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Reflecting On The Law 30 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Constitution – the litmus test of validity

The assertion that Islamic law takes precedence over civil legislation is not borne out by any clear examples in the past 60 years.

Reflecting On The Law 27 Nov 2014 | 7:04 AM

Humanitarian hypocrisy

A deeper understanding of the concept of freedom involves respecting others’ rights as much as knowing our own.

Reflecting On The Law 08 Aug 2013 | 8:03 AM

Engineering crime control

To stem the rising tide of crime, there is a demand for reviving preventive detention laws similar to the controversial Emergency Ordinance. This demand, popular though it may be, must be subject to critical scrutiny.

Reflecting On The Law 12 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Memories of Mandela

ALONG with Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest political leaders, human rights advocates and peace activists of the last century. On Dec 5, he left the surly bonds of the earth to touch the face of God. All humanity is diminished by his demise.

Reflecting On The Law 30 Jul 2020 | 7:00 AM

Reigniting issue of royal immunities

LAST month, the outgoing president of the Dewan Negara, Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran, called upon the government to reinstate royal powers and immunities diminished by the Constitution (Amendment) Act 1993 (Act A848). He believed that the 1993 amendment was enacted contrary to mandatory constitutional requirements.

Reflecting On The Law 25 Mar 2021 | 7:00 AM

Safeguarding judicial independence

BERSIH 2.0 and the Bar Council organised a webinar last Monday on judicial independence. An incisive and well-researched report was presented and discussed by the panelists.

Reflecting On The Law 08 Apr 2021 | 7:00 AM

Building bridges, dismantling walls

NATIONS grow great through harmony and fall into oblivion through discord.

Reflecting On The Law 06 May 2021 | 7:00 AM

Democracy should include youth

JULY 2019 to September 2019 was a momentous period for our young citizens because, in response to several youth-led initiatives, the government in Parliament secured passage of the Constitution (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act A1603) to make the following four changes to our electoral laws