Reflecting On The Law


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Reflecting On The Law

Sosma can’t be above Constitution

If lawmakers don’t correct the Act’s disproportionate and arbitrary provisions, hopefully the courts will.

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Schools must promote constitutional literacy

THE Federal Constitution is our nation’s fundamental law. It is the apex of our legal hierarchy of rules and is of superior validity to all laws – whether passed by the Federal Parliament, State Assemblies or local authorities.

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Let us be the change we want to see

We need to mend bridges, tear down walls and revive the spirit of 1957 and 1963.

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Opening the windows of our mind

THE pre-eminence and official position of the Malay language is deeply entrenched in our Constitution. Article 152(1) prescribes that the national language shall be the Malay language and shall be used for all official purposes.

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Have knowledge of the Constitution

SIXTY-TWO years into independence, knowledge of our supreme Constitution’s glittering generalities is woefully lacking in our society.

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Bridges of friendship across the sea

AS we commemorate 56 years of the formation of Malaysia, it is necessary to strengthen the bridges of friendship between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak. It is necessary for the people of both regions to rededicate themselves to the spirit of accommodation, moderation and compromise that made possible the transformation of Malaya to Malaysia.

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Time to stand up and be counted

A lot more has to be done to improve human rights in our country. Malaysians need to band together to subdue undemocratic forces in a democratic way.

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At 60, Parliament is due for reforms

THE hallowed institution of our Parliament turns 60 in September. On April 24, 1959, the then Federal Legislative Council met for the last time. On Aug 19 that year, independent Malaya held her first general election, and on Sept 11, the first post-independence Parlia­ment was summoned to session by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

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Tertiary studies on the cusp of change

Universities must build character and provide all-round development, not merely prepare people for employment.

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Life is tough, but we are tougher

Our columnist shares his parting words of advice to students. There is no magic wand to grant success, he says. To do well, you need discipline, positivity and a good heart.

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High hopes that reforms will continue

THOUGH Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retired as Chief Justice of the Federal Court on April 12, the tributes are still pouring in.

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State Rulers and Federal Constitution

A constitutional monarch is a formal head of state but not the functional head of government.