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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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.

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Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotional intelligence (EI) is also known as emotional quotient (EQ). EI is defined as the ability to practice your intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence to recognise, manage and understand emotion and the impact on behavior and attitudes. Intrapersonal intelligence is related to your personal behavior and emotion and interpersonal intelligence is related to other people’s behavior …

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