The Malaysian Constitution after 50 Years -- Retrospective, Prospective and Comparative Perspectives

Lee, H. P.
December 2007
Australian Journal of Asian Law;Dec2007, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p307
Academic Journal
The article presents a retrospective, prospective and comparative perspectives of the Malaysian Constitution after 50 years of being an independent country. The author highlights a few areas where developments have generated a high degree of unease such as judicial integrity and public confidence in the judiciary. The two major confrontations since the inception of the constitution on August 31, 1957 occurred between the government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad and the Malay Rulers.


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