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Reflecting On The Law

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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Testing time for the Constitution

IT has been an extraordinary fortnight for constitutional lawyers. A multitude of issues has surged up against the Constitution. There are two important Bills in Parliament and a number of developments that impact constitutionalism in the country.

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An electoral road paved with quirks

Despite a nationwide poll, the popular vote does not determine the winner of the presidency. That power belongs to the Electoral College.

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Controlling subsidiary legislation

Democracy will be advanced if Parliament scrutinises subsidiary legislation.

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Rankled by ranking exercises

Annual rankings ignore many intangibles that should be at the heart of university education.

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A Preamble for our Constitution

The Rukun Negara embodies the aims and principles which should guide our nation.

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From Malaya to Malaysia

AS we commemorate Malaysia Day, it is important to look back at the mileposts that led to this historic accord between the British and Malayan Governments and the territories of North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak.

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Controversy surrounding NSC Act

Despite his general duty to act on advice, the King retains some discretionary powers.

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Unity in diversity – factors that bind

The people of Malaysia are like the colours of a rainbow – separate but not apart.

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Diversity is part of divine intent

The great challenge before us is to stop conflicts by strengthening links between human rights and religion.

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Fight terrorism at its roots

NO words can describe the barbarity of the terrorist attack on 84 innocent revellers in Nice, France, on Bastille Day last week. This was the third major terrorist strike in France since the start of 2015. And it came in the wake of similar perfidies in July in 16 countries, including Bangladesh, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Syria, Thailand, Venezuela and Turkey.

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