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Reflecting On The Law

The Cabinet must present a united front

There have lately been violations of the doctrine of ministerial responsibility. Our columnist argues that Malaysia should have a Ministerial Code, similar to the one in England, which sets out the standards of behaviour expected from all ministers.

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Tribute to a retired judge

TWICE in the last six months, this column has pointed out that due to the relatively early retirement age of 66 (plus six months), our superior courts are being deprived of much sterling talent.

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Allowing judicial reforms to take root

There are good reasons for extending the retirement age for judges. This requires a contitutional amendment, which is challenging but not impossible.

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The Constitution at a crossroads

EVERY teacher of constitutional law is confronted with some complex questions in class.

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Reform needed to protect free speech

FREEDOM of speech is the essential pillar of a democratic set-up and the life-blood of a free society. The right to question the government’s policies and priorities and propose alternative measures is necessary to check the expanding empire of executive power.

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Seize the moment and reform the judiciary

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

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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?”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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