(2012) JLP 66: 49-78
The dynamic nature of interactions among plural legal systems is crucial in understanding law, human rights and the rule of law in Malaysia. Theories about identifying legal pluralism and on how plural legal fields interact are analysed to create a new framework capable of explaining legal pluralism. This analytical framework is applied to analyse how the different legal spheres in Malaysia interact. This approach of using legal pluralism theories to identify sources of legal plurality and how these sources interact in Malaysia has not been undertaken before. Therefore it is beneficial to those seeking means to harmonize these different normative spheres.