Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lawyers vs Policemen

Policeman and lawyers, constantly working together. The policemen catch the bad guys, the lawyers either help establish the fact that the bad guy is indeed, bad or protects the bad guy from severe punishment. If you want a more precise explanation, there's always the Criminal Procedure Code and the Federal Constitution, not forgetting the Police Act and Legal Profession Act to prove my point on the interrelation between policemen and lawyers.

However a question that plagued the curious, twisted mind, was

If they should, why? Nothing really puts one or the other above each other in rank, so what gives?

*previous situation in Pakistan, regarding a protest by lawyers. Nothing to do with the actual issue in question though*

Share your thoughts =)

Royal's role is still relevant-Dr Shad

SHAH ALAM 29 Nov. - Pakar undang-undang perlembagaan, Prof. Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi berkata, peranan Yang di-Pertuan Agong dan Raja-Raja Melayu sebagai raja berperlembagaan digariskan dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan Undang-undang Tubuh di negeri masing-masing.

Menurutnya, peruntukan dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan juga telah menetapkan kuasa-kuasa baginda di dalam pelbagai perkara.

Justeru, tegas beliau, keputusan Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah untuk tidak memperkenan pembubaran Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Perak tidak boleh dicabar kerana ia jelas dilakukan mengikut perlembagaan dan Undang-Undang Tubuh negeri itu.

Begitu juga, katanya, Yang di-Pertuan Agong mempunyai kuasa melantik Perdana Menteri, menteri Kabinet dan timbalan menteri untuk menasihati baginda dalam tugas-tugas baginda.

''Kuasa-kuasa ini diperuntukkan dalam perkara 43(1),(2) dan 43A Perlembagaan Persekutuan," katanya dalam Wacana "Raja Berperlembagaan - Perspektif Sejarah, Kini dan Masa Depan" di sini hari ini.

(taken from the Malaysian Bar site)