Nimalan Devaraja recalls some exciting events around the 14th General Elections in Malaysia.
Not many cared to scrutinise the content of Federal Constitution. We assumed quite rightly that we were now a free and independent nation where all had a place under the Malaysian sun. And that we would grow together at work and play. The rest we left to the hands of good men (and women)-politicians, administrators, our teachers, our parents and our mentors. Zoom to the present day Malaysia, the critically integral provisions of the founding document are being questioned event debased. The writer examine some of the issues.
In 2012, the government introduced a raft of amendments to Section 124 of the Penal Code under the chapter on offences against the state. These created offences that are ‘detrimental to parliamentary democracy’. In Malaysia, the Constitution is supreme than Parliament. There are limits to Parliament’s powers. This article discusses activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy defined as activity designed to overthrow or undermine parliamentary democracy by violent or unconstitutional means.