Constitutional Law in Malaysia

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  • Publication Date: Oct – 2022
  • Author: Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed (Consulting Editor) & Muhamad Hassan Ahmad (Consulting Editor)
  • ISBN: 9789672701637
  • Format: Softcover
  • Country: Malaysia

Categories: , Product ID: 8107



The Constitutional Law in Malaysia comprises 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, constitutional amendments, and on constitutionality challenge of statutes with special reference to Sedition Act 1948.

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 can 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 of each Constitutional Law topic
  • In-depth analysis supported by rich citation of cases and provisions of the Federal Constitution
  • Chapter contributors are impanelled from various local universities as well as members of current and former legislative and executive bodies
  • The 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

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 21 × 30 × 15 cm


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