Several times in recent years, courts in Thailand have demonstrated a disregard for the law.
As well as their capacity for repression and murder, military regimes in Thailand use the law but are not governed by it. 270 more words
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January 23, 2015
by Hafiz Yatim@www.malaysiakini.com
Although Islam is the religion of the federation in Malaysia, as defined under Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution, it is subject to the limitations of the fundamental liberties of a person, the Court of Appeal ruled today (January 22).In his 46-page written judgment on a case involving transgenders, Justice Mohd Hishamudin Yunus noted that Article 4(1) of the Federal Constitution declares the constitution as the supreme law and any law running contrary to the constitution shall be considered void.Justice Hishamudin then went on to quote the judgment of former lord president Salleh Abbas in the case of Che Omar bin Che Soh v Public Prosecutor.In this case, the judge said the word Islam in Article 3(1) should be given a restrictive meaning based on Article 3(4), which states that nothing in this Article derogates from any other provision of the constitution. 1,927 more words
I have always been an acerbic critic of former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada for using his mass appeal as an actor which catapulted him to the realm of politics and ultimately being voted to the presidency by the idolizing Filipinos only to be booted out, charged and convicted of plundering the nation. 405 more words
It looks like the grace of God continues to linger even after the pope has gone home.
We were all pleased to hear Pope Francis gave a piece of his mind that our country doesn’t deserve to have corrupt officials when he said: “It is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity and commitment to the common good.” 380 more words