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Shad Saleem Faruqi

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Recent and archived articles by Shad Saleem Faruqi

Honouring our nation’s architect and architecture

2 February 2017

FEBRUARY 8 is the day of birth of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the father of our nation and the guiding light behind the Merdeka Agreements, the Merdeka Constitu­tion and the “social contract” that is implicit in our constitutional charter.

Rukun Negara as the Constitution’s Preamble

5 January 2017

AUG 31, 2017, will be the 60th anniversary of Merdeka and of the Federal Constitution. In conjunction with this important milestone, a group of distinguished citizens is taking the initiative to propose to the Government that our venerated national ideology – the Rukun Negara – be incorporated into the Federal Constitution as its Preamble.

Welcoming the new King

22 December 2016

THE election and accession to the federal throne of Sultan Muhammad V is a historic occasion for Kelantan. This is the second time a sovereign from the state has graced the office of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The first time was from Sept 21, 1975 to March 29, 1979.

Testing time for the Constitution

24 November 2016

IT has been an extraordinary fortnight for constitutional lawyers. A multitude of issues has surged up against the Constitution. There are two important Bills in Parliament and a number of developments that impact constitutionalism in the country.

An electoral road paved with quirks

10 November 2016

Despite a nationwide poll, the popular vote does not determine the winner of the presidency. That power belongs to the Electoral College.

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