The constitutional right to livelihood as a developing field in Malaysian labour jurisprudence

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Sundra Karean, Vanitha. 2007. "The constitutional right to livelihood as a developing field in Malaysian labour jurisprudence." Malayan Law Journal. 5, pp. lxxxviii-cxxi.
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The constitutional right to livelihood as a developing field in Malaysian labour jurisprudence

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AuthorSundra Karean, Vanitha
Journal TitleMalayan Law Journal
Journal Citation5, pp. lxxxviii-cxxi
Number of Pages23
Year2007
Place of PublicationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract

This article discusses recent judicial approaches to the concepts of 'right to livelihood' and 'procedural fairness' in Malaysian labour law introduced by Tan Tek Seng v Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Pendidikan (Tan's case)1 and affirmed in Hong Leong Equipment Sdn Bhd v Liew Fook Chuan (Hong Leong)2 and Rama Chandran, R v The Industrial Court of Malaysia & Anor (Rama Chandran)3 I will analyse selected cases of the higher courts to understand the development, or lack of development of the emerging constitutionalised labour jurisprudence.

KeywordsMalaysia; right to work; wage; fairness
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440712. Social policy
480499. Law in context not elsewhere classified
480104. Labour law
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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