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Lim Thian Huat and Another v MBF Holdings Berhad and Another, and 7 Other Appeals

Litigation & court procedure – Whether the defendants could in law apply for and be granted an order under Order 33 rule 2 of the Rules of Court 2012 having previously failed in their application for an order under Order 14A – Whether the defendants’ applications under Order 33 rule 2 were barred by res judicata on the ground that their previous applications under Order 14A had been determined

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Rules of Court (Amendment) (No. 2) 2018

This is to notify the amendments to Appendices B1 and B2 of the Rules of Court 2012.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 126 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician

Yangon, June 1 (MMT) - Rakhine State’s high court has rejected an appeal to dismiss charges filed against Arakan politician U Aye Maung an allegedly anti-government sermon he gave in Rathedaung township on January 15.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Best Re (L) Limited v China Pacific Property Insurance Co Ltd

Litigation & court procedure – Summary judgment – Whether the issues identified merited a full trial – Principles applicable to the entry of summary judgment – Whether the issue raised solely a question of law – Whether there was a triable issue – Burden of proof – Whether the judge had erred in the ...

Date: 18 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 174; Source: Federal Court Registry

Yeoh Jin Aik and Another v HSBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd and Another Appeal

Litigation & court procedure – Estoppel – Whether estoppel or acquiescence is available as a defence to a bank in respect of losses incurred by its customers as a consequence of forgery committed by its employee

Litigation & court procedure – Estoppel – Whether mere silence or inaction over a period of tim ...

Date: 30 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 168; Source: Federal Court Registry

DOJ to comply with COA Recommendations on Fund Use

MANILA, May 27 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it would comply with the recommendations regarding its undocumented fund transfers, payrolls, and unauthorized bank accounts, which were flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) in its 2017 audit report on the agency.
Date: 27 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

E-Filing: Case Codes when Filing a New Case

This is to notify the members of the Bar that the Arahan Amalan Bil 7 Tahun 2013 is made available for reference. Circular No. 24/18
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Johore Bar Committee

Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam

Lawyers from around the country are being asked for input on amending the Bar Council Act, U Aung Kyaw Min, Chairman of the Bar Council Act amendment committee, told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Lingam fails to revoke Decision striking him off Advocates' Rolls

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 (Bernama) - Datuk V.K. Lingam today failed in his bid to revoke the decision of the disciplinary committee of the Malaysian Bar striking him out of the Rolls of Advocates and Solicitors.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

HRA Corp (SG) Pte Ltd v Cheng Mun Yip Marcus and Others

Civil Procedure - Interim Payments

Date: 17 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCR 7; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lim Ban Hooi and Another v Malayan Banking Berhad

Litigation & court procedure – Action to enforce a charge on land – Order for sale of land – Application to set aside the order for sale – Whether the order sought barred by the Limitation Act 1953 – Whether section 21 of the Limitation Act 1953 applies

Date: 18 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 155; Source: Federal Court Registry

BS Eramaju Engineering Sdn Bhd v OPS Suria (EM) Sdn Bhd and Another, and Another Appeal

Litigation & court procedure – Whether a judgment for a greater sum than the amount actually owed renders the judgment null and void – Power of courts to amend their orders to make necessary adjustments in such cases – Whether the judgment sum awarded was in excess of what was due

Litigation & court procedure &n ...

Date: 08 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 84; Source: Federal Court Registry

E-filing: Case Codes When Filing a New Case

Arahan Amalan Bil 6 Tahun 2013 from Pejabat Ketua Pendaftar is made available for reference to ensure that correct Case Codes are being used. Circular No. 20/18
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Johore Bar Committee

DFI Engineering Pte Ltd v Mo Mei Jen

Courts and jurisdiction - Judges - Transfer of cases

Date: 07 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 113; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SC grants Quo Warranto Petition to oust Sereno

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) - Voting 8-6, the Supreme Court (SC) sitting en banc on Friday granted the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida seeking to nullify the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Date: 11 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Supreme Court turn downs Ahok's Judicial Review

Jakarta, Mar 27 (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court (MA) has decided to reject the request for a judicial review of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok)'s case. "Yes. It was decided this afternoon by ...

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Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road still reject Compensation

Owners of land use rights for the remaining 167 plots along the 450 Year Road in Vientiane are still refusing to accept the compensation offered in return for the land they lost to the US$104 million highway, an official ...

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Lim Thian Huat and Another v MBF Holdings Berhad and Another, and 7 Other Appeals

Litigation & court procedure – Whether the defendants could in law apply for and be granted an order under Order 33 rule 2 of the Rules of Court 2012 having previously failed in their application for an orde ...

Rules of Court (Amendment) (No. 2) 2018 Best Re (L) Limited v China Pacific Property Insurance Co Ltd Yeoh Jin Aik and Another v HSBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd and Another Appeal more

Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician

Yangon, June 1 (MMT) - Rakhine State’s high court has rejected an appeal to dismiss charges filed against Arakan politician U Aye Maung an allegedly anti-government sermon he gave in Rathedaung township on Jan ...

Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam Legal Moves again delay Defamation Trial of Ko Swe Win Clothing Factory ordered to pay 52 Workers more

DOJ to comply with COA Recommendations on Fund Use

MANILA, May 27 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it would comply with the recommendations regarding its undocumented fund transfers, payrolls, and unauthorized bank accounts, which were flagged by the Commissi ...

SC grants Quo Warranto Petition to oust Sereno SC orders Adoption of New Plea Bargaining Rules for Drug Cases Makati Judge dismissed for 'Wrong Verdict' in US National Slay Case more

Ombudsman denies Somchai’s Request to seek Constitutional Court Ruling on EC Law

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman has resolved to drop a petition filed by Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn requesting the Ombudsman seek a Constitutional Court decision on the constitution ...

PM says Government never used Article 44 to intervene in Justice System CDC advises NLA to seek Constitutional Court ruling on NACC Bill CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant more

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

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