Malaysian Legal System, 3rd Edition | 2023


Malaysian Legal System, 3rd Edition | 2023

Author Ashgar Ali Ali Muhamad &  Hassan Ahmad
Publication Date Oct 2023
ISBN 9789674571863
Softcover, 786 pages 
Publisher CLJ Publication


The way the legal system is applied differs from nation to nation and is mostly influenced by the particular history of that nation. The origins of the Malaysian legal system may be linked to British colonial control, and understanding this history of the law creates the groundwork for comprehending and putting into practise other legal concepts, such as those of administrative, judicial, and constitutional law. The "Malaysian Legal System" book, which has 35 chapters and covers all aspects of Malaysia's legal system, was written by authorities in their disciplines who have a keen interest in the topic. With reference to the pertinent statutes and decided cases, it traces the history and roots of this nation's legal system before and during the British "invasion" into the Straits Settlements, Malay States, and the Borneo States. With reference to sections 3 and 5 of the Civil Law Act 1956 (Revised 1972), the contemporary application of English law in Malaysia is explored. It also covers, among other things, where Malaysian law came from, how laws are made in parliament, how laws are interpreted and constructed, how justice is administered, and how Malaysian lawyers practise, particularly under the Syariah system. Also covered are the key components of procedural law, specifically the civil procedure, criminal procedure, and the law of evidence. 

Key Features:

-Clear and thorough explanations of key facets of Malaysian law and the legal system.
-Excellent resource on the evolution of Malaysian legal history.
-Offers more information, references, and coverage than a typical book on the Malaysian legal system.
-Includes comparisons of the main legal systems in the globe.
-The chapter organisation complies with the majority of Malaysian universities' course frameworks.
-Written simply to make it easy to understand.
-It is the go-to student text and a quick reference for people interested in the Malaysian legal system because it has numerous contributors from various universities.
-gives students and the general public a crucial reference on how the judicial system in Malaysia operates.


Professor Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed (Dato' Sri Dr) teaches law at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)'s Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws. He received his bachelor's in law (LLB (Hons)) and master's in comparative law (MCL) from IIUM, his doctorate in philosophy (PhD) from the Graduate School of Management, University Putra Malaysia, and his master's in law (LLM (Hons)) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In 1992, the High Court of Malaya approved his admission as an advocate and solicitor to the Malaysian Bar. Employment law, civil litigation, and alternative dispute resolution are among his areas of interest. On the aforementioned topics, he has written multiple books, published a great deal of articles in national and international publications, and delivered talks at several national and international conferences.

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)'s Civil Law Department is home to Muhamad Hassan Ahmad (Dr), an assistant professor there. From 2018 to 2022, he served as the "External Examiner" for the "Master of Laws (LLM) (International Business and Trade Law)" course at Taylor's Law School, which is home to Southeast Asia's top private university according to the QS World University Rankings. At the Faculty of Shariah and Law, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Brunei, he also worked as a "Adjunct Lecturer" for the "Master of Laws (LLM) (International Law)" curriculum. He was a "Visiting Fellow" at the Australian National University's (ANU) College of Asia & the Pacific. He earned his bachelor's in law, master's in comparative law, and doctorate in philosophy from IIUM. His areas of expertise in study include comparative law, online legal education, alternative dispute resolution, public international law, and private international law. He is the Chief Editor of the "Journal of Islamic Law Review" that is listed in the American Association of Law Libraries' "Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)" at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in the United States. He presented several research papers at numerous academic conferences and symposiums, wrote numerous research books, textbooks, and articles, and spoke in countless public forums.

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