Reflecting On The Law
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Can MPs hold positions in GLCs?
For Parliament to function well, legislators need to be independent of external pressure, including the temptations that the executive can offer. It boils down to the Federal Constitution’s definition of an office of profit.
Posers on constitutional position
ALL crises produce heroes or bystanders. Malaysia’s frontline workers of the Covid-19 catastrophe were rightly applauded as national heroes by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in his Royal Address to Parliament on May 18.
State defiance lacks legal basis
NINE out of the 13 states of the federation are not in sync with the Federal Government’s conditional movement control order (MCO).
Religion, reason can go hand in hand
We can’t go outside often because of the movement control order, but it doesn’t stop us from going deep inside ourselves to tap the power within.
Present constitutional dilemmas
Parliament should be convened immediately to show due respect to this august institution and comply with traditions of democracy to tackle these issues amid fight against Covid-19.
Pandemic rules and the law
Amid the Covid-19 crisis, the MCO has raised constitutional, legal and human rights issues.
Healing a fractured body politic
A lot of political juggling is required when a coalition forms a Cabinet. But what matters now is meeting the people’s expectations.
An overturning of popular will
The dizzying chain of political developments have raised a number of monumental constitutional issues.
Royal rule amid leadership change
The sagacity of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can steer the nation through uncertainty if the PM post is vacated unexpectedly.
Improving the access to justice
THE administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. Access to justice is, or should be, a fundamental right in a democratic society.
Build bridges and dismantle walls
A TUMULTUOUS year has come to a close and a new year and a new decade have rolled in. While we reflect on the many blessings that our nation continues to enjoy, let us also be conscious of the challenges ahead.
Keeping up with the challenges
We have made great strides in protecting basic human rights and freedoms, but there are always threats to counter. We fight best when we fight together.
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