Our electoral system is in a mess, the People’s Tribunal organised by Bersih 2.0 heard recently. How did it get this way and who is responsible for our compromised electoral system?
Navigating online offencesThe Digital Circus by Bernice Low
ONLINE activities have become increasingly subject to criminal investigation in Malaysia. Conversely, old-fashioned offline activities like coffee shop talk remain relatively free of prosecution. Why is this happening? And what do online users need to know?
The transfer of power: What should happen?By Jacqueline Ann Surin
WHAT ought to happen should there be a change in government after the general election? How is the transfer of power from the caretaker prime minister to the prime minister-in-waiting meant to happen? Constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas explains.
Seditious MalaysiaBy Ding Jo-Ann
KARPAL Singh. Lim Guan Eng. Raja Petra Kamaruddin. Wong Chin Huat. These individuals have all been arrested or charged under Malaysia’s draconian Sedition Act. The Act was passed in 1948, at the height of the British colonial government’s struggle against the communists. But more than 60 years later, the wide-ranging and subjective law is still being used, whenever it’s convenient, to silence political opponents.
Road to an absolute monarchy?By Wong Chin Huat
Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria, one of the judges on the Perak menteri besar caseREMEMBER these names: Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Sheriff, Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria, Datuk Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, Datuk Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff and Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong. They have fundamentally transformed the nature and prospects of the Malaysian state with their 9 Feb […]
Agong: Show respect for 1Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 June 2009: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, today called on the people to show appreciation for the 1Malaysia concept introduced as an extension of government efforts to grow national unity sown at the time of the nation’s independence more than 50 years ago. He said every citizen had a […]
Blog will continue to oppose NajibBy Zedeck Siew
PETALING JAYA, 21 April 2009: Popular blog The People’s Parliament will continue to oppose Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s appointment as prime minister despite the failure of their previous petition against him to net results. “We will continue to address the point that Najib was not appointed through a popular vote, but by politicking in Umno,” […]
New federal and appeal court judges appointed
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 April 2009: Three Federal Court and five Court of Appeal judges received their letters of appointment from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Negara here today. The three Federal Court judges are Datuk Gopal Sri Ram, Datuk Wira Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff and Datuk James Foong Cheng Yuen. The […]
Cabinet list submitted to Agong
KUALA LUMPUR, 9 April 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Terengganu here today to obtain the king’s consent for his new cabinet. Najib arrived at the palace in a Proton Perdana at 10.57am to submit the list to Tuanku Mizan. He […]
Pak Lah hands over duties to Najib
PUTRAJAYA, 3 April 2009: Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi this afternoon officially handed over the duties of prime minister to Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the Prime Minister’s Office at the Perdana Putra building here. The handing-over ceremony took place at the fifth floor of the Prime Minister’s Office at 4.50pm. Najib had taken the oath […]