Friday, October 22, 2021

Federal Constitution

Bill to amend constitution in line with MA63 to be tabled end-October

Law minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar says the amendments will provide clarity on the position of Sabah and Sarawak.

Academic warns against calls for king to depart from constitution in hunt for new PM

Political scientist Wong Chin Huat's comments come in the wake of an internet campaign to ask the Agong to decree for a unity government and to stop Ismail Sabri Yaakob's appointment.

What happens now? Ex-top judge answers questions on latest political development

Gopal Sri Ram addresses a number of issues from whether the prime minister has lost the majority to what happens if he resigns.

Agong does what govt says, former top judge weighs in on renewed emergency debate

Gopal Sri Ram says whether in ending the emergency or calling for Parliament to convene, the constitution is clear that only the government can decide.

Danger of quoting the constitution selectively for political purposes

If we subscribe to the notion that our constitution is supreme and that the rule of law must be upheld, we should then embrace the two concepts wholly and not partially.

Non-negotiable, Sarawak CM says on constitutional amendment

Abang Johari Openg says the constitution will only align with what was promised in MA63 once the amendment is made.

Decision on Sarawak-PN ties to be constitutional, not political, CM says

Abang Johari Openg says the decision to which he referred yesterday was in the context of the proposal to amend the constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners in the federation.

Anwar files bid to refer questions on emergency proclamation to Federal Court

The questions include whether the advice given to the king to suspend Parliament is subject to ouster clauses and reviewable in court.

Group files suit to challenge gender bias in granting Malaysian citizenship

Family Frontiers criticises tedious application process and prolonged periods of limited access to education, healthcare and social protections.

No provisions for confidence motions in constitution, says law minister

Takiyuddin Hassan says it is up to the Agong to decide whether an individual still commands the confidence of the majority.

The king and us

The king rules and the government governs. The role of the Agong is to be consulted, to encourage and to warn, with conventions clearly stated in the constitution.

High Court rules one-day Parliament sitting valid

The judge says the one-day sitting was unusual and unprecedented but not against the law.

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