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A Humble Submission 08 Jan 2018 | 1:16 AM Premium

Looking back at 2017

2017 is behind us. As we move forward in 2018, it is useful to look back at the events and issues of 2017 which has impacted the legal landscape of the country.

A Humble Submission 17 Oct 2017 | 5:06 AM Premium

Empowering people through law

The 14th General Election will soon be upon us. In less than a year, we will experience what is probably going to be the most important polls in our country's history. There is now so much focus on it today that we can barely see beyond it.

A Humble Submission 01 May 2017 | 1:55 AM Premium

Draconian laws and the legislative process

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

A Humble Submission 16 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Landmark ruling on Sedition Act

The Court of Appeal’s judgment is a step towards bringing this piece of legislation closer in line with the Constitution.

A Humble Submission 16 May 2016 | 2:53 AM Premium

Freeing the media from repressive laws

3 May was celebrated as the World Press Freedom Day.

A Humble Submission 18 Apr 2016 | 1:16 AM Premium

Zakir Naik and freedom of speech

Sadly, it seems that for many of us, freedom of speech is only to be upheld for views which we are comfortable with.

Making Progress 18 Mar 2016 | 12:44 AM Premium

How the mighty have fallen

MANY may not know this, but politics is defined as the science of government. However, politics have more often been associated with bickering, the pursuit of power, backroom dealing and other negatives.

A Humble Submission 25 Jan 2016 | 1:02 AM Premium

Policing social media

The Internet remains somewhat free – a space in which the rakyat can express themselves in ways they could not normally in real life – with The State now but one of many vendors in the marketplace of information.

A Humble Submission 28 Dec 2015 | 2:25 AM Premium

2015: The year of laws against the Rule of Law

Three controversial legislations passed by Parliament in 2015.

A Humble Submission 19 Oct 2015 | 8:58 AM Premium

When an accused should be released on bail

It was recently reported that Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) activist Khalid Ismath was slapped with 11 charges under the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) and three under the Sedition Act - a total of 14 charges in relation to a Facebook posting he made recently.