Shad Saleem Faruqi

Recent and archived articles by Shad Saleem Faruqi

13 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Seize the moment and reform the judiciary

In line with many other countries, the retirement age of our superior court judges should be extended.

30 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Restoring the spirit of independence

IN conjunction with our 61st anniversary of independence, a few NGOs organised a forum on Tuesday night on the topic “Malaysia Baru – 61 Years After Merdeka, Do Ethnicity & Religion Matter?”.

2 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

The King reigns, he does not rule

When exercising most of his constitutional functions, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is required to act on advice.

19 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Improving the people’s access to justice

The appointment of the new Chief Justice honours judicial independence, celebrates our diversity and rekindles the spirit of tolerance and pluralism.

5 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tertiary studies on the cusp of change

NOW that we have a new Education Minister, hopefully some fundamental questions will be asked about the role of our universities, where Malaysian tertiary education stands and where it ought to go.

21 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Proposals for parliamentary reforms

IN the post GE14 milieu, freedom is in the air and many citizens are demanding reforms to our system of governance. Out of the hundreds of proposals that have been submitted, some relate to improving the institutional efficacy of our elected legislature.

7 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Respecting letter and spirit of the Constitution

Malaysians are hopeful that the new Attorney General will help return the nation’s basic charter to its revered position.

24 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

When the Houses of Parliament are divided

GE14 has taught us all a valuable life lesson that one person standing strong can turn the tide of history. The election has also thrown up some fascinating issues of constitutional law that require reflection.

12 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Basis for appointing the PM

The Constitution provides very little guidance for navigating the murky world of government formation.

12 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Constitution, courts and free speech

Some judges have already planted the seeds of human rights activism.