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The Federal Court of Malaysia (Mahkamah Persekutuan) is the highest court in Malaysia.  One of the main functions of the Federal Court is to

determine/interpret the validity of laws issued by Parliament or the State Government.  It also has jurisdiction to decide disputes between states or between the Federal Government and State Government.  The Federal Court is the interpreter of the Federal Constitution and have [sic] the final say in the Constitution of Malaysia with regards to its translation. 

(History of the Malaysian Judiciary, Office of the Chief Registrar, Federal Court of Malaysia, http://www.kehakiman.gov.my/en/node/410 (last updated Dec. 3, 2014).)

The Office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court publishes decisions of the Federal Court online in PDF format.  (Judgments, Office of the Chief Registrar, Federal Court of Malaysia,http://www.kehakiman.gov.my/index.php?q=en/node/628 (last visited Dec. 3, 2014).)  It appears that the website has Federal Court judgments dating back to 2007.  Many judgments are written in English.  In addition, some Federal Court decisions published online between 2001 and 2012 are available on the CommonLII website, which allows search results to be sorted by citation frequency.  (Federal Court of Malaysia, CommonLII,http://www.common lii.org/my/cases/MYFC/ (last updated Nov. 29, 2014).) 

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Last Updated: 06/09/2015