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The functions of constitutional monarchy in Malaysian political system: The perceptions of Malay community


Dzulkifli, Fatimah Zainab and Mohd Zameri, Nasrul Dadziruddin (2010) The functions of constitutional monarchy in Malaysian political system: The perceptions of Malay community. In: Proceedings Seminar on Nasional Resilience (SNAR 2010) "Political Managements and Policies in Malaysia", 13-15 July 2010, Bayview Hotel Langkawi. Institute of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s Thoughts, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, pp. 353-369. ISBN 983-44865-3-2

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Abstract

The monarchy plays a vital role in Malaysia’s political system whether it is at federal or state level. Its formal duties are stated within the Malaysian constitution. It is a continuity to promote political and ruling stability. Hence Malaysia practises a system of government based on the Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy. The objectives of this paper are to study the extent of the monarchy roles as stated in the constitution. In addition, it is also to evaluate the perception of the Malay community towards the relationship between the monarchy and the government as well as the constitutional monarchy and the general community. The study limits its focus only to the role of monarchy in Malaysia and will also discuss about the additional roles of the monarchy besides its formal roles. The study will focus more on library research. Data are obtained through printed materials produced by local and international writers and publishers. The Malaysian Constitution will be the primary reference to the study. The perceptions of the Malay community are obtained through observations and reading materials that represents a part, if not the whole, of Malay’s perception towards the issue. Through this study, it can be summarised that the Malaysian Constitution bestows special privileges to the monarchy system. Thus, the boundary listed in the constitution ensures that the monarchy system continues to be revered. Loyalty to the King becomes a tradition and custom to the Malay community.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Organized by Institute of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's Thought (IPDM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: constitutional monarchy, political system, perception, Malaysian constitution
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Divisions: Institut Pemikiran Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 25 May 2011 09:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3182

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