Circular No. 10/20: Update on Covid-19 Movement Control Order [4]

I bring you more updates consequent to the extension of the Movement Control Order of 16/03/2020 [“MCO”] to 29/04/2020 [“Extended MCO Period”].

Further and in addition to JBC Circulars Nos: 7/20, 8/20 and 9/20 dated 31/03/2020 [“JBC 9/20”], the updates consequential to said extension are referred to below, with the corresponding circulars/announcements attached, which are self-explanatory.

COURT MATTERS

  1. UPDATE ON COVID-19 | HEARINGS TO BE CONDUCTED ONLINE DURING THE MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER  – BC CIRCULAR 097/2020 [10/04/2020][APPENDIX -4A]

2. BC INFOGRAPHICS OF LIST OF STATES COURTS OFFICERS ON DUTY  – [APPENDIX – 4B]

3. LIST OF RESCHEDULED MATTERS

(i) Batu Pahat

(a) MAGISTRATE’S COURT [APPENDIX -4C]

Original Dates [PK/B/BP/SB]Rescheduled Dates [PK/B/BP/SB]  
15/04/2020  03/06/2020
16/04/2020  04/06/2020
19/04/2020  07/06/2020
20/04/2020  15/06/2020
21/04/202009/06/2020
22/04/2020  10/06/2020
23/04/2020  11/06/2020
27/04/2020  15/06/2020
28/04/202016/06/2020

Note:

PK : Pengurusan Kes

SB : Sambung Bicara

B  :  Bicara

BP: Bicara Permohonan

The “Jadual Bertugas Mahkamah Sesyen dan Mahkamah Majistret Batu Pahat” is attached as Appendix-4D.

(ii) Johor Bahru

(a) HIGH COURT

Members are advised to check the rescheduled dates on https://efs.kehakiman.gov.my/EFSWeb/

(b) LOWER COURTS

  • Criminal Matters

For existing cases, the interpreters of the respective courts will notify both DPPs and counsels of the rescheduled dates via CMS email.

There will be a Sessions Court Judge and a Magistrate on duty to hear newly registered cases.

  • Civil Matters

All cases fixed during the Extended MCO Period are vacated. Members are advised to refer to the E-Filing and CMS systems for updates on new dates.

(iii) Muar

(a) HIGH COURT [APPENDIX-4E]

  • MATTERS BEFORE JUSTICE DATUK WIRA HALIJAH BT ABBAS
Original Dates [PK/B]Re-scheduled Dates [PK/B]  
19/04/2020 20/04/2020  15/06/2020  
21/04/2020 – 23/04/202016/06/2020  
27/04/2020 28/04/202017/06/2020  

Note:

PK : Pengurusan Kes

B  :  Bicara

Trials before the Judge are now rescheduled as Case Managements before the Judge on the dates stated above. Trial dates will be fixed then based on counsels’ suitable dates.

  • MATTERS BEFORE JUSTICE HJ AHMAD NASFY BIN HJ YASIN
Original Dates  Re-scheduled Dates
[FOR CASE MANAGEMENT BEFORE THE DR]  
15/04/2020 – 28/04/202011/06/2020  
  • MATTERS BEFORE THE DR [EXCEPT FOR E-REVIEWS]

Civil Matters

Original Dates [PK/B]Re-scheduled Dates [PK/B]  
15/04/2020 -28/04/2020  15/06/2020  

Criminal Matters

Original Dates [PK/B]Re-scheduled Dates [PK/B]  
19/04/202014/06/2020

Note:

PK : Pengurusan Kes

B  :  Bicara

  • MATTERS BEFORE THE SENIOR ASSISTANT REGISTRAR [“SAR”] & THE LOWER COURTS

For matters on the e-Filing system, members will be notified of the rescheduled dates via the Case Management System [“CMS”] while the rescheduled dates for manually filed matters will be notified by email.

Members are advised to email Puan Mageshwary Muniandy, DR Muar High Court should the notifications concerned are not received. The Infographic at APPENDIX 4B refers.

CONVEYANCING MATTERS

4. UPDATE ON STAMPING ISSUES [BC CIRCULAR 101/2020 [13/04/2020][APPENDIX -4F]

SECRETARIAT MATTERS

5. The Bar Council and the Johore Bar Secretariats will be closed from 18.3.2020 to 28.04.2020. Barring any extension of the Extended MCO Period, both secretariats will reopen on 29/04/2020.

Members are able to liaise, via email, with:-

(a) the Bar Council Secretariat at council@malaysianbar.org.my

(b) the  Johore Bar Secretariat at secretariat@johorebar.org.my

6. Should there be any queries, concerns or issues, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 0192234007 or by email at sbegumsubhan@hotmail.com

The Johore Bar Committee will keep members informed of developments, if any.

Meanwhile, stay safe & well, always.

Thank you.

SHAHAREEN BEGUM BINTI ABDUL SUBHAN

CHAIRMAN

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