Beyond statutory enforcement: Malaysia’s Apex Court dismisses a common law action for enforcement of foreign judgment due to failure to adduce the foreign judgment

There is a simple, but fundamental, difference between a statutory enforcement under Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act 1958 (REJA) and a common law action.  REJA covers cases where a judgment creditor wants to enforce a decision from a jurisdiction which enforces Malaysian court judgments (the so called ‘reciprocity’).  When REJA applies, the foreign judgment can … Read more