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Searching the essence of the Malaysian Constitution: between Islam and secular

Shuaib, Farid Sufian (2014) Searching the essence of the Malaysian Constitution: between Islam and secular. In: Seminar of Law and Society 4 (SLAS 4): Development of the Law and Islamization, The Malaysian and Indonesian Perspectives, 9 September 2014, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper seeks to find the essence of the Malaysian constitution, between the Islamic and secular character of the constitution. The research examines the history and drafting of the constitution and studies the text of the Federal Constitution. The paper explores the meaning of secularism and secular state and compares the application of secular character in the constitution of some European countries. Several relevant case laws from Europe provide a comparative material in considering the extension of the same approach to Malaysia. The effect of such characterisation of a constitution and a country in the application of ordinary laws is considered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1859/40359
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Constitution, Islam, secular
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H96 Public policy (General), Policy sciences
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Farid Sufian Shuaib
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 11:51
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2015 11:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40395

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