Criminal Law In Malaysia

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Author: Dr. Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed, Dr Muhamad Hassan Ahmad
Published: Jul 2023
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9786297527192
Country: Malaysia

Categories: , Product ID: 9679


Quote from Foreword

“This book, Criminal Law in Malaysia with its 31 chapters, is an excellent introductory text which comprehensively covers the major areas of criminal law.  The table of contents is organized in a very appropriate fashion … The chapters on Islamic criminal law  and international criminal law are additional features that make this book go beyond an ordinary Criminal Law textbook.”

From the Foreword by
Tun Arifin bin Zakaria
Former Chief Justice of Malaysia

About the Book

Criminal Law is a key area of the law which operates and continues to grow each day. There is no doubt that an up-to-date title such as this is very much needed today. Encompassing 31 chapters, Criminal Law in Malaysia provides excellent coverage of the major areas of Criminal Law, both those within the ambit of the Penal Code and those covered by other independent statutes such as drug trafficking, money laundering, cybercrime, sedition, and Islamic criminal law.

Setting out clearly the elements and scope of the many types of criminal offenses and corresponding punishments imposed, this title is the go-to text for all students studying Criminal Law in the Malaysian curriculum. Written with easy comprehension as its foremost objective, the text affords quick mastery of this wide and complex area of law. Besides covering the substantive topics of Criminal Law, ancillary matters like abetment, joint liability, conspiracy, attempt, and applicable defenses are also considered. The inclusion of chapters on Islamic criminal law and International criminal law broadens the coverage of this book.

The operation of the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Bill 2023 which was recently passed by Parliament to remove mandatory death sentences from the Penal statutes besides redefining the sentence of imprisonment of life has been discussed in a dedicated chapter to keep abreast with this key development in criminal sentencing in Malaysia.

Written by subject matter experts from different Malaysian universities, the chapters in the book comply with the requirements of the course outline of Criminal Law which is taught in most local universities thereby making it a key reference text. With its expert writers from diverse backgrounds and experience, this book should be of great interest not only to undergraduate law students but also to the general public who may want to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the essentials of Malaysian Criminal Law.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of Criminal Law, written in a practical and simplified manner for easy understanding
  • Adequately supported by case law and statutory provisions with other references providing signposts for further readings
  • Wide coverage that includes crimes of topical concern like terrorism, money laundering, cyber crimes, and corporate criminal liability
  • Contains a useful overview of the criminal jurisdiction of the courts and an outline of key criminal processes
  • Multiple contributors from various universities, make this the go-to student text
  • Discusses operation of the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Bill 2023
  • Includes coverage of Islamic criminal law and international criminal law


  1. Criminal Law: An Introduction
  2. Elements of Crime
  3. Mistake and Accident
  4. Age of Criminal Responsibility
  5. Mental Illness (Insanity), Voluntariness, Automatism, and Intoxication
  6. Duress and Necessity
  7. Private Defence and Provocation
  8. Point Criminal Liability
  9. Abetment
  10. Conspiracy
  11. Attempt
  12. Murder and Culpable Homicide
  13. Hurt and Grievous Hurt
  14. Sexual Offences
  15. Theft
  16. Extortion and Robbery
  17. Receiving Stolen Goods and Criminal Trespass
  18. Misappropriation of and Breach of Trust
  19. Cheating
  20. Offences Against the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Ruler or Yang Di-Pertua Negeri
  21. Terrorism and Possession of Offensive Weapons
  22. Drugs Offences
  23. Money Laundering
  24. Cyber Crimes
  25. Corporate Criminal Liability
  26. Sedition
  27. Misprision of Felony
  28. Courts: Criminal Jurisdiction and Criminal Process
  29. Islamic Criminal Law and its Application in Malaysia
  30. International Criminal Law
  31. Mandatory Death Sentence and Life Imprisonment: With Reference to the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Bill 2023

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 21 × 30 × 15 cm


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