(1)Subject to Clauses (2), (3) and (4) -
(a) every citizen has the right to freedom of speech and expression;
(b) all citizens have the right to assemble peaceably and without arms;
(c) all citizens have the right to form associations.
(2) Parliament may by law impose :
(a) on the rights conferred by paragraph (a) of Clause (1), such restrictions as it deems necessary or expedient in the interest of the security of the Federation or any part thereof, friendly relations with other countries, public order or morality and restrictions designed to protect the privileges of Parliament or of any Legislative Assembly or to provide against contempt of court, defamation, or incitement to any offence;
(b) on the right conferred by paragraph (b) of Clause (1), such restrictions as it deems necessary or expedient in the interest of the security of the Federation or any part thereof, or public order;
(c) on the right conferred by paragraph (c) of Clause (1), such restrictions as it deems necessary or expedient in the interest of the security of the Federation or any part thereof, public order or morality.
(3) Restrictions on the right to form associations conferred by paragraph (c) of Clause (1) may also be imposed by any law relating to labour or education.
(4) In imposing restrictions in the interest of the security of the Federation or any part thereof or public order under Clause (2) (a), Parliament may pass law prohibiting the questioning of any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected by the provisions of Part III, article 152, 153 or 181 otherwise than in relation to the implementation thereof as may be specified in such law.
Save for the illiterate, i am sure the majority of Malaysians with a passable standard of English like me, would understand the impute of the above article. An article inscribed on a parchment revered by legal crows and secular frogs alike as the ultimate arbiter of truth. Thus, it puzzles me that erudite lawyers with their keen intellect would have been ignorant of the implications contained therein and thenceforth would not have endeavoured to counsel their erstwhile clients and bosom buddies of the consequences of any wanton transgression of the said article ( in which case,any such negligence would amount to a serious breach of professional ethics..ha!ha!ha!) unless:
a) the standard of law has declined to such abysmal levels that even an article central to the pratice of human rights (wink...wink) has been misunderstood!
b) there has been a deliberate understanding among a certain cabal of Jekylls and Hydes to bugger the Constitution in order to further a certain nefarious objective. Why the creation of cyber martyrs ready to lay their pens and pants down for the sake of freedom, liberty and equality.... would be very welcome indeed......get the drift...
Revert: Buffalo.....for some people who saunter through the halls of justice ( you know who), the Constitution is such a matter of life and death that it supercedes everything else in this land of bangsa Malaysia. Wonder why the same people are not averse to consent to its buggery on certain occasions.
Buffalo: Perverted minds breed perverted intentions, I suppose! Be prepared for an outpouring of humbug cyber grief that will rival the tears of any real-time wake! (Mooo........oooooooooooo)