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Constitutional Dialogue in Common Law Asia$
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Po Jen Yap

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198736370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736370.001.0001

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Overview of the Constitutional Systems

Overview of the Constitutional Systems

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(p.31) 3 Overview of the Constitutional Systems
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Constitutional Dialogue in Common Law Asia
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Po Jen Yap

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736370.003.0003

This chapter provides an overview of the three Asian constitutional systems under discussion. Section I examines Hong Kong’s constitutional model. Section II continues with Malaysia’s and Section III concludes with Singapore’s developments. Each section provides a brief sketch of the respective jurisdiction’s constitutional history, the constitutional powers assigned to the three branches of government, that is the legislature, the executive and the judiciary, the constitutional rights-regime provided, and its constitutional amendment procedures. This chapter essentially maps out and elaborates upon the socio-political and legal developments in the three former British colonies since decolonization.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, constitutional structures, constitutional history, constitutional amendment

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