UK Transfer Degree Programme (Law) Public Law – Assignment Instructions to Candidates Your answer must be typed. Length of assignment: Between 2000 to 3000 words. Integrity can be strengthened if the nation’s administration is based on the rule of law, enforced without fear or favour and without hindrance or political intervention – Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, 20th May 2013 – We note concerns regarding reported irregularities in the conduct of the election, and believe it is important that Malaysian authorities address concerns that have been raised. We look forward to the outcome of their investigations. – White House, 8th May 2013- Malaysian leaders should not resort to reprehensible and dangerous gimmicks as a convenient camouflage for perceived weaknesses or shortcomings, or as comfort for disappointments. Only those bereft of ideas and leadership abilities would resort to such tactics. It serves no good purpose, but only self-interest, to speak of and emphasise the elections results along racial lines. Former leaders should retire graciously and gracefully, and refrain from expressing views that serve to fracture rather than build the nation. They should strive to nurture peace. Spewing venom and spreading discord must not be the Malaysian way, and right-thinking Malaysians must reject such practices. – Christopher Leong, President of the Malaysian Bar, 8th May 2013- Critically analyse the above statements with reference to the rule of law, separation of powers and any other constitutional concepts you deem necessary. Do you agree with the above propositions and statements?