Malaysian Tort Law

Malaysian Tort Law

Book Details
  • Country : Malaysia
  • ISBN : 9789672187981
  • Author : Wan Azlan Ahmad & Mohsin Hingun
  • Format : Hardcover + eBook
  • Publication Date : Aug - 2019

Adopting an analytical approach, this book presents a comprehensive coverage of tort law in Malaysia. Besides the tort of negligence which takes central focus, less common torts like wrongs in relation to legal process, breach of statutory duty, harassment, liability for animals and intentional tort to the person are given due coverage. Other popular areas of tort like nuisance, occupiers’ liability, defamation and product liability are provided careful consideration. The topics of vicarious liability, remedies and applicable defenses are explored in depth to complete the discussion in this book.

The book endeavors to consider Malaysian tort law in light of development in major Commonwealth jurisdictions, covering matters that have and have not been considered by local appellate courts. Where specific issues are not covered by local precedent, the book attempts to point the way forward for the future development of Malaysian law, guided by judicial opinion and discussions of policy considerations overseas. 

 The authors have drawn on their deep experience to meticulously analyze the law to prepare a text that will benefit practitioners, judges, judicial officers, academics and students.


  • The law is succinctly explained, in many instances displaying its development
  • Reference is made to developments in major Commonwealth countries to add depth to the discussion and analysis
  • Relevant judicial dicta are quoted to support the statements of law
  • Possible directions for the future development of Malaysian law are carefully considered
  • Contains extensive reference to local and foreign case law
  • Content is structured in detail for the easy appreciation of readers