Category: Case Summary, Notes, & Analysis

The three main sources of Malaysian law are the Federal (and State) Constitutions, the Statutes (Acts, Ordinances, and Enactments), and case law – or judicial decisions. Judicial decisions refine the application of law in Malaysia. In this category, You will find three types of work: (1) case summary, (2) case notes, and (3) case analysis. Note that sometimes a case would consider points of law in different areas as well.

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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…