Environmental law and policy practices in Malaysia: An empirical study

Noor Mohammad

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Malaysia is one of the very environmentally rich countries in the world. At present, her traditions and heritage have been facing with numerous environmental problems such as air pollution, water pollution, exploitation of natural resources etc. Although, there are some historic states in Malaysia listed as a UNESCO Heritage Sites in the country. In order to cope with the environmental problems, the Government of Malaysia has passed some important environmental laws and policies such as the Environment Quality Act 1974 and its Regulations 1989, the Environmental Quality Order 1989, the Protection of Wildlife Act, the National Forestry Act 1984, the Fisheries Act 1985, the National Parks Act 1980, the International Environmental Laws etc. In addition to that, the Civil Law Act 1972, the Principles of the English Laws, the Federal Law, Shariah Laws, the Adat Temenggung (Malay Customary Laws) with some international environmental obligations etc; have also been implemented in order to attain sustainable environment and development in the country. But it regrets that these laws and policies have not been properly implemented due to some problems such as non -coordination, weak enforcement, customary attitudes etc. The study will examine potentialities and constraints of the environmental laws and policies in Malaysia consisting of 25 respondents in different criteria such as the professionals including foreigners, local people, old aged people, law enforcing agency, students etc., based on the primary and secondary sources through structured and unstructured in Melaka City, Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1248-1260
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

environmental law
environmental policy
Malaysia
act
Law
environmental impact
civil law
water pollution
federal law
environmental quality
UNESCO
air pollution
national park
forestry
fishery
international law
exploitation
natural resources
obligation
regulation

Keywords

  • Environmental governance mechanisms
  • Environmental law
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

Cite this

Environmental law and policy practices in Malaysia : An empirical study. / Mohammad, Noor.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 1248-1260.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{94f9d596a7e14df88b804cf46323adff,
title = "Environmental law and policy practices in Malaysia: An empirical study",
abstract = "Malaysia is one of the very environmentally rich countries in the world. At present, her traditions and heritage have been facing with numerous environmental problems such as air pollution, water pollution, exploitation of natural resources etc. Although, there are some historic states in Malaysia listed as a UNESCO Heritage Sites in the country. In order to cope with the environmental problems, the Government of Malaysia has passed some important environmental laws and policies such as the Environment Quality Act 1974 and its Regulations 1989, the Environmental Quality Order 1989, the Protection of Wildlife Act, the National Forestry Act 1984, the Fisheries Act 1985, the National Parks Act 1980, the International Environmental Laws etc. In addition to that, the Civil Law Act 1972, the Principles of the English Laws, the Federal Law, Shariah Laws, the Adat Temenggung (Malay Customary Laws) with some international environmental obligations etc; have also been implemented in order to attain sustainable environment and development in the country. But it regrets that these laws and policies have not been properly implemented due to some problems such as non -coordination, weak enforcement, customary attitudes etc. The study will examine potentialities and constraints of the environmental laws and policies in Malaysia consisting of 25 respondents in different criteria such as the professionals including foreigners, local people, old aged people, law enforcing agency, students etc., based on the primary and secondary sources through structured and unstructured in Melaka City, Malaysia.",
keywords = "Environmental governance mechanisms, Environmental law, Sustainability",
author = "Noor Mohammad",
year = "2011",
month = "9",
language = "English",
volume = "5",
pages = "1248--1260",
journal = "Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences",
issn = "1991-8178",
publisher = "INSInet Publications",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Environmental law and policy practices in Malaysia

T2 - An empirical study

AU - Mohammad, Noor

PY - 2011/9

Y1 - 2011/9

N2 - Malaysia is one of the very environmentally rich countries in the world. At present, her traditions and heritage have been facing with numerous environmental problems such as air pollution, water pollution, exploitation of natural resources etc. Although, there are some historic states in Malaysia listed as a UNESCO Heritage Sites in the country. In order to cope with the environmental problems, the Government of Malaysia has passed some important environmental laws and policies such as the Environment Quality Act 1974 and its Regulations 1989, the Environmental Quality Order 1989, the Protection of Wildlife Act, the National Forestry Act 1984, the Fisheries Act 1985, the National Parks Act 1980, the International Environmental Laws etc. In addition to that, the Civil Law Act 1972, the Principles of the English Laws, the Federal Law, Shariah Laws, the Adat Temenggung (Malay Customary Laws) with some international environmental obligations etc; have also been implemented in order to attain sustainable environment and development in the country. But it regrets that these laws and policies have not been properly implemented due to some problems such as non -coordination, weak enforcement, customary attitudes etc. The study will examine potentialities and constraints of the environmental laws and policies in Malaysia consisting of 25 respondents in different criteria such as the professionals including foreigners, local people, old aged people, law enforcing agency, students etc., based on the primary and secondary sources through structured and unstructured in Melaka City, Malaysia.

AB - Malaysia is one of the very environmentally rich countries in the world. At present, her traditions and heritage have been facing with numerous environmental problems such as air pollution, water pollution, exploitation of natural resources etc. Although, there are some historic states in Malaysia listed as a UNESCO Heritage Sites in the country. In order to cope with the environmental problems, the Government of Malaysia has passed some important environmental laws and policies such as the Environment Quality Act 1974 and its Regulations 1989, the Environmental Quality Order 1989, the Protection of Wildlife Act, the National Forestry Act 1984, the Fisheries Act 1985, the National Parks Act 1980, the International Environmental Laws etc. In addition to that, the Civil Law Act 1972, the Principles of the English Laws, the Federal Law, Shariah Laws, the Adat Temenggung (Malay Customary Laws) with some international environmental obligations etc; have also been implemented in order to attain sustainable environment and development in the country. But it regrets that these laws and policies have not been properly implemented due to some problems such as non -coordination, weak enforcement, customary attitudes etc. The study will examine potentialities and constraints of the environmental laws and policies in Malaysia consisting of 25 respondents in different criteria such as the professionals including foreigners, local people, old aged people, law enforcing agency, students etc., based on the primary and secondary sources through structured and unstructured in Melaka City, Malaysia.

KW - Environmental governance mechanisms

KW - Environmental law

KW - Sustainability

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=81755181468&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=81755181468&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:81755181468

VL - 5

SP - 1248

EP - 1260

JO - Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences

JF - Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences

SN - 1991-8178

IS - 9

ER -