BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Morning Run  >  Current Affairs  >  Royal Power vs. Democratic Governance?

Royal Power vs. Democratic Governance?

Andrew James Harding

21-Jul-16 08:35

Royal Power vs. Democratic Governance?

In May, the Sultan of Johor issued a statement, calling for a return of power to the Malay rulers. Royal powers were curtailed during the Mahathir administration, through several constitutional amendments, which were implemented without the assent of the Conference of Rulers. This has brought into question the legitimacy of these amendments.

We take a look at Malaysia’s constitutional monarchy, and discuss what returning royal powers to Malay rulers would mean for the country's democracy.

This is a report by Azlyn Balqis and Lyn Mak.



Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  Sultan Ibrahim IskandarJohorJohor Sultanmonarchyconstitutional monarchyMahathirConference of RulersConstitutional amendmentsConstitutional reformroyal privilegesroyal powerGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingPolitics, News, Current Affairs

Share this podcast

Latest Podcasts




Play / Pause

Listen now : Tech Talk: Pandemic Panic, A Hotbed For Cyberattackers

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:05 AM

Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:05 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Datuk Francis Lee, CEO, Bermaz Auto Berhad

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

Ringgit & Sense

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Cashless Payments In A Virtual Circle

11:05 AM

Tech Talk

Pandemic Panic, A Hotbed For Cyberattackers

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Datuk Francis Lee, CEO, Bermaz Auto Berhad

2:05 PM

The Daily Digest

3:05 PM

By the Book

Intan Paramaditha on The Wandering (REPEAT)

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Brain Waves #37: SMA Awareness Month - Living With A Rare Disease During COVID-19

5:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:30 PM

Popcorn Culture - Supercut

Tom Hanks

9:00 PM

I Love KL

10:00 PM

Take Five