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Nation 25 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Conference of Rulers upheld continuity’

PETALING JAYA: The election process leading to the appointment of the Sultan of Pahang as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong showed the ability of the Conference of Rulers to continue the tradition of certainty, say constitution experts.

Nation 24 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Experts: Sedition Act can be amended

PETALING JAYA: The Sedition Act does not require the consent of Council of Rulers or a two-thirds majority in Parliament to be amended or abolished, say lawyers and human rights groups.

Nation 13 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Law experts say Constitution gives leeway on choice of new monarch

PETALING JAYA: The proclamation of Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as Pahang’s sixth Sultan has paved the way for him to be one of the candidates for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s post.

Nation 08 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

New King to be chosen on Jan 24

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Rulers have arrived at a decision – on Jan 24, they will hold a special meeting to choose the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong and on Jan 31, they will reconvene to decide on the date for oath-taking ceremony.

Nation 08 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Experts: Conference of Rulers has final say

PETALING JAYA: It is entirely up to the Conference of Rulers to decide when the Rulers want to appoint the new King upon the death, resignation or dismissal of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, said constitutional law experts.

Nation 07 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

King has many functions

PETALING JAYA: The duties and the roles of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong cover the three main branches of the government – the executive, legislative and judiciary.

Nation 17 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

‘Kiandee can keep PAC post’

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee should relinquish his position as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) only if he joins Pakatan Harapan, the ruling coalition, said Internatio­nal Movement for a Just World (JUST) president Dr Chandra Muzaffar.

Nation 25 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

To ratify or not to ratify no longer the question

But the ICERD remains a tempest in a political teapot, and so the discussion on the UN Convention must continue in Malaysia, a nation at the crossroads.

Nation 29 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

S’wak MA63 reps urged to be bold

KUCHING: Sarawakian representatives on the committee formed to look into restoring the state’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) should be more courageous, says Sarawak Pakatan Harapan chairman Chong Chieng Jen.

Nation 11 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Liew: Death penalty to be abolished

KUALA LUMPUR: The death penalty will be abolished and there should be a moratorium on all executions until then, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.