Category: 2007

Federal Constitution must remain supreme 0

Federal Constitution must remain supreme

In the Lina Joy decision, the express provisions of the Federal Constitution were made to give way to an interpretation of some form of implied jurisdiction of the sharia courts, observes Ambiga Sreenevasan.

Full Bench should have sat 0

Full Bench should have sat

The decision by the Federal Court in the Lina Joy appeal by a 2-1 majority cannot be authoritative enough for the decision to be a strong precedent from the highest court in the country. ...

Pesta Rakyat Merdeka: A new beginning? 0

Pesta Rakyat Merdeka: A new beginning?

Tired of the official Merdeka celebrations? Then read about this unusual event that brought together a range of NGOs in Penang and left many wondering whether they had witnessed the genesis of a broader,...

A different kind of celebration 0

A different kind of celebration

The Pesta Rakyat Merdeka was about the people’s struggle for greater human rights, socio-economic justice and sustainable development, observes Toh Kin Woon, who launched the event.

Time for change 0

Time for change

If the ruling coalition is denied a two-thirds parliamentary majority, it would be forced to become accountable, to respect the people’s rights and to conduct itself responsibly and prudently. It is time to usher...

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