Article 153: Is It Time for Change?

There is no doubt that Article 153 has its historical justifications and national interests particularly during its formulation post-independence. However, Malaysia has grown not just economically, but rather we have a more diverse and growing racial amalgamation and cultural assimilation far from the demography of a once young Malaysia. Affirmative action has been used as an essential tool in many jurisdictions to balance the tides of equality in promoting a more equitable society. Nonetheless, there comes a time when even the most fundamental laws must be examined as to its relevancy, necessity and suitability to the ever changing socio-legal climate. … More Article 153: Is It Time for Change?