This account, from a historical perspective, of the Malaysian legal system and sources of law was written by Dr Sharifah Suhanah Syed Ahmad, retired Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and published on the GlobaLex site.
All three departments are overseen administratively by the Permanent Secretary and operates under the direction of the Attorney General.
Later in 1951, the Attorney General's Chambers which was then known as the Department of Law, was classified as a Ministry and was held responsible for all legal matters involving the Government.
Its web site provides information on the Federal Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court, and includes cause lists, court rules, practice directions and biographies of senior judiciary.
This updated version is dated April 2014.
How Do I Become A Solicitor And Advocate In Malaysia? The other states in Peninsular Malaysia do not have separate chambers.