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Regulating charitable organisations in Malaysia: challenges and recommendations

Ali, Zuraidah and Hassan, Halyani (2017) Regulating charitable organisations in Malaysia: challenges and recommendations. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 25 (Special Issue). pp. 45-50. ISSN 0128-7702

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Abstract

Charities in Malaysia are regulated by aa few Acts which has its origins in the English law, whereby the concept and purpose of the charity has its origin in the Preamble to Charitable Uses Act 1601. In England and Wales, the prevailing Act on charity is the Charities Act 2011, in which 12 types of charities are acknowledged. The English Charities Act gives power to the courts and the Charity Commissioners to regulate and enforce charitable purposes in order to prevent abuses. In Malaysia, there is no single regulator or monitoring body that oversees these charitable organisations which has led to rampant abuses reported in charity organisations. This paper proposes a uniform law and procedure relating to charitable organisations and a competent body to deal with matters exclusively related to charities within the purview of local legislation, society and customs in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1745/65664
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abuses, charities, English Law, monitoring body, uniform law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Zuraidah Ali
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 15:35
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 15:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65664

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