Catholic Lawyers Society Endorses Article 11 Coalition Open Letter

The Catholic Lawyers' Society of Kuala Lumpur has recently endorsed an Article 11 coalition open letter to the Government of Malaysia to uphold the supremacy of our Federal Constitution.

Article 11 coalition is fully committed to upholding those fundamental rights for all Malaysians regardless of religion, race, descent, place of birth or gender.

Article 11 comprises of 13 NGOs, namely All Women's Action Society (AWAM), Bar Council Malaysia, Catholic Lawyers' Society, Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship, Malaysian Civil Liberties Society, Protem Committee (MCLS), Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism & Sikhism (MCCBCHS), National Human Rights Society (HAKAM), Pure Life Society, Sisters In Islam (SIS), Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Vivekananda Youth Movement, Seremban, Women's Aid Organization (WAO) and Women's Development Collective (WDC).

This open letter which the Society has endorsed calls for the government and judiciary to uphold the supremacy of the Federal Constitution, the government to ensure governance in accordance with the Federal Constitution and premised on the universal values of all Malaysian peoples, the government to reaffirm that Malaysia shall not become a theocratic state, the government to recognise the proper position of the judiciary within the Constitutional framework, as an independent and equal arm of Government.

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