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Literal vs liberal interpretation

It will not be appropriate to view the Constitution as if its waters have not been enriched by fresh flows.

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An open letter to President Biden

MR President, when you were contesting the US presidency last year, many Malaysians hoped for your political triumph because that would end the shame your predecessor had brought to the presidency. Your victory gave hope that America was at the gateway of justice. In the aftermath of your election, some of your words and actions did indeed reflect your decency and humanity.

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Democracy should include youth

JULY 2019 to September 2019 was a momentous period for our young citizens because, in response to several youth-led initiatives, the government in Parliament secured passage of the Constitution (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act A1603) to make the following four changes to our electoral laws

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Building bridges, dismantling walls

NATIONS grow great through harmony and fall into oblivion through discord.

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Safeguarding judicial independence

BERSIH 2.0 and the Bar Council organised a webinar last Monday on judicial independence. An incisive and well-researched report was presented and discussed by the panelists.

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GE15: Some constitutional issues

THE 15th General Election is due in 2023 but the Prime Minister may request it much earlier due to the government’s unstable situation in Parliament. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has an undoubted discretion under the Constitution’s Article 40(2)(b) and Article 55(2) to grant or refuse consent to the early dissolution of Parliament.

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Implications of a state of emergency

It is commendable that the proclamation on Monday comes with a sunset clause and the possibility of an earlier end on the advice of a non-partisan Council.

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Challenges in the new decade

AS the year and decade come to a close, we thank the Almighty for His many blessings. At the same time, we pray for riddance from the strong turbulence buffeting our nation’s political, legal, social and economic shores.

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Learning to live together in harmony

The Malay Rulers can play a significant role to moderate extremism in all forms and build bridges of understanding.

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Constitutional issues to the fore

AS in life so in law, a host of factors have to be examined holistically before any significant decision or determination can be made. This is the situation the body-politic is facing today.

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Can Batu Sapi polls be postponed?

Our Constitution is the supreme law of the Federation and no ordinary law can violate its provisions.

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Observe the spirit of the Constitution

Any course of action adopted must show fidelity to the Constitution and laws.

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