The Constitution of Malaysia : further perspectives and developments /
edited by F.A. Trindade and H.P. Lee.
Singapore : Oxford University Press, 1986.
xix, 275 p.
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Singapore : Oxford University Press, 1986.
general note
"Essays in honour of Tun Mohamed Suffian" (t.p.)
A sequel to The Constitution of Malaysia: its development, 1957-1977.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1986-12:
For the student of comparative government and law, this is an important book. Written by distinguished lawyers and legal scholars, it reviews many important subjects covered by the constitution from the perspective of the courts and cases. It emphasizes the continued strong influence of decisions taken elsewhere in the Commonwealth as sources in Malay legal thinking. But the book is not for lawyers alone; its discussions of the role and powers of the Sultans and of recent conflicts between the Prime Minister and the Sultans are authoritative and vital for an understanding of contemporary Malaysian politics. The political scientist will find useful the comparisons between Western and Eastern Malaysia; in the latter, Islam is not dominant, hence efforts to bind the people of the nation together on the basis of a common religion have not been successful. New and important insights are found in the concluding essay by Tun Mohamed Suffian (to whom the volume is dedicated), a major source of law and enlightenment in Malaysia since independence. This volume is the successor to The Constitution of Malaysia-Its Development: 19571977, ed. by Tun Mohamed Suffian, H.P. Lee, and F.A. Trindade (CH, Nov '79). The high standards of the predecessor have been continued; both volumes should be in libraries which collect material on law and Southeast Asia.-J. Silverstein, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus
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