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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedSunway Term 3 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)HP Lee


The unit focuses on providing the students with an understanding of fundamental aspects of the legal and constitutional systems of Malaysia and Singapore. Topics covered include the making of the Malaysian and Singapore constitutions, the King, Rulers and the Constitution, the 1983 Constitutional Crisis, the 1993 Constitutional Crisis, Emergency Powers and Preventive Detention Laws, the Malaysian Judiciary, religious freedom in Malaysia and Singapore's Presidency.


On completing the unit, the student should be able to:

  1. appreciate the key features of the constitutional systems of Malaysia and Singapore; and
  2. evaluate the significance of political and legal developments in relation to constitutionalism in Malaysia and Singapore.


Examination 3 hours (plus 30 minutes reading and noting time) 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor HP Lee