Terrorism & The Overview on Impacts Towards Government Policies in Malaysia, The United States and The United Kingdom


  • Noraini Othman
  • Mohd Sharazad Saiful Bahri
  • Hazliana Yahaya
  • Augustine Leonard Jen




Terrorism, SOSMA, Terrorism Act 2006, PATRIOT ACT 2001, POTA 2015


The terrorist acts that occur around the world, with a significant incident of September 11, have brought about changes in government policies not only in Western countries but also in Malaysia. In fact, the introduction of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) 2012 in Malaysia is one of the significant legislations in combating terrorism. Anti-Terrorism legislation is, without a doubt, a sine qua non for countries in pursuit of their states’ stability and security. Therefore, this article evaluates the impacts of terrorism on government policies in Malaysia, the United States and the United Kingdom and emphasis will be placed on whether the policies, i.e., the domestic legislation carried out, manage to play a significant role in combating terrorism. 


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