Gerakan lawyers receive threats over hudud legal action - Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Gerakan lawyers receive threats over hudud legal action

PETALING JAYA: Members of the Gerakan legal team have been receiving threats after they filed an originating summons relating to hudud laws at the Kota Baru High Court two days ago.

The team's head Andy Yong who is also the party's Deputy National Youth Chief said that the latest threat was via a phone call which he received on Thursday evening from an unknown number.

"The person who called asked if I was Andy Yong and when I replied yes, he told me not to act like a hero and said that Islamic matters had nothing to do with me," he said during a press conference on Friday.

He added various other threatening messages had also been sent to the other members of the legal team especially to their personal social media accounts.

"We just want to state that our legal action is not targeted at any religion or race but was done to uphold the Federal Constitution," he said.

Gerakan had filed an originating summons for a declaration that the Syariah Criminal Code II 1993 is illegal and void.

They had sought a declaration in accordance with Articles 76 and 76(A) of the Federal Constitution that the Syariah Criminal Code II 1993 is illegal and void because it contravenes the Constitution.



Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/03/20/Gerakan-team-threats-over-hudud/

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