Circular No. 25/20: Item No. 1. Clarification on Courts Resuming Operations During The Conditional Movement Control Order And Post-Movement Control Order And Item No. 2. Collection of Titles From PTG JB For Dealings Submitted Before MCO

CLARIFICATION ON COURTS RESUMING OPERATIONS DURING THE CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER AND POST-MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER

1. JBC Circular 22/20 dated 04/05/2020 [“JBC 22/20”] refers.

2. A meeting was held with the judiciary of southern Johore on 10/05/2020. The discussion concerned the protocol for court matters scheduled during the period commencing 13/05/2020 to 31/07/2020 [“the Phase”] in light of the “Garis Panduan Pengendalian Kes Semasa Tempoh Kawalan Pergerakan Bersyarat Dan Pasca Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan” [APPENDIX – 10A].

3. The salient directives resulting from the aforementioned discussion to be implemented, in addition to those to be observed per Appendix 10A, during the Phase are:-

3.1 Courts Operations Capacity

All courts (nationwide) will be operating at 50% capacity. This includes the Bench (where applicable), the judicial officers and staff.

3.2 Duty by Rotation.

(a) During the Phase, in jurisdictions with multiple High Court and/or Sessions Court Judges and/or Magistrates and/or Deputy and/or Senior Assistant Registrars, sittings will be by rotation. All other jurisdictions, the sole High Court and/or Sessions Court Judges and/or Magistrates and/or Deputy and/or Senior Assistant Registrars will sit daily.

(b) The respective duty rosters are:-

(i) “JADUAL BERTUGAS HAKIM DAN PESURUHJAYA KEHAKIMAN MAHKAMAH TINGGI JOHOR BAHRU (SIVIL & JENAYAH)” [APPENDIX 10A]

(ii) “JADUAL BERTUGAS HAKIM MAHKAMAH SESYEN DAN MAJISTRET JOHOR BAHRU [SIVIL & JENAYAH)” [APPENDIX 10B]

(iii) “JADUAL BERTUGAS PENOLONG KANAN PENDAFTAR UNIT KEBANKRAPAN MAHKAMAH TINGGI JOHOR BAHRU (SIVIL)” [APPENDIX 10C]

(iv) “JADUAL BERTUGAS TIMBALAN PENDAFATAR DAN PENOLONG KANAN PENDAFTAR MAHKAMAH TINGGI MUAR” [APPENDIX 10D]

(v) “JADUAL BERTUGAS MAHKAMAH RENDAH MUAR” [APPENDIX 10E]

(vi) “JADUAL BERTUGAS MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET BATU PAHAT” [APPENDIX 10F]

(c) members will be notified directly by the courts with regards to the status of the matters via CMS or email. Members are, however, advised to be in contact with the Courts with regards to the status of their cases. The email list for the JB High Court judicial officers is at APPENDIX 10G.

3.3 Conduct of matters in courts.

(a) all matters will be heard in the Open Court;

(b) members appearing for matters in chambers need only be attired appropriately for chamber matters;

(c) no fresh trials will start with priority given to part-heard trials;

(d) matters on any given day will be scheduled at staggered times. Members affected will be duly notified by the courts;

(e) counsels are to be present in court no earlier than 30 minutes before the appointed time;

(f) only 2 counsels per party are permitted to be present for any hearing or trial. Should additional counsels be required, parties are to write in to the courts for approval, which shall be at the discretion of the court bearing in mind the observance of social distancing;

(g) where applicable, 2 witnesses at any given time are to be present in court, subject to the discretion of the Bench;

(h) only 4 persons at a time are allowed in lifts. As such members are advised to make provision for time involved waiting for lift service when attending court;

(i) in cases involving expert testimony, dates will be set specifically for the attendance of expert in court;

(j) for joint divorce petitions, should a party be unable to attend court for the hearing, the party concerned is to apply in to the court concerned, for exemption from attendance. This request may be made submitted by the party’s solicitor on his/her behalf. In the event the Judge, in exercising his discretion, declines the exemption request, the matter will be rescheduled accordingly;

(k) for probate matters, applications for dispensation and amendments may be disposed off online at parties written request.

3.4 Off duty High Court and/or Sessions Court Judges and/or Magistrates and/or Deputy and/or Senior Assistant Registrars.

Matters before High Court and/or Sessions Court Judges and/or Magistrates and/or Deputy and/or Senior Assistant Registrars who are not on duty per the rosters will proceed via online or email, subject to parties’ consent and discretion of the adjudicator concerned. In the event that consent is an issue or that in the opinion of the adjudicator the matter cannot be heard online, then said matter will be rescheduled as a Case Management to a date when the adjudicator concerned is on duty.

3.5 E-review matters

These will proceed per normal.

3.6 List of Matters Rescheduled [Kluang] [APPENDIX 10H]

4. Also attached is the media statement issued by the Chief Registrar’s Office of the Federal Court of Malaysia – “MAKLUMAN OPERASI MAHKAMAH BERMULA 13 MEI 2020” [APPENDIX 10 I].

5. Members are reminded that the directives stated in this circular are supplementary to the protocols provided in APPENDICES 10A and 10I.

COLLECTION OF TITLES FROM PTG JB FOR DEALINGS SUBMITTED BEFORE THE MCO

6. JBC has been notified by PTG JB that the titles submitted by the legal firms listed below before the MCO are ready for collection. The firms concerned are to email PTG JB for an appointment for collection.

7. The firms concerned are:-

A S DHALIWAL
A. RAHIM & CO
ABA & ASSOCIATES
ABDUL HAKIM ABDUL RAHMAN & CO
ABDUL RAHMAN & PARTNERS
ABDUL RAHMAN SAAD & ASSCOCIATES
ABDULLAH & ZAINUDIN
ABU TALIB SHAROM
AHMAD FUAD AMIN & PARTNERS
AKMAL SAUFI & CO
ALAN TAN & LEE
ALBERT DING , LEE & PARTNERS
ALIA HUSIN & CO
ALVIN’S CHANG CHAMBER
AMIR ANUAR & CO
ANANDAN KRISHAN, SAHRIHAN & PARTNERS
ANG BENG HOE & CO
ANUAR YUSOF & PARTNERS
ARFIZAN THANI & ASSOCIATES
ARISSA TAN , CHIEN & CO
ARTHUR LEE & COMPANY
ASIAH & HISAM
ASIAH & HISAM ( 1014)
ASTA SATHIYA & PARTNERS
ATHI ARUNASALAM & ASSOCIATES
AZHARUDIN & ASSOCIATES
AZIE & PARTNERS
AZIZ DERASHID ROSDIN & CO
AZMAN WAN HELMI & ASSOC
AZMI & ASSOCIATES
AZMI ZURAINI & ASSOCIATES
AZZIZUDDIN KWANG & CO
BENJAMIN TAN & CO
C L BOO & ASSOCIATES
C S TANG & CO
C. F. WONG & CO
CHAMBERS OF JESVANT SINGH
CHEONG & PARTNERS
CHIONG & PARTNERS
CHONG & RAGU
CHUA & PARTNERS (904)
CHUA PARTNERSHIP
CHYE KWEE YEOW & CO
CLARENCE EDWIN LAW OFFICES
DANARAJ JIMMY & SARA
DAUD & CO
DAVID GURUPATHAM AND KOAY
DIANNA NOOR & PARTNERS
EIMING CHUA & CO
ELIZABETH SIEW & CO
FAIZAL SIOW BROCKETT & CHO
FAIZUL HILMY & CHEW
FARIDAWATI & ASSOCIATES
GAN & TEY
H. K. YOONG
HAFEZ & PARTNERS
HAFEZ & PARTNERS (638)
HAFEZ & PARTNERS (853)
HALIM HONG & QUEK
HAMZAH , SULAIMAN , & PARTNERS
HAN & PARTNERS
HARIATI & PARTNERS
HASSAN IBRAHIM & CO
HASSAN ZAIT & ASSOCIATES
HEE & LIM
HONG & FONG
IKBAL SALAM & ASSOCIATES
ISHAK SHARIF & CO
IZAUDDIN , FIRDAUS & MAHENDRAN
IZZAT MUHTAR & HUDHA
J. A NATHAN & CO
JAL & LIM
JESS TAN LAW CHAMBERS
JONATHAN & LING
JUNAIDAH & PARTNERS
K H CHOO & CO
K H LOO & CO
K V LIM & VOO
K. H. KOH , AZHAR & KOH
K. H. WONG , CHIN & CHEAH
K. S PANG & CO
KEE NORAINN & PARTNERS
KHAIRUDDIN , NGIAM & TAN
LAU , WONG & PARTNERS
LAU KOH KONG & ASSOCIATES
LAWRENCE PEREIRA & PARTNERS
LEE & TENGKU AZRINA
LEE BONG PENG & CO
LEE FOOK LEONG & CO
LEE HISHAMMUDDIN ALLEN & GLEDHILL
LEE REJ JIE & CO
LENG & CO
LIM & HOOI
LIM SOH & GOONTING
LOH & RENGA
LOH ,  RANJIT & ASSOCIATES
LOW & LEE
LOW & PARTNERS
LY OOI & CHAI
MAH LAW OFFICE
MAK , NG , SHAO & KEE
MANJIT SINGH SACHDEV , MOHAMMAD RADZI & PARTNERS
MOHAMED NOOR , AMRAN & YOON
MOHD AKHIR & PARTNERS
MOHD HANAPI HARON & CO
MUNHOE & MAR
NASHILI & CO
NG KEE CHONG & CO (549)
NORLIZA SAHIB & CO
NORZAKI YUSOP & CO
OMAR ISMAIL HAZMAN & CO
OTHMAN HASHIM & CO
P. L TAN & TAN
PATEL & ASSOCIATES
RAHIM & LAWRNEE
RASHID ZULKIFLI
RAZIF ABDULAZIZ & PARTNERS
REGINALD VALLIPURAM & CO
RODZIAH AND COMPANY
ROGER TAN & PARTNERS
ROHAMAT & LING
S. K. SONG
S. L. SONG & CO
S. N. POY , CHAI & CO
S.R. TAN , CHENG , LIM & TEE
SABARUDDIN ALI & CO
SAMSUDDIN LYNN & ASSOCIATES
SHAHINUDDIN & RANJIT
SHAHRIN NASIR & ASSOCIATES
SHAHRIZAL & NASIR
SHAHRIZAT RASHID & LEE
SHARIZAL & NASIR
SIA BOON PENG & CO
SIEW LEE & CO
SIMON TONG & PARTNERS
SING , LIM & LOW
SUSANN FANG & CO
SYAZWAN SYAZANI & PARTNERS
SYED ALWI , NG & CO
T. J. GOH & CO
T. L . CHEN & CO
T.K. LIM & CO
TAN & LEE
TAN SWEE IM , SIVA & PARTNERS
TAN, TAN & ASSOCIATES
TAWFEEK BADJENID & PARTNERS
TAY & ASSOCIATES
TEA KELVIN KANG & CO
TEE & TEOH
TEH KIM TEH , SALINA & CO
THE LAW CHAMBERS OF YEAP & LIM
THE LAW OFFICES OF CL HENG
TEH POH TEIK & CO
TIA & NOORDIN
TNG , LIEW , DAVID LEOW & CO
TOK & CO
TOONG & CO
W. K. TAN & E.G. LEE
WAN NADZIM & CO
WANG & S.B WONG
WJ CHEN &  COMPANY
WONG LAW CHAMBERS
WOON WEE YUEN & PARTNERS
YASMIN & CO
YEOH MAZLINA & PARTNERS
YONG & RAJAH
ZAID IBRAHIM & CO
ZAIN JOHSON & ASSOCIATES
ZAINAL ABIDIN & CO
ZULKAFLI , RANI & CO
   

The Johore Bar Secretariat will resume operations on 13/05/2020.

Should any issue or problem arise, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat at secretariat@johorebar.org.my

Wishing you all well as we adapt to and manoeuver our way around a “new normal” on many fronts, taking the changes in our stride.

SHAHAREEN BEGUM BINTI ABDUL SUBHAN

CHAIRMAN

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