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ISBN/ISSN: 9789679628197
Publisher: LexisNexis

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August 31, 2007, will usher in Malaysia's 50th year of independence or Merdeka. Constitutional Landmarks in Malaysia: The First 50 Years is being published by LexisNexis to commemorate this historic milestone. This unique book provides comprehensive and in-depth expert analysis on the evolution of the Malaysian constitutional system since Merdeka Day. Written by a team of distinguished and respected scholars and members of the Malaysian Bar and Judiciary, this book contains a number of scholarly essays, historical and contemporary photographs, potted biographies of important figures, timelines, and lists of officeholders. It also examines the three major crises in the Malaysian constitution in contemporary times - the 1983 constitutional crisis; the 1988 judiciary crisis; and the constitutional crisis of 1993. The fallout from these major shakeups are explored and the changing patterns of constitutionalism are analysed. Taking a comprehensive approach, the book's contents include: - The evolution of the new independent Federation of Malaya up to the proclamation of independence on 31 August 1957 - Motivations behind the creation of Malaysia, negotiations, and the various political events leading to the formation of Malaysia in 1963 - Political dynamics which led to Singapore leaving the Malaysian Federation - The 'MAY 13th' crisis"
 

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Table of contents

'THE ROAD TO MERDEKA – Rais Yatim
FROM MALAYA TO MALAYSIA – Poh-Ling Tan
THE KELANTAN CHALLENGE – Johan Shamsuddin Sabaruddin
SINGAPORE: IN AND OUT OF THE FEDERATION – Kevin Y.L. Tan
THE NINGKAN SAGA: A CHIEF MINISTER IN THE EYE OF A STORM – H.P. Lee
THE KARAM SINGH CASE – Rueban Ratna Balasubramaniam
THE MAY 13TH RIOTS AND EMERGENCY RULE – Cyrus Das
THE RUKUNEGARA AMENDMENTS OF 1971 – Andrew Harding
THE EMERGENCY POWERS (KELANTAN) ACT 1977 – Khairil Azmin Bin Mokhtar
THE TEH CHENG POH CASE – Victor V. Ramraj
THE 1983 CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS – H.P. Lee
THE SABAH CONSTITUTIONAL CASES 1985–1986: CONVENTIONS, JUSTICIABILITY AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE – Philip T.N. Koh
THE 1988 JUDICIARY CRISIS AND ITS AFTERMATH – Visu Sinnadurai
JURISDICTIONAL IMBROGLIO: CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS COURTS, TURF WARS AND ARTICLE 121(1A) OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION – Li-ann Thio
THE 1993 CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS: A REDEFINITION OF THE MONARCHY’S ROLE AND POSITION? – Abdul Aziz Bari
SUHAKAM: THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – Mahadev Shankar
THE ORANG ASLI CASES AND PROPERTY RIGHTS – R.R. Sethu
THE SAGA OF ANWAR IBRAHIM – Jesse Wu Min Aun
CONSTITUTIONAL LANDMARKS AND CONSTITUTIONAL SIGNPOSTS: SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS – Andrew Harding and H.P. Lee
BIOGRAPHY:
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah
Lim Kit Siang
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Tun Mohamed Suffian Hashim
Tan Sri Dr Tan Chee Khoon
List of Yang di-Pertuan Agong
List of Lord Presidents and Chief Justices / Chief Judges
List of Prime Ministers
Timelines