About Us


GAVEL PUBLICATIONS, established in 2001, is a relatively new legal publisher in Malaysia. However, it comprises an outstanding team that collectively has over 30 years of experience in the legal publishing arena.

The team is headed by Hamid Ibrahim – widely acknowledged as the ‘Father of Law Publishing’ in Malaysia, having started its first home grown law publishing company, the Malaysian Law Publishers in 1979. His pioneering work in this field involved the publishing and updating of Malaysian Statutes. Up till 1987, he had published more than 150 Acts of Parliament.

He also founded the Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd which was responsible for the publishing of Malaysia’s first – ever Law Journal – the Current Law Journal – which was launched on September 16 1981. He followed this up with the Industrial Law Reports and the Malaysian Tax Cases – all groundbreaking home-grown publications.

In 1992, he was also largely responsible for the birth of the All Malaysia Reports – the country’s first-ever weekly law report, which was followed by the Journal of Crime.

Over the last 20 years, Hamid has also published a number of legal books namely, Malaysian Law Dictionary, Criminal Law (English & Malay), Federal Constitution (co-author), Malaysian Parliament Directory, Law of Evidence – Section by Section Commentary in 1992, Criminal Procedure Code (Commentary 1st Edition in 1994), Criminal Procedure Code 2nd Edition by Sweet & Maxwell Malaysia, Road Traffic Offences in 2005 and Private Healthcare Facilities Act 1998 – 2006.

Now, at age 75, he remains active in legal publishing; his latest work in 2006 being the Malaysian Penal Code Commentaries, Cases & Sample Charges (2006), which he co-authored with retired judge of the Court of Appeal, Dato K.C. Vohrah.

Hamid continues to contribute to legal research and information and keeps abreast with the latest developments in the law in Malaysia as well as in the global arena. He is also an avid student of technological advances in ICT. His vision, passion and experience remain a constant source of inspiration for all of us at GAVEL PUBLICATIONS.

(No. sijil akuan pendaftaran syarikat Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia: K2210223043925566)


The Keyword remains INNOVATION. All Gavel Publication products focus on the presentation of pertinent information gathered from all available legal resources to enable practitioners to home in on the relevant information in assist them in their research.


Legal Research Consultant


General Manager

Director of Marketing

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Contact Us

No 15, Jalan SP 3/19,
Bandar Saujana Putra,
42610 Jenjarom Lebuhraya Elite,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Tel: 012-284 9033 / 012-393 9033
Email: [email protected]