RAMLI GHANI v. KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA & ANOR
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
MOHD ZAWAWI SALLEH FCJ
[ORIGINAL JURISDICTION NO: BKA-2-11-2021(W)]
22 APRIL 2022
[2022] CLJ JT (4)

Abstract – Parliament's legislative power to enact laws with respect to 'medicine and health' includes the power to legislate on Islamic medicine and Malay traditional medicine. Both matters have a rational connection to the subject of 'medicine and health'. Hence, it is well within the realm of the Legislature's power of Parliament to enact the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act 2016 in respect of Islamic medicine and Malay traditional medicine.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Parliament – Powers and competency – Whether Parliament had powers and/or competency to enact provisions that regulates matters relating to Islamic medicine and Malay traditional medicine in Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act 2016 ('Act') – Whether provisions under Act on Islamic medicine and Malay traditional medicine valid – Whether Act ought to be passed with consent of Conference of Rulers – Doctrine of substance and pith

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