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Nation 24 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Expert: Sultan’s discretion not absolute

The Terengganu Mentri Besar should be a person who has the confidence of the state assembly, a constitutional law expert said.

Nation 23 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Terengganu MB: PM or Sultan’s choice? (updated)

The appointment of the Terengganu Mentri Besar should be accepted as long as the person receives the confidence of the state assembly, a constitutional law expert said.

Nation 16 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Bridging the politics-law divide

The politicians are choosing their men, only to find that the rulers are not ready to accept the choices without question. But is it for the rulers or politicians to decide, asks law professor DR SHAD SALEEM FARUDI.

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.

Nation 14 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ball is now in polls panel’s court

Immediately after the dissolution of Parliament, three important events will occur -- a caretaker government is put in place, the Election Commission fixes the dates for nomination and polling, and finally, the next government is formed after the election.

Nation 14 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

A caretaker government has limited power, says don

The Malaysian system follows a longstanding constitutional convention where the government of the day will assume the role as caretaker government during the interim period when Parliament is dissolved.

Nation 15 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Don: Lower courts can’t overturn superior judgment

Under the common law system, which upholds the doctrine of binding precedent, a lower court cannot overturn a superior court judgment.

Nation 15 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Don: Lower courts can’t overturn superior judgment

Under the common law system, which upholds the doctrine of binding precedent, a lower court cannot overturn a superior court judgment.

Nation 26 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

A symbol of unity

When Malaya achieved independence in 1957, the Sultans who lost absolute monarch power during the colonial period began to regain some power under the newly-drafted Federal Constitution.

Nation 07 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Filling the wrong pockets

Anti-bribery provisions are increasingly gaining the attention of international law. In some countries the anti-graft body is invested with constitutional safeguards as to tenure and terms of office.