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Malaysian federalism: issues and acceptance

Muslim, Nazri and Jalil, Faridah and Musa, Nurhafilah and Mokhtar, Khairil Azmin and Md Khalid, Rasyikah (2015) Malaysian federalism: issues and acceptance. Australian Journal of Sustainable Business and Society, 1 (1). pp. 109-118. ISSN 2204-7751 (O), 2204-681X (P)

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After the 2008 General Election, Malaysians were witnessing dynamics of a federal system of government after being ruled by the same coalition parties of Barisan Nasional (National Front) since Independence. When the coalition of Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Front) won five states in the 2008 General Election, many intergovernmental conflicts occurred. Pre-2008, the conflict was confined to family matters such as legal effects of conversion to Islam in a non-Muslim marriage. Post 2008, the federal conflict entered the public law sphere involving a legal tussle between the federal government and the state of Kelantan in the petroleum royalty issue. These federal conflicts have been highlighted in the mass media, catapulting the public from being ignorant about federalism to being curious as to which level of government actually has the power to manage the issues raised. A quantitative study was conducted to find out Malaysians’ level of knowledge, understanding, acceptance and perception towards the federal system in the country. The paper discusses some of the outcomes of the study.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1650/43837
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Legal System, Malaysian Federalism, Kelantan Petroleum Royalty, Conversion to Islam
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Khairil Azmin Datuk Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 08:55
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2017 11:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43837

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