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KOPERAL ZAINAL MOHD ALI & ORS v. SELVI NARAYAN & ANOR
Federal Court, Putrajaya
Rohana Yusuf PCA, Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim CJSS, Nallini Pathmanathan, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Zabariah Mohd Yusof, Hasnah Mohammed Hashim, Rhodzariah Bujang FCJJ
[Civil Appeal No: 01(f)-2-01-2018(W)]
22 March 2021
[2021] 3 MLRA 424

JUDGMENT

[1] The appellants in this appeal were sued by the respondents, the joint administrators of the estate of one Chandran a/l Perumal ("the deceased") and who were his wife and daughter, respectively. The suit was filed following his demise on the 5th day whilst in police custody pursuant to his arrest, with three others, on suspicion of kidnapping a newborn baby. As found by a coroner, following an inquest into his death, the deceased died of hypertensive heart disease and the claim put forth by the respondents was for losses suffered by his estate and lawful dependants by reason thereof which they alleged was due to the wrongful acts of the appellants. After a full trial the learned High Court Judge ("HCJ") found for the respondents and awarded the following damages against the appellants:

(a) special damages - RM3,500.00;

(b) bereavement - RM10,000.00;

(c) loss of dependency - RM144,000.00;

(d) exemplary damages - RM200,000.00; and

CASE HIGHLIGHTS

PRESS METAL SARAWAK SDN BHD v. ETIQA TAKAFUL BERHAD
Federal Court, Putrajaya
2016] 5 MLRA 529
[Civil Appeal No: 02(i)-27-04-2015(W)]
15 August 2016 [+]
TAN POOI YEE v. KETUA PENGARAH JABATAN PENDAFTARAN NEGARA
High Court Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
[2016] 5 MLRH 501
24NCVC-1306-08-2015
18 July 2016 [+]
ILANGOVAN KRISHNAN v. SHIYA SDN BHD
Industrial Court, Johor
[2016] 2 MELR 374
16/4-157/15
27 April 2016 [+]
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