Sources of Law

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1.1 Classification of Law
Law is a set of rules that control the human behaviours that is developed over a long period of time that regulates interaction that people have within one another. It is also a set of rules that humans have to follow and it set standards and conduct between *individual and individual* and *individual and the government* which is enforced by law through sanctioned.

Public law
Public law is a law which governs the relationship between individual and the state. Public law can be further divided into constitutional law and criminal law.
- Constitutional law
Body of law which defines the relationship of different entities within a state, namely, the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary.

- Criminal Law
It is a body of rules and statute that defines the conduct prohibited by the government. In Malaysia, the penal code is a main source of criminal law. It covers most criminal offenses and provides relevant penalties where relevant acts are breached .It actually codifies various acts committed by individual against the state such as murder, cheating, forgery , rape, and other criminal offenses.

Common law
A law that derive from case law (precedent) and statute. It is accusatorial with an emphasize remedies. It form a basic right of English law and it can be found in the U.S , other commonwealth nation including Australia, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, parts of Africa , India and Pakistan. Malaysia derives their legal system from the common law as a result of the British colonization where their legal principles are develops by judges through case law.
Common law is a judge-made law which is different in manner from the way the Parliament enacts the legislations. When a Parliament enacts legislations in most cases, it creates a comprehensive and complete frame-work of rules that governs a given area.…...

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