Essay On Liberalism In Malaysia

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The idea of liberalism provide not only a theory of freedom, equality, and the public good, but also a discipline of power. Liberals believe that government is necessary to protect individuals from being harmed by others, but they also recognize that government itself can pose a threat to liberty.

Article 5 Liberty of the person
No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty save in accordance with law. Where a person is arrested he shall be informed as soon as may be of the grounds of his arrest and shall be allowed to consult and be defended by a legal practitioner of his choice. Case law (Rozmi bin Yusof v Public Prosecutor, [2013] 5 MLJ 66
Article 10 Freedom of speech, assembly and association
(1) Subject to Clauses
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However, this right is not absolute in nature. Article 10(2) and (4) of the Federal Constitution allows Parliament to impose limits, if necessary, in the interest of national security, public order or morality or on issues relating to the position of the National Language, the special status of Malays and natives of any of the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interest of other communities and the sovereignty of the rulers. Case law (Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd v Dato ' Sri Diraja Haji Adnan bin Haji Yaakob, 2016) The appellant had published an article in its newspaper entitled Hebat Sangatkah Adnan, criticising or commenting on the respondent 's administration as the Menteri Besar of the State of Pahang or the administration of the state. The respondent, in contending that the article was libelous of him, brought an action against the appellant for damages for defamation. As far as freedom of press is concerned, it flows from the right to freedom of speech and expression as guaranteed by Article 10 clause (1)(a) of the Federal Constitution, the exercise of which shall at all times be protected and respected but subject to restrictions under clause
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