Curtain has fallen on era of absolute monarchs – constitutional expert

Amid the ongoing debate between Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Johor palace, constitutional expert Shad Saleem Faruqi pointed out that the time when monarchs possessed absolute power had passed.

The Universiti Malaya emeritus law professor noted how some, including scholars, were still dwelling in this bygone era.

“We are a constitutional monarchy, not an absolute monarchy. There are people who are talking about 'kuasa mutlak' (absolute power). There is no 'kuasa mutlak' anymore,” he told Malaysiakini...


Welcome back,

Your subscription expires on

Your subscription will expire soon, kindly renew before

Your subscription is expired
  Click here to renew

You are not subscribed to any subscription package
  Click here to subscribe now

Any questions?
  Email: [email protected]
  Call: +603-777-00000