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Reflecting On The Law 01 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Towards a shared destiny

Under Tunku and the PMs after him, Malaysia has successfully used the economy to bind its people.

Reflecting On The Law 15 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians, get to know your Constitution

A COLLEAGUE requested me to give a guest talk to her students on “Constitution, Law & Society”. I began by pointing out that as with all laws, the relationship between the constitution and society is one of interdependence. They shape each other in innumerable ways.

Reflecting On The Law 12 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Constitution, courts and free speech

Some judges have already planted the seeds of human rights activism.

Reflecting On The Law 26 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reforms to enlarge the electorate

FOR the 14th time in our nation’s history, the electorate will have the chance, on May 9, to participate in democracy’s greatest showcase event – the exercise by the people of their right to choose their govern­ment.

Reflecting On The Law 12 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Basis for appointing the PM

The Constitution provides very little guidance for navigating the murky world of government formation.

Reflecting On The Law 21 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Proposals for parliamentary reforms

IN the post GE14 milieu, freedom is in the air and many citizens are demanding reforms to our system of governance. Out of the hundreds of proposals that have been submitted, some relate to improving the institutional efficacy of our elected legislature.

Reflecting On The Law 05 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tertiary studies on the cusp of change

NOW that we have a new Education Minister, hopefully some fundamental questions will be asked about the role of our universities, where Malaysian tertiary education stands and where it ought to go.

Reflecting On The Law 30 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Restoring the spirit of independence

IN conjunction with our 61st anniversary of independence, a few NGOs organised a forum on Tuesday night on the topic “Malaysia Baru – 61 Years After Merdeka, Do Ethnicity & Religion Matter?”.

Reflecting On The Law 13 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seize the moment and reform the judiciary

In line with many other countries, the retirement age of our superior court judges should be extended.

Reflecting On The Law 27 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

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.