Abuse of Power: Selected Works on the Law and Constitution – S$37.00
“Amongst the select group of constitutional law advocates in Malaysia, Tommy Thomas ranks among the best – fearless, dedicated, committed and vocal in his decades-old pursuit to entrench respect for fundamental rights and liberties for the ordinary Malaysian. He brings to his writings the same passionate advocacy as a constitutionalist as he has done in the numerous cases argued by him in our courts of law – without fear or favour, and with a conviction borne out by a deep-seated belief in the sanctity of the Constitution, despite numerous setbacks over the many years of litigating in court over constitutional issues…. This timely collection of essays should be read by lawyers and non-lawyers alike for its valuable insights into important constitutional issues, and for the thinking jurist, it will serve as a beacon of conscience into what is right, correct and proper under the Constitution. … It will be a disservice to the advancement of constitutional law in Malaysia to dismiss the views of a constitutional thinker like Thomas without deliberate and conscious reflection – be it in court or elsewhere.” Dato’ Mohamad Ariff Yusof Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal
“In endorsing this book, I feel greatly privileged because I have known the author for many years. When I was on the bench, he used to appear before me as a young lawyer and I found him to be very good and alert on his feet. Equally, this book shows that he is even better in his writing…. When I was under siege during the 1988 Judicial Crisis episode, Tommy Thomas, was one of the lawyers in a team headed by the late Raja Aziz bin Addruse trying to save the judiciary.” Tun Salleh Abas, former leading judge
- Title: Abuse of Power: Selected Works on the Law and Constitution
- Author: Tommy Thomas
- ISBN: 9789670960081
- Book Size: 152.4mm x 228.6mm
- Weight: 524g
- No. of pages: 320pp
- Price: S$37.00 (before tax)
- Year: 2016
- Finish: Paperback
- Published by: SIRD
- Printing: B/W
- Genre: Law, Malaysian studies, social science, politics
|Dimensions||15.2 × 22.9 cm|
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