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Making Progress

The importance of history over his-story

It is fundamental to fully appreciate how Malaysia was founded for a meaningful study of history to take place.

A Humble Submission

A landmark judgment on judicial power

A Federal Court decision earlier this year has restored judicial power of the federation to the judiciary.

Making Progress

Does Pakatan Harapan really represent hope?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is known to be both methodical and mercurial. He remains Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister but has turned against the party that sustained him for his entire political career and is cavorting with former political rivals whom in the past he derided as anti-national.

A Humble Submission

Draconian laws and the legislative process

Democracy is not a political system in which the majority may do as it pleases.

A Humble Submission

The Constitution stands supreme

The special position of Islam as the religion of the State is clear, but laws do not have to be passed in conformity with Islamic law to be valid.

A Humble Submission

Cease the rhetoric on citizenship

For the vast majority of Malaysians irrespective of race or religion, citizenship is guaranteed and protected by the Federal Constitution, and should not be questioned.

A Humble Submission

Legal issues in 2017

2016 has come and gone. Many things have happened in the last year. Like previous years, legal and human rights issues arose and were discussed and debated. What about 2017?

Making Progress

Amendments must be in line with the Constitution

Any changes to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 should be based on settled constitutional and legal principles.

A Humble Submission

The right to peaceful assembly

Unlike the Police Act before this, the Peaceful Assembly Act allows assemblies without prior notification.

A Humble Submission

The right to travel abroad

The right to travel abroad is a constitutional right guaranteed by the Federal Constitution.