Dr Abdul Majid

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business Law & Taxation

603 5514 6170
Room 6-5-23


Abdul Majid is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Business, MUSC. He was at one time a Professor of English and then a legal practitioner before taking up an academic appointment at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which he left in 2009. He was a Visiting Fellow (Commercial and Business Laws) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University until he joined MUSC. He has co-authored texts in law and has published extensively in business law areas

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution The University of Toledo, USA
Year awarded 1979
Master of Comparative Laws & Master of Arts
Institution International Islamic University & University of Malaya
Year awarded 1990 & 1971
Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Laws
Institution University of Malaya and London University
Year awarded 1967 & 1987
Certificate in Legal Practice
Institution Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia
Year awarded 1990

Areas of Expertise

1 Defamation
2 Employment Law
3 Contract Law
4 Corporate Governance


Subject CodeSubject
BTW1042 Malaysian Business Law
BTW2241 Comparative Workplace Relations Law
BTX5220 International Issues in Employment Law


*Abdul Majid and K. Arjunan (2020). Business Law in Malaysia Third Edition. (LexisNexis, 2020, 3rd, ISBN 978-967-400-920-5).
*K. Arjunan and Abdul Majid (2019). Contract Law in Malaysia Second Edition. (LexisNexis, 2019, 2nd, ISBN 978-967-400-853-6).
*K. Arjunan and Abdul Majid (2018). Business Law in Hong Kong (LexisNexis, 2018 3rd ed., lxxxvii + 812pp; originally issued 2002).
* K. Arjunan and Abdul Majid, Business Law in Hong Kong (LexisNexis, 2009 (2nd ed.), lxxxvii + 812pp; originally issued 2002).
* K. Arjunan and Abdul Majid, Contract Law in Malaysia (LexisNexis, 2008) lxxiii + 724 pp.
*Abdul Majid (comp. ed),  “Defamation" Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia (LexisNexis, 2007 Reissue), vol.13, pp. 1 – 246; originally issued in 1999.
*Abdul Majid and K. Arjunan, Business Law in Malaysia (LexisNexis, 2014 ), xcix + 889 pp (originally issued: 2005)
*Abdul Majid (comp. ed), “Defamation Act 1957”  in The Annotated Statutes of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal, 1996), xix + 50 pp.

Scholarly Journals

*Mydin Meera, V. A., Majid, A., & Lee, M. Y. (2021). “The impact of Covid-19 on contractual obligations in Malaysia.” In A. Trakic (Ed.), Covid-19 and business law: Legal implications of a global pandemic (pp. 15-30). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.
*Chwee Ming Tee, Mei Yee Lee, Abdul Majid, “Heterogeneous political connections and stock price crash risk: Evidence from Malaysia”. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance 31, (2021) 100552
*Chwee Ming Tee, Mei Sen Pak, Mei Yee Lee, and Abdul Majid, “CEO generational differences, risk taking and political connections: Evidence from Malaysian firms”. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance 31, (2021) 100518
*Abdul Majid, Sri Yogamalar, Audrey Kim Lan Siah, Jane L Y Terpstra-Tong, and Luc Borrowman, “A new chapter in the law of sexual harassment in Malaysia: The emergence of the torts of harassment and sexual harassment”. Common Law World Review 2019, Vol 48(4), pp. 191–207.
*Chwee Ming Tee, Yee Boon Foo, Chwee Ming Tee, Ferdinand A. Gul, and  Abdul Majid, “Foreign versus Local Institutional Investors and CEO Pay Performance in Malaysian Firms”. Journal of International Accounting Research.Spring 2018, number 1 pp 87-103.
*Abdul Majid, Haemala Thanasegran and Sri Yogamalar Sinnathamby, “Public Policy and the decision on the Overtime Claim in Leung Ka Lau and Others v Hospital Authority.” Under consideration by the Hong Kong Law Journal.
*Abdul Majid, Jay Gul, Sandra Ho, Mark A Bliss and Sunny Sun, “The Avoidance of Statutory Benefits to Employees by Hong Kong Employers.” Hong Kong Law Journal vol. 42, Part 3 (2012), pp. 865 - 899.
* Mark Bliss, Ferdinand Gul and Abdul Majid, “Does Political Connection affect the Role of Independent Audit Committees and CEO Duality? Some Evidence from Malaysian Audit Pricing”. Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. vol. 7, issue 2, (Dec 2011), pp. 82-98.
*Abdul Majid, Jay Gul, Sandra Ho and Sunny Sun, “Per incuriam: The decision on the Overtime Claim in Leung Ka Lau and Others v Hospital Authority.” Hong Kong Law Journal vol. 41, Part 3 (2011), pp. 697 - 729.
*Abdul Majid, Rachael Kwan and Margaret Liddle, “Satire and the Malaysian law of libel: Ummi Hafilda Bte Ali v Ketua Setiausaha Parti Islam Se Malaysia (PAS) & Ors [2006] 4 MLJ 761.” (2010) 37 Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law, pp. 33-37.
* Pek Yee Low, and Abdul Majid, “CEO Dominance, Family Control and Modified Audit Opinions in Hong Kong,” Corporate Ownership & Control, volume 5, issue 2 , Winter 2008, (Continued -1),pp.179-187.
* Mark A. Bliss, Balachandran Muniandy and Abdul Majid, “CEO Duality, audit committee effectiveness and audit risk: A study of the Malaysian Market,” Managerial Auditing Journal, vol 22, No 7 (2007), pp. 716-728.
*Abdul Majid and Krishnan Arjunan, "Exemplary Damages for Tort and Breach of Contract in Selected Common Law Jurisdictions,”  [2007] 3 Malayan Law Journal, pp. xcvii – cxxxi.
*Abdul Majid and Margaret Liddle, "Statutory Construction of Section 8(3) of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2002 in Pendakwa Raya v Tan Sri Eric Chia,”  [2006] 4 Malayan Law Journal, pp. lxxxvi - cxiii.
* Michael J. Ferguson and Abdul Majid “To Sue or Not to Sue : An Experimental Study of Factors Affecting Hong Kong Liquidators Audit Litigation Decisions” Journal of Business Ethics, vol 46 (2003), pp. 363-374.

Practitioner Journals

*Abdul Majid and Margaret Liddle, "Reforming the Law of Contempt of Court,” INSAF : The Journal of the Malaysian Bar (2006) XXXV:1, pp. 119-141.
* Reza Jashen Gul, Abdul Majid, Sandra Ho, Mark A Bliss, Sunny Sun. “A Purposive Approach to Interpreting the Anti-Avoidance Provision in Hong Kong’s Employment Ordinance,” Malaysia Labour Review, vol 9, no 2,(2014) pp. 81-96.

Local Grants

Title Protecting satire against defamation claims
Investigators Dr Abdul Majid (PI)
Sri Yogamalar
Funding Period 1 Jan – 31 Jan 2013
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC
Title Abortion in Malaysia: Need for law reform
Investigators Sri Yogamalar (PI)
Dr Abdul Majid
Funding Period 1 Jan – 31 Jan 2013
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC
Title Is statutory adjudication effective in addressing the issue of late payment problem in the construction sector? Empirical evidence from Malaysia
Investigators Dr Teh Chee Ghee (PI)
Dr Abdul Majid
Funding Period 1 Jan – 31 Jan 2013
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC
Title Executive Compensation - Performance and Earnings Quality: Malaysian Evidence
Investigators Dr Foo Yee Boon
Prof Ferdinand Gul
Dr Abdul Majid
Funding Period 15 August 2013 – 14 August 2014
Funding Body/Organisation Joint Malaysian Accounting Research and Accounting Foundation

Current Supervision

Student Chwee Ming, Tee
Program of study Blockholder Monitoring, Audit Fee and CEO Compensation; (PhD)

Local Presentation

1 Chairman, Ad hoc Committee organizing a Public Lecture by Professor Ferdinand Gul on 22 Nov 2012 to mark the conferment upon him of the DEcons (Monsah)
2 Member, Ad hoc ERGS Review Committee chaired by Dr Teh Chee Ghee on 21 February 2013
3 Member, Campus Human Ethics Development Committee (“CHEDC”) (since May 2013).
4 Member, Faculty Discipline Panel (since July 2013)