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The Malaysian Judiciary–A Record, 3rd Edition

This record is a testimony of the pivotal events and key roles played by luminaries past and present, drawn from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures to mould this unique judicial system.
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ISBN/ISSN: 9789674007003

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Old records, recollections and sepia-toned images found in this book bring to life the vibrant history of the Malaysian Judiciary. From the time the British East India Company was granted a Royal Charter to trade in the Malay states, to the establishment of the first magistrate in Penang in 1801, we are taken on a journey of discovery and evolution, before emerging at the foot of the Palace of Justice, the official seat of the Malaysian Judiciary today. This record is a testimony of the pivotal events and key roles played by luminaries past and present, drawn from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures to mould this unique judicial system. Sourced from his private collection of photographs, mementos and conversations with those who experienced the events firsthand, this record is the author’s labour of love and passion to retell the story of the Malaysian Judiciary. The first edition of the book was published in 1994 and covered the period from 1786 to 1993, with the second edition published in 2002 extending the record to 2001. In this third edition, the author has revisited all chapters of the book, adding fresh content from further research, additional images, more stories that have never before been published, including several light-hearted recollections of judicial life, as well as several new chapters covering the turbulent times that befell the judiciary before it emerged renewed and strengthened today.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Appointment of the First Judge
Chapter 2 Straits Settlements
Chapter 3 Federated Malay States (FMS)
Chapter 4 Unfederated Malay States (UFMS)
Chapter 5 Japanese Occupation and Its Aftermath
Chapter 6 Towards Independence
Chapter 7 Sarawak and Sabah
Chapter 8 Formation of Malaysia
Chapter 9 Courts
Chapter 10 Judges
Chapter 11 Difficult Period
Chapter 12 Madness Continues
Chapter 13 Slow Recovery & Revival
Reference List of Superior Court Judges