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Corporate criminal liability in Islamic banks in Malaysia

Yusoff, Nur Yusliana and Hassan, Rusni (2022) Corporate criminal liability in Islamic banks in Malaysia. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2289-4635 (In Press)

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Purpose – This paper aims to highlight provisions that may attract corporate criminal liability (CCL) in legislation and regulations enacted in Malaysia. Further, this paper identifies gaps or obstacles in the implementation of CCL in Islamic banks (IBs) in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach – This research adopts the qualitative methodology. More specifically, it uses normative legal research by focusing on primary and secondary data obtained from legislation, regulations, decided case laws, guidelines, law textbooks and bank annual reports in relation to CCL provisions. It also conducts semi-structured interviews with different categories of experts, including legal practitioners (lawyers), regulators from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Securities Commission Malaysia, officers of the Attorney General’s Chambers and officers from legal departments in IBs. Findings – The results conclude that IBs should implement the law on CCL because they are considered corporations. It is also found that not all IBs complied with CCL provisions brought corporate offenders before the court. Research limitations/implications – This research is restricted by its specialisation in CCL in IBs in Malaysia. Practical implications – The CCL provision has to be implemented effectively by IBs to achieve the benefit. However, not all IBs implement CCL provision properly. The understanding created by the interview data illuminates the challenges in implementing CCL provisions. Thus, this paper seeks to change the approach in the implementation of CCL provisions by IBs in Malaysia. Originality/value – The paper touches upon a new area, notably CCL in IBs, which is not well researched in past literature. Although there is a vast research on CCL, corporate crime in IBs in Malaysia is still an unexplored area. This study gives light on the implementation of CCL provisions in IBs.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate criminal liability, Financial crimes, IFSA, Islamic banks, Islamic financial institutions, Legislation, Malaysia, Regulations, Shar�ı‘ah compliance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Prof Dr Rusni Hassan
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 12:37
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 12:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101047

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