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LAW4126E

Faculty of Law

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedSunway Trimester 2 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

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.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Professor HP Lee