RECEPTION OF ENGLISH LAW PLACE STATUS LEX LOCI PENANG Settled - Francis Light (R v Willans) (Fatimah v Logan) EL (Ong

Cheng Neo v Yeap Cheah Neo) • • Legal chaos • MALACCA Ceded SINGAPORE Ceded (Treat of Friendship & Alliance 1824) CL / IL MALAY STATES Protectorates

CL / IL

CL / IL

Anglo-Dutch Treaty 1824

Legal chaos

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Series of treaties Residents Enactment English-trained Judges Legislation ◦ Civil Law Enactment 1937 (FMS) ◦ Civil Law (Extension) Ordinance 1951 (UFMS) ◦ Civil Law Ordinance 1956

METHODS OF RECEPTION

COJ ◦ 1807 (Penang) : Crt of Judicature of Prince of Wales' Island ◦ 1826 (1st for Sgpore + Malacca, 2nd for Penang) ▪ Extended the Crt of Judicature of Prince of Wales' Island to Malacca and Sgpore ▪ Appointment of a recorder in Penang ◦ 1855 : ▪ Re-organized the Crt of Judicature ▪ Appointment of a another recorder in Sgpore Legislation ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ English statutes enacted before 1/4/1867 Indian statutes enacted before 1/4/1867 Evidence Ordinance 1893 Penal Code 1871 Civil Law Ordinance 1878

eg:

RECEPTION OF ENGLISH LAW - Kamoo v Thomas Basset - In the Goods of Abdullah - R v Willans - Ong Cheng Neo v Yeap Cheah Neo - Fatimah & Ors v Logan & Ors - Chulas v Kolson - Sahrip v Mitchell - Rodyk v Williamson - Seng Djit Hin v Nagurdas Purshoutumdas - Choa Choon Neo v Spottiswode - Shaik Sahied v Sockalingam Chettiar SOVEREIGNTY OF MALAY RULERS - Mighell v Sultan of Johore - Pahang Consolidated Co v The State of Pahang - Duff Developmet Ltd v Govt of Kelantan & Anor - Anchom v PP - Shaik Abdul Latif & Ors v Shaik Elias Bux - Ramah v Laton - Gov of Perak v AR Adams - Haji Abdul Rahman & Anor v Mahomed Hassan - Motor Emporium v Arumugam - In Re Will Yap Kwan Seng

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