Environmental Issues in a Federation: The Case of Malaysia

  • Muhammad Yusuf Saleem


Abstract: From a constitutional perspective, the responsibilities over environmental issues cannot be precisely divided between federal and state governments. Environmental problems could only be dealt with successfully, as the Malaysian case exemplify, through a concurrent jurisdiction. The responsibility for the implementation of environmental laws is left to the states which because of their nearness to the source of environmental problems are in a better position to monitor violations. However, interstate environmental problems must be addressed jointly by federal and state governments.


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Saleem, M. Y. (2005). Environmental Issues in a Federation: The Case of Malaysia. Intellectual Discourse, 13(2). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/islam/article/view/110
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