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KRISHNASAMY KUPPUSAMY & ANOR v. PENGARAH HOSPITAL SULTANAH AMINAH & ORS AND OTHER APPEALS
Court of Appeal, Putrajaya
Lee Swee Seng, Mariana Yahya, Wong Kian Kheong JJCA
[Civil Appeal Nos: J-01(IM)(NCVC)-113-03-2022, J-01(IM)(NCVC)-114-03-2022 & J-01(IM)(NCVC)-115-03-2022]
2 November 2023
[2024] 1 MLRA 344

JUDGMENT

Wong Kian Kheong JCA:

A. Introduction

[1] The above three appeals (3 Appeals) raise a novel question of whether the Federal Government (4th Defendant) may be estopped by statements made by, among others, Johore State Health Director (2nd Defendant) from relying on the three-year limitation period (Three-Year Limitation Period) provided in s 2(a) of the Public Authorities Protection Act 1948 (PAPA).

B. Background

[2] We shall refer to parties as they were in the High Court (HC).

[3] A fire broke out on 25 October 2016 (Fire) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johore Bahru (Hospital).

[4] Six patients in the Hospital's ICU perished in the Fire (6 Deceased Persons).

[5] The plaintiffs (Plaintiffs) in the above three suits (3 Suits) are the parents and dependents of three out of the 6 Deceased Persons.

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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