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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 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:...
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 is a Special Court? What are the functions of the Special Court?
The setting up of the Special Court in 1993 became a major turning point in the legal system in Malaysia. Article 182(1) and (2), Part XV of the Federal Constitution Part XV PROCEEDINGS AGAINST...
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....
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