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Syahredzan Johan

Recent and archived articles by Syahredzan Johan

27 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

What defines a bumiputra?

As we debate this issue, it is important for us to get all the terminology right.

10 Jul 2017 | 9:39 AM

Reviewing film censorship in Malaysia

A painting, a song, a dance and a novel – these are all forms of expression. So too, is a film as art and literature are all forms of expressions.

29 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Mourn the tragic deaths, but observe due process

We should not prejudge, and the accused have the right to defend themselves against the charges.

12 Jun 2017 | 10:18 AM

Do not prosecute those who hurt feelings

Rude and offensive comments may hurt one's feelings, but they should not attract State intervention.

29 May 2017 | 7:27 AM

Respecting the caretaker government convention

MANY predict that sometime next year, Parliament will be dissolved to make way for the 14th General Election. When this happens, the state legislative assemblies will also be dissolved, except for Sarawak which held its elections last year.

18 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Time to allow voting at 18

Malaysians can drive, marry, sign contracts and be tried in court as an adult by that age, so they should be able to cast their ballots, too.

Early start: In this file photo, a young voter is exercising her right to participate in the political process of the country.
1 May 2017 | 9:55 AM

Draconian laws and the legislative process

Democracy is not a political system in which the majority may do as it pleases.

18 Apr 2017 | 8:47 AM

There is place for satire in society

The argument that any artistic or literary work must not cause offence or hurt the feelings of others misses the whole point of satire. Satirical works that do not offend are not satire.

6 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

The Constitution stands supreme

The special position of Islam as the religion of the State is clear, but laws do not have to be passed in conformity with Islamic law to be valid.

20 Mar 2017 | 10:06 AM

Allow discussions on RU355 amendment

No citizen should ever be excluded or prevented from taking a stand about a piece of legislation, writes Syahredzan Johan