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Nation 19 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Amendments arousing arguments

Among the many questions arising from the move to amend aspects of the Syariah Courts is one asking what exactly is the justification for them.

Reflecting On The Law 16 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Exceptions to double jeopardy protection

No persons should be imperilled by subsequent criminal prosecutions if he has already been convicted or acquitted.

Reflecting On The Law 02 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Honouring our nation’s architect and architecture

FEBRUARY 8 is the day of birth of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the father of our nation and the guiding light behind the Merdeka Agreements, the Merdeka Constitu­tion and the “social contract” that is implicit in our constitutional charter.

Reflecting On The Law 19 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Constitutionalism and rule of law

Rights without remedies are like lights that do not shine and fires that do not glow

Reflecting On The Law 05 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rukun Negara as the Constitution’s Preamble

AUG 31, 2017, will be the 60th anniversary of Merdeka and of the Federal Constitution. In conjunction with this important milestone, a group of distinguished citizens is taking the initiative to propose to the Government that our venerated national ideology – the Rukun Negara – be incorporated into the Federal Constitution as its Preamble.

Reflecting On The Law 22 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Welcoming the new King

THE election and accession to the federal throne of Sultan Muhammad V is a historic occasion for Kelantan. This is the second time a sovereign from the state has graced the office of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The first time was from Sept 21, 1975 to March 29, 1979.

Reflecting On The Law 08 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Citizens’ role in protecting freedom

We now recognise that food is as important as freedom, and bread as important as the ballot box.

Reflecting On The Law 24 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Testing time for the Constitution

IT has been an extraordinary fortnight for constitutional lawyers. A multitude of issues has surged up against the Constitution. There are two important Bills in Parliament and a number of developments that impact constitutionalism in the country.

Reflecting On The Law 10 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

An electoral road paved with quirks

Despite a nationwide poll, the popular vote does not determine the winner of the presidency. That power belongs to the Electoral College.

Reflecting On The Law 27 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Controlling subsidiary legislation

Democracy will be advanced if Parliament scrutinises subsidiary legislation.