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LAI HEN BENG v. PP
Federal Court, Putrajaya
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat CJ, Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah CJM, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal, Abu Bakar Jais, Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil, FCJJ
[Civil Reference No: 06(RJ)-3-04/2023(B)]
15 December 2023
[2024] 2 MLRA 21

JUDGMENT

Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat CJ:

Introduction

Introduction

[1] The present and relatively straightforward challenge takes the form of a constitutional reference. The appellant argues that s 498 of the Penal Code ('PC') is unconstitutional on the ground that it unfairly discriminates against women in violation of cls (1) and (2) of art 8 of the Federal Constitution ('FC').

[2] In terms of the brief facts, the appellant was charged with an offence under s 498 of the PC in the Magistrate's Court. In the course of the proceedings, he sought to challenge the constitutionality of the said section. The matter was then transmitted to the High Court in Shah Alam and then further transmitted to the Federal Court. This happened consecutively in accordance with ss 30 and 84 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 ('CJA 1964').

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