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Law of Evidence : A Commentary by Srimurugan Alagan

Author
Srimurugan Alagan
Publication Date Sep 2020
ISBN

9789672339915

Format
Hardcover + Ebook
"This book is a timely and useful addition to the literature on evidence. The insights provided are instructive and will save the readers from spending a lot of time on laborious research."
From the Foreword by
YAA Tan Sri Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat
Chief Justice of Malaysia
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Evidence forms the essential substratum of every legal matter. The mastery of the rules of evidence enriches the toolkit of every lawyer. This book makes available clear, detailed and analytical section-by-section commentary on the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950. The principles of law developed through cases of the years, both local and foreign, are carefully distilled and summarised for the easy guidance of readers. The decisions of the Indian courts which are important for a better understanding of evidence law have been carefully considered and discussed.
 
The provisions of the Evidence Act are fully up-to-date and helpful cross-references guide users through the intricacies of the working of the Malaysian law of evidence. The commentary is presented in a readable style and containes significant court decisions interpreting and applying the Act.
 
This book meets an urgent need for a current and comprehensive commentary on the Malaysian evidence statute and should be a book not to be missed by lawyers, judges, court officers, legal advisers, lecturers and students.
 
KEY FEATURES:
  • Clear and detailed section-by-section commentary on the Evidence Act.
  • Important applicable principles discussed, supported by relevant authorities.
  • Considers foreign cases, especially those from India, SIngapore and the United Kingdom, which help to interpret and provide clearer understanding of some key provisions of the Act.
  • Includes useful historical background and cross-references to other legislation which work together with the Act.
  • Appendices on the Banker's Book Evidence Act 1949 and selected sections of the Criminal Procedure Code have been included.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PART I: RELEVANCY

Chapter I Preliminary

Chapter II Relevancy of Facts

PART II: PROOF

Chapter III Facts which need not be Proved

Chapter IV Oral Evidence

Chapter V Documentary Evidence 

Chapter VI Exclusion of Oral by Documentary Evidence

PART III: PRODUCTION AND EFFECT OF EVIDENCE

Chapter VII Burden of Proof

Chapter VIII Estoppel

Chapter IX Witnesses

Chapter X Examination of Witnesses

Chapter XI Improper Admission and Rejection of Evidence

List of Amendments

List of Sections Amended

Appendix 1: Banker's Books (Evidence) Act 1949 (Act 33)

Appendix 2: Criminal Procedure Code

Index

 

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