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Environmental issues in a federation: the case of Malaysia

Saleem, Muhammad Yusuf (2005) Environmental issues in a federation: the case of Malaysia. Intellectual Discourse, 13 (2). pp. 201-212. ISSN 0128-4878

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From a constitutional perspective, the responsibilities over environmental issues cannot be precisely divided between federal and state governments. Environmental problems could only be dealt with successfully, as the Malaysian case exemplify, through a concurrent jurisdiction. The responsibility for the implementation of environmental laws is left to the states which because of their nearness to the source of environmental problems are in a better position to monitor violations. However, interstate environmental problems must be addressed jointly by federal and state governments.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2867/23350
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental issues, federation, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Saleem
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2012 15:08
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 08:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23350

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