Make clean environment a clear right in the Constitution, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA: Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria (pic) would like the Federal Constitution amended to expressly include a right to a clean and healthy environment. "While our Federal Constitution does not specifically provide for such a right, it is implicit in Article 5, which guarantees the right to life," said Arifin at the Opening of the Legal Year 2017 Friday. He quoted Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram's judgment in the 1996 Tan Teck Seng case when he was in the Court of Appeal: "It incorporates all those facets that are an integral part of life itself and those matters, which go to form...

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