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Reflecting On The Law 01 Aug 2019 | 7:00 AM

At 60, Parliament is due for reforms

THE hallowed institution of our Parliament turns 60 in September. On April 24, 1959, the then Federal Legislative Council met for the last time. On Aug 19 that year, independent Malaya held her first general election, and on Sept 11, the first post-independence Parlia­ment was summoned to session by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Reflecting On The Law 15 Aug 2019 | 7:00 AM

Time to stand up and be counted

A lot more has to be done to improve human rights in our country. Malaysians need to band together to subdue undemocratic forces in a democratic way.

Reflecting On The Law 12 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM

Bridges of friendship across the sea

AS we commemorate 56 years of the formation of Malaysia, it is necessary to strengthen the bridges of friendship between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak. It is necessary for the people of both regions to rededicate themselves to the spirit of accommodation, moderation and compromise that made possible the transformation of Malaya to Malaysia.

Reflecting On The Law 26 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM

Have knowledge of the Constitution

SIXTY-TWO years into independence, knowledge of our supreme Constitution’s glittering generalities is woefully lacking in our society.

Reflecting On The Law 24 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

Let us be the change we want to see

We need to mend bridges, tear down walls and revive the spirit of 1957 and 1963.

Reflecting On The Law 21 Nov 2019 | 7:00 AM

Schools must promote constitutional literacy

THE Federal Constitution is our nation’s fundamental law. It is the apex of our legal hierarchy of rules and is of superior validity to all laws – whether passed by the Federal Parliament, State Assemblies or local authorities.

Reflecting On The Law 05 Dec 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sosma can’t be above Constitution

If lawmakers don’t correct the Act’s disproportionate and arbitrary provisions, hopefully the courts will.

Reflecting On The Law 02 Jan 2020 | 7:00 AM

Build bridges and dismantle walls

A TUMULTUOUS year has come to a close and a new year and a new decade have rolled in. While we reflect on the many blessings that our nation continues to enjoy, let us also be conscious of the challenges ahead.

Reflecting On The Law 13 Feb 2020 | 7:00 AM

Royal rule amid leadership change

The sagacity of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can steer the nation through uncertainty if the PM post is vacated unexpectedly.