Sunday, September 19, 2021

Federal Constitution

Definitions of state and federation needs clarification

Amendments to Federal Constitution KUCHING: The paragraph in the Federal Constitution (FC) which says the ‘State means a State of the Federation’ and ‘The Federation means the Federation established under the Federation of Malaya Agreement 1957’ needs to be urgently...

PBB Youth chief agrees with Abang Jo

KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth chief Gerald Rentap Jabu concurred with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) stance of not supporting any form of contradiction to basic rights. He said as...

Sarawak submits proposal to amend Article 1(2) and 160 (2) of the Federal Constitution

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has proposed for the federal government to introduce an amendment to Article 1(2) and 160(2) of the Federal Constitution. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the proposed amendment is to solidify Sarawak’s status...

Sarawak ‘walks the talk’ on religious freedom

KUCHING: Despite the controversy surrounding the freedom of religion of late propagated by various quarters, Sarawak continues to lead the way in championing and demonstrating religious freedom. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state government will...

Constitutionalism: arising or erasing?

Liberty lies in the hearts of the people; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court, can save it.— Learned Hand, American appellate judge. The UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada, New Zealand and Israel function with “uncodified or unwritten...

Return Sarawak rights: Abang Johari

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has reiterated that all of its state rights which have been eroded, either intentionally or unintentionally, must be returned.  In making this call, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg stressed that after 58 years...

Collective action needed to tackle national issues

KUCHING: The issues faced by Sabah and Sarawak should be seen as a collective problem, says Dr Arnold Puyok. The senior lecturer in Politics and Government Studies from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) pointed out that this was also applicable to...

Comprehensive amendments to the Federal Constitution proposed

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has proposed comprehensive amendments to the Federal Constitution, including amending Article 1(2) to add in the phrase ‘pursuant to Malaysia Agreement 1963’. Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring) Datuk...

Additional protection needed for Sarawak under Emergency

KUCHING: Sarawak needs additional protection under the Federal Constitution for its State Constitution, territories and its rights to resources in order not to be affected during an Emergency. “As it stands, during an Emergency, the state government is powerless in...

Revocation according to law, federal constitution

KUALA LUMPUR: All decisions taken by the government on the revocation of the Emergency ordinances were orderly and in line with the law and the Federal Constitution, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. In a statement, the PMO said Prime...
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Definitions of state and federation needs clarification

Amendments to Federal Constitution KUCHING: The paragraph in the Federal Constitution (FC) which says the ‘State means a State of...
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