Constitutional Conflicts in Contemporary Malaysia by H. P. LeeConstitutional Conflicts in Contemporary Malaysia by H. P. Lee

Constitutional Conflicts in Contemporary Malaysia

byH. P. Lee

Hardcover | April 3, 2017

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In this book, H P Lee explores how the separation of powers doctrine in Malaysia has been adversely affected by a number of major constitutional conflicts among the various important organs of government. The author first analyses the struggle by parliament for supremacy over the Malay Rulersor Sultans by expunging the need for the royal assent to the enactment of legislation and removing royal immunities. Lee then turns to the contemporary role of the Malay Rulers and the reasons for the perceived rejuvenation of these Malay Rulers. The book goes on to examine the series ofcontroversies and scandals which have plagued the judiciary since the tumultuous judiciary crisis of 1988, and the efficacy of the reforms which have been introduced to restore public confidence in the judiciary. These conflicts and a number of statutory enactments are analysed to determine theirimpact on the state of constitutionalism in Malaysia. The book concludes with the author's thoughts on the trajectory of constitutional development in Malaysia.
Emeritus Professor Hoong Phun (H P) Lee held the Sir John Latham Chair of Law at Monash University from 1995 to 2014. His research interests are Australian constitutional and administrative law, the judiciary, national security laws, and Malaysian constitutional law. He has published extensively on the constitutional law of Malaysia.
Title:Constitutional Conflicts in Contemporary MalaysiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:April 3, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198755996

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Constitutional History and Political Developments2. The Constitutional Crisis of 19833. The Battle over Royal Immunities4. The Malay Rulers: A Royal Resurgence?5. The Judiciary under Siege: The 1988 Crisis6. Reforming the Judiciary: A Triumph of Form over Substance?7. The Islamization Phenomenon: The New Constitutional Battlefront8. Wither Constitutionalism?ConclusionAppendices