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How does the court system of Malaysia work?
The hierarchy of courts of Malaysia starts with the Magistrates Court as the first level followed by the Sessions Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Malaysia, which is the...
What are the jurisdictions of the Sessions Court? What power does the Sessions Court have?
The Sessions Court of Malaysia has jurisdiction to try all offences other than offences punishable by death penalty. Its jurisdiction is wider than the Magistrates Court. A Sessions Court (Malay:...
What are the criminal jurisdictions of the High Court? What power does the High Court have?
There are two (2) High Courts having coordinate jurisdiction in Malaysia, namely the High Court in Malaya (Malay: Mahkamah Tinggi di Malaya) and the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak (Malay:...
What is a Court of Appeal? What are the jurisdictions of the Court of Appeal?
Prior to 1985, the Privy Council was the final court of appeal for Malaysia. It was abolished and replaced with the Supreme Court until the establishment of the Court of Appeal (Malay: Mahkamah...
What are the jurisdictions of the Magistrates Court? What power does the Magistrates Court have?
In Malaysia, Magistrates are divided into: First Class Magistrates; and Second Class Magistrates. The Magistrates' Courts have jurisdiction to hear both criminal and civil cases. The...
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