The Federal Court was wrong in its judgment in 2008 about the conversion of minors, says P Ramakrishnan.
Tommy Thomas demolishes the myth being propagated about how the next Prime Minister should be chosen after the conclusion of the general election.
Until radical systemic change can take place, we need to tolerate other points of view, however abhorrent they are, writes Azmil Tayeb.
It is strange that even the PM has failed to protect his own slogan by not reprimanding Nakhaie for undermining his efforts in fostering unity, observes P Ramakrishnan.
The BN has failed to explain the Constitution and the so-called Social Contract to the people, says Hishamuddin Yahaya.
Can discerning Malaysian citizens be blamed for wondering whether there is any substantive difference between Pastor Terry Jones’s warped sense of religious duty and similar misguided views shared by others on our own shores, asks Yeoh Seng Guan.
It is legally possible to hold local government elections, a team of legal experts advising the Penang state government has found, writes Prof Francis Loh. The Penang government will now decide whether to seek a court declaration on the issue.
Aliran welcomes the Kuala Lumpur High Court decision declaring that the Kota Siputeh seat has been vacated. In doing so, the High Court has upheld the interpretation of the Speaker of the Kedah state assembly that under Article 51 of the Kedah Constitution the incumbent assembly member for Kota Siputeh Abu Hassan Sarif was no longer an assembly member.
Chief Justice of Malaya Tan Sr Zaki Azmi must do the nation a favour by ordering the Federal Court to review its decision concerning the suspension of BN Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir and his six executive councillors. This act of the CJ would be perceived by thinking Malaysians as doing national service. It is imperative that he heeds this earnest and urgent call and orders an immediate review.
Kita kendalikan pilihanraya untuk menguji setinggi mana sebenarnya sokongan rakyat diberi kepada seorang bakal pemimpin. Soalan ini akan dijawab semasa pilihanraya yang ditadbir dengan peraturan dan kekhilafan yang dipersetujui terlebih dahulu. Sekiranya pilihanraya tidak diadakan, atau terdapat keraguan yang ianya bersih lagi adil, jadi kepimpinan yang sah tidak dapat ditentukan, ulas Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
We conduct elections to test how much support a candidate for leadership has among the people. The question is posed in elections governed by rules and oversight agreed ahead of time. If those elections are not held, or if there is some doubt that they are free and fair, then the question of legitimate leadership is not determined, says Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.