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Curriculum Vitae: Sharifah Suhanah Syed Ahmad

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Curriculum Vitae

Name:        Sharifah Suhanah Syed Ahmad

Academic Qualification:

  • PhD (Mal)                           2008
  • LLM (Mal)                           1988
  • Advocate and Solicitor        1983
  • LLB (Hons)(Mal)                 1981

Administrative Service:

  1. Outside the University:
    1. Administrative Officer,
    2. Central Bank of Malaysia    1981-1984
  2. Within the University:
    1. Deputy Dean                        01.04.2006 – 30.11.2007
    2. Acting Deputy Dean             13.08.2001 – 13.10.2001
    3. Deputy Dean                        01.05.1997 – March 2000
    4. Acting Deputy Dean             27.05.1996 – 28.11.1996
    5. Associate Professor             Since 1995

Teaching:

  1. (LLB):
    1. Law of Contract
    2. Labour Law
    3. Legal Method
    4. The Malaysian Legal System
    5. Civil Procedure
  2. (LLM):
    1. Employment Law

Awards:

  • UM Excellence Award         2006, 2008
  • (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang)

Retired from the University – 2 October 2013

Academic activities since retirement

  • Teaching – LLM (Employment Law)
  • Supervision – Phd
    1. Farzana Yasmeen – Womens’ rights – Ready-made garment industry of Bangladesh
    2. Priscilla Devi – Relational Contracts
  • Executive Editor – Journal of Malaysian & Comparative Law

Academic Services outside the University of Malaya

  • External Assessor for promotion to Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1998
  • External Assessor for promotion to Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1997
  • Lecturer for Diploma in Industrial Relations Programme, Malaysian Employers’  Federation (MEF), from 1996-2006.
  • Lectured “Land Law” for the Certificate in Legal Practice Course, Qualifying Board, Malaysia, 1992.
  • Board of Examiners for Business Law, for the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) – 1988-1992.
  • Panel of Assessors/Editors of University manuscripts – UPENA, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Publications:

  1. Text book/s
    1. Industrial Relations Law in Malaysia – Cases and Materials, (2012) UM Press.
    2. Employment Law in Malaysia, (2012) LexisNexis.
    3. The Malaysian Legal System, (2000) Malayan Law Journal Pte Ltd (second edition, 2007).
  2. Reference book/encyclopedia
    1. “Women, Gender, Migration Policies & Laws: Southeast Asia” in Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands (2006).
    2. “Employment Law”, Vol 7 Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia, (2000) Malayan Law Journal Pte Ltd.
  3. Chapter or Part of Book
    1. “The right to strike: Malaysia”,  Chp 19, pp 387-401, The Right to Strike – A Comparative View, (2014), Bernd Wass (editor) Wolters Kluwer Law International BV, The Netherlands.
    2. “The right to strike and fundamental rights”, Chp 16, pp 139-200, Employment and Industrial Relations Law in Malaysia, (2013), Cyrus Das (editor) the Malaysian Current Law Journal (MCLJ) and Malaysian Society for Labour and Social Security Law (MSLSSL) publishers.
    3. Sharifah Suhanah Syed Ahmad, “Empowering the Shariah Court in Malaysia – Article 121(1A) Re-visited”, IKIM Law Journal, Jan-Jun 2005, Vol 9, No 1, p 311-322.
    4. “Judicial Review and its Impact upon the resolution of labour disputes in  Malaysia”, Chp 7, pp 169-200, in Law, Development and Socio-Economic Changes, N Sakumoto, K Kobayashi and S Imaizumi editors, (2003) Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), JETRO, Japan.
    5. “Law and Labour Market regulation in Malaysia : beyond the New Economic Policy”, Chp 3, pp 55-90, in Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia, Sean Cooney, Tim Lindsey, Richard Mitchell and Ying Zhu Editors, (2002) Routledge, London.
    6. Sharifah Suhanah Syed Ahmad, “Malaysian Legal System” Survey of Malaysian Law 2000, University of Malaya Publishers, p 277-289.
    7. _____, “Malayan Legal System”, Survey of Malaysian Law 1999, University of Malaya Publishers, p 439-453.
    8. _____, “Trade Unions in Malaysia – Organs With ‘Bark’ or ‘Bite’? – for Developments in Malaysian Law – Essays to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Faculty of Law, (Pelanduk Publications, 1992) 345.
    9. _____, “Contract”, (together with Cheong May Fong), Survey of Malaysian Law 1990, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1992), p 129-147.
    10. _____, “Labour Law” Survey of Malaysian Law 1990, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1992) p 229-243.
    11. _____, “Labour Law” Survey of Malaysian Law 1990, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1991), p 203-219.
    12. _____, “Labour Law” Survey of Malaysian Law 1988, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1990), p 155-163.
    13. _____, “Contract” Survey of Malaysian Law 1988, MLJ Pte Ltd (1990), p 99-109.
    14. _____, “Labour Law” Survey of Malaysian Law 1987, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1989), p 122-126.
    15. _____, “Contract” Survey of Malaysian Law 1987, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1989), p 89-94.
    16. _____, “Labour Law” Survey of Malaysian Law 1985, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1987), p 277-292.
    17. _____, “Landlord & Tenant” Survey of Malaysian Law 1984, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1984), p 223-230.
    18. _____, “Landlord & Tenant”Survey of Malaysian Law 1983, MLJ Pte Ltd, (1983), p 241-253.
  4. Journal Articles:
    1. “The role of corporate social responsibility and soft law options in the protection of migrant workers’ interests in host countries – the case of Malaysia” = with Vanitha Sundra-Karean, University of Southern Queensland, (2012) 40 Asian Journal of Social Science, 509-523.
    2. *At time of publication, ISI tier 4 journal, impact factor 0.159.
    3. “The Contract of Employment, Knowledge Workers, and the ‘k-economy’,” [2000] JMCL 245.
    4. “Section 59 Industrial Relations Act 1967 – The Forgotten Remedy”[1996] JMCL 95.
    5. “The Doctrine of Illegality Under Section 24 of the Contracts Act, 1950 – Laying A Spirit To rest” – [1991] JMCL 89,
    6. Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang v Lim Soo Seng – The ‘Ghost of Lister’ Resurrectered”, MLJ 1xxxix (with Dr Nik Ramlah Mahmood).
    7. “Section 69(1) of the Employment Act, 1955 – Judicial Misunderstanding of Legislative Intent”, [1989] JMCL 99.
    8. “Stretching the Boundaries of Equity – Mahadevan & Anor v Manilal & Sons (M) Sdn Bhd”, [1988] JMCL 179.
    9. “Termination of Employment Upon Change in Ownership of Business, [1987] JMCL 95.
    10. “Some Recent Developments in the Law of Banking in Malaysia”, [1983] JMCL 217.
  5. Articles/Conference proceedings, unpublished:
    1. “Labour’s voice in corporate governance – the role of Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] at the workplace” – International Society for Labour and Social Security Law XIX World Congress, 1-4 September 2009, Sydney, Australia.
    2. “Protection of Migrant Workers in Malaysia – Moving Towards a Rights-based approach” – ASLI Conference, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, 24-25 May 2007.
    3. “Terms and Conditions of Employment of Migrant Workers in Malaysia: The Need for a Rights-Based Approach”, LAWASIA Labour Law Conference, 10-12 August 2006, Kuala Lumpur.
    4. “Status of Labour Law Teaching and Research/Academic Activities in Malaysia” – Launch Labour Law Project, Fukuoka Seminar 13-15 February 2006.
    5. “Towards Fairness at Work: Conceptualising Employment Law in Malaysia”, - Inaugural University of Malaya Law Conference, 29-30 November 2005, University of Malaya, KL.
    6. “The Reception of English Law – Eastern customs and Practices Through the eyes of English Judges in Malaysia” – together with Khaw LT & Badariah Sahamid – International Conference on Occidentalism and Orientalism: Reflections of the East and the  Perceptions of the West, 14-26 September, 2004 University of Malaya, KL.
    7. “The Malaysian Legal System & Islamic Law” – Seminar on Law & Open Society in Asia, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 25 November – 5 December 2002.
    8. “An overview of the law pertaining to foreign labour in Malaysia” – International Workshop on Research Project on Thai Migrant Workers in Southeast and East Asia, organized by Asian Research Center for Migration, Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 5-7 August 1998.
    9. “Children under the Law in Malaysia” - National Conference – “Children as Consumers”, 1997, Kuala Lumpur.
    10. “The provision of Security of Tenure in Employment” – LAWASIA Labour Law Conference, 1992, Kuala Lumpur.

Editorial Work:

  1. Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law (JMCL), 2017 (Issue 1 & 2)
  2. ­­_____, 2016 (Issue 1 & 2)
  3. _____, 2015 (Issue 1 & 2)
  4. _____, 2014 (Issue 2)
  5. _____, (2009)
  6. Developments in Malaysian Law-Selected Essays, (2007) UM Press.
  7. Information and Communications Technologies – The Impact on Selected Areas of the Law – Khaw Lake Tee &ShSuhana Ahmad (eds), (2006) UM Press
  8. Survey of Malaysian Law, 2001, University of Malaya Publishers.
  9. Survey of Malaysian Law, 2000, University of Malaya Publishers.
  10. Survey of Malaysian Law, 1999, University of Malaya Publishers.
  11. Survey of Malaysian Law, 1998 (together with Assoc Prof Abu Bakar Munir), University of Malaya publishers.
  12. Developments in Malaysian Law – Essays to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Faculty of Law, (1992) Pelanduk Publication.

Membership of Organisations

  1. Asian Society of Labour Law.
  2. Malaysian Society for Labour and Social Security Law (MSLSSL).

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Last Updated: 26/09/2019