Tag: Rome Statute
Not one of our constitutional clauses on rulers provides for the declaration of war to be in the hands of the Agong.
Despite the successful resolution of bilateral issues with China and Singapore, withdrawal from ICERD and the Rome Statute remains a black mark for Wisma Putra.
Human Rights Watch says the government not only failed to fulfil pledges on rights, but also back-pedalled on reforms.
Former attorney-general says a person holding the post must be ready to "call a spade a spade" according to the law.
This comes after Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says he will not apologise over his 'kangkung professor' remark.
Prominent lawyer says only rogue rulers would be affected, and urges more discussions between Putrajaya, palaces and the public.
He says he is surprised as he did not know the AG can refuse to act on instructions from the Cabinet.
Rais Yatim says the advice is defective and they played a political game for which others have to suffer.
Rally-goers, which included opposition leaders, also protest the recent arrest of a controversial preacher.
Former foreign minister Anifah Aman says he had to follow the advice of the Attorney General's Chambers.
The prime minister says police investigation is normal when reports are made and that probe will not necessarily be followed by charges.
He questions need to debate this issue now 'to the point of fighting among ourselves, within the PH government and the Malay Rulers'.
Shad Saleem Faruqi says there is no harm in consulting the Rulers, but there is no constitutional basis that they should be consulted.
Attorney-General Tommy Thomas cites example of British war inquiry, where former PM Tony Blair was called up.
Veteran politician says rising criticism of the use of royal power provoked a backlash.
Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says he spent 45 minutes explaining the legal position at an informal session of the Conference of Rulers.
He says BN had wanted to ratify the statute but was advised by the then attorney-general that it may contravene the constitution.
Tommy Thomas says the decision to accede to the Rome Statute was made by the previous government in 2011, and the very same people who had supported it then are against it now.
Like Donald Trump, Malay leaders with ulterior motives have peddled post-truth and alternative facts to further 'ketuanan Melayu'.
What really bugs PH supporters is that a small segment of the opposition seems to have so much impact in derailing important decisions of the PH.
Activists and academics advise the government to explain the treaty to the people instead of giving up on it.
But Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says it is the end of the road for the ICERD anti-discrimination treaty.
Patriot president Mohamed Arshad Raji says the four academics who advised the Malay rulers should be able to defend their academic integrity.
The recent emotionalism surrounding the Rome Statute showed the failure of Malaysian universities and educators.