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2. Statehood & Sovereignty | Malaysia
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2.1 History of the Malaysian Legal System before and after the Formation of Malaysia: Colonization and Decolonization

Historically, Malaysia has been colonized by several European powers beginning in the year 1511 by the Portuguese, in 1641 by the Dutch, and later by the British from 1782 until 1957. However, only the British were able to shape the Malaysi…

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Sabaruddin, Dato’ Johan Shamsuddin and Tahir, Zulazhar, “2. Statehood & Sovereignty | Malaysia”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_2025>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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