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Curtain has fallen on era of absolute monarchs – constitutional expert

Annabelle Lee & Zikri Kamarulzaman

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Modified 25 Apr 2019, 6:41 am
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...

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