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River pollution and class action in rakyat's interest

Hamid, Abdul Ghafur@Khin Maung Sein (2020) River pollution and class action in rakyat's interest. Malaysiakini, 15 December 2020.

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The question here is, does the rakyat have the right to bring a civil action and claim a substantial amount of damages under the Malaysian law against the polluters and possibly against the responsible government or public authorities? One possible way is to initiate a 'class action' litigation, In Malaysia, ‘class action’ is commonly known as ‘representative action’. The procedural requirements for a representative action are laid down in Order 15, Rule 12(1) of the Rules of Court 2012 (ROC). Cost is the main factor for the reluctance of someone to take up a class action for the public interest. However, it may be that the litigant is assisted by non-governmental organizations or volunteer legal aid organizations.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: Opinions Column 3163/86552
Uncontrolled Keywords: River pollution, water woes, class action against polluters, Rules of Court 2012.
Subjects: K Law > K3581 Environmental Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafur Hamid
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 11:47
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 11:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86552

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