Constitutional monarchies and the right to equal treatment for all persons

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BFM continues to arm Malaysians with constitutional literacy, and this is done in collaboration with the Malaysian Bar and the University of Malaya’s Faculty of Law.

BFM first discusses the concept of a constitutional monarchy and the role of the Conference of Rulers in Malaysia, especially during an emergency. Next, it looks at the recent crackdown of undocumented migrants in Malaysia during the pandemic, while looking at the Federal Constitution’s stipulation on the right to life and the right to equal treatment which is guaranteed to all persons – without distinguishing the citizenship status of the person.

Joining BFM to discuss this are constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew, and Tham Hui Ying, the executive director of Asylum Access Malaysia.

Produced and presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Hakimi Abdul Jabar
1 Jul 2021 4.21pm

Very dangerous for Malaysia that folks without legal education and professional legal qualifications have constitutional roles and duties!

Everyone in Malaysia is SUBJECT to the Rule of Law and provisions of the Federal Constitution.

Some folks due to having NO LEGAL EDUCATION nor Professional Legal Qualifications DON’T KNOW that their duties and jurisdiction are set out by the constitution under Article 38, Third Schedule and Fifth Schedule of the Federal Constitution – the Supreme Law of the Federation.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/580456?fbclid=IwAR0NiKyKKYqHR5A-5N14yACk5XkC2EtPeB4I15rK-zJUDiUWKWQgx30oXbo#.YN123yLElD8.facebook