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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.

Letters 17 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Look at education ecosystem

From BA HAMZAH of Ampang