The need for legal protection of mental disorder patients in Malaysia / Nur Zatil Aqma Zoal Azha … [et al.]

Zoal Azha, Nur Zatil Aqma and Pakri, Mohamad Hafiz and Hashim, Nur Atikah and Ridzwan, Nurul Amirah (2010) The need for legal protection of mental disorder patients in Malaysia / Nur Zatil Aqma Zoal Azha … [et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


This legal research is conducted with an aim to study and analyse the protection of mentally disordered patient from being ill-treated by irresponsible parties. Though, there are legislation provided such as the Mental Health act 2001 and the Federal Constitution in protecting such right, it is however lacking in many ways. Thus, this research will focus on the protection of the mentally disordered person in protecting their rights and liberties which is lacking in our jurisdiction. The scope of this legal research is on the legislation on mentally disordered patients. Besides that a comparative analysis study has been made with Singapore, India, Hong Kong and England. This legal research will be based on the secondary sources from the Law Library of Universiti Teknologi (UiTM). Legislation, newspaper articles, cases, and other appropriate sources that relates to mental disorder patient are also used. It is hoped that this legal research will provide a comprehensive discussion on the rights of mental disorder patient in Malaysia and proposed amendments or suggestion to the current laws to give protection to the mentally disorder patient.


Item Type: Student Project
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Zoal Azha, Nur Zatil Aqma
Pakri, Mohamad Hafiz
Hashim, Nur Atikah
Ridzwan, Nurul Amirah
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Hashim, Normawati
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Protection, assistance and relief > Special classes > People with disabilities. Including blind, deaf, people with physical and mental disabilities
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > Criminal law and procedure > Criminal law > Criminal liability > Exemption from liability. Defenses > Incapacity > Insanity or mental development
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: Federal Constitution, mental disorder, legal protection
Date: 2010
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