ABSTRACT The debate on the death penalty is endless. Some see the death penalty as a sentence that infringes fundamental norms of human rights, while… Read More »Is the Death Penalty in Malaysia Against Human Rights?
By: Adnan bin Yunus In the current social landscape that we embody, sexual harassment has become normalized. Society has long been governed by deep-rooted patriarchal… Read More »Thoughts on the ongoing issues on sexual harassment
Abstract The fight between those who support capital punishment and those who oppose it is rather simple compared to many other debates. Those in support… Read More »Is Death Penalty Punishment in Malaysia Against Human Rights?
By: Siti Nur Amani ABSTRACT Death penalty in Malaysia is a legal governmental practice whereby an offender is hanged to death for committing an offence… Read More »Is Death Penalty Punishment Against Human Rights?
Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ Persons in Malaysia Under the Federal Constitution: The Elephant in the Room
Abstract Malaysian Constitution is designed for all Malaysians to enjoy the fundamental liberties enshrined. The Constitution, since then, has become the supreme law of land,… Read More »Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ Persons in Malaysia Under the Federal Constitution: The Elephant in the Room
The LGBTQ community has always claimed that they are victims of bigotry, abuse and stigmatization. The basis for the support for LGBTQ has always been on rights and equality while the arguments against LGBTQ are usually based on religious teaching and human nature. Here, the author examines the civil rights of the LGBTQ community protected under the Malaysian Constitution. The author finds that criminalizing private consensual sex between competent adults is violative of the right to privacy, dignity, and freedom of expression. Also, it is the author’s view that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry and there shall be no pressure on anyone to disguise, subvert or deny their sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBTQ group should not be deprived of their constitutional rights simply because they do not adhere to the majority way of life.
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Introduction of jury system in Malaysia In a nutshell, the jury system is adopted to promote the idea of trial by peers. Trial by peers… Read More »The Abolishment of Jury System in Malaysia