Malaysia flag Malaysia: Business Environment

Business law in Malaysia

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
There is excessive influence of the executive over the judiciary.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Not guaranteed.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language used in the country is Bahasa Malaysia.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Having an interpreter is possible.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law in Malaysia is the constitution of 1957 (amended in 1963). The country's legal system is based on English common law and the judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court. Islamic law is applied to Muslims in family matters. Each state in Malaysia has its own constitution which sometimes results in variations of law from state to state. Malaysia has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.
Checking National Laws Online
Attorney General's Chambers

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