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Letters 19 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Avalanche of engaging issues

The General Election has brought up many engaging and intractable issues from the dissolution of Parliament, to the legality and legitimacy of a caretaker government, to the role of Sultans in the appointment of Mentris Besar. It may be time to relearn our constitutional law.

Reflecting On The Law 19 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Avalanche of engaging issues

The General Election has brought up many engaging and intractable issues from the dissolution of Parliament, to the legality and legitimacy of a caretaker government, to the role of Sultans in the appointment of Mentris Besar. It may be time to relearn our constitutional law.

Nation 15 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Raja of Perlis has the right to pick MB

Under the Perlis Constitution, it is the prerogative of the Raja of Perlis and not the Prime Minister to decide who commands the confidence of the majority and should be made Mentri Besar after the elections, said constitutional law expert Prof Shad Faruqi.

Nation 14 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

DAP can fight it out in court

DAP can try to bring back local council elections although the Local Government Act does not allow it, a senior professor of law said.

Nation 10 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

A watershed election

The effects of the Opposition taking five states will be felt for some time, writes SHAD SALEEM FARUQI.

Reflecting On The Law 10 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

A watershed election

The effects of the Opposition taking five states will be felt for some time, writes SHAD SALEEM FARUQI.

Letters 10 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

A watershed election

The effects of the Opposition taking five states will be felt for some time, writes SHAD SALEEM FARUQI.

Reflecting On The Law 05 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Enhancing Parliament’s role

To assist MPs in their legislative and overseeing functions, each MP should be assigned research staff and legislative assistants.

Letters 05 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Enhancing Parliament’s role

To assist MPs in their legislative and overseeing functions, each MP should be assigned research staff and legislative assistants.

Reflecting On The Law 23 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

That is best which works best

One of the major challenges of electoral systems is to determine how best to allot parliamentary seats to reflect the votes cast by the electors.