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  • NIRMALA BONAT lwn. YIM PEK HA & SATU LAGI
    MAHKAMAH TINGGI MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR
    SITI KHADIJAH BADJENID PK
    [GUAMAN NO: S-22-72-2010]
    25 JANUARI 2015

    GANTIRUGI: Kecederaan diri - Tuntutan ganti rugi - Sama ada kecederaan-kecederaan pada badan plaintif diakibatkan oleh defendan - Sama ada kecederaan-kecederaan 'self inflicted' - Ganti rugi khas dan ganti rugi am - Award yang wajar - Sama ada plaintif berperanan menyumbang ke arah kecederaan

    TORT: Kecuaian - Kewajipan berjaga-jaga - Sama ada defendan kedua selaku majikan gagal memastikan plaintif bekerja dalam keadaan yang selamat - Sama ada defendan kedua gagal menyediakan keperluan perubatan, kebajikan serta perlindungan plaintif - Sama ada plaintif berfikiran waras - Sama ada plaintif telah memungkiri terma kontrak pekerjaan dengan menyembunyikan faktor-faktor material

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  • ARTICLE HIGHLIGHT

    Directors cannot blame corporate wrongdoing on their company, Supreme Court rules
    By: Richard Crump

    Insolvency
    Fraudulent directors cannot attribute unlawful conduct to company to escape liability.

    DIRECTORS who commit crimes in the name of their company cannot attribute their unlawful conduct to the business to escape liability, the Supreme Court has ruled. In a unanimous decision that will provide comfort to insolvency practitioners and creditors, the Supreme Court confirmed that where an insolvent company has been the victim of a fraud or dishonest act committed by its directors, the acts of the directors cannot be treated as the acts of the innocent company.

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  • Are you ‘competent’ enough for a fresh grad?

    If you’re a fresh graduate, you may come across the word “competence” being thrown around when the topic is about what employers look for in employees. As someone who just got a diploma, hearing the word may make you scratch your head. You can write and defend an academic paper, organise a campus event, and sweet talk your way to better grades. Do those qualify as “competencies”? Are you “competent” enough in a way that would attract employers, then?

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  • Law Speak - Housing developers and deposits
    By: Gurdial Singh Nijar

    TODAY I narrate a personal story. It relates to housing developers – and their selling "antics". It needs to be told so that you will be on guard when you face a similar situation. I am not indicting all developers of course. First, the developer announces the launch of a project over a weekend. The roads to the launch site are well signposted with fancy boards and bunting. A lavish spread awaits you at the site – complete with a professionally-designed show house.

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