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Arbitration as a mechanism to resolve Islamic banking disputes in Malaysia: challenges and drawbacks

Labanie, Mohamad Fateh (2019) Arbitration as a mechanism to resolve Islamic banking disputes in Malaysia: challenges and drawbacks. UUM Journal of Legal Studies, 10 (2). ISSN 2229-984X

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Malaysia has shown tremendous progress in the Islamic Banking and Finance Industry and has become an Islamic financial hub. The comprehensive legal framework consists of legislation and dispute resolution mechanisms as crucial elements to ensure the robust development of this industry. The court system and arbitration are two significant forums to settle Islamic banking disputes brought before them. However, the court is the preferred place to be referred to rather than the arbitration even though both play the same role. The question arises, why the arbitration is less preferred rather than the court? By using legal research methods, this article seeks to analyse the challenges and drawbacks facing the current arbitration framework in dealing with Islamic Banking disputes. This study found that the Malaysian arbitration framework is facing several challenges such as an issue on high-cost, high-formality, less-speed and also uncertainty in referring any Shariah matter to the Shariah Advisory Council. This article suggests that some improvements should be made by relevant authority as well as statutory amendments should be achieved in order to strengthen the role of arbitration in Malaysia as a complementary forum to the court in settlement of Islamic financial disputes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arbitration, Court, Dispute resolution, Islamic banking and finance, Shariah law.
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: UUM Press
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2019 02:51
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 02:51
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26249

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