By Sharmilla Ganesan and Lee Chwi Lynn | BFM


Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said that judges must be apolitical when interpreting the constitution, and have regard for the political and social context of when it was drafted. We discuss what it means to recognise the political and social context that influences the Federal Constitution.

Listen to the interview with lawyer New Sin Yew:

Produced by: Jeremy Ng, Sharmilla Ganesan

See here for the quote by Prof Shad Saleem Faruqi that Sin Yew cited.