Bar Council ConstiLC has released the following statement found here.
For the first time in the history of the Malaysian Bar, the Bar Council this term (2009/2010) formed a Constitutional Law Committee (ConstiLC) to entrench constitutional study and promote constitutionalism as part of the Bar’s already wide-ranging initiatives in society.
The ConstiLC’s vision and mission is to, inter alia:
The ConstiLC has adopted a two-year Blueprint 2009-2011, which sets out the Committee’s programme. Our core initiative is to conduct a first-of-its-kind national campaign – “Kempen PerlembagaanKu” or “MyConstitution Campaign”. The aim of the campaign is to educate and empower the rakyat and to create greater awareness about the Federal Constitution.
As part of this campaign, the ConstiLC will embark on the following, inter alia:
The focus of the campaign will be on explaining important concepts and themes of the Federal Constitution such as:
The ConstiLC trusts that this initiative will be of immense benefit to the people of Malaysia. Given this, we wish to invite partners including the federal and state governments, academic institutions, NGOs and media organisations to support and join us in this campaign.
Discussions on the finer details of the campaign have begun and the official launch will take place soon.
Dated this 31 st day of July 2009
Edmund Bon Tai Soon, Mahaletchumi Balakrishnan & Syahredzan Johan
Chairperson, Co-Deputy Chairperson & Co-Deputy Chairperson
Constitutional Law Committee
Bar Council Malaysia