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Shad Saleem Faruqi

Recent and archived articles by Shad Saleem Faruqi

Restoring judicial clout

8 June 2017

IN a country with a supreme Constitution and a chapter on fundamental liberties, it is the duty of the superior courts to preserve, protect and defend the basic law against any institution or person that lays rash hands upon the ark of the Constitution. The courts must enforce fundamental rights and the federal-state division of powers.

Grand inquest of the nation

25 May 2017

Improving the committee system in Parliament is the key to restoring a system of check and balance.

Discretionary powers of the King

27 April 2017

Within a narrow field, the Constitution places on the shoulders of the monarch the awesome burden of making critical decisions in his personal wisdom.

Strengthening separation of powers

13 April 2017

From the point of view of judicial independence, there are many objectionable features of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission’s set-up.

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.

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