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The Boundaries of Law: A Socio-Legal Perspective of Malaysia's Economic Policy


Mohammad Rizal Salim


The University of Nottingham Malaysia campus

Zalina Abdul Halim


affiliation not provided to SSRN

September 3, 2009

Global Jurist Advances, Vol 8, pp 1-30, 2008

Abstract:     
Malaysia’s National Economic Policy was formulated with two objectives: to eradicate poverty and restructure society. In this article we trace the origins of the policy and review it from a legal perspective. We found that although the policy is not law in the sense used by traditional model jurisprudence, it has nevertheless been adhered to. We argue that this adherence was not because of any moral obligation to comply or that it reflected popular consciousness, but because of the prevailing political and institutional structures which allows the state to impose non-legal sanctions. Thus, although not law, the policy carries with it the state’s coercive powers to induce compliance.

Keywords: National economic policy, NEP, Malaysia

JEL Classification: P00, P16, K00, K10, K20, K30

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Date posted: September 5, 2009  

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Salim, Mohammad Rizal and Abdul Halim, Zalina, The Boundaries of Law: A Socio-Legal Perspective of Malaysia's Economic Policy (September 3, 2009). Global Jurist Advances, Vol 8, pp 1-30, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1467909

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Mohammad Rizal Salim (Contact Author)
The University of Nottingham Malaysia campus ( email )
Nottingham University Business School
Jalan Broga
43500 Semenyih, Selangor 43500
Malaysia
HOME PAGE: http://www.nottingham.edu.my
Zalina Abdul Halim
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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