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ADR in the Malaysian courts: a short synopsis

Hughie TAN Yeak Hui
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Paper presented at the Reconciliation: Conversations Beyond Cultural Boundaries conference, held in Adelaide, South Australia, 29 November -December 1. Adelaide, South Australia: University of South Australia, Asia Pacific Mediation Forum. Downloaded 3 August 2004.

According to Hughie TAN Yeak Hui, the court system in Malaysia is overloaded with a backlog of cases. There is considerable dissatisfaction among the public with the court system. Hughie TAN Yeak Hui surveys the situation in Malaysia both in terms of the judicial system and the legislative framework. In short, options for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are few and limited. For example, there are reconciliation tribunals to address matrimonial disputes. Yet mediation and conciliation as generally accepted and implemented processes for resolving legal disputes are in their early stages in Malaysia.


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