Gerakan files court case against PAS’ hudud

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18: A court case has been filed against the amendments to the Syariah Criminal Code (II) Enactment, Kelantan by Gerakan Youth today in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Its chief Tan Keng Liang, in a Twitter posting, said: “A court case has been filed by Gerakan lawyers in Kelantan..Hudud laws not permitted under our Federal Constitution.”

“Already given PAS notice April last year that matter will be brought to court if they (PAS) insist to start hudud laws. Now, let the court decide,” he tweeted.

Today, PAS will table the amendments to the Syariah Criminal Code (II) Enactment, Kelantan, 1993, at the State Legislative Assembly in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

PAS is currently the sole advocate of the hudud law as it had failed to convince PKR and DAP to support it in its mission to introduce the Islamic penal code, which had been the party’s long-time agenda.

PAS has to get the support of all 132 Muslim Members of Parliament when it tables a Private Member’s Bill in the Dewan Rakyat to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 and Article 76A (1) of the Federal Constitution.

The amendment to Article 76A (1) of the Federal Constitution seeks to empower the Kelantan government to implement the Syariah criminal code while the federal government would have to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 pertaining to the jurisdiction of the Syariah courts.



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