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Shafee’s claims over Najib’s pardon fuel more questions, puts secrecy of deliberations under the spotlight

Can the details of the Pardons Board’s meetings be made public? How would Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah know what Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was ‘thinking’? These are just some of the many questions fuelled by Shafee’s claims yesterday as the decision of the Pardons Board over Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s case continues to reverberate across the country.

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Understanding the constitutional powers of the monarchy in Malaysia

The Conference of Malay Rulers can require the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the Attorney-General’s Chambers, or any other agency to report to it when the rulers deliberate on matters of national policy, but to extend the role any further would lead to a debate on the involvement of the King in a constitutional democracy, writes senior lawyer, Datuk Seri Dr Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos.