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Teo giving the book a thumbs up.

Understanding the Dewan Rakyat: The book launch and public forum (Updated 29 March)

(Updated 9:30pm, 29 March 2011) IN January 2010, The Nut Graph embarked on an ambitious project: to ask all 222 Members of Parliament (MPs) their views on various issues of national interest. MPs were asked, among others, their opinions on the Internal Security Act, whether Malaysia should be an Islamic or secular state, and what […]

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Understanding the Dewan Rakyat

Understanding the Dewan Rakyat

PETALING JAYA, 21 March 2011: How does Parliament work? How well do you know your Members of Parliament (MPs) and what they stand for? And what is the state of democracy in Malaysia? Answers to these questions will soon be out in a new book, Understanding the Dewan Rakyat, by The Nut Graph in collaboration […]

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Promoting the constitution = seditious?

Promoting the constitution = seditious?

A POLICE report was lodged recently by a society, of which the prime minister is the patron, against the Bar Council’s MyConstitution campaign. The society said the MyConstitution booklets were “seditious” because it explained how the constitution could be amended. But doesn’t the constitution expressly state that it can be amended? And since when did educating the public about the constitution constitute a crime?

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Detention without trial allowed under other laws

Detention without trial allowed under other laws

THE Internal Security Act (ISA) has been receiving much attention, with expectation that the government plans to amend this legislation that allows for indefinite detention without trial. However, civil society groups have been fighting to draw more focus to two other laws that also allow for detention without trial. The Fairly Current Show host Fahmi […]

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Understanding separation of powers

Understanding separation of powers

THE Bar Council’s Constitutional Law Committee (ConstiLC) is back with the second phase of its public education campaign MyConstitution or PerlembagaanKu. It will be launched tomorrow, 15 Jan 2010,  and will discuss the separation of powers. Part one of the campaign was on knowing the Federal Constitution. ConstiLC deputy co-chair Mahaletchumi Balakrishnan and committee member […]

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Understanding our rights

Understanding our rights

MyConstitution campaign logo (© MyConstitution / Facebook)PERAK. Party-hopping. Frogs. Who by now doesn’t know about the Perak constitutional crisis. Awareness has also been stirred about the right to freedom of association and the rights of voters to choose based on a candidate’s party. Federal-state relations are receiving prominence now that the opposition controls at least […]

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