ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Western Intellectual Imperialism in Malaysian Legal Education

An over-reliance on Western knowledge paradigms and the exclusion of traditional knowledge and indigenous cultures characterises legal education in Malaysia. The same could be said of education in most Asian and African universities. This paper holds that such educational enslavement must end and that genuine globalisation demands that we be open to the best from East and West. It argues that our very survival could hinge on resisting today's Western intellectual imperialism and embarking on a voyage of discovery of our ancestors' intellectual wanderings.
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