Article 8 (1) of the Federal Constitution reads: All persons are equal before the law and entitled to equal protection of the law.
The law implies that every person is equally subject to the law, regardless of their social, political or economic status. While equality is not defined, it has been the subject of interpretation.
BFM discusses equality before the law, especially with regard to the intersectionality of poverty and human rights, with emeritus professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi, holder of the Tunku Abdul Rahman chair, University of Malaya, and Firdaus Husni, chief human rights strategist with the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights.
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