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Anti-terrorism financing laws in Malaysia: current trends and developments

Abdul-Qadir Zubair, Aishat and Oseni, Umar Aimhanosi and Mohd Yasin, Norhashimah (2015) Anti-terrorism financing laws in Malaysia: current trends and developments. IIUM Law Journal, 23 (1). pp. 153-173. ISSN 0128-2530

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Malaysia has continued to proactively enhance its legal framework for combating terrorism financing as a phenomenal response to the global war against terrorism. This paper revisits the provisions relating to anti-terrorism financing in the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFA), and the recent amendment made to the Act in 2014, as well as the Penal Code of Malaysia. While this study focuses on Anti-Terrorism Laws in Malaysia, AMLATFA forms the crux of the discussion in the light of current developments in anti-terrorism legislation in Malaysia. A brief Islamic legal perspective on anti-terrorism financing is given in the light of specific provisions of AMLATFA and the Penal Code. The paper finds that Malaysia is keeping up with the global developments in Anti-Terrorism Financing laws and this has helped it to maintain a good image in the global world as a country that is ready to combat terrorism generally and terrorism financing specifically. With the emerging threats of the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Malaysia and the world at large, there is no better time than now to come up with a more comprehensive law such as the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 to complement existing legislations on terrorism financing.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6807/43092
Uncontrolled Keywords: anti-terrorism financing, Malaysia, terrorism, Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015, terrorism financing, POTA
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
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. Umar Aimhanosi Oseni
Date Deposited: 25 May 2015 08:36
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 17:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43092

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