The Law on Dangerous Drugs in Malaysia (Dangerous Drugs Act, Special Preventive Measures & Forfeiture of Property) (Soft Cover)
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This book offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the law of dangerous drugs in Malaysia. It not only covers the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 but also delves into the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985 and the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988. Incorporating the latest developments to the law as well as time-honoured authoritative precedents, this book offers a detailed practical analysis on the law for legal practitioners and law students.
- This book provides an overview of the law related to dangerous drugs in Malaysia, covering key legislation and cases.
- The book outlines the law governing the various offences on dangerous drugs such as possession (Chapter 2), trafficking (Chapter 3) and self-administration and consumption (Chapter 6).
- In Chapter 7, the book details common evidential issues faced in a drug case such as the material witness, information leading to discovery, admission of statement in evidence as well as agent provocateurs and informers.
- In Chapter 8 – Constitutional Issues, the book delves into the many facets of the right to a fair trial, a principle that has constantly developed over the years. This Chapter also explores the various constitutional challenges such as the constitutionality of the death penalty and the landmark case of Alma Nudo Atenza v PP  4 MLJ 1.
- In Chapter 9 – Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985, the book examines the entire process of preventive detention concerning drug offences.
- In Chapter 10 – Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988, the book covers property forfeiture laws pertaining to dangerous drugs, shedding light on the legal framework to combat drug-related financial crimes.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Possession
Chapter 3: Trafficking
Chapter 4: The Drugs
Chapter 5: Presumptions
Chapter 6: Self Administration and Consumption of Drugs
Chapter 7: Evidential Issues in Drug Cases
Chapter 8: Constitutional Issues
Chapter 9: Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985
Chapter 10: Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988