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Stand against incitement to hatred

I wish to commend Tan Sri Razali Ismail, chairman of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam), and Lawyers for Liberty executive director Latheefa Koya for speaking up against racism, hate speech and malicious misinformation about our supreme Constitution.

‘Conference of Rulers upheld continuity’

PETALING JAYA: The election process leading to the appointment of the Sultan of Pahang as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong showed the ability of the Conference of Rulers to continue the tradition of certainty, say constitution experts.

To ratify or not to ratify no longer the question

But the ICERD remains a tempest in a political teapot, and so the discussion on the UN Convention must continue in Malaysia, a nation at the crossroads.

Allowing judicial reforms to take root

There are good reasons for extending the retirement age for judges. This requires a contitutional amendment, which is challenging but not impossible.

The Constitution at a crossroads

EVERY teacher of constitutional law is confronted with some complex questions in class.

Reform needed to protect free speech

FREEDOM of speech is the essential pillar of a democratic set-up and the life-blood of a free society. The right to question the government’s policies and priorities and propose alternative measures is necessary to check the expanding empire of executive power.

Seize the moment and reform the judiciary

In line with many other countries, the retirement age of our superior court judges should be extended.

Restoring the spirit of independence

IN conjunction with our 61st anniversary of independence, a few NGOs organised a forum on Tuesday night on the topic “Malaysia Baru – 61 Years After Merdeka, Do Ethnicity & Religion Matter?”.

Tertiary studies on the cusp of change

NOW that we have a new Education Minister, hopefully some fundamental questions will be asked about the role of our universities, where Malaysian tertiary education stands and where it ought to go.

Proposals for parliamentary reforms

IN the post GE14 milieu, freedom is in the air and many citizens are demanding reforms to our system of governance. Out of the hundreds of proposals that have been submitted, some relate to improving the institutional efficacy of our elected legislature.