Pageant scams: All that glitters is not gold
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Pageant scams: All that glitters is not gold

The pageant industry in Malaysia is one of the most lucrative business in recent times. Pageants catering for teens, singles, married, divorced women are the norm. The latest addition include transgenders, men and kids. Most people who are inspired by genuine pageantry enter in the hope of finding inspiration, to aspire others and to showcase…

Litigation funding industry is abusing the global legal system
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Litigation funding industry is abusing the global legal system

The Government of Malaysia is engaged in a $14.92 billion (€13.85bn) legal dispute that challenges the sovereignty of the country. The matter involves a group of individuals self-proclaiming to be heirs to the defunct Sultanate of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram II, who received an arbitration award in February 2022 following their claim that Malaysia is in…

Unethical sensationalism in child sexual abuse cases
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Unethical sensationalism in child sexual abuse cases

Almost every day child sexual abuse cases are being reported by the media and that too with increasingly graphic details of what happened to the child, to the extent of revealing too much information. In cases where a family member is involved, it becomes easier to guess the victim when the media exposes the perpetrator….

Malaysia Madani: Challenges from the Kelantan shariah criminal enactment case
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Malaysia Madani: Challenges from the Kelantan shariah criminal enactment case

The Federal Court judgment in the case of Nik Elin Nik Abdul Rashid vs Kelantan state government resulted in 16 sections with the Shariah Criminal Enactment (1) 2019 being declared unconstitutional. The public reaction especially from the Malay Muslim community on social media however was interesting as they pandered to the notion that the judgment…

Respecting Agong’s partial pardon of Najib Razak
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Respecting Agong’s partial pardon of Najib Razak

The reduction of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s prison term invited too many comments which should not have happened in an independent democratic nation with constitutional monarchs. Those who have raised issues are mainly immature, shallow-minded politicians who do not really appreciate the power of the constitutional king. The Yang Di Pertuan Agong’s…