IS THE KING BEING PROPERLY ADVISED?

The latest from the Istana Negara is that the Yang Di Pertuan Agong (YDPA) is to meet with the 114 candidates (all members of parliament in order to ascertain if the number of MP’s given to the YDPA in fact do support Ismail Sabri a contender for the vacant post of Prime Minister (PM). WhyContinue reading “IS THE KING BEING PROPERLY ADVISED?”

A RESPONSE TO TOMMY THOMAS’S INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

The first lesson in trying to interpret the Malaysian constitution is to understand that the Federal Constitution is not a law in the strict legal sense of the word. This is because the constitution is not the command of the sovereign. A breach of a law on the other hand carries with it punitive sanctionsContinue reading “A RESPONSE TO TOMMY THOMAS’S INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION”

Its the Agong’s call or its a republican coup against the palace

The many interpretations of the constitution by academics and politicians in Malaysia in recent days is all about who should and who should not be prime minister in the context of the Yang Di Pertuan Agong’s powers  (King or YDPA). These discussions appears to be an exercise in intellectual skirmishes and navel gazing rather thanContinue reading “Its the Agong’s call or its a republican coup against the palace”