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International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers, 3rd Edition by Charles J. Glasser, Jr.

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Chapter 13

Malaysia

H. R. Dipendra

Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah

Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah

Jalan Medan Setia 2

Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara

50490 Kuala Lumpur

mailto:dipendra@adjlex.com

Introduction to the Malaysian Legal System

The civil court system in Malaysia is divided into the Subordinate Courts and the Superior Courts. Briefly, the Superior Courts consist of the Appellate Courts (Federal Court, the Court of Appeal) and the High Court while the Subordinate Courts consist of the Sessions Court and the Magistrates Court. The courts are separated mainly by monetary jurisdiction of the courts wherein the High Court has an unlimited jurisdiction to hear all civil claims.1 The Subordinate Courts, on the other hand, can hear civil claims where ...

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