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Nation 26 Mar 2021 | 7:00 AM

EC: AVR and Undi18 delayed

PUTRAJAYA: The much-­anticipated automatic voter registration (AVR) and lowering of the voting age to 18 can only be realised by Sept 1,2022, at the earliest as the Election Commission (EC) is facing constraints such as the movement control order.

Reflecting On The Law 25 Mar 2021 | 7:00 AM

Safeguarding judicial independence

BERSIH 2.0 and the Bar Council organised a webinar last Monday on judicial independence. An incisive and well-researched report was presented and discussed by the panelists.

Reflecting On The Law 25 Feb 2021 | 7:00 AM

GE15: Some constitutional issues

THE 15th General Election is due in 2023 but the Prime Minister may request it much earlier due to the government’s unstable situation in Parliament. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has an undoubted discretion under the Constitution’s Article 40(2)(b) and Article 55(2) to grant or refuse consent to the early dissolution of Parliament.

Reflecting On The Law 14 Jan 2021 | 7:00 AM

Implications of a state of emergency

It is commendable that the proclamation on Monday comes with a sunset clause and the possibility of an earlier end on the advice of a non-partisan Council.

Reflecting On The Law 31 Dec 2020 | 7:00 AM

Challenges in the new decade

AS the year and decade come to a close, we thank the Almighty for His many blessings. At the same time, we pray for riddance from the strong turbulence buffeting our nation’s political, legal, social and economic shores.