Category archive: Industry updates – Landmark Cases

Appeals court overturns open verdict in Teoh Beng Hock’s death

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today overturned the open verdict on the death of DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock and ruled that the death resulted from an unlawful act by a person or persons unknown.
The three-man panel, headed by Justice Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, was unanimous in its decision and called for a…

Court throws out tycoon Halim Saad’s RM2 billion suit against government, Khazanah

The High Court today struck out a RM2 billion suit brought by tycoon Tan Sri Halim Saad against the Malaysian government, Khazanah Nasional and a former minister for allegedly duping him into giving up control of troubled conglomerate Renong Bhd.
Judge Datuk Hanipah Farikullah, in allowing the striking out application by the defendants, said Halim’s action…

Allah judgment flawed, can jeopardise Najib’s job, say jurists

The Appeal Court decision on the Allah issue is “flawed” and “lacked common sense”, say two constitutional lawyers while a retired judge warned that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s position as prime minister has now become vulnerable.
In an immediate reaction to the Court of Appeal ruling that the word Allah cannot be used by the Catholic…

Court orders return of land to evicted natives

The Sarawak government has been ordered to return 3,475 hectares of native customary rights (NCR) land in Sungai Lembong, Suai Miri to the Iban from Rumah Jupiter Ak Sergeran and Rumah Meringai.
This follows the finding of the Court of Appeal that the issue of provisional leases for the land to two companies by the Sarawak…

Return RM1.8 Million: “No man should enrich himself unjustly,” rules judge

Judge Datuk V.T. Singham ordered Pengkalen Holiday Resort Sdn Bhd (PHR) to pay the money to two management corporations set up under the Strata Title Act 1985.
Perbadanan Pengurusan Paradise Lagoon Apartment North and South, referred as management corporations, currently maintained and managed the property.
The developer had been collecting money, which included a management fee, from…

Pregnant woman wins landmark discrimination case

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — The government discriminated against a pregnant woman by refusing to employ her as a relief teacher, the Shah Alam High Court ruled today in a landmark case.
Noorfadilla Ahmad Saikin, 29, sued the government last year after Hulu Langat district education officers revoked her appointment as a relief teacher in January…

Landmark decision concerning OSA

Kota Kinabalu: The High Court here granted leave to two activists to obtain all minutes of the meetings of City Hall and the Central Town and Country Planning Board in respect of the development surrounding the Atkinson Clock Tower.
Judge Datuk David Wong, Tuesday, granted the prayer sought by environmental activists Lim Swee Geck and Chang Chiew…

Landmark Water Privatisation Case

PUTRAJAYA (July 4): The Federal Court heard yesterday the case brought by the Coalition Against Water Privatisation (CAWP), which is demanding that the concession agreement among the Federal government, Selangor state government and Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) signed in 2004 be made public. This comes after the Court’s decision to grant leave to the applicants in January this year, following…

Ipoh court OVERTURNS conversion of Indira’s 3 children to Islam by husband without her consent

In a landmark decision today, the High Court sitting in Ipoh overturned the conversion of three minors, the children of M Indira Gandhi, whose father converted them to Islam without her knowledge.
The decision comes after the predicament of Indira Gandhi entered into the fourth year since the conversion of her children, after another bench of…

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