Legislating promissory estoppel in Malaysia / Nur Hafiza Jemi … [et al.]

Jemi, Nur Hafiza and Azman, Nursakina and Rosli, Khairunnadiah and Amir, Ahmad Farouq (2013) Legislating promissory estoppel in Malaysia / Nur Hafiza Jemi … [et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


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This research has been conducted to analyse the existing legal framework in Malaysia governing the doctrine of promissory estoppel, where, special references have been made to the legal position in Australia and United States of America. This research aims to examine the adequacy in Malaysian law regarding the existing law which is still in need to be revised in order to handle cases such as detrimental reliance upon the promise. This study also reveals how the United States of America are craving for the existence of a specific statutory provision for the land in order to uphold and serve the justice fairly. The continuing evolution of promissory estoppel starts with the first phase, which dated back to as early as the 16th century under the notion of reliance as an acceptable element of contract law. The reliance notion is shown to be a thriving alternative to the contractual element of consideration throughout the study. It has also been revealed that the evolution of promissory estoppel in Malaysia did not end with its formal promulgation but continues to be developed by the common law courts. Thus, a collective study between Australia, Malaysia and United States of America has been carried out in this study to determine the present parameters of promissory estoppel where it is found may develop this doctrine to further levels.


Item Type: Student Project
Jemi, Nur Hafiza
Azman, Nursakina
Rosli, Khairunnadiah
Amir, Ahmad Farouq
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Mohd Yusof, Rahimah Bee
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Social legislation
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Jurisprudence. Philosophy and theory of law > The concept of law
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Item ID: 47224
Uncontrolled Keywords: Promissory estoppel, Malaysian law, United States of America
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/47224


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