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Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali (2014) Legislation. In: Malaysian Legal System. The Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd, Ampang, pp. 199-228. ISBN 9789670748719

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The power to legislate law is with the legislature, the application of the enacted legislation is on the executive and its subjects and the power to interpret the legislation and of ensuring its compliance lies with the courts. The power of Parliament and the State Legislature in Malaysia is limited by the Federal Constitution. The above two legislative bodies cannot make any law they please. The Parliament as a legislative body at the Federal level is vested with the power to amend or repeal the provisions of the Federal Constitution by way of two third majority votes of both houses of Parliament. A bill is a proposed legislation and it does not become law until it is passed by the legislature. This chapter discusses the different types of bills namely, public bills, private bills and hybrid bills and the law making process in the Parliament. Further, the discussion is also focused on the merits and the demerits of the subsidiary legislation and the constitutional duty of the courts to ensure that no excessive delegation has taken place.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2924/40388
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 16:33
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 14:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40388

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