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LEOW FOOK KEONG (L) v. PENDAFTAR BESAR BAGI KELAHIRAN DAN KEMATIAN MALAYSIA, JABATAN PENDAFTARAN NEGARA, MALAYSIA & ANOR
Federal Court, Putrajaya
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat CJ, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Mary Lim Thiam Suan FCJJ
[Civil Appeal No: 01(f)-1-01-2019(W)]
18 November 2021
[2022] 2 MLRA 29

JUDGMENT

Mary Lim Thiam Suan FCJ:

[1] This case brings to the fore, once again, the role and duty of the Registrar- General of Births and Deaths [the Registrar-General], the 1st respondent in this appeal, and the status of records of new lives and the passing of such lives in the register and indices maintained by the Registrar-General. As we see it, the register is a public record, accessible on terms, while the Registrar-General's role is necessarily facilitative, objectively exercised. This case and its peculiar facts illustrate that understanding. Had that role and duty been properly appreciated from the outset, a substantial amount of misconception and angst would have been avoided.

[2] The single question before this Court is:

Whether The National Registration Department Is Under A Statutory Duty To Record The Particulars Of The Natural Father Of An Illegitimate Child And/Or To Correct/Amend/Update Such Records, When Evidence And Undisputed Facts Are Available?

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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