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Reflecting On The Law 05 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Focus on royal powers

In appropriate circumstances the power of pardon can ease national tensions, heal political wounds and right historic wrongs.

Reflecting On The Law 19 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

On moderation and grasping jihad

There has been good news at home, with enlightened new rules planned in Negri Sembilan and an excellent sermon on jihad.

Reflecting On The Law 05 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Law makers or law finders?

The three branches of government have many points of contact but their overall relationship is one of check and balance

Letters 23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Kudos Prof Shad Faruqi for enlightening piece

From FOO SIEW PING, of Klang

Reflecting On The Law 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Free speech is not absolute

Rights per se have no value. It is in the use to which they are put; it is the restraint and responsibility with which they are exercised.

Reflecting On The Law 08 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

The power of different courts

In a country with a supreme Constitution, the courts cannot be ousted on issues of constitutionality.

Reflecting On The Law 25 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Keep the debate civilised

Instead of name-calling, some ground rules about respectful engagement must be observed

Reflecting On The Law 11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Dazzling diversity

While some believe in shared ideals, others argue that ‘universality’ is a cunning justification for preserving Western hegemony.

Contradictheory 23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

The molehill of stupidity

You know him. The one that sticks to his point of view even in the face of contradictory facts. The one who stands alone on his molehill of stupidity, cutting through arguments with the razor-sharp logic of a blunt hatchet.

Reflecting On The Law 13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

At the crossroads

The future of Malaysia’s Constitution rests on some politically prickly but monumentally important questions.