NARIMAH Faizal’s letter, Rule of law upheld under Perikatan, is an intriguing read.
The term “rule of law” is not one that admits a fixed or precise definition.
Yet, regardless of the definition, it is more than the executive not interfering with the courts.
American jurists explain rule of law as a principle under which all persons, institutions, and entities are accountable to laws that are:
- Publicly promulgated
- Equally enforced
- Independently adjudicated
- Consistent with international human rights principles.
Thus, there is more to the principle than the executive not interfering with the courts.
Perhaps Narimah would like to check the boxes again. – February 22, 2021.
* Hafiz Hassan reads The Malaysian Insight.
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