Monday, 30 June 2014

Malaysia-Arahan Amalan Bil 8 Tahun 2014 | Pemfailan Dokumen di bawah Aturan 92 Kaedah 1(4) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012

Arahan Amalan Bil 8 Tahun 2014 | Pemfailan Dokumen di bawah Aturan 92 Kaedah 1(4) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012





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Circular No 131/2014
Dated 25 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Arahan Amalan Bil 8 Tahun 2014
Pemfailan Dokumen di bawah Aturan 92 Kaedah 1(4) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Datuk Azimah bt Omar, has extended to us a copy of Arahan Amalan Bil 8 Tahun 2014, dated 19 June 2014, entitled "Pemfailan Dokumen di bawah Aturan 92 Kaedah 1(4) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012".
Please be informed that Arahan Amalan Bil 8 Tahun 2014 will take effect from 1 July 2014 (Tuesday).
The relevant portion of Arahan Amalan Bil 8 Tahun 2014 is reproduced below, and a copy of it is attached for your reference.
Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
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Tarikh: 19 Jun 2014
ARAHAN AMALAN BIL. 8 TAHUN 2014
PEMFAILAN DOKUMEN DI BAWAH ATURAN 92 KAEDAH 1(4) KAEDAH-KAEDAH MAHKAMAH 2012
Apabila sesuatu dokumen yang difailkan di dalam Bahasa Inggeris di bawah Aturan 92 Kaedah 1(4) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012, salinan dokumen di dalam Bahasa Kebangsaan yang perlu difailkan dalam tempoh dua (2) minggu atau dalam tempoh yang dilanjutkan sebagaimana yang dibenarkan oleh mahkamah menurut Aturan 92 Kaedah 1(4)(b) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012, tidak akan dikenakan fi pemfailan.
2.         Arahan ini berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Julai 2014.
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.



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Malaysia-Arahan Amalan Bil 7 Tahun 2014 | Format Khas bagi Notis Tunjuk Sebab di bawah Aturan 52 Kaedah 2B Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012

Arahan Amalan Bil 7 Tahun 2014 | Format Khas bagi Notis Tunjuk Sebab di bawah Aturan 52 Kaedah 2B Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012





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Circular No 130/2014
Dated 25 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Arahan Amalan Bil 7 Tahun 2014
Format Khas bagi Notis Tunjuk Sebab di bawah Aturan 52 Kaedah 2B Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Datuk Azimah bt Omar, has extended to us a copy of Arahan Amalan Bil 7 Tahun 2014, dated 19 June 2014, entitled "Format Khas bagi Notis Tunjuk Sebab di bawah Aturan 52 Kaedah 2B Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012".
Please be informed that Arahan Amalan Bil 7 Tahun 2014 will take effect from 1 July 2014 (Tuesday).
The relevant portion of Arahan Amalan Bil 7 Tahun 2014 is reproduced below, and a copy of it is attached for your reference.
Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
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 Tarikh: 19 Jun 2014
ARAHAN AMALAN BIL. 7 TAHUN 2014
FORMAT KHAS BAGI NOTIS TUNJUK SEBAB DI BAWAH ATURAN 52 KAEDAH 2B
KAEDAH-KAEDAH MAHKAMAH 2012
Bagi tujuan penyeragaman, bersama-sama ini dilampirkan format khas untuk notis tunjuk sebab di bawah Aturan 52 Kaedah 2B Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012 bagi digunakan di mahkamah-mahkamah seluruh Malaysia.
2. Arahan ini berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Julai 2014.
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.



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Malaysia-Arahan Amalan Bil 6 Tahun 2014 | Penolakan Deposit bagi Kos Pelaksanaan Berkaitan Writ Pelaksanaan

Arahan Amalan Bil 6 Tahun 2014 | Penolakan Deposit bagi Kos Pelaksanaan Berkaitan Writ Pelaksanaan





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Circular No 129/2014
Dated 24 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Arahan Amalan Bil 6 Tahun 2014
Penolakan Deposit bagi Kos Pelaksanaan Berkaitan Writ Pelaksanaan
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Datuk Azimah bt Omar, has extended to us a copy of Arahan Amalan Bil 6 Tahun 2014, dated 19 June 2014, entitled "Penolakan Deposit bagi Kos Pelaksanaan Berkaitan Writ Pelaksanaan".
Please be informed that Arahan Amalan Bil 6 Tahun 2014 will take effect from 1 July 2014 (Tuesday).
The relevant portion of Arahan Amalan Bil 6 Tahun 2014 is reproduced below, and a copy of it is attached for your reference.
Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
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Tarikh: 19 Jun 2014
ARAHAN AMALAN BIL. 6 TAHUN 2014
PENOLAKAN DEPOSIT BAGI KOS PELAKSANAAN BERKAITAN WRIT PELAKSANAAN
Bagi tujuan penyeragaman dan memudahkan urusan pemprosesan penolakan deposit untuk kos pelaksanaan dan bagi maksud bayaran lebihan (jika ada) berkaitan writ pelaksanaan, arahan-arahan berikut hendaklah dipatuhi:
  1. Setelah writ pelaksanaan difailkan, mahkamah hendaklah mengeluarkan surat kepada pemohon untuk mengemukakan nombor akaun bank mereka dalam tempoh empat belas (14) hari dari tarikh penerimaan surat tersebut. Sebarang perubahan nombor akaun bank pemohon hendaklah dimaklumkan kepada mahkamah dari semasa ke semasa;
  2. Kegagalan pemohon mengemukakan nombor akaun bank tersebut boleh menyebabkan writ pelaksanaan berkenaan tidak diproses.
2.   Arahan ini berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Julai 2014.
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.



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Malaysia-Request for Feedback on Memorandum to Amend Section 95 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976

Request for Feedback on Memorandum to Amend Section 95 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976




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Circular No 132/2014
Dated 25 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Request for Feedback on Memorandum to Amend Section 95 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976
We refer to Circular No 152/2011 dated 18 July 2011 and Circular No 052/2012 dated 9 Mar 2012.
In 2008, the Bar Council Family Law Committee ("FLC") sent a memorandum to the Attorney General's Chambers ("AGC") entitled "Proposal to Amend Section 95 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976" to extend the legal obligation of parents to provide maintenance for their children beyond the age of 18 years if the children are still pursuing their studies ("Memorandum").  Almost six years have passed without any reply from the AGC. 
FLC intends to review the Memorandum and submit a revised memorandum to the AGC. 
We invite Members of the Bar to contribute by providing feedback on the Memorandum, a copy of which is attached for your reference.
Members of the Bar are invited to submit their input by email to rajeswari@malaysianbar.org.my by 25 July 2014 (Friday).  Should you have any enquiries, please contact Rajeswari Gunarasa, Officer, by telephone at 03-2050 2089.
Thank you.
Honey Tan Lay Ean
Chairperson
Family Law Committee
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Malaysia-Talk on 'Tendering Evidence In Court' By Dato’ Joshua T. Sambanthan

Talk on 'Tendering Evidence In Court' By Dato' Joshua T. Sambanthan
To:


  
SBC/CIR/035/14  10th June, 2014
  
  
Brochure/Form [Download PDF]    Online Registration Link [URL Link]    Thank you,    Secretariat  
Selangor Bar Committee.
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Malaysia-Talk on 'Tendering Evidence In Court' By Dato’ Joshua T. Sambanthan

Talk on 'Tendering Evidence In Court' By Dato' Joshua T. Sambanthan
To:


  
SBC/CIR/035/14  10th June, 2014
  
  
Brochure/Form [Download PDF]    Online Registration Link [URL Link]    Thank you,    Secretariat  
Selangor Bar Committee.
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Malaysia| Notice of Interruption: E-Filing and Case Management Systems (5:30 pm, 27 June 2014)

Notice of Interruption: E-Filing and Case Management Systems (5:30 pm, 27 June 2014)





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Circular No 135/2014
Dated 26 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Notice of Interruption: E-Filing and Case Management Systems (5:30 pm, 27 June 2014)
We have been informed by Nazri Haji Ismail, Timbalan Pendaftar, Bahagian e-Kehakiman, that maintenance work will be carried out on the e-filing and case management systems from 5:30 pm on 27 June 2014 (Friday) until 8:00 am on 28 June 2014 (Saturday). 
Members are advised to take note that these systems will not be operational during this period.
Thank you.
Desmond Ho Chee Cheong
Chairperson
Court Liaison Committee
If you are a registered user of the Malaysian Bar website, you may click here to access this circular.

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Malaysia-Nota Amalan Bil 2 Tahun 2014: Pemfailan dan Penyerahan secara Elektronik

Nota Amalan Bil 2 Tahun 2014: Pemfailan dan Penyerahan secara Elektronik




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Circular No 134/2014
Dated 26 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Nota Amalan Bil 2 Tahun 2014: Pemfailan dan Penyerahan secara Elektronik
We refer to Circular No 030/2014 dated 18 Feb 2014, where we informed Members of Practice Note No 2 of 2014: Electronic Filing and Service.
The President of the Industrial Court of Malaysia has extended to us a copy of the Practice Note in Bahasa Malaysia, as attached.  The Practice Note is also available at www.mp.gov.my, the official website of the Industrial Court of Malaysia.
Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.



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Malaysia-CLJ Legal Books Catalogue_ JULY PROMOTION

CLJ Legal Books Catalogue_ JULY PROMOTION
To:


CLJ Legal Books Catalogue

Available NOW till the 31st of July, any purchase of a minimum of 5 books and above will entitle you to a 1 year free subscription to MyLawBox.com (Savings of Rm 1450.00)*

MyLawBox is an online legal research database comprising court judgments, selected legislation and articles from the Commonwealth.

With the portal's powerful search engine, users have access to a large database of information 24/7 which includes:
• Articles       • Case laws       • Legislation       • Legal Forms         • Law Dictionary       • Precedents       • Practise Notes       • Treaties

Have access to judgments from the superior courts of the following countries:
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Please find the attached list of books for more information.
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Sales Executive

Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd (no.51143-M)
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TEL/HP: 03-4270 5400 / 010-363 6471
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Malaysia-CLJ Legal Books Catalogue_ JULY PROMOTION

CLJ Legal Books Catalogue_ JULY PROMOTION
To:


CLJ Legal Books Catalogue

Available NOW till the 31st of July, any purchase of a minimum of 5 books and above will entitle you to a 1 year free subscription to MyLawBox.com (Savings of Rm 1450.00)*

MyLawBox is an online legal research database comprising court judgments, selected legislation and articles from the Commonwealth.

With the portal's powerful search engine, users have access to a large database of information 24/7 which includes:
• Articles       • Case laws       • Legislation       • Legal Forms         • Law Dictionary       • Precedents       • Practise Notes       • Treaties

Have access to judgments from the superior courts of the following countries:
• Australia     • Brunei      • Canada     • Hong Kong     • India     • Malaysia     • New Zealand     • Pakistan     • South Africa     • Sri Lanka     • United Kingdom

Please find the attached list of books for more information.
Best regards,

VIMALA
Sales Executive

Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd (no.51143-M)
Unit E1-2 (2nd Floor), BLK E Jalan Selaman ½ Dataran De Palma 68000 Ampang Selangor,Malaysia
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Malaysia-Regional Training Series 2014 | Workshop on Solicitors' Remuneration Order 2005, Johore (21 Aug 2014)

Regional Training Series 2014 | Workshop on Solicitors' Remuneration Order 2005, Johore (21 Aug 2014)




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This circular may be accessed here.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Malaysia-Ad | 20% Discount on Selected Titles by LexisNexis at Bar Council Bookshop

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Malaysia-Arahan Amalan Bil 3 Tahun 2014 | Pemprosesan Rayuan Kes-Kes Sivil dari Mahkamah Rendah ke Mahkamah Tinggi dan Pembayaran Deposit Rayuan

Arahan Amalan Bil 3 Tahun 2014 | Pemprosesan Rayuan Kes-Kes Sivil dari Mahkamah Rendah ke Mahkamah Tinggi dan Pembayaran Deposit Rayuan






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Circular No 126/2014
Dated 24 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Arahan Amalan Bil 3 Tahun 2014
Pemprosesan Rayuan Kes-Kes Sivil dari Mahkamah Rendah ke Mahkamah Tinggi dan Pembayaran Deposit Rayuan
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Datuk Azimah bt Omar, has extended to us a copy of Arahan Amalan Bil 3 Tahun 2014, dated 19 June 2014, entitled "Pemprosesan Rayuan Kes-Kes Sivil dari Mahkamah Rendah ke Mahkamah Tinggi dan Pembayaran Deposit Rayuan".
Please be informed that Arahan Amalan Bil 3 Tahun 2014 will take effect from 1 July 2014 (Tuesday).

The relevant portion of Arahan Amalan Bil 3 Tahun 2014 is reproduced below, and a copy of it is attached for your reference.
Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
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Tarikh: 19 Jun 2014
ARAHAN AMALAN BIL. 3 TAHUN 2014
PEMPROSESAN RAYUAN KES-KES SIVIL DARI MAHKAMAH RENDAH KE MAHKAMAH TINGGI DAN PEMBAYARAN DEPOSIT RAYUAN
Sepertimana semua sedia maklum bahawa deposit adalah merupakan pra syarat kepada mana-mana rayuan sivil, maka bagi tujuan memastikan deposit dibayar bagi setiap notis rayuan yang difailkan untuk kes-kes sivil sama ada dalam perbicaraan penuh atau permohonan interlokutori, arahan berikut hendaklah dipatuhi:-
  1. Notis rayuan boleh difailkan di kaunter atau secara e-filing (bagi lokasi-lokasi yang mempunyai perkhidmatan e-filing) ataupun melalui faksimili;
  2. Notis rayuan akan hanya diproses setelah perayu menjelaskan bayaran deposit; dan
  3. Bayaran deposit rayuan hendaklah dibuat dalam tempoh rayuan (appeal period) sepertimana yang diperuntukkan di bawah Aturan 55 Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012.
  4. Jumlah bayaran deposit bagi rayuan permohonan Interlokutori adalah sama seperti rayuan perbicaraan penuh iaitu sebanyak RM1000.00.
2.    Arahan ini berkuatkuasa 1 Julai 2014.
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.




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Malaysia-Accountant's Report 2013

Accountant's Report 2013


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Please scroll down to view a Bahasa Malaysia translation of this circular.
Sila lihat di bawah untuk terjemahan pekeliling ini dalam Bahasa Malaysia.
Circular No 125/2014
Dated 24 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Accountant's Report 2013
Pursuant to section 79 of the Legal Profession Act 1976, sole proprietors or partners are required to submit the Accountant's Report 2013 in respect of the client accounts maintained during the year 2013 for the issuance of Sijil Annual 2015, unless exempted pursuant to rule 6 of the Accountant's Report Rules 1990.
Bar Council strongly recommends that Members instruct their accountants to conduct an audit of their client accounts and prepare the Accountant's Report for the year 2013, in conjunction with the preparation of tax returns for submission to the Inland Revenue Board.
Rule 7.01(2) of the Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council Malaysia provides that the Accountant's Report for every office maintained by a law firm is required to be submitted.  The content and format of the Accountant's Report are prescribed under the Accountant's Report Rules 1990.
Please ensure the Accountant's Report contains the following:
(1) Details of all partners during the accounting period of 2013 and the dates in which any partner joined or left the firm;
(2) Client accounts maintained by the office, including the dates in which any client account was newly opened or closed;
(3) The two review dates selected by the accountant;
(4) Particulars and signature of the accountant, and date of the Accountant's Report; and
(5) If the client account(s) of any office has been opened or closed during the year of 2013, kindly ensure that the details of the same are provided in the Accountant's Report.

We seek your kind cooperation to ensure that the Accountant's Report 2013 is delivered to us as soon as possible.
Should you have any enquiries, please contact Nur Atiqah bt Muhammad Mahfol of the Membership Department by telephone at 03-2050 2170, or by email at membership@malaysianbar.org.my.
Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng 
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
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Pekeliling No 125/2014
Tarikh 24 Jun 2014

Kepada Ahli-Ahli Bar Malaysia

Laporan Akauntan 2013
Menurut seksyen 79 Akta Profesion Undang-Undang 1976, setiap peguam bela dan peguam cara yang menjalankan amalan bagi pihaknya sendiri atau secara perkongsian hendaklah menyerahkan Laporan Akauntan 2013 berhubung dengan akaun pelanggan yang diselenggarakan pada tahun 2013 bagi tujuan pengeluaran Sijil Tahunan 2015, melainkan jika dikecualikan menurut kaedah 6 Kaedah-Kaedah Laporan Akauntan 1990.
Majlis Peguam amat mengesyorkan agar Ahli-Ahli mengarahkan akauntan masing-masing untuk mengaudit akaun pelanggan mereka dan menyediakan Laporan Akauntan bagi tahun 2013 sempena dengan penyediaan penyata cukai untuk dikemukakan kepada Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri.

Peraturan 7.01(2) Kaedah dan Arahan Majlis Peguam Malaysia (Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council Malaysia) menyatakan bahawa Laporan Akauntan bagi setiap pejabat yang diselenggarakan oleh sesebuah firma undang-undang perlu diserahkan.  Kandungan dan format Laporan Akauntan adalah seperti yang ditetapkan dalam Kaedah-Kaedah Laporan Akauntan 1990.
Sila pastikan Laporan Akauntan tersebut mengandungi perkara-perkara berikut:
(1) Butiran semua rakan kongsi bagi tempoh perakaunan tahun 2013 dan tarikh di mana sebarang rakan kongsi menyertai atau meninggalkan firma;
(2) Akaun pelanggan yang diselenggarakan oleh pejabat tersebut, termasuk tarikh akaun pelanggan baharu dibuka atau ditutup;
(3) Dua tarikh semakan yang dipilih oleh akauntan;
(4) Butiran dan tandatangan akauntan, serta tarikh Laporan Akauntan; dan
(5) Sekiranya akaun pelanggan telah dibuka atau ditutup pada tahun 2013 bagi mana-mana pejabat, sila pastikan butiran yang sama dinyatakan di dalam Laporan Akauntan tersebut.

Kami memohon kerjasama anda untuk memastikan Laporan Akauntan 2013 dihantar kepada kami secepat mungkin.
Sekiranya anda mempunyai sebarang pertanyaan, sila hubungi Nur Atiqah bt Muhammad Mahfol di Bahagian Keahlian melalui talian 03-2050 2170, atau melalui emel di membership@malaysianbar.org.my.

Terima kasih.

Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Setiausaha
Bar Malaysia

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Malaysia-Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 1 Tahun 2014 | Writ Penyitaan dan Penjualan

Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 1 Tahun 2014 | Writ Penyitaan dan Penjualan





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Circular No 124/2014
Dated 23 June 2014

To Members of the Malaysian Bar

Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 1 Tahun 2014
Writ Penyitaan dan Penjualan — Permohonan Pelaksanaan Writ di Luar Bidangkuasa Mahkamah di mana Writ Difailkan
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Datuk Azimah bt Omar, has extended to us a copy of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 1 Tahun 2014, dated 19 June 2014, entitled "Writ Penyitaan dan Penjualan — Permohonan Pelaksanaan Writ di Luar Bidangkuasa Mahkamah di mana Writ Difailkan".
Please be informed that Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 1 Tahun 2014 will take effect from 1 July 2014 (Tuesday).

The relevant portion of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 1 Tahun 2014 is reproduced below, and a copy of it is attached for your reference.

Thank you.

Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
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Tarikh: 19 Jun 2014
PEKELILING KETUA PENDAFTAR BIL. 1 TAHUN 2014
WRIT PENYITAAN DAN PENJUALAN – PERMOHONAN PELAKSANAAN WRIT DI LUAR BIDANGKUASA MAHKAMAH DI MANA WRIT DIFAILKAN
Bagi tujuan keseragaman dan mengelakkan kesilapan di dalam pengiraan jumlah kes-kes berkaitan writ pelaksanaan di Mahkamah, arahan berikut hendaklah dipatuhi:-
  1. Apabila sesuatu writ penyitaan dan pelaksanaan difailkan dan sekiranya terdapat permohonan untuk pelaksanaan di luar bidang kuasa mahkamah di mana writ itu difailkan, maka mahkamah tersebut hendaklah menghantar sesalinan writ pelaksanaan itu kepada Mahkamah yang akan melaksanakan writ pelaksanaan tersebut melalui e-mel atau secara pos berdaftar (yang mana berkenaan);
  1. Mahkamah yang akan melaksanakan pelaksanaan writ tersebut hendaklah membuka fail baru dan memberikan nombor pendaftaran dengan kod yang baru seperti berikut:-
MAHKAMAH
                 KOD                
PERIHAL
Mahkamah Sesyen
56WSL-01-1/2014
WSL-Writ Pelaksanaan Penyitaan dan Penjualan dari Luar Bidangkuasa
Mahkamah Majistret
76WSL-02-1/2014
WSL-Writ Pelaksanaan Penyitaan dan Penjualan dari Luar Bidangkuasa
  1. Setelah proses pelaksanaan selesai, Mahkamah yang melaksanakan hendaklah memaklumkan status writ tersebut hendaklah memaklumkan statusnya kepada Mahkamah asal bagi tujuan rekod dan statistik. Mahkamah yang melaksanakan pelaksanaan tidak boleh mengambil kira kes tersebut di dalam statistiknya bagi mengelakkan pengiraan dua kali.
2.   Arahan amalan ini berkuat kuasa mulai 1 Julai 2014.
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.




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Malaysia-Arahan Amalan Bil 4 Tahun 2014

Arahan Amalan Bil 4 Tahun 2014





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Circular No 127/2014
Dated 24 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Arahan Amalan Bil 4 Tahun 2014
Pemfailan Perakuan oleh Peguam Plaintif bagi Tuntutan Harta Tak Alih atas Kegagalan Defendan Memasukkan Kehadiran di bawah Aturan 13 Kaedah 4(1) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Datuk Azimah bt Omar, has extended to us a copy of Arahan Amalan Bil 4 Tahun 2014, dated 19 June 2014, entitled "Pemfailan Perakuan oleh Peguam Plaintif bagi Tuntutan Harta Tak Alih atas Kegagalan Defendan Memasukkan Kehadiran di bawah Aturan 13 Kaedah 4(1) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012".  
Please be informed that Arahan Amalan Bil 4 Tahun 2014 will take effect from 1 July 2014 (Tuesday).
The relevant portion of Arahan Amalan Bil 4 Tahun 2014 is reproduced below, and a copy of it is attached for your reference.

Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
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Tarikh: 19 Jun 2014
ARAHAN AMALAN BIL. 4 TAHUN 2014
PEMFAILAN PERAKUAN OLEH PEGUAM PLAINTIF BAGI TUNTUTAN HARTA TAK ALIH ATAS KEGAGALAN DEFENDAN MEMASUKKAN KEHADIRAN DI BAWAH ATURAN 13 KAEDAH 4(1) KAEDAH-KAEDAH MAHKAMAH 2012
Timbul kekeliruan berkenaan fi yang patut dikenakan bagi pemfailan perakuan oleh peguam plaintif bagi tuntutan harta tak alih atas kegagalan defendan memasukkan kehadiran di bawah Aturan 13 Kaedah 4(1) Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012, iaitu sama ada peguam plaintif perlu membayar fi pemfailan dan pemeteraian perakuan tersebut.
2. Bagi tujuan penyeragaman dan memudahkan urusan peguam plaintif untuk memfailkan perakuan tersebut, fi yang perlu dibayar adalah RM16.00 sahaja seperti di Butiran 62, Lampiran B1 Kaedah-Kaedah Mahkamah 2012.
3. Arahan ini berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Julai 2014.
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.




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Malaysia-Arahan Amalan Bil 5 Tahun 2014 | Bayaran Pemfailan bagi Penghakiman Ingkar Dipinda oleh Mahkamah

Arahan Amalan Bil 5 Tahun 2014 | Bayaran Pemfailan bagi Penghakiman Ingkar Dipinda oleh Mahkamah





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Circular No 128/2014
Dated 24 June 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Arahan Amalan Bil 5 Tahun 2014
Bayaran Pemfailan bagi Penghakiman Ingkar Dipinda oleh Mahkamah
The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Datuk Azimah bt Omar, has extended to us a copy of Arahan Amalan Bil 5 Tahun 2014, dated 19 June 2014, entitled "Bayaran Pemfailan bagi Penghakiman Ingkar Dipinda oleh Mahkamah".

Please be informed that Arahan Amalan Bil 5 Tahun 2014 will take effect from 1 July 2014 (Tuesday).
The relevant portion of Arahan Amalan Bil 5 Tahun 2014 is reproduced below, and a copy of it is attached for your reference.
Thank you.
Richard Wee Thiam Seng
Secretary
Malaysian Bar
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Tarikh: 19 Jun 2014
ARAHAN AMALAN BIL. 5 TAHUN 2014
BAYARAN PEMFAILAN BAGI PENGHAKIMAN INGKAR DIPINDA OLEH MAHKAMAH
Bagi tujuan penyeragaman dan melicinkan urusan pemfailan Penghakiman Ingkar yang dipinda oleh mahkamah, arahan-arahan berikut hendaklah dipatuhi:-
  1. Apabila suatu Penghakiman Ingkar yang difailkan bersama fi yang mencukupi dan mahkamah mendapati terdapat pindaan perlu dibuat ke atasnya, maka mahkamah hendaklah memulangkan Penghakiman Ingkar tersebut kepada peguam. Apabila Penghakiman Ingkar terpinda difailkan, fi pemfailan yang baru hendaklah dibayar bagi pemfailan Penghakiman Ingkar tersebut. Pemindahan mana-mana fi yang dibayar tidaklah dibenarkan.
2.        Arahan ini berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Julai 2014.
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Monday, 23 June 2014

Malaysia-Press Release | Remarks Reportedly Made by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Regarding Unilateral Religious Conversion of Children are Erroneous, Unfortunate and Regrettable

Press Release | Remarks Reportedly Made by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Regarding Unilateral Religious Conversion of Children are Erroneous, Unfortunate and Regrettable




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Press Release
Remarks Reportedly Made by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Regarding Unilateral Religious Conversion of Children are Erroneous, Unfortunate and Regrettable
The remarks by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Dato' Seri Jamil Khir Baharom,  reported to have been made by him in Parliament that, based on the decision in the Federal Court in the case of S Shamala, "the consent of just one parent was sufficient to convert the religion of the child because the words used in Article 12(4) (of the Federal Constitution) is parent or guardian, instead of parents or guardians, mean either the father or the mother or a guardian" are erroneous, unfortunate and regrettable.
The Federal Court in the case of Shamala Sathiyaseelan v. Dr Jeyaganesh C Mogarajah & Anor did not make any such decision.
On the contrary, the Federal Court had declined to address and make a decision on the issue of whether the unilateral conversion to Islam of the children in question was lawful and constitutional.  The case was dismissed by the Federal Court purely on the basis that S Shamala had absconded from the jurisdiction with the children and was therefore in contempt of court.
Article 12(4) of the Federal Constitution provides: "For the purposes of Clause (3), the religion of a person under the age of eighteen years shall be decided by his parent or guardian." (emphasis added).  The same gender reference to "his" appears in Article 12(3).
It has to be borne in mind that Article 12(4) has to be read with Article 160 and the Eleventh Schedule of the Federal Constitution.  Article 160 and the Eleventh Schedule govern the interpretation of the Federal Constitution.
Article 160, which refers to the Eleventh Schedule, states that "words importing the masculine gender include females"; and "words in the singular include the plural, and words in the plural include the singular".
If the words of Articles 12(3) and (4) were to be taken literally as they appear, then they would be read to only apply to conversions of males under the age of 18 years, and would not apply to females.  This meaning or discrimination is clearly not the intention of such a provision in the Federal Constitution.  A sensible application of the specific provision in Article 12(4), read with Article 160 and the Eleventh Schedule of the Federal Constitution, would mean that the word "his" also means "her", so that Article 12(4) is applicable to both male and female children.
Similarly, this would  apply to the word "parent".  We cannot selectively apply the interpretative provisions of Article 160 and the Eleventh Schedule to only part of Article 12(4).  Therefore, a consistent application of Article 160 and the Eleventh Schedule would require that the word "parent" in the singular would also mean "parents" in the plural.

In this regard, Article 12(4), read with Article 160 and the Eleventh Schedule, must be construed as requiring the religion of children, whether male or female, under the age of eighteen years to be decided by both parents, in cases where both parents are alive.

Accordingly, unilateral conversion of minor children to any religion by one parent, without the knowledge or consent of the non-converting parent would be unconstitutional, illegal and void. Any legislation inconsistent with this principle would thus be unconstitutional, unless there is a prior amendment to Article 12(4).

The case of Subashini Rajasingam v Saravanan Thangathoray is also not authority for the interpretation and meaning of Article 12(4) of the Federal Constitution and the word "parent" found therein.  That Federal Court decision concerned appeals with respect to the High Court's refusal to grant an application by the wife for interim injunctive relief against the husband, and the grant of an Erinford injunction pending the appeals to the Court of Appeal being disposed of, and subsequently pending the appeals to the Federal Court.

The Federal Court dismissed the appeals on an initial and technical point, that the petition for dissolution of the marriage and for ancillary or consequential relief (such as for custody of the children) filed by the wife was premature and not in compliance with section 51(1) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976.  That section states that a person may petition for dissolution of a marriage and seek ancillary or consequential orders only after the expiry of three months from the date of the other spouse's conversion to Islam.  In the Subashini case, the three-month period had not yet expired when the wife filed her petition for dissolution.

Therefore, the discussion by the Federal Court thereafter on the meaning of the word "parent" in Article 12(4) of the Federal Constitution is obiter dicta, a legal term that means "other statements not required for the decision in dismissing the appeal", and is therefore not a binding statement of the law.

The Malaysian Bar recalls the Cabinet directive announced in April 2009 through the former de facto Law Minister, Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, that the children of an estranged couple should remain in the religion of the parents at the point of their marriage.  In addition to being the correct constitutional position, this directive also serves to be just and fair.

The unilateral conversion of minor children to any religion by a parent, without the knowledge or consent of the non-converting parent, creates social injustice, violates the rights of the non-converting parent, and is contrary to our constitutional scheme.

The Malaysian Bar also recalls that the Government had sought to introduce appropriate amendments to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 to provide that both parents must consent to the change of religion of a minor child.  This is the correct constitutional position, and should be consistently reflected in all relevant legislation.

The Malaysian Bar urges the Government to renew its initiative to introduce these amendments, and to ensure that the amendments and its underlying principle are reflected consistently in all legislation.

Christopher Leong
President
Malaysian Bar

19 June 2014  

Malaysia-Press Release | MAIS and JAIS Should Adhere to the Attorney General's Decision and Abide by the Federal Constitution

Press Release | MAIS and JAIS Should Adhere to the Attorney General's Decision and Abide by the Federal Constitution




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Press Release
MAIS and JAIS Should Adhere to the Attorney General's Decision and Abide by the Federal Constitution
The Malaysian Bar supports the Attorney General's decision not to prosecute the Bible Society of Malaysia ("BSM") over the more than 300 copies of the Alkitab (Bahasa Malaysia bible) and Bup Kudus (Iban bible) that contained the word "Allah" and that were seized by Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor ("JAIS") on 2 January 2014.
The Malaysian Bar views with much concern reports of the refusal by Majlis Agama Islam Selangor ("MAIS") and JAIS to abide by the findings of the Attorney General and to comply with his request that JAIS take consequential and appropriate action in accordance with the law.
The Alkitab and Bup Kudus were confiscated by JAIS pursuant to section 9(1)(a) of the Non-Islamic Religions (Control of Propagation Among Muslims) Enactment No 1 of 1988 of Selangor ("said Selangor Enactment"), which provides that a person commits an offence if he in any published writing uses any words listed in Part I of the Schedule "to express or describe any fact, belief, idea, concept, activity, method or thing of or pertaining to any non-Islamic religion".  The word "Allah" is listed in Part I of the said Schedule.
The Attorney General has stated that after due investigation, he has determined that the Alkitab and Bup Kudus are not publications in breach of section 9(1)(a) of the said Selangor Enactment, and has also taken into account the explanation by the Ministry of Home Affairs that the Alkitab and Bup Kudus do not involve issues of national security.  In such instance, MAIS and JAIS should abide by the determination and decision of the Attorney General.
In the first place, it is alarming that the religious body or enforcement agency of one religion would purport to have jurisdiction or purview over other religions, non-Muslims and property belonging to non-Muslims.  This is not what is envisaged under the Federal Constitution.  The actions of JAIS are purported to have been carried out pursuant to the said Selangor Enactment, in particular section 9(1)(a) thereof.
Secondly, the said Selangor Enactment is stated in its preamble to have been enacted pursuant to Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution, which provides that State law may control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among persons professing the religion of Islam.  The purpose of the said Selangor Enactment is therefore an enactment against the propagation of other religions to Muslims or the proselytisation of Muslims.

The provisions of section 9(1)(a) are general in nature and ambit, and thus not confined to the purpose stated in the preamble of the said Selangor Enactment and within the limits prescribed in Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution.  In order for section 9(1)(a) of the said Selangor Enactment to be valid, it must be construed and applied where the use of the prohibited words in a publication is shown or proved to be for the purpose of propagation of a non-Islamic religion to Muslims.
Any resort to section 9(1)(a) to prohibit the use simpliciter of the listed words without establishing propagation to Muslims would render such action to be ultra vires the purpose of the said Selangor Enactment and the Federal Constitution.
In the circumstances, the insistence by MAIS that there are grounds to prosecute BSM, and that the Attorney General has erred, is wholly misconceived and without legal basis.  MAIS and JAIS have no grounds to refuse to release and return the more than 300 copies of the Alkitab and Bup Kudus to BSM.
Further, the reported urging by MAIS that the State Legal Advisor should apply for a court order pursuant to section 407A of the Criminal Procedure Code for the disposal of the seized Alkitab and Bup Kudus is not only incorrect, but insensitive.  The State Legal Advisor does not have locus (legal standing) to make any application under section 407A, as the Public Prosecutor is the proper party to make such application.

Furthermore, section 407 of the Criminal Procedure Code only applies if there is a pending trial, and section 407A when a criminal charge has been framed (as the section requires a certification by a Magistrate or Judge having the trial jurisdiction over the matter).  There is therefore no basis or foundation for any application under section 407 or section 407A. 

The Malaysian Bar calls upon MAIS and JAIS to adhere to the decision of the Attorney General, conduct themselves within the purpose and ambit of the said Selangor Enactment, abide by the Federal Constitution, and immediately release the more than 300 copies of the Alkitab and Bup Kudus to BSM.

Christopher Leong
President
Malaysian Bar

20 June 2014


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Malaysia-Liberalisation of Legal Services

Liberalisation of Legal Services





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Circular No 123/2014
Dated 20 June 2014

To Members of the Malaysian Bar     
Liberalisation of Legal Services
With the coming into force of amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 ("LPA") and the Legal Profession (Licensing of International Partnerships and Qualified Foreign Law Firms and Registration of Foreign Lawyers) Rules 2014 on 3 June 2014, foreign law firms and foreign lawyers will now be permitted to practise in Peninsular Malaysia in the manner set out in the legislation and the Rules. 

Three Categories of Licences        

Under the newly-created Part IVA of the LPA, licences may either be issued to foreign law firms to operate an international partnership with a Malaysian law firm, or to a qualified foreign law firm ("QFLF").  Alternatively, a Malaysian law firm may choose to employ a foreign lawyer.  

An international partnership is a partnership between a foreign law firm and a Malaysian law firm, while a QFLF is a stand-alone foreign firm that does not require a Malaysian law firm as a partner.  Licences for international partnerships and QFLFs will be for a period of three years and are renewable.  Licences may be granted subject to terms and conditions.  If approved, a Malaysian law firm will be granted a three-year licence to employ a foreign lawyer.

All individual foreign lawyers working in international partnerships, QFLFs or Malaysian law firms will have to register as foreign lawyers.  Registrations may be granted subject to terms and conditions, and will have to be renewed annually.

Permitted Practice Areas

International partnerships, QFLFs and individual foreign lawyers employed by Malaysian law firms will only be allowed to practise in the permitted practice areas.  This is defined as "work regulated by Malaysian law and at least one other national law, or regulated solely by any law other than Malaysian law".  In the case of a QFLF, such aspect of work regulated by Malaysian law shall be undertaken in conjunction with one or more advocates and solicitors of the High Court of Malaya holding a valid and subsisting Practising Certificate.

Practice in the permitted practice areas will specifically exclude the following:
(1) constitutional and administrative law;
(2) conveyancing;
(3) criminal law;
(4) family law;
(5) succession law, including matters relating to wills, intestate succession, probate and administration;
(6) trust law, where the settlor is an individual, and the law relating to charities and trust foundations, whether the settlor is an individual or a corporation;
(7) retail banking, including corporate or commercial loans to small and medium enterprises;
(8) registration of intellectual property;
(9) appearing or pleading in any court of justice in Malaysia, representing a client in any proceedings instituted in such a court or giving advice, whether or not the main purpose of which is to advise the client on the conduct of such proceedings (with certain exceptions); and
(10) appearing in any hearing before a quasi-judicial or regulatory body, authority or tribunal in Malaysia (with certain exceptions).
Regulator

International partnerships, QFLFs and foreign lawyers employed by Malaysian law firms will be regulated by the Bar Council.  The amendments to the LPA provide for the establishment of a Selection Committee that will be responsible for considering all applications, and for making recommendations for approval / non-approval to the Bar Council.

The Selection Committee will be co-chaired by the Attorney General and the President of the Malaysian Bar, and will have five members in all.  The Bar Council will serve as the Secretariat for the Selection Committee.  All applications should be directed to the Bar Council, using the forms prescribed by the new legislation and the rules made thereunder. 

All international partnerships, QFLFs and foreign lawyers employed by Malaysian law firms will have to comply with the same rules and regulations governing advocates and solicitors in Peninsular Malaysia.     

Liberalisation to be Gradual and Progressive

A major consideration undergirding the new legislation is a desire to ensure that the liberalisation of the Malaysian legal services market and the entry of foreign lawyers is balanced with the need for the development of Malaysian law firms, and to enable these firms to achieve a level of expertise that will allow them to compete with foreign law firms on a level playing field.  This consideration means that the process of liberalisation will continue to be gradual and progressive. 

Enquiries and Additional Information

You may refer to the recent amendments to the LPA, the Legal Profession (Licensing of International Partnerships and Qualified Foreign Law Firms and Registration of Foreign Lawyers) Rules 2014, the guidance notes and the application forms, here on the Malaysian Bar website.   

Should you have any enquiries, or to obtain more information on matters pertaining to liberalisation of legal services, please contact Roobalavaniah Rengasamy, Officer, by telephone at 03-2050 2171, or Nurul Hafika bt Noor Hamid, Officer, by telephone at 03-2050 2172. Both officers may also be contacted by email at internationalservices@malaysianbar.org.my

Thank you.
Andrew Khoo Chin Hock
Chairperson
Trade in Legal Services Committee
This circular may also be accessed here.




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