Impak bioteknologi ke atas perlindungan pengguna: Aspek undang-undang berhubung keselamatan produk

Translated title of the contribution: Biotechnology impacts on consumer protection: Legal aspects in relation to product safety

Azimon Bt Abdul Aziz, Zeti Azura Mohamed Hussein

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Consumer protection in Malaysia is now facing a great challenge due to the impact of globalisation and the advancement of new technologies which resulted into various creativities and innovations. Biotechnology is a branch of science and technology in which its use and contribution to society have been endless and it still promises new things to come. Besides providing benefits, it also invites various challenges in many aspects of life, particularly in the aspect of product safety to consumers. There is growing evidence that biotechnology products are increasing in number in consumer market especially with the existence of GMO (a product of modern biotechnology) where consumers are having difficulties in determining its level of safety. Consumers have no knowledge of the risks and defects of each product. With the inequality of bargaining power associated with the information gap between consumers and market providers, consumers need a legal mechanism to protect them against the risks which they have to bear. This paper aims at exploring the issue of consumer protection as regards to product safety in biotechnology products. Hence, adopting a pure legalistic analysis with content analysis at its core, this article focuses on the development of consumer protection and biotechnology in Malaysia. By adopting the historical, analytical, critical and jurisprudence method, this paper also examine the sufficiency of legal protection given to consumer in dealing with the issue of product safety. The study shows that the law on this aspect needs reform as a move to give more protection to consumers.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)33-56
Number of pages24
JournalJurnal Pengurusan
Volume29
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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Product safety
Biotechnology
Legal aspects
Consumer protection
Malaysia
Creativity
Content analysis
Bargaining power
Defects
Legal protection
Safety
Globalization
Innovation
Sufficiency
Consumer markets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Accounting
  • Business and International Management

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Impak bioteknologi ke atas perlindungan pengguna : Aspek undang-undang berhubung keselamatan produk. / Aziz, Azimon Bt Abdul; Mohamed Hussein, Zeti Azura.

In: Jurnal Pengurusan, Vol. 29, 12.2009, p. 33-56.

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