The Federal Constitution
The Federal Constitution is the supreme law of Malaysia. It was first enacted in 1957 as the Constitution of the Federation of Malaya. It has been amended multiple times.
For information about the Constitution, see for example:
Books on Malaysian Constitutional Law
Finding the Federal Constitution
The Federal Constitution is available on the Federal Legislation Portal.
It is also available on the subscription database CLJ Law (UniMelb staff & student access - requires a separate password in addition to your UniMelb password. This database has a lot of value added information on the Constitution, such as a list of all amendments, and links to amending Acts. It also links to cases on each Article of the Constitution (see Cases box on this page).
Cases on the Constitution
Constitutional cases may be heard by the Federal Court in its original jurisdiction, or on appeal from lower courts.
FINDING CASES ON A TOPIC
Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia on LexisNexis AU (UniMelb staff & student access) includes an extensive chapter on the Federal Constitution, arranged by topic. Each topic lists significant cases on point. Links are provided to cases on Lexis, such as the Malayan Law Journal Reports.
FINDING CASES ON A SPECIFIC ARTICLE OF THE CONSTITUTION
CLJ Law (UniMelb staff & student access - requires a separate password in addition to your UniMelb password. Provides cases on each Article.
Note: CLJ law will only cite and link to cases that are available within the CLJ Law reported and unreported cases databases, and Halsbury's will only cite and link to cases on Lexis. Therefore, to ensure you find all cases on your topic or Constitutional Article, use both Halsbury's and CLJ Law.