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Federal Constitution of Malaysia and unity: an analysis from several perspectives

Mokhtar, Khairil Azmin (2011) Federal Constitution of Malaysia and unity: an analysis from several perspectives. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Perpaduan Nasional, 14 -15 Disember 2011, Hotel Seri Pacific, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Unity in Malaysia faces at least 2 main challenges, namely, unity of territory and unity of community. To overcome these challenges, the fundamental and supreme law of the country is equipped with several mechanisms and institutions. Some aspects of the solutions provided for by the Constitution are found in most countries are in compliance with general democratic norms. However, some solutions appear to depart from the generally practiced norms or are rather the exceptional and salient features of the Malaysian Constitution. This paper seeks to highlight certain aspects of the constitution which have vital roles in promoting and ensuring unity of the nation and to show that the intriguing features of the Constitution are significant in maintaining peaceful co-existence between the diverse communities in the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1650/16701
Uncontrolled Keywords: Federal Constitution, unity
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Khairil Azmin Datuk Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 08:03
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 10:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16701

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