Question from bobby, What is the Scope and Applicability of Legislation Enacted by Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies?
Answer from AI:
Legislation, or statutory law, is a law or a set of laws that have been enacted by a governing body, such as the Parliament or State Legislative Assemblies. In Malaysia, the scope and applicability of these laws can vary depending on the body that enacted them. Here are some general principles:
- Legislation enacted by the state legislative assemblies is typically applicable only within the state where the legislation is enacted. This is because state legislative assemblies have the power to make laws on matters that are not within the federal list, as per the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.
- Legislation enacted by the Parliament is generally applicable to all states in Malaysia. This is because the Parliament has the power to make laws on matters that are within the federal list, as per the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.
- Legislation enacted by the state of Sabah and Sarawak is often referred to as an ‘Enactment’. This term is used to denote laws that are passed by the legislative assemblies of these states.
- Legislation enacted by the Parliament is typically referred to as an ‘Act’. This term is used to denote laws that are passed by the Parliament.
However, it’s important to note that these are general principles and there may be exceptions. For example, some federal laws may not apply to certain states if those states have been granted exceptions under the Federal Constitution.
When to Seek Legal Advice
If you’re unsure about the applicability of a particular piece of legislation, it’s a good idea to consult with a legal professional. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific situation and the latest legal developments.
For more information on Malaysian legislation, you can refer to the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia or the Malaysian Legal Information Institute. These resources provide access to a wide range of Malaysian laws and regulations.
Remember, while this information provides a general understanding, it does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a legal professional for advice tailored to your situation.