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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 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 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 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Restoring constitutional supremacy

The Federal Constitution’s core values are not words in the sand to be washed away by political tides.

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

Hearing the call of justice and acting on it

The Federal Court decision on the Indira Gandhi case provides much needed moral leadership.

Reflecting On The Law 18 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

The quest for gender equality

AT the 2018 Golden Globes Award on Jan 7, Oprah Winfrey, the respected American media personality, delivered a stirring call for “a new day” on the horizon for American women. Her speech made me reflect on the faltering quest for gender equality in our own constitutional democracy.

Reflecting On The Law 23 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Religious radicalism on the rise

Doctrinal and cultural diversity existed in Muslim societies even in the days of Prophet Muhammad.

Reflecting On The Law 09 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

A vision of shared destiny

ONE of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad, as narrated by Muslim, is that “kindness is a mark of faith”. Indeed, all religions teach us to live serenely and selflessly in the midst of suffering.

Reflecting On The Law 26 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Constitution and the private sector

The view that the protection of the Constitution is restricted to the public sector is based on a bygone political ideology.

Reflecting On The Law 12 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Drift towards intellectual intolerance

According to tauliah laws, Muslims must speak about Islam only when allowed to do so.