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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.

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.

Citizens’ role in protecting freedom

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

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.

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.

Controlling subsidiary legislation

Democracy will be advanced if Parliament scrutinises subsidiary legislation.

Look at education ecosystem

From BA HAMZAH of Ampang

Rankled by ranking exercises

Annual rankings ignore many intangibles that should be at the heart of university education.

A Preamble for our Constitution

The Rukun Negara embodies the aims and principles which should guide our nation.

From Malaya to Malaysia

AS we commemorate Malaysia Day, it is important to look back at the mileposts that led to this historic accord between the British and Malayan Governments and the territories of North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak.