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LAW 416 / INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIAL LAW

ASSIGNMENT 1

QUESTION 1

Describe the hierarchy of courts in Malaysia and explain the jurisdiction of the
subordinate courts.
(25 marks)

QUESTION 2

a) Section 7(b) of the Contracts Act 1950 lays down the rule that acceptance of a
proposal must be communicated. Explain the exceptions to this provision.

(10 marks)

b) Abu was a member of a religious group known as "Kerajaan Bumi". One evening,
Abu was told by his spiritual adviser Ayah Din that their religious group urgently needed
a new meeting place and Ayah Din reminds Abu in a friendly way of the large bungalow
which Abu owns in Klang. On being told to pray for guidance, Abu announces that he
has been inspired to sell the said bungalow to Ayah Din for RM50.000. The market
value of the bungalow at that time was RM600.000. Three days later, Abu met his
solicitors and executed the transfer of his said bungalow to Ayah Din at the said value.
Two months later Abu was expelled from his religious group by Ayah Din. He now wants
to set aside the sale of his bungalow.

Advise Abu.

(15 marks)

Instruction:

1.

This assignment constitutes 10% of your carry marks.

2.

This is a group assignment.

3.

Format of assignment: font: Arial, font size: 12, 1.5 paragraph spacing.

4.

Citation for cases must be in the form of footnotes.

5.

Date of submission

6 NOVEMBER 2016