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Sabah and Sarawak’s New Malaysia hopes

ON April 20, Society Empowerment and Econ­omic Development of Sabah held a seminar in Kota Kinabalu, where I had the privilege of noting that Sabah and Sarawak have a unique position in our Federation and many special rights not available to the 11 peninsula states.

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Farewell to a trailblazing judge

OUR Chief Justice Richard Malanjum will be retiring at the end of this week after 27 years of distinguished service on the Bench.

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Treaty on ICC no threat to royals

Advice that the Rome Statute jeopardises the Malay Rulers, Islam and the Malays is frivolous and a product of fertile minds.

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Stand against incitement to hatred

I wish to commend Tan Sri Razali Ismail, chairman of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam), and Lawyers for Liberty executive director Latheefa Koya for speaking up against racism, hate speech and malicious misinformation about our supreme Constitution.

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Journey towards a new judicial era

IN a rule-of-law society, the judiciary is the cornerstone of the constitutional arch. Its independence, integrity and ability are indispensable to the proper functioning of a legal system.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman’s enduring legacy

NEXT Friday will be the 116th anniversary of the birth of this nation’s founding father, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.

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Rules for election to federal throne

The Third Schedule of the Constitution provides for how the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and his deputy are chosen. But the Conference of Rulers also has the overriding discretion to offer the office to whoever is deemed most suitable.

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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.