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  • The “How to Read Statute” course was held on 5th April 2019 (Friday) at the Conference Hall of Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The course objective was to enhance skill of statute reading among the Superior Court Judges. This half-day programme involved lecture which were delivered by The Honourable Datuk Nor Bee binti Ariffin, the Court of Appeal Judge. The speaker and participants had a question-and-answer session after the lecture session.

    A total of 42 participants consisted of 11 Court of Appeal Judges and 31 High Court Judges had attended the programme. The Right Honourable Tan Sri Zaharah binti Ibrahim, Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya; and The Honourable Tan Sri Idrus bin Harun, Federal Court Judge were also present.

  • The “Seminar on Land Law: Resolving Competing Claims under Section 340 of the National Land Code” was held on the 3rd March 2018 (Saturday) at the Conference Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this seminar was conducted with the objective is to provide participants with an opportunity to identify current issues, to update themselves on current law and to advance their judicial knowledge in this area of land law.

    The talk of first session of the seminar was presented by Datuk Dr. Khaw Lake Tee. The second session of the seminar is a question-and-answer session with moderator moderated by for this session conducted by The Honourable Tan Sri Dato 'Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge who is also the Chairman of the Training Committee, Judicial Academy. This session was very stimulating and received encouraging response from participants.

    A total of 119 participants were attended this seminar consisting of The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zulkefli bin Ahmad Makinudin, President of the Court of Appeal; The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Chief Justice of Malaya; 5 Federal Court Judges; 21 Judges of the Court of Appeal; 36 High Court Judges; 25 Judicial Commissioners; and 30 judicial officers.

  • The “Adjudication of Habeas Corpus Cases and Amendment to Dangerous Drugs Act 1952” Course was held on 18 August 2018 (Saturday) at the Conference Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this course is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the law of Habeas Corpus.

    A total of 33 participants attended this course consisting of 17 High Court Judges and 16 Judicial Commissioners. This course was also joined by The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, President of the Court of Appeal; The Right Honourable Zaharah binti Ibrahim, Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya; The Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge who is also cum the Chairman of the Training Committee of Malaysian Judicial Academy; and The Honourable Dato’ Setia Haji Mohd Zawawi bin Salleh, Federal Court Judge.

    Session 1 of the course began with a talk on "Amendment to Dangerous Drugs Act 1952" by The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop and followed by an interactive Q&A session. The second topic titled "Adjucating Habeas Corpus Cases" was presented by  The Honourable Dato’ Setia Haji Mohd Zawawi bin Salleh.  The course continued with Session 2 that is  group discussion on assigned case studies. Participants divided into 7 groups with 4 or 5 members in each group and were assigned with two  case studies to be discussed. Each group presented their findings in Session 3 in the afternoon. Overall, the course received positive feedback from participants.

  • The course “Appellate Intervention and Revision” is the fifth course organised by the Judicial Academy this year after other courses such as “Company Law” on 23 & 24 February 2013, “The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012: The Role of the Court” on 15 & 16 March 2013, “How To Deal With Cases Under 39B of The Dangerous Drugs Act 1952” on 20 & 21 April 2013 and “Islamic Finance Workshop Series for Judges: Managing Islamic Banking Cases” on 28 & 29 June 2013.

    A total of 14 participants attended this course. They were made up of 11 High Court judges and 3 Judicial Commissioners. The facilitators were The Rt. Hon. Tan Sri Md. Raus bin Sharif, President of the Court of Appeal and The Hon. Datuk Zaharah binti Ibrahim, Judge of the Court of Appeal

    This course was divided into 6 sessions. In each session, groups of 4 persons presented their respective topics of dicsussion as pre-determined by the facilitators. The time given for each presentation and ensuing discussion was between 1-2 hours. The topics for each module and group are as follows:

    Session I (Group 1)
    Module 1 : Appellate Intervention on Judicial Review
    Session II (Group 2)
    Module 2 : Appellate Intervention on Sentencing 
    Presenter
    YA Dato' Haji Abdul Halim bin Aman

    Members
    YA Puan Amelia Tee Hong Geok binti Abdullah
    YA Dato’ Mohd. Zaki bin Abdul Wahab
    YA Tuan Samsudin bin Hassan
    Presenter
    YA Dato’ Mohd. Zaki bin Md. Yasin

    Members
    YA Dato’ Ahmad Zaidi bin Ibrahim
    YA Dato’ Abdul Rahman bin Sebli
    YA Tuan Teo Say Eng

       
    Session III (Group 2)
    Module 3 : Appellate Intervention on Finding of Facts
    Session IV (Group 4)
    Module 4 : Appellate Intervention in Running Down Cases
    Presenter
    YA Dato’ Mohd. Sofian bin Tan Sri Abd. Razak

    Members
    YA Dato’ Sri Mariana binti Haji Yahya
    YA Dato’ Ahmadi bin Haji Asnawi
    YA Dato’ Zamani bin A. Rahim

    Presenter
    YA Dato’ Ahmad Zaidi bin Ibrahim

    Members
    YA Dato’ Mohd. Sofian bin Tan Sri Abd. Razak
    YA Dato’ Ahmadi bin Haji Asnawi
    YA Tuan Teo Say Eng

       
    Session V (Group 5)
    Module 5 : Revisionary Powers of a High Court Judge
    Session VI (Group 6)
    Module 6 : Limits to Appellate Criticism
    Presenter
    YA Dato’ Haji Azman bin Abdullah

    Members
    YA Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim bin Aman
    YA Dato’ Mohd. Zaki bin Md. Yasin
    YA Tuan Samsudin bin Hassan

    Presenter
    YA Dato’ Sri Mariana binti Haji Yahya

    Members
    YA Puan Amelia Tee Hong Geok binti Abdullah
    YA Dato’ Haji Zainal Azman bin Abdul Aziz
    YA Dato’ Abdul Rahman bin Sebli

    The facilitators ended the course with concluding remarks and an overview of the subject matter.

  • The Seminar on “Appelatte Judging and Appellate Intervention” was held on 24th  February 2018 (Saturday) at the Banquet Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. Thise objective of this seminar is aimed atto providing opportunities to thee judges of the Court of Appeal with an opportunity to review and develop their knowledge and skill. In addition, they have the opportunity tocan exchange views and share experiences with The Right Honourable Chief Justice, The Right Honourable President of the Court of Appeal, The Right Honourable Chief Judge of High Court in Malaya and fellow judges on issues of the common interest.

    The talk of first session of the seminar was presented by The Right Honourable Tun Raus Sharif, Chief Justice on “Appellate Judging” . Wwhile lectures in the second session was presented by The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Seri Zulkefli bin Ahmad Makinudin, President of the Court of Appeal. Interactive discussion session was held thereafter between among participants and speakers/facilitators consisting of The Right Honourable Chief Justice; The Right Honourable President of the Court of Appeal; The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Chief Justice of Malaya; and The Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge who is also the Chairman of the Training Committee, Judicial Academy. A total of 23 participants were had attended this seminar which all of them are Judges of the Court of Appeal.

  • The "Companies Act 2016: Changing Corporate Landscape" was held on 22 July 2017 (Saturday) at the Conference Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. This course objective is to provide an overview for judges on the reform of the principal legislation which governs corporate law in Malaysia.

    A total of 100 participants consisting 11 Federal Court Judges, 26 Court of Appeal Judges, 45 High Court Judges and 18 Judicial Commissioners were attended the course. The course was also attended by The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato 'Seri Zulkefli bin Ahmad Makinudin, President of the Court of Appeal, The Right Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Wira Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya and The Honourable Tan Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge cum Chairman of the Judicial Academy.

    The First Session of the course was presented by Ms. Nor Azimah binti Abdul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer (Regulatory & Enforcement), Companies Commission of Malaysia on the title "An Overview of the New Companies Act 2016 [Act 777]". Later in the Second Session, she has partnered with Mr. Lee Shih from SKRINE to deliver a speech titled "Strengthening the Corporate Governance: Impact on Directors and Shareholders". The Third Session of the course was presented by Mr. Lee Shih on the title "Reforming the Insolvency Law.

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    The course 'How to Deal with Cases Under Section 302 of the Penal Code' was held in the Palace of Justice, Putrajaya at 31 March - 1 April 2017 (Friday and Saturday).

    A total of 16 participants attended the course, which consists of 7 Judges of the High Court and 9 Judicial Commissioners. Facilitators were facilitating the course is The Right Honourable Tan Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Chief Judge of the High Court of in Malaya, The Honourable Tan Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge and the Honourable Dato 'Setia Mohd Zawawi bin Salleh, Court of Appeal Judge.

    The course was divided into two sessions. In the first session, 13 participants have presented discussion topics as defined by the facilitators related to cases under the Penal Code [Act 574] and some provisions of the law applicable such as Evidence Act 1950 [Act 56]. Time given for presentation is 10-minutes followed by a discussion by participants for 15 minutes.

    The second session was a discussion of the judgment writing of a criminal trial in connection with the provision of section 302 of the Penal Code provided by the facilitator. Participants were selected to make a recognition to the cases which were discussed for 5 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

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  • The Course "Induction Program for Judicial Commissioners" were held 20-27 March 2017 at the Office of the Secretary of the Judicial Appointments Commission, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. This course aims to expose the new Judicial Commissioners appointed on the job scope and best practices to be followed in carrying out its duties and responsibilities.

    A total of 14 Judicial Commissioners have followed this course. A total of 19 topics were be delivered by senior judges consisted of the President of the Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of The High Court in Malaya, Federal Court Judge and Judge of the Court of Appeal.

    Among the topics of the lectures are Judge Craft: The Making of a Good Judge, Pending Hearing and Sitting in Judgment; Case Management; How to Read Statute; Judgment Writing: The Important of Language; Practical Approach to Judgment Writing; Dealing with Conflict and Unexpected Contentious Situation; When to Recuse; Assessing the Credibility and Reliability of Evidence; Adjudicating Trafficking of Drug Cases Under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952; Adjudicating Cases Under Section 302 of the Penal Code; Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure; An Overview to Court-Annexed Mediation; Salient Features of the Rules of Court 2012; e-Court System; and Salary, Allowances and Benefits for Judges.

  • The Course of “Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure” was held from 22-23 September 2017 (Friday-Saturday) at the Banquet Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. This course objective is to provide Judges/Judicial Commissioners with a comprehensive understanding of certain aspects of the law of criminal evidence and procedure.

    The course was attended by 23 participants consisting of 14 Judges and 9 Judicial Commissioners. The facilitators for this course were The Right Honorable Tan Sri Datuk Wira Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya, The Honorable Tan Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge who is also the Chairman of the Judicial Academy and The Honorable Dato’ Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat, Court of Appeal Judge.

    The course was divided into 2 sessions. The first session was an individual presentation session by 10 Judges and 4 Judicial Commissioners on various topics pertaining to “Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure” with and each presenter was given 10 minutes to present, followed by 15 minutes discussion. In the second session, the participants were divided into 4 groups consisting of 5 to 6 people each group. Each group was assigned with two case studies and was subsequently asked to present the findings at the end of the session and each group was allocated 20 minutes for presentation. An interactive discussion and question-and-answer session led by the facilitators were conducted at the end of each session to enable participants to share their knowledge views and understanding on the topics and case studies that have been presented.

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  • The course “Defamation Law” was held from 18-19 August 2017 (Friday and Saturday) at the Banquet Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this course was to develop and increase the knowledge and skills of Judges/Judicial Commissioners in managing and determining defamation cases.

    A total of 20 participants comprising 10 Judges and 10 Judicial Commissioners attended the course. The facilitators who conducted this course were The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato'Seri Zulkefli bin Ahmad Makinudin, President of the Court of Appeal, The Right Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Wira Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya, The Honourable Tan Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge and The Honourable Datuk Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Court of Appeal Judge. The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Md Raus bin Sharif was also present.

    This course was divided into 2 sessions. The first session was an individual presentation by 9 Judges and 9 Judicial Commissioners on various topics pertaining to “Defamation Law” as determined by the facilitators. The second session was a discussion of the case study. The participants were divided into 4 groups. Each group was assigned to discuss two case studies and was subsequently asked to present their findings. An interactive discussion and question-and-answer session led by the facilitators were conducted at the end of each session to enable the participants to enhance their knowledge and understanding on the topics and case studies discussed.

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  • The “Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure” Course was held on 21st -22nd September 2018 (Friday-Saturday) at the Conference Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this course was to provide Judges/Judicial Commissioners a comprehensive understanding of certain aspects of the law of criminal evidences and procedures.

    A total of 23 participants attended this course consisting of 16 High Court Judges and 7 Judicial Commissioners. This course was also joined by The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, President of the Court of Appeal; The Right Honourable Tan Sri Zaharah binti Ibrahim, Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya; The Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge cum the Chairman of the Training Committee of Malaysian Judicial Academy; and The Honourable Dato’ Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat, Judge of the Court of Appeal.

    The First Session began with the presentation and discussion on topics presented by participants. The Second Session was a group discussion on assigned case studies. Participants were divided into four groups of five or six members in each group and were assigned with four case studies for discussion. Each group presented their findings in Third Session in the afternoon. Generally, the course received positive feedback from participants.

  • Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure” Course was held on 5-6 July 2019 (Friday-Saturday) at the Zenith Hotel, Putrajaya. The objective of this course is to provide Judges/Judicial Commissioners with a comprehensive understanding of certain aspects of the law of Criminal Evidence and Procedure.

    A total of 19 participants attended this course consisting of 6 High Court Judges and 13 Judicial Commissioners. The facilitators of this course are The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, President of the Court of Appeal; The Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge and Chairman of the Training Committee, Judicial Academy; and The Honourable Dato’ Abdul Rahman bin Sebli; Judge of the Court of Appeal. This course was also attended by The Right Honourable Dato’ Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat, Chief Justice.

    This course was divided into 3 sessions. The first session on the first day began with the presentation on assigned topics and discussion related to this course that were presented by participants from 6 High Court Judges and 6 Judicial Commissioners. The second session was continued with group discussion on assigned case studies. Participants were divided into four groups of four or five members in each group. Each group was assigned with two case study for discussion and presented their findings in the third session in the second day. Discussions between participants and facilitators were also held after the presentation to provide a comprehensive understanding. This course has received good feedback from participants as well as facilitators.

  • 15 - 16 February 2019 | Palace of Justice, Putrajaya

    "Principles of Contractual Interpretation" Course

     

  • The course entitled “How to Deal with Cases Under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952” was held at the Transit Bungalow, Precinct 10, Putrajaya on 7 - 8 April 2012 (Saturday - Sunday).

    The facilitators for this course were The Hon. Dato’ Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Federal Court Judge; The Hon. Dato’ Azahar bin Mohamed, Courtof Appeal Judge and The Hon. Datuk Wira Mohtarudin bin Baki, Court of
    Appeal Judge.

    A total of 12 judges attended this course comprising 8 High Court Judges and 4 Judicial Commissioners as follows:

    1. YA Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim bin Aman High Court Judge, Johor Bahru
    2. YA Dato’ Abdul Alim bin Abdullah High Court Judge, Shah Alam
    3. YA Dato’ Haji Ghazali bin Haji Chae High Court Judge, Kuala Lumpur
    4. YA Dato’ Mariana binti Haji Yahya High Court Judge, Kuantan
    5. YA Tuan Haji Azman bin Abdullah High Court Judge, Kota Bharu
    6. YA Dato’ Haji Mohd Yazid bin Haji Mustafa High Court Judge, Kuala Terengganu
    7. YA Dato’ Akhtar bin Tahir High Court Judge, Shah Alam
    8. YA Dato’ Rhodzariah binti Bujang High Court Judge, Kuching
    9. YA Dato’ Dr. Haji Hassan bin Ab. Rahman Judicial Commissioner, Ipoh High Court
    10. YA Tuan Mohd Zaki bin Abd. Wahab Judicial Commissioner, Ipoh High Court
    11. YA Tuan Gunalan a/l Muniandy Judicial Commissioner, Ipoh High Court
    12. YA Datuk Douglas Cristo Primus Sikayun Judicial Commissioner, Ipoh High Court

    A total of 12 topics related to cases under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 especially cases involving section 39B as well as other provisions were presented by the course participants and discussed. The discussion
    titles are as follows:

    (i)Meaning of Prima Facie Case
    By: YA Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim bin Aman
    (ii)Chain of Evidence / Evidence By Chemist
    By: YA Dato’ Mariana binti Haji Yahya
    (iii)Direct Proof of Trafficking (Section 2 of The Dangerous Drugs Act 1952)
    By: YA Dato’ Akhtar bin Tahir
    (iv)Agent Provocateur / Informer
    By: YA Dato’ Abdul Alim bin Abdullah
    (v)Proof of Trafficking By Using Presumptions Section 37 (d), Section 37 (da) and Other Presumptions Under Section 37 of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952
    By: YA Dato’ Rhodzariah binti Bujang
    (vi)Reasonable Doubt
    By: YA Tuan Gunalan a/l Muniandy
    (vii)Burden of Proof
    By: YA Datuk Douglas Cristo Primus Sikayun
    (viii)Evaluation of Evidence At The End of Presecution Case
    By: YA Tuan Haji Azman bin Abdullah
    (ix)Evaluation of Evidence At The End of Defence Case
    By: YA Dato’ Haji Mohd Yazid bin Haji Mustafa
    (x)Reduction of Charge
    By: YA Dato’ Haji Ghazali bin Haji Cha
    (xi)Section 27 And Section 8 of The Evidence Act
    By: YA Tuan Mohd Zaki bin Abd Wahab
    (xii)Common Intention (Section 34 of The Penal Code)
    By: YA Dato’ Dr. Haji Hassan bin Ab. Rahman

    Apart from this, 2 grounds of judgment from 2 participants were presented and discussed. The participants also discussed 6 grounds of judgment for criminal trials relating to section 39B which were prepared by the facilitators.

  • A course entitled How to Deal with Cases Under 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 was held from 23-24 February 2013.

    A total of 14 participants attended this course. They were made up of 10 High Court Judges and 4 Judicial Coomissioners. The facilitators were Tan Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Federal Court Judge; the Hon. Dato’ Sri Haji Mohamed Afandi bin Haji Ali, Court of Appeal Judge; and the Hon. Dato’ Azahar bin Mohamed, Court of Appeal Judge.

    1. YA Dato’ Zainal Adzam bin Abd. Ghani High Court Judge, Ipoh
    2. YA Datuk Siti Mariah binti Haji Ahmad High Court Judge, Seremban
    3. YA Dato’ Haji Abd. Halim bin Aman High Court Judge, Johor Bahru
    4. YA Datuk Nurchaya binti Haji Arshad High Court Judge, Shah Alam
    5. YA Dato’ Mohd. Azman bin Husin High Court Judge, Kuala Lumpur
    6. YA Dato’ Mohd. Sofian bin Tan Sri Abd. Razak High Court Judge, Shah Alam
    7. YA Dato’ Haji Zainal Azman bin Abdul Aziz High Court Judge, Muar
    8. YA Dato’ Mary Lim Thiam Suan High Court Judge, Kuala Lumpur
    9. YA Puan Supang Lian High Court Judge, Sibu
    10. YA Tuan Stephen Chung Hian Guan High Court Judge, Miri
    11. YA Puan Choong Siew Khim Judicial Commissioner, High Court Shah Alam
    12. YA Tuan Lee Swee Seng Judicial Commissioner, High Court Ipoh
    13. YA Datuk Abdul Karim bin Abdul Jalil Judicial Commissioner, High Court Melaka
    14. YA Dato’ Hashim bin Hamzah Judicial Commissioner, High Court Shah Alam

    This course was divided into 2 sessions. Presentation of discussion topics as determined by the facilitators were related to the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. Emphasis was given to the section 39B of the said Act as well as other related laws such as the Criminal Procedure Code.The topics of discussion were as follows:

    (i)

    Meaning of Prima Facie Case and Evaluation of Evidence At The End of Prosecution Case
    By: YA Datuk Abdul Karim bin Abdul Jalil

    (ii) 
    Chain of Evidence / Evidence By Chemist
    By: YA Datuk Nurchaya binti Haji Arshad
    (iii) Direct Proof of Trafficking (Section 2 of The Dangerous Drugs Act 1952) and Agent Provocateur/Informer
    By: YA Dato’ Mohd Sofian bin Tan Sri Abd. Razak
    (iv) Proof of Trafficking By Using Presumptions Section 37 (d), Section 37 (da) and Other Presumptions Under Section 37 of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 
    By: YA Puan Choong Siew Khim
    (v) Reasonable Doubt and Evaluation of Evidence At The End of Defence Case
    By: YA Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim bin Aman
    (vi) Section 27 And Section 8 of The Evidence Act 
    By: YA Dato’ Mohd. Azman b. Husin
    (vii) Common Intention (Section 34 of The Penal Code) 
    By: YA Puan Supang Lian
    (viii)  Circumstancial Evidence In Drug Related Cases 
    By: YA Tuan Stephen Chung Hian Guan
    (ix) Corroboration 
    By: YA Dato’ Mary Lim Thiam Suan
    (x) Contradiction and Impeachment 
    By: YA Dato’ Hashim bin Hamzah
    (xi) Application of Section 422 of CPC and Section 167 of Evidence Act 1950 
    By: YA Datuk Siti Mariah binti Haji Ahmad
    (xii) Duty of Defence To Put His Case During Prosecution’s Case and Adverse Inference Section 114g of Evidence Act 
    By: YA Tuan Lee Swee Seng
    (xiii)  Section 90A od Evidence Act 1950 (Principles and Application) 
    By: YA Dato’ Zainal Adzam bin Abd. Ghani
    (xiv)  Reduction of Charge By Court 
    By: YA Dato’ Haji Zainal Azman bin Abd. Aziz

    8 grounds of judgment of criminal cases related to section 39B chosen by the facilitators were also discussed. Participants were randomly selected at the beginning of the second session to create an introduction to the 5-minute discussion and followed by a 15-minute discussion.

  • “Induction Programme for Judicial Commissioners” was held on 26-30 March 2018 (Monday-Friday) at the Secretary’s Office, Judicial Appointments Commission, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this programme is to expose the candidates to be on the scope and the field of work as well as the best practices while undertaking their duties and responsibilities as Judicial Commissioners.

    This course was conducted in the form of lectures with a total of 18 topics presented by senior judges namely “The Making of a Good Judge”; “Judge Craft”; “Dealings with Conflict and Unexpected Contentious Situation”; “Business of Judging: Practical Workshop”; “When to Recuse”; “Assessing the Credibility and Reliability of Evidence”; “Practical Approach to Judgment Writing”; “How to Read Statute”; “Judgment Writing: Importance of Language”; “Adjudicating Cases under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA)”; Adjudicating Cases under Section 302 of the Penal Code”; “Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure”; “Adjudicating Trafficking of Drugs Cases under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952”; “Case Management”; “Salient Features of the Rules of Court 2012”; “An Overview to Court-Annexed Mediation”; “E-Court System”; and “Salary, Allowance and Benefits for Judges”.

    A total of seven (7) candidates to be appointed as Judicial Commissioners have attended this course, namely YBhg. Dato’ Ahmad Fairuz bin Zainol, YBhg. Dato’ Mohd Radzi bin Harun, YBhg. Dato’ Hajah Aliza binti Sulaiman, YBhg. Datuk Meor Hashimi bin Abdul Hamid, YBrs. Puan Wong Chee Lin, YBrs. Encik Darryl Goon Siew Chye dan YBrs. Dr. Lim Hock Leng.

  • Induction Programme for Judicial Commissioners 25 - 28 November 2019

  • “Induction Programme for Judicial Commissioners” was held on 29 April-3 May 2019 (Monday-Friday) at the Secretary’s Office, Judicial Appointments Commission, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this programme is to expose the participants the scope and areas of work and best practices that must be followed when fulfilling their duties and responsibilities as Judicial Commissioners.

    This course was conducted in the form of lectures with a total of 17 topics presented by senior judges namely “The Making of a Good Judge”; “Judge Craft”; “Dealings with Conflict and Unexpected Contentious Situations”; “When to Recuse”; “Business of Judging: Practical Workshop”; “Salient Features of the Rules of Court 2012”; “Case Management”; “An Overview to Court-Annexed Mediation”; “Practical Approach to Judgment Writing and Importance of Language”; “How to Read Statute”; E-Court System and Practical”; “Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure”; Adjudicating Trafficking of Drugs Cases under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952”; “Adjudicating Cases under Section 302 of the Penal Code”; “Adjudicating Cases under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA)”; “Assessing the Credibility and Reliability of Evidence”; and “Salary, Allowance and Benefits for Judges”.

    A total of 11 candidates to be appointed as Judicial Commissioners have attended this course, namely YBhg. Dato’ Sri Latifah binti Mohd Tahar, YBhg. Dato’ Amarjeet Singh a/l Serjit Singh, Tuan Awg Armadajaya bin Awg Mahmud, YBhg. Datuk Duncan Sikodol, Encik Muniandy Kannyappan, YBrs. Dr. Shahnaz Sulaiman, Puan Evrol Mariette Peters, Encik Christopher Chin Soo Yin, Encik Ong Chee Kwan, Puan Maidzuara binti Mohammed and Encik Mohd Radzi bin Abdul Hamid.

  • “Induction Programme for Judicial Commissioners” was held on 6th-9th July 2020 (Monday-Thursday) at the Conference Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this programme was to expose the participants on the scope and areas of work and best practices that must be adhered when fulfilling their duties and responsibilities as Judicial Commissioners. This programme was the first activity organized by the Judicial Academy in the new norm of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The course began with opening remarks by The Right Honourable Tan Sri Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat, Chief Justice of Malaysia and followed by a course briefing by The Honourable Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Zawawi bin Salleh, the Federal Court Judge and the Chairman of the Training Committee, Malaysian Judicial Academy. This four-day course was conducted in the form of lectures and was followed by a question and answer session. A total of 13 topics were presented by senior judges entitled “Salient Features of the Rules of Court 2012”; “When to Recuse”; “Committal Proceedings”; “Dealing with Conflict and Unexpected Contentious Situations”; “Arbitration and Construction Industry and Payment Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA)”; “Case Management in Civil Cases and Court-Annexed Mediation”; “How to Read Statutes”; “Judge Craft”; “Business of Judging: Practical Workshop”; “Adjudicating Criminal Cases”; “The Art of Judging”; “Constitutional Interpretation”; and “Judgement Writing [Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 302 of the Penal Code]”. Lectures entitled "e-Court System and e-Review"; and "Salary, Allowance and Benefits for Judges" were presented by officers from the Office of the General Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia.

    A total of 13 candidates of Judicial Commissioners had attended this course, including YBhg. Datuk Hajah Zaleha Rose binti Datuk Hj. Pandin, YBhg. Dato’ Azhar bin Abdul Hamid, YBrs. Dr. Arik Sanusi bin Yeop Johari, YBhg. Datuk Amirudin bin Abd Rahman, Puan Mahazan binti Mat Taib, Tuan Bhupindar Singh a/l Gurcharan Singh Preet, Puan Alice Loke Yee Ching, Puan Nurulhuda Nur’aini binti Mohamad Nor, Encik Ahmad Murad bin Abdul Aziz, Encik Su Tiang Joo, Puan Liza Chan Sow Keng, Encik Wan Muhammad Amin bin Wan Yahya, and Encik Alexander Siew How Wai.

  • The Seminar of “Insolvency Act 1967: Understanding the New Bankruptcy Law” was held on 10 February 2018 (Saturday) at the Conference Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this seminar is to provide an overview of the amendments to the Bankruptcy Act 1967, now renamed the Insolvency Act 1967.

    A total of 111 participants consisting 7 Federal Court Judges, 18 Court of Appeal Judges, 33 High Court Judges, 20 Judicial Commissioners, 30 Judicial and Legal Officers, and 3 invited staff from the Counseling and Credit Management Agency (AKPK) were attended the seminar. The seminar was also attended by The Right Honourable Tun Raus Sharif, Chief Justice of Malaysia, The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya and The Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge as Chairman of the Judicial Academy.

    The First Session of the seminar was presented by YBhg. Datuk Meor Hashimi bin Abdul Hamid, Deputy Director General of Insolvency, Malaysia Department of Insolvency (MdI) on the title “An Overview of the New Bankruptcy Law”. In the Second Session, the talk was delivered by The Honourable Datuk Abdul Karim bin Abdul Jalil, Court of Appeal Judge on the title “New Rescue Mechanism: Voluntary Arrangement and Interim Order”. The talk titled “Specific Features of the New Insolvency Regime: Single Bankruptcy Order, Order of Substituted Service, Automatic Discharge” was delivered by The Honourable Datuk Hasnah binti Dato’ Mohammed Hashim, Court of Appeal Judge in the Third Session. While in the Fourth Session, The Honourable Datuk Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Court of Appeal Judge has acted as moderator to conduct a question-and-answer session with panel members comprising speakers in the First, Second and Third Sessions.

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