Case Riview: Malaysian Legal System

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15thFebruary 2010 Saira Banu MLS Tutorial: 3-4 pm Cases i) Strait Settlements Reception of English Law Case Kamoo v Thomas Turner Bassett In the Goods of Abdullah Facts Pf, a native from Bengal, had agreed in June 1806 to be employed by the Df, as a “khidmuggur” or a table servant in Penang at a salary of $6/mnth. Unfortunately, since his employment, the Pf had been severely ill-treated by the Df. On July 20, 1907, the Pf was whipped 20 times with a rattan by an order by the Df. Pf complained to the Police Magistrate, Df was angered and ordered Pf to be confined and caused the Pf to be tied up to a stake & had him whipped a 100(x), placed Pf under confinement for 2 months and finally dismissed Pf’s service. A Muslim, who died in Penang,…show more content…
That law, when applied to the various races here, is subject to modifications as are necessary to prevent it from operating unjustly & oppressively on them. The court held that despite the acceptance of its religious nature according to Chinese custom, for the purpose of the law in England (which applied to the ‘colony’ of Singapore) the devise did not have a “charitable” object & that being so the devise is void. It is immaterial Court, W hether the whether Penang applying the devise of two was regarded as law of plantations to be reserved as a ceded or settled England, the a burial place territory because devise was there was no void as being for the deceased and trace of any laws contrary to his family and having been the English another devise established there common law for purpose of before it was against performing acquired by the creating EIC. The law of perpetuities religious ceremonies England must be were valid as a taken to be the gift for law of the land in charitable so far as it is applicable to the purposes. circumstances of the place and Isaac Penhas v. Tan Soo Eng Leong & Anor v. Lim Bean Chye Lim Kia Joo (the testator) died on 19th November 1936, leaving a will. Seng Djit Hin v. Nagurdas Purshotumda s & Co. Appellant sued the respondent in the Supreme Court of the S.S for the price of goods sold & delivered. The

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