Stare decisis: its development and application in West Malaysia / Mohammad Ramli Ahmad Dahlan

Ahmad Dahlan, Mohammad Ramli (1987) Stare decisis: its development and application in West Malaysia / Mohammad Ramli Ahmad Dahlan. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


The sources of Malaysian law can divided into two main forms: written and the unwritten. Unwritten law is that part of law which is not enacted or embodied in any codes or statutes but develops through custom practices and decisions of courts, in this paper, the decisions of the courts will be consider d basically with the doctrine of Stare decisis. The object of this paper is to ascertain the extent to which the English doctrine of precedent is accepted in Malaysia, giving due consideration to the policy of the past and present needs of the courts of Malaysia. It has never been disputed that since the introduction of the doctrine to our country, it has gone through many developments, politically and constitutionally. In determining the doctrine in Malaysia, this paper would be divided into several chapters. Chapter one will discuss the doctrine itself and its early development in England. Chapter Two will highlight the introduction of the doctrine in the Straits settlements, -he application of the doctrine upon the formation of Malaysia will be discussed in Chapter Three with emphasis on the role of Privy . Council as the final Court of appeal then, chapter four will deal with the niera: chial system of precedents as practised today with the Supreme Court as its final court of appeal.


Item Type: Student Project
Email / ID Num.
Ahmad Dahlan, Mohammad Ramli
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
K Law > KP Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica. Asia. (South Asia. Southeast Asia. East Asia)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Diploma in Law
Keywords: Stare decisis, law, West Malaysia
Date: 1987
Edit Item
Edit Item


[thumbnail of 28143.pdf] Text

Download (253kB)

Digital Copy

Digital (fulltext) is available at:

Physical Copy

Physical status and holdings:
Item Status:
On Shelf

ID Number




Statistic details