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SEE LEONG CHYE @ SZE LEONG CHYE & ANOR v. UNITED OVERSEAS BANK (MALAYSIA) BERHAD & ANOTHER APPEAL
Federal Court, Putrajaya
Rohana Yusuf PCA, Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim CJSS, Nallini Pathmanathan, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Mary Lim Thiam Suan FCJJ
[Civil Appeal Nos: 01(f)-5-02-2017(B) & 02(f)-8-02-2017(B)]
22 April 2021
[2021] 4 MLRA 304

JUDGMENT

Introduction

[1] The central issues in these two appeals relate to (i) the indefeasibility of title and interest and the question of whether a party is an immediate or subsequent purchaser under s 340 of the National Land Code (NLC), and (ii) the circumstances under which a term may be implicated to a letter of undertaking.

[2] The parties in these appeals were brought together by a series of fortuitous events. It began with the transfer of land to Heveaplast Marketing Sdn Bhd ('Heveaplast') by way of fraud and forgery, the creation of two charges ('UOB charges') over the land by Heveaplast in favour of United Overseas Bank Bhd ('UOB'), the aborted sale of the land by Heveaplast to Kum Hoi Engineering Industries Sdn Bhd ('Kum Hoi') and the giving of undertakings to refund monies by UOB and Heveaplast to Kum Hoi's financier Public Bank Bhd ('PBB').

[3] The owners of the land, See Leong Chye @ Sze Leong Chye and See Ewe Lin ('See brothers') sued Heveaplast, UOB and the solicitors involved for damages and the recovery of the land on the ground that it was fraudulently transferred; in turn, Heveaplast sued the Registrar of Lands and Mines for an indemnity and contribution. In a separate action, Kum Hoi sued Heveaplast and UOB for the refund of monies paid. The two suits were heard together in the High Court.

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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