Law in Malaysia

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1) INTRODUCTION

This module will introduce students to the operation of Malaysian Legal System, the principles governing entering into contracts, terms of contracts, discharge of contract and remedies and principles governing employment, terms of employments contract and termination.

2)AIMS

This subject aims to develop students’ understanding of laws which govern businesses. It is also to develop students’ ability to apply the laws to business situations which he/she likely to be concerned with. The law which is covered in this subject are Malaysian Legal System, Law of Contract and Employment Law.

3) LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completing this module, students should be able to understand the Malaysian Legal system and its modus operandi, entering into contracts and its principles, terms of contracts, discharge of contracts and remedies, employment principles, terms of employment contract and termination

4) LEARNING MATERIALS

A)Main Reference
Business Law - Lee Mei Pheng & Ivan Jeron Detta, 2009 Edition, Oxford University Press

B)Other References
The Malaysian Legal System – Ahmad Ibrahim & Ahlemah Joned •General Principles of Malaysian Law – Lee Mei Pheng
Principles of the Law of Contract in Malaysia – Syed Ahmad Alsagoff. •Partnership Law in Malaysia – Samsar Kamar Latif
Understanding Company Law in Malaysia – K. Arjunan & C.K. Low •The Industrial Relations Law of Malaysia – Wu Min Aun
Law of Negotiable Instruments – Poh Chu Chai.
Islamic Banking – Concepts and Applications – Sudin Haron & Bala Shanmugam

RELEVANT STATUTES

CONTRACTS ACT 1950
REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS ACT 1956
EMPLOYMENT ACT 1955
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1967
PARTNERSHIP ACT 1961
COMPANIES ACT 1965
COMPANIES COMMISSION ACT 2001.
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