Constitutional Law in Malaysia (eBook)

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Authors: Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed (Consulting Editor) , Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Saleh (Contributor) , Noor Shuhadawati Mohamad Amin (Contributor) , Nor Hafizah Mohd Badrol Afandi (Contributor) , Nurhafilah Musa (Contributor) , Sheila Ramalingam (Contributor) , Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar (Contributor) , Usharani Balasingam (Contributor) , Vijiaprabu Manikam (Contributor) , Yusuf Ibrahim Arowosaiye (Contributor) , Mohammad Naqib Ishan Jan (Contributor) , Lahveenya Panchalingam (Contributor) , Muhamad Hassan Ahmad (Consulting Editor) , Abdul Rani Kamarudin (Contributor) , Adnan Yaakob (Contributor) , Ahmad Masum (Contributor) , Ahmed Majid (Contributor) , Andrew J Harding (Contributor) , Chithra Latha Ramalingam (Author) , Hafidz Hakimi Haron (Contributor) , Haslinda Mohd Anuar (Contributor) , Yusuff Jelili Amuda (Contributor)
01 November 2022
ISBN/ISSN: 9789672701644
Category: Product ID: 10688


The Constitutional Law in Malaysia comprises of 28 chapters and is an all-encompassing text of constitutional law on a wide range of important areas under the Federal Constitution. It covers topics such as constitutional supremacy, fundamental human rights, federalism, citizenship, elections, roles and powers of the executive, legislature and the judiciary, public services and public servants, Attorney-General, special powers against subversion and emergency powers, constitutional interpretation and constitutional amendments. The important components of the Islamic constitution and the significant role of constitutions under international law are also featured in this book. The book provides a step-by-step guide on the subject with reference to the provisions of the Federal Constitution and the decided cases of the superior courts. Besides that, the chapters are written in a simple and comprehensive manner so the content could be easily read by all. The theoretical and practical application of the Malaysian Federal Constitution would be an excellent source of reference for undergraduate law students as well as non-legal communities.

Key Features:

  • Clear and detailed explanation on each Constitutional Law topics
  • In-depth analysis supported by rich citation of cases and provisions of the Federal Constitution
  • Chapter contributors are empanelled from various local universities as well as members of current and former legislative and executive bodies
  • Chapter structure follows the course outline of most Malaysian universities • Coverage of the Islamic constitution and the significant role of constitutions under international law

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Parameters of Constitutionalism in Malaysia and Beyond: Some Introductory Thoughts
 Chapter 2 Malaysian Federal Constitution: An Historical Overview
 Chapter 3 Federalism
 Chapter 4 Constitutional Supremacy, Basic Structure and Constitutional Oath Doctrine
 Chapter 5 Right to Life and Personal Liberty
 Chapter 6 Unlawful Detention and Rights of Arrested Person
 Chapter 7 Slavery and Forced Labour
 Chapter 8 Retrospective Criminal Laws and Double Jeopardy
 Chapter 9 Equality and Equal Protection
 Chapter 10 Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Association
 Chapter 11 Right to Property 
 Chapter 12 Freedom of Religion
 Chapter 13 Right to Education
 Chapter 14 Citizenship: Its Acquisition
 Chapter 15 Citizenship: Termination and Deprivation
 Chapter 16 Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Conference of Rulers
 Chapter 17 Executive 
 Chapter 18 Legislature
 Chapter 19 Judiciary 
 Chapter 20 Elections
 Chapter 21 Public Services and Public Servants
 Chapter 22 Attorney General 
 Chapter 23 Special Powers against Subversion
 Chapter 24 Emergency Powers
 Chapter 25 Constitutional Interpretation 
 Chapter 26 Constitutional Amendments 
 Chapter 27 Constitutional Law: Islamic Perspective
 Chapter 28 Constitutional Law: International Law Perspective


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