Constitutional Law Lecture Series

The Federal Constitution as the supreme law of the Federation preserves the central pillars of democratic governance and rule of law in the country and it is therefore essential that every Malaysian be armed with the knowledge of the Federal Constitution, and an understanding of the rights and limits of the institutions of the government and individual citizens.

For these reasons and to engage in intelligent and rational discourse on the Constitution, Messrs Chooi & Company, in partnership with the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya is organising a series of lectures called the Constitutional Law Lecture Series.

The inaugural lecture was held on 13 October 2016 at the University of Malaya and was delivered by Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, the Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS). Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin spoke on “Reclaiming Our Federal Constitution – Preserve, Protect & Defend.” Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin’s paper is available here.

The 2nd lecture was held on 16 February 2017 at the University of Malaya where Dato’ Mohamad Ariff bin Md Yusof, a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal delivered a speech on “Amendments to Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 – Constitutional & Practical Issues”. Dato’ Mohamad Ariff’s paper is available here.

The lecture series is open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. The views expressed by the speakers are of course their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Messrs Chooi & Company.

In the course of 2017, we will be organising four more lectures on the Federal Constitution. Details will be announced once they are confirmed.