States must respect Federal Constitution

“JUDGES rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to the pressures of the time,” said Warren E. Burger, an attorney and jurist who served as the 15th chief justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986.

Very few judicial decisions in our Constitution’s 66-year history reflect Burger’s ideal as firmly as the Federal Court’s scintillating judgment last Friday in the case of Nik Elin Zurina and Tengku Yasmin v Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan (2024).

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Columnists

Improve with immersive language experiences
From Anfield to Old Trafford, captains’ contributions shape EPL battle
And the winner is ... the free Press
Digital transformation meets sustainability: The rise of digital-ESG strategies
A reversal for a fortunate Year of the Dragon
The future’s bright for Indonesia
Faith in justice
Simply sacred
A call to action amid global suffering
Council must ensure true press freedom

Others Also Read