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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.
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.
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.
There are good reasons for extending the retirement age for judges. This requires a contitutional amendment, which is challenging but not impossible.
EVERY teacher of constitutional law is confronted with some complex questions in class.
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.
In line with many other countries, the retirement age of our superior court judges should be extended.
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?”.
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.
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.