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Contemporary human rights issues in Malaysia

Shuaib, Farid Sufian (2012) Contemporary human rights issues in Malaysia. In: Human Rights Law: International, Malaysian and Islamic Perspectives. Sweet & Maxwell Asia, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 311-317. ISBN 9789675040870

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The Malaysian Federal Constitution provides for fundamental liberties. However, taking into account that the Constitution was proclaimed in the environment where there was communist insurgencies and a nascent pluralist society, the fundamental liberties were laden with exceptions including on security and public order. The challenge for the constitutional players in the 21st century is to read the Constitution with a deep respect for values held dear by the society in the past but at the same to bring the spirit of the constitution into accord with the present realities. The polemics and contested issues canvassed in following discussion will look at these tensions which involve traditions and understanding of the relationship between the State and the people.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1859/15433
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights, Malaysia, constitution
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Farid Sufian Shuaib
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 16:44
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 14:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15433

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