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Malaysian legal system: sources of law and the Malaysian courts

Daud, Mahyuddin (2019) Malaysian legal system: sources of law and the Malaysian courts. In: Visiting Delegates from Faculty of Law, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 22nd January 2019, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-religious country The national legal system reflects such heterogeneous society which has been influenced and shaped by external and individual cultures Malaysia has a plural legal system, a national legal system within which coexist two or more legal traditions (heritage of common legal concepts, methodology, institutions, processes, and remedies). MLS is based on common law tradition Common law and rules of equity of England were received together with British administration when British came to the Malay Peninsula, first to Penang in 1786 The British occupation of Penang, Singapore and Melaka – which together became a British colony known as the Straits Settlements – was followed by British intervention and indirect rule through the treaties of protection in the Malay states, beginning with Perak in 1874. In Borneo, north Borneo (now Sabah) and Sarawak became British protectorates in 1888 and British colonies in 1946, after being privately administered by the British North Borneo Company and the ‘White Rajahs’ The territories of the Sultans of Brunei and Sulu were ceded to Western adventurers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 6395/71133
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian legal systemm sources of lawm Malaysian Courts
Subjects: K Law > K Law (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
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr. Mahyuddin Daud
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 17:20
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 17:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71133

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