Book launch of Law and Justice in Malaysia: 2020 and Beyond – Law School: Events Book launch of Law and Justice in Malaysia: 2020 and Beyond – Law School: Events

Book launch of Law and Justice in Malaysia: 2020 and Beyond

Book launch of Law and Justice in Malaysia: 2020 and Beyond

“This masterfully edited book … will help readers find where such intricate balance [that takes into consideration diverse and often conflicting interests] may lie in Malaysian society by introducing a current discussion of justice in the context of Malaysian law …” — From the Foreword by Yong-Shik Lee, Director, The Law and Development Institute, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgia State University


The book launch of Law and Justice in Malaysia : 2020 and Beyond will begin with a keynote address by Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani, the CEO of Zico Law, followed by presentations from the contributors, Dr Salim Farrar (Sydney Law School) and Paul Subramaniam (ZICO Holdings Inc.)

The launch will be followed by a Q and A.

About the book

This book surveys the landscape of law and justice in Malaysia now and beyond through a re-evaluation of Vision 2020. It contains the views and analyses of pre-eminent legal thinkers and writers, with a variety of perspectives, from across the ethnic and religious divide, on the role of law within a more holistic view of Malaysia’s development and with a broad understanding of justice.

The present political landscape of the country makes the analyses presented in this book even more relevant. The chapters of this book cover a vast terrain and disparate subject matter, both public and private in nature. Some unique features of Malaysian law, such as constitutional supremacy, legal pluralism and the space given to Indigenous law and Islamic law, are considered.

Part 1, “Law and Government”, focuses on public law matters: law and development; Indigenous land rights, constitutional law and public prosecution.

Part 2, “Family and Finance”, examines matters related more to the private sector: family law, children’s rights and Islamic finance.

This book should be of interest to lawyers, judges, judicial officers, academia, civil society groups and everyone concerned with law and justice in Malaysia.

About the keynote speaker

Datuk Seri Dr Nik is Chairman of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC), IIUM Holdings Sdn Bhd (a wholly owned subsidiary of International Islamic University Malaysia) and T7 Global Berhad (formerly known as Tanjung Offshore Berhad). He was appointed by the Minister of International Trade & Industry as the Chairman of Malaysia-Singapore Business Council (MSBC) and is currently Chairman of the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia. Datuk Seri Dr Nik is also Chairman of the Capital Market Compensation Fund Corporation (a corporation set up by the Securities Commission of Malaysia) and is a director of several public companies including Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), Cagamas Holdings Berhad and MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad. He was also formerly the Chairman of Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad and Chairman of Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB) (a wholly owned company under the Minister of Finance Inc.).

Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani is Chairman and Senior Partner of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (ZICO), the largest law firm in Malaysia and a member of ZICO Law, the premier ASEAN law network with offices in Bangkok, Brunei, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane, Melbourne, Phnom Penh, Singapore, Manila and Yangon as well as an associate office in Jakarta. Prior to joining ZICO, he was practising with the international law firm, Baker & McKenzie. He was previously working with an audit firm and a bank in Kuala Lumpur.

Datuk Seri Dr Nik graduated with LL.B (Hons) from University of Buckingham, Masters in Law (LL.M) from Queen Mary College, University of London, and Ph.D in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and is a Barrister at Law, Lincoln’s Inn. In addition, he also possesses a Post-Graduate Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice (with distinction) from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and is a member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom). He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and has also been admitted as a Practising Member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF). Datuk Seri Dr Nik was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School (1996-1997) and Chevening Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies, Oxford University (2004/2005). Datuk Seri Dr Nik is also a registered Notary Public.

Datuk Seri Dr Nik is the author of “Legal Aspects of the Malaysian Financial System”, and co-author of “The Law and Practice of Islamic Banking & Finance” and “An Introduction to Islamic and Conventional Corporate Finance”. Datuk Seri Dr Nik is presently completing a book “Corporate Governance and Ethics in Malaysia” (to be published by Thomson Reuters Asia Sdn Bhd).

About the editors

Dr Salim Farrar, Sydney Law SchoolDr Salim Farrar is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law within the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney, and formerly of the International Islamic University Malaysia. He teaches and researches in Islamic Law, Islamic Ethics, Malaysian Law, International Law, Criminal Justice and Comparative Law. With Ghena Krayem, he is the author of Accommodating Muslims Under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis (Routledge, 2016, 2018); and the editor of Law and Development Review, Special Issue: Law and Development in the Islamic World, Vol 13 (2) (De Gruyter, 2020).

Paul Subramaniam, ZICO Holdings Inc.: Paul Subramaniam is currently the Chief Risk Officer of ZICO Holdings Inc. Prior to his current position, he was an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya for 27 years, practising in the field of Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He was also the Head of Knowledge Management and Training for ZICO Law, a network of independent law firms in the ASEAN region. He is the author of A Practical Guide to Preventive Relief – Injunctions, and was the advisory editor of the volumes on Bankruptcy and Injunctions in the MLJ Handbooks Series.


Webinar time: 7pm AEDT (Sydney time), 4pm (Kuala Lumpur time)

Once you register, you will receive Zoom details closer to the date of the event.


Oct 07 2021


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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