THE CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY IS THE BEDROCK OF THE MALAYSIAN CONSTITUTION
Date : 05 July 2021
Reported by : AREEJ BINTI TORLA
Category : News
Gombak, 2 July 2021. The Round Table Discussion on Recent Issues on Constitutional Law in Malaysia focuses on the roles of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong relating to recent events involving the issues of the proclamation of emergency, promulgation of ordinances and summoning of the Parliament. The event was organised by the Constitution, Administration, Good Governance, Integrity & Human Rights Research Cluster (CANGGIH) of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia
Participants, who the organiser could only allow for the maximum of 100 people, were eager to ask hard questions on the issues of the day. The panelists, including the moderator Prof Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod and the Master of Ceremony Dr Noor Shuhadawati Mohamad Amin reciprocates by addressing head on the questions raised.
The first panelist, Prof Farid Sufian Shuaib, emphasised that in determining constitutional powers, reference should be expanded beyond the wording of the Federal Constitution to include practices and the convention. The operation of the constitution should also take in account the law of power – the realpolitik. As the Supreme Head of the Federation, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had taken the oath of office to govern with justice according to the law and the Constitution, to protect the Religion of Islam and to uphold peaceful and just government.
Dr Nor Hafizah Mohd Badrol Afandi and Assoc Prof Dr Khairil Azmin Mohktar stressed the need to appreciate fully the Federal Constitution and to be true to the spirit of the Constitution in setting the boundaries of the various constitutional players.