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Reflecting On The Law 13 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Strengthening separation of powers

From the point of view of judicial independence, there are many objectionable features of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission’s set-up.

Viewpoints 02 Apr 2017 | 6:23 AM

Malaysia: An Islamic, secular country

Nations change over time – and so, perhaps, should laws. But it’s crucial that we don’t manipulate the intent behind the words of the Federal Constitution to fit present-day needs, for it would demean that crucial document.

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.

Nation 26 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Go beyond current mindsets

If PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang’s motion to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act is approved by Parliament, what impact will the enhanced punishments have on syariah offences like expressing an opinion contrary to a state fatwa or discussing Islam with non-family members – including friends – without getting a tauliah (credentials) from the state’s religious body?

Reflecting On The Law 16 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Reaffirming Constitutional supremacy

A greater understanding of the Rukunegara will restore, not weaken Malaysia’s supreme law.

Reflecting On The Law 02 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Is there a tyranny-terror link?

Democracy at home is not incompatible with horrendous acts of mass violence abroad.

Reflecting On The Law 16 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Exceptions to double jeopardy protection

No persons should be imperilled by subsequent criminal prosecutions if he has already been convicted or acquitted.

Reflecting On The Law 02 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Honouring our nation’s architect and architecture

FEBRUARY 8 is the day of birth of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the father of our nation and the guiding light behind the Merdeka Agreements, the Merdeka Constitu­tion and the “social contract” that is implicit in our constitutional charter.

naturalLy 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Whither our Rukunegara?

It’s time for those five principles to move from the back cover of our school exercise books and take their place as a preamble to our Constitution.

Reflecting On The Law 19 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Constitutionalism and rule of law

Rights without remedies are like lights that do not shine and fires that do not glow