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Jurisdiction and powers of the civil courts

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali (2014) Jurisdiction and powers of the civil courts. In: Malaysian Legal System. The Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd, Ampang, pp. 391-432. ISBN 9789670748719

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The Courts of Justice in Malaysia comprises the the superior courts and the subordinate courts. The superior courts are composed of the Federal Court (the apex court), the Court of Appeal, and the two High Courts of coordinate jurisdiction and status, namely the High Court of Malaya for Peninsular Malaysia and the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak, for the States of Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan. The jurisdiction and powers of these courts are provided in the Courts of Judicature Act 1964. Meanwhile, the subordinate courts consist of the Sessions Court and the Magistrates’ Court. The jurisdiction and powers of these courts areprovided in the Subordinate Courts Act 1948. This chapter discusses the jurisdiction and powers of the ordinary courts of law or civil courts in Malaysia. Further, the Court For Children constituted under the Child Act 2001 which hears cases on charges pressed against children is also discussed in this chapter. It is noteworthy that if the accused person falls under the definition of a ‘child’ in s. 2 of the Child Act 2001, which in general is between the age of 12 to 18, he/she will be tried for offences under the Penal Code in accordance with the Child Act 2001

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2924/40383
Subjects: 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: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2014 15:36
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 12:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40383

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