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Election Process In Malaysia


Democracy is based on all people having the same rights and having the country ruled by the people. Because of this, elections are essential. Elections give the power to the people to choose their leaders who make decisions on their behalf. During elections, people have the opportunity to choose who they would like to represent them. The leaders that are chosen then have the opportunity to vote and institute rules that represent what the people would have selected. Without elections, democracy will not be based on the wants and needs of the people. It turns into another type of government where decisions are made by one person or a group of person based on their own motivating factors.

Don't Give Up On Being A Lawyer

Don't Give Up On Being A Lawyer
by Bhag Singh

The writer hopes that those who are sitting for the Form Five examination and are passionate about becoming lawyers but lack financial recourses will find the article useful. The views expressed here are entirely the writer’s own.

In our country, being a lawyer is governed by the Legal Profession Act 1976 in Peninsular Malaysia, the Advocates Ordinance of Sabah Cap 2 in Sabah, and the Advocates Ordinance of Sarawak Cap 110 in Sarawak.

In Peninsular Malaysia, such a person would be referred as advocate and solicitor and in Sabah and Sarawak as advocate.

How much money do you need to become a lawyer? A reader, having done a foundation course in a local institution, was told that he needed to do the third year in Britain. Not only that, he would not be eligible to enrol for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) but would also have to do the Bar Examinations there.

Six Questions Before We Have a Sex Offender Registry


Amid all the talk about Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin this past week, one question caught my attention: Why doesn’t Malaysia have a national sex offender registry?

The Paisley Snail