Category Archives: Constitutional Bills

Abang Johari against hudud law in Sarawak

  The Sarawak state government under its new Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg continues to stand firm in opposing the hudud law from coming to Sarawak. “I want to make it clear that hudud is not applicable to Sarawak and I … Continue reading

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Islamic vs civil law: Why now, asks Zaid

PETALING JAYA: Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim has criticised the timing of former chief justices in claiming the supremacy of Islamic law over civil law in Malaysia. In a blogpost today, Zaid singled out Abdul Hamid Mohamad and Ahmad Fairuz … Continue reading

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Ex-CJ: Muslims not asking for equality, just hudud

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS’ proposal to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) is not unconstitutional as Article 8 of the Federal Constitution, which speaks about equality of the law, does not apply. This, according to former chief … Continue reading

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PAS president again defers Shariah Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 ― Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today tabled a motion on his amended private member’s bill to raise Shariah courts’ sentencing powers by at least tenfold, but again deferred its discussion to the next Parliamentary meeting. … Continue reading

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Like ISA, Sosma can be repealed too, says lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR: It is possible to repeal the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 like how the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) was repealed, Lawyers for Liberty’s Melissa Sasidaran pointed out that all it takes is for a lawmaker to … Continue reading

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Time for people to reclaim the Constitution, says Negri prince

  PETALING JAYA: The Federal Constitution is interpreted differently by various groups because there is no preamble that clearly defines the nation’s charter, a Negri Sembilan prince said. Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin Tuanku Muhriz said this might have exacerbated the present … Continue reading

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Dr M apologises for Constitutional change removing royal assent for new law

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has apologised for making amendments to the Federal Constitution which removes the requirement for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s assent before a new act of Parliament comes into force. “I sincerely apologise for making … Continue reading

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