Reflecting On The Law
We are witnessing the rise of an electorate with discerning choices and no permanent loyalties.
The workings of electoral democracy face many challenges that separate the democracy’s virtues from the sordid realities that need to be admitted and rectified.
IN the aftermath of a general election, the most critical and possibly controversial issue is the appointment of the Prime Minister. The Constitution provides three guidelines:
DEBATE about the date of the impending general election continues to generate interesting issues of constitutional law.
IN all countries with a federal-state division of powers, it is quite common for jurisdictional disputes to flare up now and then between the centre and the states. Such conflicts have been rare in Malaysia. However, over the last decade and especially since 2008, many tensions have surfaced.
MEMBERSHIP of the academia carries with it special responsibilities towards students, colleagues, the university, the community of which the university is a part and the scholar’s own conscience.
A caretaker government’s advice on emergency proclamation is not binding on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
UNDERSTANDING the constitutional provisions and conventional wisdom of how the monarch can be thrust into the limelight and have an influence in the course of the nation’s history.
The 10-year-old law under which the summonses were issued to salon owners for defying the ban on gender segregation in Kota Baru is not a Syariah Enactment but a municipal by-law.
Lawyers and lecturers of language and literature have much in common. Both are word merchants.
IT is time we look at how our universities can be true to their noble calling as a mirror of humanity’s great heritage rather than be in danger of choosing show over substance.
Tan Sri Arshad Ayub, a giant in the educational reform of the nation, remains an icon who charted a historic odyssey.