Arguments of Current Malaysian Legal System – Personal Commentary on Selected Legislations

24 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2011 Last revised: 2 Dec 2011

Date Written: November 9, 2011


Malaysia is a developing nation that gained independent from British on 31 August 1957. The political culture, social and economy changes tremendously when the nation becomes more advanced than the time during the British colony. More and more rules, laws and legislation are developing concurrently with the movement of time from old to the new generation of Malaysia to meet the contemporary requirement, with the amendment and deletion of obsolete legislations, besides addition of new laws. Although Common Law in Malaysia, as a member of Commonwealth countries, are derived from the British laws, adaptations are required in order to suit the trend of the Malaysian society, executable for different purposes in Malaysia, as major guidance of human activities in the developing nation. The new acts may only be accepted with legal validity, for the use throughout Malaysia, when the drafts are passed by the Lower House and Upper House in the parliament of Malaysia, approved by the King of Malaysia. Those laws accepted in the Parliament does not necessarily means that no flaws exists even majority of the parliamentarian agree without objections to the new acts, even though checking has been performed by the representatives of the people. Detection of various mistakes and execution problem of such legislation did not require any law specialist or professional knowledge, but any mindful person, with acceptable language skills and general knowledge, may be able to assist in the rectification in the error of laws.

Keywords: Malaysian, administration, legal system

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Tat, Kang Chuen, Arguments of Current Malaysian Legal System – Personal Commentary on Selected Legislations (November 9, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

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