Reflecting On The Law


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Reflecting On The Law

Acknowledging Pope Francis as an apostle of peace

We must expose attempts to justify every form of hatred in the name of religion and to condemn these attempts as idolatrous caricatures of God.

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Discretionary powers of the King

Within a narrow field, the Constitution places on the shoulders of the monarch the awesome burden of making critical decisions in his personal wisdom.

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Strengthening separation of powers

From the point of view of judicial independence, there are many objectionable features of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission’s set-up.

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Constitution – the litmus test of validity

The assertion that Islamic law takes precedence over civil legislation is not borne out by any clear examples in the past 60 years.

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Reaffirming Constitutional supremacy

A greater understanding of the Rukunegara will restore, not weaken Malaysia’s supreme law.

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Is there a tyranny-terror link?

Democracy at home is not incompatible with horrendous acts of mass violence abroad.

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Exceptions to double jeopardy protection

No persons should be imperilled by subsequent criminal prosecutions if he has already been convicted or acquitted.

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Honouring our nation’s architect and architecture

FEBRUARY 8 is the day of birth of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the father of our nation and the guiding light behind the Merdeka Agreements, the Merdeka Constitu­tion and the “social contract” that is implicit in our constitutional charter.

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Constitutionalism and rule of law

Rights without remedies are like lights that do not shine and fires that do not glow

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Rukun Negara as the Constitution’s Preamble

AUG 31, 2017, will be the 60th anniversary of Merdeka and of the Federal Constitution. In conjunction with this important milestone, a group of distinguished citizens is taking the initiative to propose to the Government that our venerated national ideology – the Rukun Negara – be incorporated into the Federal Constitution as its Preamble.

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Welcoming the new King

THE election and accession to the federal throne of Sultan Muhammad V is a historic occasion for Kelantan. This is the second time a sovereign from the state has graced the office of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The first time was from Sept 21, 1975 to March 29, 1979.

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Citizens’ role in protecting freedom

We now recognise that food is as important as freedom, and bread as important as the ballot box.

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