Saturday, March 9, 2013

Small Claim Court: Do-it-yourself (DIY) UPDATE-1st part


My last post on this topic has received a great response from the public. Here is the link to the post.

The rules of subordinate court and high courts have changed and now known as Rules of Courts 2012. Under these new rules, the small court claim is maintained under the Rule 93.

I don’t see much different under the new rule. I will highlight some important points and ‘technical how’ here:-

1st part: prepare your form and file it!

  1. The same claim limit of not more than RM5,000-00;
  2. Whoever wan to claim may do so by using form 198 (can be found inside the Rules or get it from your nearest court) or type it your own (just make sure font, layout, margin, spacing and paragraph are exactly the same); I will try to show you how to fill the formbellow.
  3. You need to state your claim amount and detail (story) of your claim in the form;
  4. After you are done, sign it or thumb print;
  5. Ok if you are done, bring it over the court, find the Registry Office and file it. Well, yes you need to pay minimal fee.

Here is the picture of the forms (sorry pic quality not good) and how to fill it.


Small Claim Court Form under Malaysian Rules of Court 2012



(a)    The court place such as Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur etc.
(b)   Your state such as Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Perak etc
(c)    Leave it blank, the court will give you your case number.
(d)   Put your full name as per IC, no ‘Mr’, ‘Mrs’, ‘Dato’ or whatsoever title you may have J
(e)   Your IC
(f)     Your current address
(g)    Defendant full name, i.e. the person you want to sue and claim.
(h)   Defendant’s IC (what if you don’t know his/her IC? Leave it blank, but remember you might find it difficult to execute your judgment later on, because many people have same name).
(i)     Defendant last known address, if you know more than one addresses, put all! Just separate those addresses with ‘dan/atau’ wordings.
(j)     State the amount of your claim (remember not more than RM5, 000-00).
(k)    Now this is the a bit tricky but interesting: here you need to tell the story of your case. Start with what you do, what defendant do, what is your relationship with defendant, how the claim arise, what were your effort to get back your money before suing, what was the response of defendant, and so on. Please be precise, short and simple. Put every point in a paragraph; don’t mix points under one paragraph. Remember to put every important point and story, don’t miss it. This is what we call: pleadings. Whatever not stated in pleadings will be entertained later.
(l)     Sign it or thumb print;
(m) Put the date as at when you are filing it;
(n)   Leave it blank, the court will put it;
(o)   Leave it blank, the magistrate or registrar will sign it (note now under efilling system, all computer printed signature with verification number);
(p)   Leave it blank, the court will give the hearing date;
(q)   Leave it blank, the court will give time for the hearing date, normally either 9am or 2pm;
Ok you are done 1st part..and ready to file in court.
2nd part: extraction of seal copy and serve your summons…in my next post.. J



read also the post about how to act on your own without solicitor/lawyer at this post:
http://legal-malaysia.blogspot.com/2014/06/ebook-panduan-mudah-perundangan-98.html

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lahad Datu: I Support Stern Action Against Terrorist

Sulu Terrorist that invaded Lahad Datu, Sabah


Section 121 of Malaysia Penal Code: Waging or attempting to wage war or abetting the waging of war against the Yang DiPertuan Agong, a Ruler or Yang DiPertua Negeri.

“Whoever wages war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or against any of the Rulers or Yang di-Pertua Negeri, or attempts to wage such war, or abets the waging of such war, shall be punished with death or imprisonment for life, and if not sentenced to death shall also be liable to fine.”

~let them face our army or face our law if captured...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Important: Increase of court jurisdiction


Effective 1st Mach 2013 monetary jurisdictions of Magistrate Courts and Session Courts have been increased:-


Magistrate court old jurisdiction up to RM 25, 000.00 now increased to RM 100, 000.00 and Session Courts from RM 250, 000.00 to RM 1 million.

Personally I think this is very good as the old limit of RM 25, 000.00 for magistrate courts and RM 250, 000.00 for session courts were no longer practical in modern Malaysia.

The amendments even go further on other extended jurisdiction such as injunctions, declaration etc. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Malaysian Court of Appeal rules: Freedom of Speech is Not ABSOLUTE.


In year 2009, MP YB Karpal Singh held a press conference in responded to the Perak Political crisis and regarding the conduct of His Highness Perak Sultan Azlan Shah.

2.       YB Karpal was then charged under under section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act carries a maximum RM5,000 fine or three years' jail, or both if convicted at High Court.

3.       The High Court ruled against the prosecution, discharged and without calling for defense.

4.       The prosecution appealed to Court of Appeal.

5.       The Court of Appeal reversed the High court’s decision and rule that Karpal at the press conference had repeatedly uttered words that clearly meant that the Sultan of Perak had broken the law, did not follow the law and did not respect the law.

6.       The Judges further ruled “in considering whether the words of the respondent (Karpal) were seditious or not, the views of witnesses who heard them are not determining factor and in actual fact, are not relevant”.

Friday, February 8, 2013

AKTA KESALAHAN KESELAMATAN (LANGKAH-LANGKAH KHAS) 2012



picture taken from www.malaysiaharmoni.com



ARAHAN AMALAN BIL 1 TAHUN 2013
AKTA KESALAHAN KESELAMATAN (LANGKAH-LANGKAH KHAS) 2012

Sebagaimana YA/Dato’/Datin/Tuan/Puan sedia maklum Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-Langkah Khas) 2012 (Akta 747) telahpun diluluskan oleh Parlimen dan telah berkuat kuasa pada 31 Julai 2012.
Sehubungan dengan itu atas arahan YAA Ketua Hakim Negara, bagi tujuan penyeragaman pengendalian kes-kes di bawah Akta 747, perkara-perkara berikut telah ditetapkan:

(1)        Dua (2) orang hakim di Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya dan dua (2) orang hakim di Mahkamah Tinggi Sabah dan Sarawak akan dilantik khusus untuk membicarakan kes-kes di bawah Akta ini. Hakim-hakim ini akan membicarakan kes-kes di bawah Akta ini mengikut di mana kes tersebut didaftarkan.

(2)        Bagi melicinkan perjalanan kes di bawah Akta ini dua (2) Prinsipal Registri akan diadakan iaitu, satu (1) di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur bagi Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya dan satu (1) lagi di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuching bagi Mahkamah Tinggi Sabah dan Sarawak.

(3)        Setiap Prinsipal Registri ini akan diketuai oleh seorang Timbalan Pendaftar/Penolong Kanan Pendaftar. Timbalan Pendaftar/Penolongn Kanan Pendaftar ini akan menguruskan perkara-perkara pentadbiran kes tersebut, bagi Mahkamah-Mahkamah Tinggi di Malaya dan di Mahkamah-Mahkamah Tinggi di Sabah dan Sarawak mengikut bidang kuasa masing-masing. Satu Buku Kausa Daftar Khas bagi kes-kes yang dibicarakan di bawah Akta ini hendaklah dibuka.

(4)        Mahkamah Tinggi di mana kes itu didaftarkan hendaklah memaklumkan kepada Timbalan Pendaftar/Penolong Kanan Pendaftar di Prinsipal Registri dalam tempoh tujuh (7) hari dari tarikh kes tersebut didaftarkan. Timbalan Pendaftar/Penolong Kanan Pendaftar di Prinsipal Registri hendaklah mengambil tindakan segera memaklumkan kepada hakim mahkamah tinggi yang telah dilantik secara khusus untuk membicarakan kes-kes di bawah Akta ini untuk mendapatkan arahan selanjutnya. Prinsipal Registri dan mahkamah tinggi di mana kes didaftarkan hendaklah bekerjasama dalam menguruskan perkara-perkara pentadbiran kes.
(5)        Bagi permohonan di hadapan hakim mahkamah sesyen iaitu untuk memasang peranti pengawasan elektronik dan merekod apa-apa pengakuan salah orang yang ditangkap, masing-masing di bawah seksyen 7 dan 27 Akta ini, ia hendaklah didengar di hadapan mana-mana hakim mahkamah sesyen yang mempunyai had bidang kuasa. Penolong Pendaftar di mahkamah berkenaan hendaklah bertanggungjawab untuk membuka satu Buku Kausa Daftar Khas bagi kes di bawah Akta ini.

(6)        Permohonan yang didaftarkan di hadapan hakim mahkamah sesyen hendaklah didengar dengan seberapa segera yang mungkin oleh hakim mahkamah sesyen berkenaan. Mahkamah tinggi di mana kes tersebut didaftarkan hendaklah memaklumkan kepada Penolong Pendaftar Mahkamah Sesyen jika kes tersebut telah didaftarkan di mahkamah tinggi. Mahkamah sesyen yang berkenaan hendaklah menyerahkan dokumen-dokumen tersebut ke mahkamah tinggi yang akan membicarakan kes tersebut dengan segera.

(7)        Kes-kes di bawah Akta ini hendaklah didaftarkan dengan kod khas iaitu kod 45SO bagi mahkamah tinggi dan 64SO bagi mahkamah sesyen.

(8)        Arahan Amalan ini berkuat kuasa mulai 1 Mac 2013.

info taken from Malaysian Bar Council, please visit www.malaysianbar.org.my for more info.