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Court of Appeal Sets Aside Orders of Contempt Against TNB

21/12/2015

The Court of Appeal recently set aside orders made by the Johor Bahru High Court against Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) last year in contempt proceedings that arose out of a suit commenced by Bukit Lenang Development Sdn. Bhd. (Bukit Lenang).
 
This was upon Bukit Lenang, informing the Court of Appeal that it did not wish to contest TNB’s appeals against the said orders of the High Court.
 
Earlier in 2014, Bukit Lenang had filed a suit against TNB and two other parties for trespass in the Johore Bahru High Court. TNB was found liable in contempt of court and a fine of RM100,000.00 was imposed upon it, while the surveyor that TNB had called as its witness was also found liable in contempt and was thereafter reprimanded.
 
In setting aside the orders of the High Court against TNB, the Court of Appeal also set aside the order that found the surveyor liable for contempt as well as the order that reprimanded him.
 
Bukit Lenang also informed the Court of Appeal that it would not object to TNB’s application (to the High Court) for the refund of the RM100,000.00 fine.



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