HC

Criminal procedure – Acquittal or discharge – Appeal – Sessions Court acquitted and discharged accused under ss 377CA, 354 and 511 of the Penal Code on ground that charges not framed properly and incomplete investigation by police – Whether appellate intervention warranted – Penal Code, ss 354, 377CA, 511

Setia Fontaines Sdn Bhd v Pro Tech Enterprise Sdn Bhd (and Another Originating Summons) [2023] 3 AMR 41, HC

Contract – Adjudication and payment dispute – Setting aside of adjudication decision – Application for – Adjudication decision ("AD") challenged on ground inter alia of excess of jurisdiction and breach of natural justice by adjudicator – Cross-application for enforcement of AD – Whether adjudicator breached principles of natural justice and/or acted in excess of jurisdiction – Whether court empowered to sever a part of AD for setting aside – Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012, ss 15, 28

Wang See Sooi & Anor v Tan Yon Chia [2023] 3 AMR 81, HC

Civil procedure – Injunctions – Interlocutory injunction – Former employee sought to be restrained from continuing any transaction with employer's customers and using its confidential information – Whether injunction could be refused on ground of delay and non-disclosure of facts – Whether balance of convenience lay in favour of plaintiffs – Whether injunction ought to be granted – Whether damages adequate remedy – Contracts Act 1950, s 28 – Federal Constitution, Article 5(1) – Specific Relief Act 1950, s 52(1)

YTS Architecture Sdn Bhd v Oxley Gem Sdn Bhd & 4 Ors [2023] 3 AMR 101, HC

Civil procedure – Striking out – Statement of claim – Court on its own motion struck out claim for non-compliance of the Rules of Court and inherent defects – Whether court empowered to suo moto strike out claim – Whether claim liable to be struck out – Companies Act 1965 – Rules of Court 2012, Order 18 rr 7(1), (4), 12, 19, Order 34

By Thomson Reuters Malaysia Editorial Team
Malaysia Editorial Team

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