Constitutional Law & Lecture Series
The Federal Constitution as the supreme law of the Federation preserves the central pillars of democratic governance and rule of law in the country and it is therefore essential that every Malaysian be armed with the knowledge of the Federal Constitution, and an understanding of the rights and limits of the institutions of the government and individual citizens.
For these reasons and to engage in intelligent and rational discourse on the Constitution, Messrs Chooi & Company, in partnership with the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya had organised a series of lectures called the Constitutional Law Lecture Series.
The lecture series is open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. The views expressed by the speakers are of course their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Messrs Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff.
Inaugural Lecture13 October 2016
By Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, the Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
On Reclaiming Our Federal Constitution – Preserve, Protect & Defend.
2nd Constitutional Law Lecture16 February 2017
By Dato’ Mohamad Ariff bin Md Yusof, a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal
On Amendments to Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 – Constitutional & Practical Issues
3rd Constitutional Law Lecture20 April 2017
By Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi
On Freedom of Religion: Constitutional & International Perspectives
4th Constitutional Law Lecture25 May 2017
By Dato' Dr. Gurdial Singh Nijar
On Security Laws and the Constitution: Breathing Meaning into the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
5th Constitutional Law Lecture28 September 2017
By Dato’ Seri Mohd. Hishamudin Yunus
On Protection of Marginalised Minorities Under the Constitution
6th Constitutional Law Lecture23 November 2017
By Christopher Leong
On Freedom of Speech & Expression In A Functioning Democracy
7th Constitutional Law Lecture22 November 2018
By Azmi Sharom
On Judicial Independence: A Long And Winding Road?
Conversations on the Constitution 1 - Strengthening Parliament13 December 2018
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff is pleased to announce it has a new collaboration with the University of Malaya called “Conversations on the Constitution”. The Conversation series is meant to be informative, interactive and thought provoking. Each Conversation will bring together a panel of academicians, lawyers, legislators and key influencers who will offer their insight into contemporary Constitutional challenges and respond to questions and comments from the audience.
The first Conversation is on “Strengthening Parliament” and will be held on 13 December 2018 at 5.15pm at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. The panellist are Dato’ Ariff Yusof (Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat), Her Excellency Vicki Treadell (British High Commissioner), YB Hannah Yeoh and Dr. Michael Jeyakumar. This Conversation will be moderated by Datuk Khaw Lake Tee. This Conversation is open to the public, therefore kindly treat this as your invitation to attend.