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Malaysia: Introductory Note

Rainer Grote, Arne Fahje
Edited By: Max Planck Institute

© 2016 Oxford University Press

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 December 2018

One of the earliest constitutional documents in Malaysian history are the Undang-undang Melaka , the first law digest in the Malay world from the time of the Malacca-Sultanate, 1 and the Ninety-nine laws of Perak , 2 which both contained a number of provisions on sovereignty and the exercise of power by the Sultan or Raja . The Kanun Undang-undang Melaka or Malacca Digest apart, the number of constitutional documents preserved in Malaysian legal history is relatively small, as most constitutional rules of the early days were unwritten. Traces of early Malaysian...
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