The Law on Dangerous Drugs in Malaysia

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Authors: Rahmat Hazlan, Luqman Bin Mazlan
Published: 03 July 2023
ISBN: 9789672702023
Country: Malaysia
Category: Product ID: 9911


This book offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the law of dangerous drugs in Malaysia. It not only covers the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 but also delves into the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985 and the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988. Incorporating the latest developments to the law as well as time-honored authoritative precedents, this book offers a detailed practical analysis of the law for legal practitioners and law students.


  • This book provides a comprehensive overview of the law related to dangerous drugs in Malaysia, covering key legislation and cases.
  • The book outlines the law governing the various offenses on dangerous drugs such as possession (chapter 2), trafficking (chapter 3), and self-administration and consumption (chapter 6).
  • In Chapter 7, the book details common evidential issues faced in a drug case such as the material witness, information leading to discovery, admission on statement in evidence as well as agent provocateurs and informers.
  • In Chapter 8 – Constitutional Issues, the book delves into the many facets of the right to a fair trial, a principle that has constantly developed over the years. This Chapter also explores the various constitutional challenges such as the constitutionality of the death penalty and the landmark case of Alma Nudo Atenza v PP [2019] 4 MLJ 1.
  • In Chapter 9 – Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985, the book examines the entire process of preventive detention concerning drug offenses.
  • In Chapter 10 – Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988, the book covers property forfeiture laws pertaining to dangerous drugs, shedding light on the legal framework to combat drug-related financial crimes.

Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Possession
Chapter 3: Trafficking
Chapter 4: The Drugs
Chapter 5: Presumptions
Chapter 6: Self-Administration and Consumption of Drugs
Chapter 7: Evidential Issues in Drug Cases
Chapter 8: Constitutional Issues
Chapter 9: Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985
Chapter 10: Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988

About the Authors:
Rahmat Hazlan is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. His area of practice primarily focuses on criminal defense in capital punishment cases, drug offenses, organized crime, corruption offenses, and commercial crimes. He has appeared numerous times as counsel and solicitor in the Malaysian courts.

Luqman Bin Mazlan was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2014. With eight years of experience, he specializes in criminal defense, primarily focusing on drug-related offenses and preventive detention legislation. He is the founding partner of Messrs. Ahmad Danial Iswatt & Luqman (formerly known as Luqman Iswatt & Partners). Currently, Luqman is pursuing a Master’s degree (LLM) in Criminal Justice at Queen Mary University of London

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 21 × 30 × 15 cm


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