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Law of Evidence in Malaysia, 2nd Edition

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Habibah Omar 

Dr Siva Barathi Marimuthu (Sharllene)

Mazlina Mahali

The key to unlock the intricacies of the principles of evidence. Revised and improved latest edition, key updates include:

  • Three additional new chapters on Estoppel, Judicial Notice and Examination of Witnesses
  • Detailed examination on the admissibility of electronic evidence from cloud computing, social media, instant messaging and emails 
  • A brief reference to the Australian position on selected issues available at the end of each chapter
  • Chapters and contents reorganised for easy appreciation of the whole scheme of evidence law
  • Law updated to July 2018

Evidence is one of the key areas in the study and the practice of law. A good mastery of the requirements of evidence law is necessary for an overall appreciation of the application of law in real life. Without proper evidence it is not possible to prove and satisfy the various elements which need to be established to show a cause of action or to comply with the requirements of a statutory provision.

Law of Evidence in Malaysia, Second Edition provides a clear explanation of evidence law in Malaysia and includes regular citation of case authorities, both local and foreign to help in the understanding of the application of the provisions of the Evidence Act 1950. Presenting the development of the law through local court decisions, the book also usefully explains the differences between the common law and the legal position in Malaysia.

This book serves as a valuable resource for a good appreciation of the fundamental elements of evidence law in Malaysia. Starting with an introduction of law of evidence in a simple and understandable manner, the content is organised into manageable and well-structured chapters to help readers comprehend the overall scheme of evidence law. It is a useful reference for undergraduates, candidates pursuing the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP), law academics, as well as practitioners who have just started out in legal practice.