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PJD REGENCY SDN BHD v. TRIBUNAL TUNTUTAN PEMBELI RUMAH & ANOR AND OTHER APPEALS
Federal Court, Putrajaya
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat CJ, Nallini Pathmanathan, Abdul Rahman Sebli, Zabariah Mohd Yusof, Mary Lim Thiam Suan FCJJ
[Case Nos: 01(f)-29-10-2019(W), 01(f)-30-10-2019(W), 01(i)-40-12-2019(M), 01(f)-41-12-2019(M), 01(f)-42-12-2019(M), 01(f)-4-02-2020(W) & 01(f)-31-10- 2020(W)]
19 January 2021
[2021] 1 MLRA 506

JUDGMENT

Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat CJ:

Introduction

[1] The phrase 'social legislation' attached to the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 ('HDA 1966') and its ensuing subsidiary legislation, ie the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Regulations 1989 ('HDR 1989') is not merely a fanciful label. In disputes between home buyers and housing developers, its significance lies in the approach taken by the courts to tip the scales of justice in favour of the home buyers given the disparity in bargaining power between them and the housing developers.

[2] The question then arises: what happens when the developers devise ingenious schemes to circumvent the law and when they are called out for it, turn around to say that it is the home buyers who seek to make a windfall under the guise of 'protection'? To our minds, this is the crux of these appeals.

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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