Reflecting On The Law


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Reflecting On The Law

Tribute to a great judge and lawyer

Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram left large footprints in many fields of law, including in the area of fundamental rights contained in the Federal Constitution.

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Parliamentary reform needed

AT the first meeting of the first session of the 15th Parliament on Dec 19, 2022, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim won a resounding vote of confidence from the members of the Dewan Rakyat.

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Expanding rights and freedoms

IT was International Human Rights Day on Dec 10.

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Post-GE15 challenges and opportunities

The new PM will have to face the statesman’s challenge of providing leadership, but there is hope for the future if we are prepared to learn from the past.

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Post-election Constitutional issues

At the conclusion of a general election, several critical issues of Constitutional law come to the forefront.

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GE15 – every single vote matters

Voting is a civic responsibility but not a legal duty. One hopes, however, that all voters will go out to vote because not voting is giving up your voice.

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Approaches to law reform

The task of reforming is so massive that no one institution can handle it single-handedly.

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Issues on dissolution of Parliament

On a matter as political as the timing of a general election, is our constitutional monarch conventionally bound by the advice of the prime minister?

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Engaging issues on power of pardon

IN the last few days, there have been many high-profile convictions for serious offences. These raise many riveting issues of constitutional law that require thoughtful consideration.

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Towards a more united Malaysia

As we celebrate 65 years of political freedom, we need to overcome the slavery of our minds to racist and religious bigotry.

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No human right to smoke and vape

WHENEVER the state employs the penal law to enforce morality, crimi­nalise vice or regulate personal autonomy, constitutional issues will arise. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Control of Tobacco Products and Smoking (CTPS) Bill is being subjected to critical parliamentary and public scrutiny. In the spirit of democracy, this scrutiny should be welcomed.

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Enhancing Parliament’s efficacy

IN a commendable move, a multi-party Parliamentary Caucus was launched on July 20 by 13 prominent MPs to promote institutional reform of Parliament and facilitate public participation in the parliamentary process.

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