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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?

Nation 01 Jan 2016 | 4:00 AM

2016 year starter: Balancing security and freedom

2016 year starter: Laws made in the name of security should not serve to clamp down on legitimate dissent and basic rights.

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 19 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Right versus might

Good move to give Russian-brokered compromise in Syrian crisis a chance.

Nation 16 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

A new dawn beckons

The Prime Minister's announcement on a number of changes to the country's laws, including ending the Emergency, will have massive positive implications.

Nation 27 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Constitution born of unique history, says Chief Justice

The Federal Constitution of Malaysia cannot be compared with the constitutions of other countries as it had a different and unique history before its enactment, said Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad.

Nation 07 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Filling the wrong pockets

Anti-bribery provisions are increasingly gaining the attention of international law. In some countries the anti-graft body is invested with constitutional safeguards as to tenure and terms of office.