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Administrative law in Malaysia

Ahmad, Wan Azlan and Nik Mahmod, Nik Ahmad Kamal (2006) Administrative law in Malaysia. Sweet & Maxwell Asia, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. ISBN 9789832631750

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Power of a public nature must neither be abused nor exceeded. Administrative law is the branch of public law which is principally concerned with ensuring that the government, government departments, tribunals and all authorities exercising public law functions act within the perimeters of their power. Judicial review is the backbone of administrative law and is the most potent judicial weapon available to an aggrieved individual to challenge the validity of the decision-making process of public authorities. Administrative Law in Malaysia sets out in clear and succinct language the applicable principles of Malaysian administrative law. This book contains the fruits of a detailed study of Malaysian and foreign, principally English and Australian, court decisions. To aid understanding, the text is rich in the facts of the leading cases and the judicial dicta explaining and applying the law to those cases. The substantive grounds of judicial review are explored and, where appropriate, readers are informed how the local law may differ from the position in major Commonwealth jurisdictions. This enables the reader to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the local position. The remedies available to the successful litigant are critically discussed and the legal position is summarised for easy understanding and application by busy legal practitioners. Where the local position is unclear or has not been directly considered by the courts, the book attempts to point the way forward. The liability of the government in tort and the availability of injunctions against the government are also covered in the book. Administrative Law in Malaysia is a book which should not be missed by lawyers, judicial officers, public authorities, in-house counsel and non-governmental organisations.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 317/318 (fpd57KPG2450W244A 2006)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Laws,administrative law-Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: National P Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 08:30
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 09:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/378

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