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Jeyapalan Kasipillai

Professor, Business Law and Taxation

  • BA (Econs)University of Malaya
  • FCPA
  • FCIS
  • FTII
  • MBA (University of Stirling, Scotland)
  • PhD (UNE, Australia)

Dr. Jeyapalan Kasipillai is a Professor and Chair of Malaysian Business at Monash University Sunway Campus (MUSC) since 1 August 2006. Prior to that date, he was a professor at the Faculty of Accountancy, University Utara Malaysia. Jeyapalan completed his doctoral thesis at the University of New England, Australia and masters degree at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He is a fellow member of three professional bodies namely CPA (Australia); Malaysian Association of the Institute of Secretaries and Administrators and the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia

After graduating from the University of Malaya in May 1974, he joined the New Straits Times Group as a Journalist. In 1975, Jeyapalan began his employment with the Inland Revenue Board and served this department for 16 years. He is a member of the Editorial Committees of e-Journal of Tax Research, Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation and serves in the Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute, Monash University, Melbourne. In May 2003, Jeyapalan was appointed by Tax Notes International, USA to be its official correspondent for Malaysia. Dr Jeyapalan has published extensively in the areas of hidden economy and tax non-compliance; environmental taxation and in the area relating to GST. He has authored over 12 books and his latest books published in 2010 are "A Guide to Malaysian Taxation" and "A Guide to Advanced Malaysian Taxation" published by McGraw-Hill.

In February 2008, Jeyapalan was appointed as Deputy Head of School of Business, MUSC. In August 2008, Jeyapalan was conferred the Monash Pro-Vice Chancellor (PVC) Award for excellence in research. In August 2009 and in March 2010, he was again awarded the PVC Awards for excellence in research. In April 2010, Jeyapalan was appointed as a Professorial Visiting Fellow by UNSW, Sydney. Jeyapalan supervises several higher degree doctoral students and has been an external examiner for numerous doctoral theses.


Jeyapalan is teaching Malaysian Taxation Law. Previously he has also taught: Advanced Malaysian Taxation Law Revenue Law Contemporary Issues in International Taxation Seminar in Taxation Management Accounting


Tax Compliance, Measurement of Hidden Economy, Distributive Effects of Goods and Services Tax & Islamic Taxation.

Editorial boards

  • Former chief editor of Malaysian Management Journal (2003 to 2006).
  • Consulting editor for the “Malaysian Tax Reporter” a publication of CCH (Malaysia) Ltd. (since 1997)
  • Editorial committee member of e-Journal of Tax Research, Australia (since 2003)
  • Malaysia’s correspondent to  Tax Notes International, Fairfax, USA (since 2003)


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Jeyapalan Kasipillai, Department of Business Law and Taxation

Contact details

603 55146283
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Postal address
Schoool of Business
Monash University
Malaysia Campus
No. 2, Jalan Kolej
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petang Jaya