Digital Literacy : Responsibilities of Citizens

Digital literacy refers to an individual’s ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information through writing and other media on various digital platforms. It is evaluated by an individual’s grammar, composition, typing skills and ability to produce text, images, audio and designs using technology.

As such, this article seeks to acknowledge digital literacy as a basic skillset of digital citizens today, and similarly highlight the negative impacts of being digitally illiterate.

Constitutionality of the Emergency Declaration in a Pandemic.

What is the Emergency Declaration?
-A declaration of an emergency is a proclamation that is declared by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in times when security, economy and public order is perceived or actually incapable of proper administration by the current government

Proponents of the constitutionality of Emergency Proclamation says:
-The declaration is constitutional
-The pandemic has threatened national security and there is a need to declare the state of emergency.
-The YDPA has discretionary powers on the manner in which the declaration was a lawful act.
It is in line with the Federal Constitution.

Opponents of the constitutionality Emergency Declaration says:
-The declaration is unnecessary
It deprives the fundamental rights of the citizens.
-It is the ruling government’s political means to avoid challenge to their leadership.
-The state of emergency has granted the government extraordinary power.

Constitutionality of the Emergency Declaration in a Pandemic

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ALSA Malaysia Special Newsletter: Eyes on Myanmar

On the morning of 1 February 2021, democratically elected members of Myanmar’s rulling party, the National League for Democracy, were deposed by the Tatmadaw Myanmar’s military through a coup d’etat to declare the results of the November 2020 general election invalid. The military seized full control over the country’s government and declared a state of …

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Thoughts on the ongoing issues on sexual harassment

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 systems which have made women vulnerable. Unfortunately, the plague of sexual harassment affects even men despite women being 80% of survivors.1 However, global movements like the Me Too Movement has …

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Is Death Penalty Punishment in Malaysia Against Human Rights?

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 of capital punishment believe it deters crimes and, more often than not believe that certain crimes eliminate one’s right to life. Those who oppose capital punishment believe, that any person, …

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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, and any law which contravenes constitutional provisions will be void. Civil rights refer to a proclamation people must be treated in a just and humane manner, regardless of their race, …

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Does our Malaysian Constitution protect the civil-rights of the LGBTQ community?

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.