SABM Dinner Lecture

I attended the recent dinner lecture by Azmi Sharom on Our Constitution and whether it is dead or comatose. It was the first dinner talk that I had ever paid to attend. The food was just average but that was not the reason why most of us were there. The talk itself was extremely entertaining and fairly informative. I learned a lot of new things about Our Constitution that evening.

The message to take away from that evening’s talk was, that we need to retake our country and reaffirm Our Constitution as the supreme law of the land and that we are a land of laws, not madmen. Unfortunately, I think that things will need to get a lot worse first, before they can possibly get better. I am still hopeful that there are a lot of good people within the system, who can and will do the right thing, when the time is right.

Our Constitution is sacred, that is the third line of our national creed – Keluhuran Perlembagaan. It has been raped and plundered for decades and those who are charged to defend it, have given up the ghost. Therefore, it is up to us to defend Our Constitution instead of waiting for others to do our jobs. As someone suggested, we can start by calling it “Our” Constitution and taking ownership of it.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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