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Contract Law in Malaysia: Reflections on Its Ideologies and Concepts

 

Nurretina Ahmad Shariff*

Faculty of Public Management and Law, University Utara Malaysia

 

*Corresponding author; email: etina@uum.edu.my 

 

ABSTRACT

In tracing the development of law of contract in Malaysia, the article examines and discusses the ideologies and concepts that have been responsible in shaping and molding the law of contract in Malaysia and in its legal system. To achieve these objectives, the social, philosophical, economic and political thoughts and values that have influenced the law have been analyzed. A brief discussion on the current trend of the law is also included.

Keywords: political entity, legislature, judiciary, paternalistic traditions

 

Undang-Undang Kontrak di Malaysia: Penterjemahan ke atas Ideologi dan Konsep

 

ABSTRAK

Dalam usaha untuk meneliti pembangunan dalam undang-undang kontrak di Malaysia, artikel ini mengkaji dan membincangkan ideologi dan konsep yang telah bertanggung jawab untuk membentuk dan menggarapkan undang-undang kontrak di Malaysia serta sistem perundangannya. Untuk mencapai objektif tersebut, pemikiran dan nilai-nilai sosial, filosofi, ekonomi dan politik yang telah mempengaruhi undang-undang telah dianalisis. Perbincangan rengkas mengenai tren undang-undang masakini juga disertakan.

Katakunci: entiti politik, perundangan, judisiari, tradisi paternalistik