Fraud in Land Dealings in Malaysia: A Study

(Penipuan dalam Urus Niaga Tanah di Malaysia: Satu Kajian)

  • Noraida Harun Faculty of Law and International Relation, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Noor 'Ashikin Hamid Faculty of Law and International Relation, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Asiah Bidin Faculty of Law and International Relation, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Kamaliah Salleh Faculty of Law and International Relation, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

Abstract

This article was written to examine the issue of land fraud arising from land dealings in Malaysia. Various types of modus operandi have been committed by criminals in this fraud. With these modus operandi, many land offices have been successfully deceived into causing fraudulent land dealings. This has triggered concerns in the public about the legal surety of their proprietorship, which should be legally indefeasible upon legal registration in accordance with the National Land Code (NLC). The study conducted is based on analysis of cases that have been decided by the courts. The findings showed that various types of modus operandi (MO) were attempted by fraudsters and there were various factors that led to the commission of such fraudulent acts. This paper also highlights several suggestions for improvement in order to curb attempted frauds in land dealings.

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Published
2022-01-02
How to Cite
HARUN, Noraida et al. Fraud in Land Dealings in Malaysia: A Study. Kanun: Jurnal Undang-undang Malaysia, [S.l.], v. 34, n. 1, p. 97-112, jan. 2022. ISSN 2682-8057. Available at: <http://jurnal.dbp.my/index.php/Kanun/article/view/8236>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.37052/kanun.34(1)no5.