Sunday January 24, 2010
Business law reference
OXFORD University Press partnered with highly acclaimed consultant, lecturer, solicitor and author Dr Lee Mei Pheng to launch the Business Law textbook for undergraduates recently.
Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum launched the book at the Sarawak Club with invited guests from the higher education sector, the judiciary and legal fraternity.
Business Law, authored by Dr Lee — in collaboration with her son Ivan Jeron Detta, who is also a lawyer — is written to facilitate the understanding of the detailed legal subject matter surrounding the world of business and commerce.
It addresses relevant legal principles affecting and shaping businesses and industries in Malaysia.
“I must thank the Oxford University Press for publishing this book.
“It is indeed an honour for the author to do this with an established publishing house, and the book is of course timely,” said Malanjum at the book’s launch event.
Also present at the event were Oxford Fajar Sdn Bhd publishing director Gnanam Sabapathy, Bond University vice-chancellor and president Prof Robert Stable, pro vice-chancellor Prof Dr Geraldine Mackenzie, and Detta Samen of Detta Samen & Co.
With a distinguished legal and academic career spanning almost 30 years, Dr Lee’s experience and expertise are recognised. She is known as a leading consultant and lecturer for local and international banks and financial institutions on banking and finance laws, as well as matters of regulation and compliance.
She is also affiliated to the Law Faculty at the Bond University in Queensland, Australia as an Adjunct Associate Professor.
“This is the 10th book in Malaysia that I have authored and co-authored, and needless to say, I intended for this book to be as comprehensive and purposeful as possible.
“Businesses are everywhere. They represent the very core fabric of societies worldwide. This book is, therefore, designed for maximum coverage and usefulness,” said Dr Lee.
The book contains 19 chapters that cover a vast area of business law, including criminal law, ethics and business practice, and electronic commerce and credit cards.
It also introduces general principles, followed by any applicable and most recent cases and legislations, as well as model examination questions and answers.
Business Law is available at selected bookstores nationwide at RM49.90. More information can be found at