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Nation 06 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Negri initiative laudable, says law expert

PETALING JAYA: “Great injustice has been done” to non-converting spouses when their partners convert to Islam without dissolving their civil marriage, constitutional expert Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi said.

Nation 15 Aug 2014 | 4:01 PM

Selangor MB crisis: Khalid's days numbered, says constitutional expert

PETALING JAYA: It is just a matter of time before Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has to step down as mentri besar, says constitutional expert Prof Emeritus Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi.

Nation 18 Aug 2015 | 10:17 AM

Moderation a moral necessity in Malaysia, says law professor

PETALING JAYA: Moderation is essential in a multi-cultural society like Malaysia, says law professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi (pic).

Reflecting On The Law 14 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Journey towards a new judicial era

IN a rule-of-law society, the judiciary is the cornerstone of the constitutional arch. Its independence, integrity and ability are indispensable to the proper functioning of a legal system.

Reflecting On The Law 17 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Rules for election to federal throne

The Third Schedule of the Constitution provides for how the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and his deputy are chosen. But the Conference of Rulers also has the overriding discretion to offer the office to whoever is deemed most suitable.

Reflecting On The Law 22 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tribute to a retired judge

TWICE in the last six months, this column has pointed out that due to the relatively early retirement age of 66 (plus six months), our superior courts are being deprived of much sterling talent.

Reflecting On The Law 02 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

The King reigns, he does not rule

When exercising most of his constitutional functions, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is required to act on advice.

Reflecting On The Law 19 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Improving the people’s access to justice

The appointment of the new Chief Justice honours judicial independence, celebrates our diversity and rekindles the spirit of tolerance and pluralism.

Reflecting On The Law 07 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Respecting letter and spirit of the Constitution

Malaysians are hopeful that the new Attorney General will help return the nation’s basic charter to its revered position.

Reflecting On The Law 24 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

When the Houses of Parliament are divided

GE14 has taught us all a valuable life lesson that one person standing strong can turn the tide of history. The election has also thrown up some fascinating issues of constitutional law that require reflection.