Category: Reading Law: Revived

In February 2008, I started https://readinglaw.wordpress.com to document my thoughts and journey as a then student enrolled in UiTM’s Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons.). Alas, my journey ended abruptly around Q3 2008. Yet my interest in law has not subsided. The basic skills learnt in Uni continued to guide me. ‘Reading Law: Revived’ serves as a collection of my readings and learning of this field I continue to hold interest in. Who knows where this journey would bring me to.

24
Sep
2021

Kiah binte Hanapiah v Som binte Hanapiah [1953] 1 MLJ 82

Kiah binte Hanapiah v Som binte Hanapiah is a saga between siblings over the inheritance of their grandfather’s house. Unlike…

23
Sep
2021

Socfin Co Ltd v Chairman Klang Town Council [1964] 1 MLJ 325

Socfin Co Ltd v Chairman, Klang Town Council comes a few months after the High Court’s decision in Shell Company…

22
Sep
2021

Material Trading Pte Ltd v DBS Finance Ltd [1988] 2 MLJ 162

Material Trading Pte Ltd v DBS Finance Ltd is an application by the plaintiffs to the High Court of Singapore…

21
Sep
2021

Loh Kooi Choon v Government of Malaysia [1977] 2 MLJ 187

The Federal Court delivered its judgement for Loh Kooi Choon v Government of Malaysia [1977] 2 MLJ 187 on June…

20
Sep
2021

Holland v Hodgson (1872) LR 7 CP 328, 41 LJCP 146, 20 WR 990 [1861-73] All ER Rep 237

Holland v Hodgson is 130 years old. Yet, it is still applied today! It was applied as recently as 11…

19
Sep
2021

The Shell Company of the Federation of Malaya Ltd v Commissioner of the Federal Capital of Kuala Lumpur [1964] 1 MLJ 302

This is an appeal against the Rating Assessment conducted by the local government. The parties are: Appellant: Shell Company of…

18
Sep
2021

The Shell Company of the Federation of Malaya v President, Town Council Bandar Penggaram, Batu Pahat [1962] 1 MLJ 277

The High Court heard an appeal by way of originating motion. The parties are: Appellant: Shell Company of the Federation…

17
Sep
2021

BBMB Kewangan Bhd v Kueh Teck Swee [2001] 1 MLJ 176

The High Court in Sabah & Sarawak heard this appeal. The Hon. Justice Ian Chin (as he was then) delivered…

01
Sep
2021

Do the Young & Gould Exceptions apply in Malaysia?

If you have not already, you can read the entry on judicial decisions here. As usual, I then shared the…

29
Aug
2021

Making Sense of Judicial Decisions

What is “law”? That is both a philosophical and practical question that law students and legal practitioners ask themselves. Often…