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Law and Society in Malaysia
Pluralism, Religion and Ethnicity





ISBN 9780367869717
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
242 Pages

 
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This book provides a systematic and interdisciplinary examination of law and legal institutions in Malaysia. It examines legal issues from historical, social, and political perspectives, and discusses the role of law in relation to Malaysian multiculturalism, religion, politics, and society. It shows how the Malaysian legal system is at the heart of debates about how to deal with the country's problems, which include ethnic and religious divisions, uneven and unsustainable development, and political authoritarianism; and it argues that the Malaysian legal system has much to teach other plural polities, nations within the common law tradition, and federal states.

Table of Contents

List of tables



List of contributors



Acknowledgements



Preface





1   The Creation of Greater Malaysia: Law, Politics, Ethnicity, and Religion



Kevin Y. L. Tan



2   Malaysia’s Blocked Social Contract Debate



Rueban Ratna Balasubramaniam





3   Dimensions of Ketuanan Melayu in the Malaysian Constitutional Framework



Wilson T. V. Tay





4   ‘Nazrinian’ Monarchy in Malaysia: The Resilience and Revival of a Traditional Institution



Andrew Harding





5   The Particular in the Universal: Negotiating the Right to Education and Cultural-Linguistic Rights of Minority Children in East Malaysia



Jaclyn L. C. Neo





6   Legal Pluralism in Malaysia: The Case of Iban Native Customary Rights in Sarawak



Yogeswaran Subramaniam





7   Religion, Conversions, and Custody: Battles in the Malaysian Appellate Courts



Dian A. H. Shah





8   The Rise of 'Islamic' Sexual Morality and State Power in Malaysia



Tan Beng Hui





9   Justice and Enforcement Agencies Personnel in Malaysia and their Views on Domestic Violence, Marriage, and Religion



Noraida Endut and Intan Hashimah Mohamed Hashim





10   Political and Religious Hegemony via the Suppression of Expression: Book Banning and Film Censorship in Malaysia



Azmi Sharom and Saw Tiong Guan



Index

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Editor(s)

Biography

Andrew Harding is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.



Dian A. H. Shah is a research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), National University of Singapore, and a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia.