Book Discussion: The Constitution of Malaysia: A Contextual Analysis

Event date
25 April 2022
Event time
11:00 - 12:30
Oxford week
TT 1
Faculty Members
Faculty of Law - The Cube
Andrew Harding

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About the Book:

Cover of Harding's Constitution of Malaysia

This is a much-welcome new edition of the seminal introduction to Malaysia's constitution by the leading expert in the fi eld. Retaining its comprehensive approach, it examines constitutional governance in light of authoritarianism and continuing intercommunal strife, as well as examining the impact of colonisation on Malaysia’s legal public law structure. Updated throughout to include all statutory and case law developments, it also retains its socio-political perspective. A must read for all students and scholars of Malaysian law.

Speaker: Andrew Harding, Visiting Research Professor, NUS Faculty of Law

Portrait of Andrew Harding

Professor Andrew Harding is a leading scholar in the fields of Asian legal studies and comparative constitutional law. He commenced his academic career at NUS before moving to SOAS, University of London, where he became Head of the School of Law. He joined NUS from the University of Victoria, BC Canada, where he was Professor of Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. At NUS he held the positions of Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Director of the Asian Law Institute, and Chief Editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law.

Professor Harding has worked extensively on constitutional law in Malaysia and Thailand, and has made extensive contributions to scholarship in comparative law, and law and development, having published 20 books as author or editor. He is co-founding-editor of Hart Publishing’s book series ‘Constitutional Systems of the World’, a major resource for contextual analysis of constitutional systems, and has authored the books on Malaysia and Thailand in that series (2011, 2012). His most recent book is Constitutionalism and Legal Change in Myanmar (2017).

Discussant: Jaclyn Neo, Associate Professor, Director, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, NUS Faculty of Law

Portrait of Jaclyn Neo

Jaclyn Neo is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law. A graduate of the NUS Faculty of Law (LLB) and Yale Law School (LLM and JSD), she is the recipient of multiple academic scholarships, competitive research grants, and research awards. Jaclyn has published in leading journals and is the editor/co-editor of five books and five special issues. Jaclyn currently sits on the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law, the International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog (ICONnect), the Journal of Law and Religion, and Suprema (Revista de Estudos Constitucionais). She has held visiting positions at Frankfurt University, University of Münster, University of Trento, Melbourne Law School, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, as well as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Jaclyn is currently a Senior Research Fellow in Constitutional Studies with the University of Texas Austin, and a Professorial Fellow with the Singapore Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) Academy.

Discussant: Salim Farrar, Associate Professor, Associate Director, Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, The University of Sydney Law School

Portrait of Salim Farrar

Salim Farrar is a comparative legal scholar and author (with Dr Ghena Krayem) of "Accommodating Muslims under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis(2016, 2018, Routledge). Before coming to Sydney, he taught in Malaysia (IIUM) and in the UK (Manchester, Warwick and Coventry). He is Director of Islamic Law at the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the Sydney Law School. In addition to Malaysian law, his current interests and expertise lie in the legal intersections between religious faith, practice and citizenship, the ‘lived’ Shari’a, and their impacts on economic, social and human development.

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Constitutional Law