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What is Federal Court? What are the functions of the Federal Court?
The Federal Court (Malay: Mahkamah Persekutuan) is the highest court within the hierarchy of legal jurisdictions in Malaysia. It was established under Article 121(2) of the Federal Constitution....
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 for Children? What are the functions of the Court for Children?
A Court for Children was established in Malaysia under Part IV of the Child Act 2001 [Act 611] for the purpose of hearing, determining or disposing of any charge against a child. The Courts for...
How are judges appointed in Malaysia?
Superior Court Level The Superior Courts in Malaysia consist of the Federal Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Courts. The Chief Justice (Malay: Ketua Hakim Negara) is the head of the...
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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