Fakulti Undang-Undang (FUU) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) firmly agreed to continue the academic cooperation with the Faculty of Law (FH), Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY). Both parties have just signed the renewal of MoU to reinforce the cooperation focusing on student exchange and the other academic affairs. The agenda was held on November 28th, 2018 in FH Seminar room and attended by Faculty of Law’s Dean, Dr. Trisno Raharjo and Prof. Dr. Hasani Mohd. Ali, as Deputy Dean for Networking & Income Generation, Fakulti Undang-Undang UKM.

During the discussion, several points became the concern, such as harmonizing the differen legal system between Indonesia and Malaysia which become the subject to study.

Notwithstanding, both FUU UKM and Faculty of Law UMY are strongly believe these are thing has considered as the way to exchange the knowledge by comparing the two legal system; Civil and Common. Besides, the sustainable work relationship also intended to enlarge the experience as well as legal science especially for the students. In addition, this maintained-collaboration also will lift up the reputation for each institutions. Dr. Iwan Satriawan as the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Law UMY stated that the nowadays challenge for law students is to conquer the border of the location and obtain the knowledge and experience as many as possible.

One way to transform the points of MoU into the real form is by giving the students to observe more on both countries national legal system, its application and what could be the opportunity to possess these two legal systems. As same as what Faculty of Law UMY just initiated to have Prof. Dr. Hasani Mohd. Ali to deliver the introduction to Malaysian Legal System on this afternoon public lecture in parallel with the MoU signing agenda. He conveyed that one of some reason why Indonesia and Malaysia are having a different legal system is due to the historical aspect referring to the legacy of colonization era from both jurisdictions. Indonesia was colonized by the Dutch, while Malaysia by the British. It could be seen obviously, the legal default system was really different. Nevertheless, he concluded, as neighboring country, Indonesia and Malaysia are supposed to have a strong connection to face the global issue and current disruptive era. (YeGe)