Reflecting On The Law


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Reflecting On The Law

Islam’s position not undermined

If an Islamic matter is on the Federal List, the state legal authority has no power to enact the said law.

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Reviving the spirit of Rukun Negara

A SEJAHTERA Malaysia forum on social harmony and national unity is being held today in Kuala Lumpur and I have been asked to speak about “Understanding the Rukun Negara”.

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Respecting pluralism and diversity

ON Wednesday, March 13, the Education Ministry issued a directive for school canteens to remain open during Ramadan, particularly in schools that have non-Muslim students.

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Approaches to law reform

The law is not a changeless code but needs constant growth to cater to the felt necessities of the times.

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States must respect Federal Constitution

“JUDGES rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to the pressures of the time,” said Warren E. Burger, an attorney and jurist who served as the 15th chief justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986.

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Issues surrounding the Pardons Board decision

THE eagerly awaited press statement by the Federal Territories Pardons Board on Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s petition for pardon has generated intense controversy.

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Constitution’s path of moderation

IT is Christmas today and the new year is around the corner.

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The Constitution at a crossroads

THE Faculty of Law at Universiti Malaya and prominent law firm Chooi & Company relaunched their Constitution and Rule of Law Series last Thursday at the Auditorium Tun Mohamed Suf­fian.

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Syariah and civil court conflicts

States do not have authority to empower syariah courts with powers the states themselves do not possess.

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Sarawak and the use of English

IN all of the 25 or so federal systems in the world, occasional conflicts of interest between the ­federal and regional governments are unavoidable. Malaysia is no exception.

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Unique system of monarchy

MALAYSIA’S system of an elected, rotational monarchy at the fede­ral level is unique and one of a kind in the world.

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Connecting with the Constitution

THOUGH 66 years old, our nation has not yet developed a shared constitutional culture. The Constitution has not yet become the chart and compass and the sail and anchor of our nation’s legal endeavours.

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