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A Humble Submission 18 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Time to allow voting at 18

Malaysians can drive, marry, sign contracts and be tried in court as an adult by that age, so they should be able to cast their ballots, too.

A Humble Submission 01 May 2017 | 1:55 AM

Draconian laws and the legislative process

Democracy is not a political system in which the majority may do as it pleases.

A Humble Submission 18 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

There is place for satire in society

The argument that any artistic or literary work must not cause offence or hurt the feelings of others misses the whole point of satire. Satirical works that do not offend are not satire.

A Humble Submission 06 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Constitution stands supreme

The special position of Islam as the religion of the State is clear, but laws do not have to be passed in conformity with Islamic law to be valid.

A Humble Submission 20 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

Allow discussions on RU355 amendment

No citizen should ever be excluded or prevented from taking a stand about a piece of legislation, writes Syahredzan Johan

A Humble Submission 03 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Time to enact the Freedom of Information Act

ON Jan 17 of this year, the United States Central Intelligence Agency released about 12 million pages of declassified documents from its archive.

A Humble Submission 20 Feb 2017 | 1:40 AM

Lessons from the Jakarta elections

The Jakarta gubernatorial elections, with its two-round system, may be more costly than the conventional first-past-the-post voting system, but it ensures that wining candidates are elected by the majority of voters.

A Humble Submission 06 Feb 2017 | 12:23 AM

Why oppose the US travel ban?

It is important to oppose Donald Trump's travel ban because it concerns the United States - a beacon of liberal democracy.

A Humble Submission 27 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cease the rhetoric on citizenship

For the vast majority of Malaysians irrespective of race or religion, citizenship is guaranteed and protected by the Federal Constitution, and should not be questioned.

A Humble Submission 09 Jan 2017 | 6:08 AM

Legal issues in 2017

2016 has come and gone. Many things have happened in the last year. Like previous years, legal and human rights issues arose and were discussed and debated. What about 2017?