Last year, everyone’s favourite political star Khairy Jamaluddin shocked his many supporters by bringing up Malaysia’s social contract – and by seeming to show support for the special privileges of Malays. While we believe much of what he said was taken out of context, it did make us realise one thing: There are lots of Malaysians out there clueless about our Constitution, the social contract, and how this affects us all on a daily basis.
Before you go out and start slogging through the many pages of jargon that make up our Federal Constitution though (trust us, it’s pretty headache-inducing), not to worry: We’ve done it for you! Here’s a handy-dandy cheat sheet of 8 points you need to know to understand the mysterious Social Contract.
Published: February 2015