A legal review on the classification of official secrets under the Official Secrets Act 1972 / Amirul Ezuan Azizul Karim

Azizul Karim, Amirul Ezuan and Mohd Zamani, Harshaan and Ismail, Mohd Arif and Mohd Saifiizzaman, Muhammad Shakeel (2013) A legal review on the classification of official secrets under the Official Secrets Act 1972 / Amirul Ezuan Azizul Karim. [Student Project] (Submitted)

Abstract

This project paper is concerned on the official secrets particularly classification of official secrets under the Official Secrets Act 1972. Basically, section 2(1) of the Official Secrets Act 1972 provides the definition of official secrets in which it includes scheduled official secrets and classified official secrets. However, this definition is too broad as there is no clear definition of classified official secrets. Further, it is unclear as to what types of documents that fall under the category of information that may be classified as secret. The scope of this project paper analyses the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of laws with regard to classification of information in Malaysia, India and United States of America. Besides, this project paper compares the development of laws with respect to classification of information that took place effectively in India and United States of America. As a result, certain recommendations are proposed to review and amend the current law in regard to classified official secrets which is provided under the Official Secrets Act 1972.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Azizul Karim, Amirul Ezuan2011889152
Mohd Zamani, Harshaan2011694832
Ismail, Mohd Arif2011220296
Mohd Saifiizzaman, Muhammad Shakeel2011600852
Contributors:
ContributionNameID Num. / Email
Thesis advisorHashim, NormawatiUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > KP Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica. Asia. (South Asia. Southeast Asia. East Asia) > Malaysia
K Law > KP Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica. Asia. (South Asia. Southeast Asia. East Asia) > Straits Settlements (to 1942)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons)
Item ID: 28330
Uncontrolled Keywords: Official Secrets Act 1972, Documents, Laws
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/28330

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