by the Arbitration Association

Arbitration in Malaysia

June 24, 2019
The importance of the history and origin of arbitration cannot be overstated. Pearl S Buck has stated that “[i]f you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday”. An examination of the background presents a platform for understanding the prevalence of certain practices in present-day Malaysia as compared to the position globally.

Similar to the ancient use of the mediation process in China and the panchayat system of village justice in India, the customary method of dispute resolution in Malaysia is associated with adat. It represents an archaic system of dispute resolution practised as customary rites.

Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo 
Sundra Rajoo Arbitration Chambers, Kuala Lumpur

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