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Gerakan vows to continue challenging PAS’ hudud

PETALING JAYA: Gerakan vows to continue challenging PAS’ hudud despite the Kota Baru High Court's dismissal of their application on Thursday.

Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah said the suit was premature as it was filed before the Kelantan state legislative assembly passed the amendments to Kelantan's Syariah Criminal Code 1993.

However, Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong (pic) assured that the party would pursue this challenge despite the setback.

"I would like to thank the party's legal team on the hudud challenge for their hard work and sacrifice and the party appreciates all that they have done," said Mah.

"I do not want them to feel discouraged in any way by this decision and the party is committed to defending the constitution and our way of life," he added.

Gerakan filed an application at the Kota Baru High Court on March 18 for a declaration that the Syariah Criminal Code II amendments is beyond the powers of the Federal Constitution and therefore illegal and void.

The amendments to Kelantan's Syariah Criminal Code was passed unanimously by the Kelantan state legislative assembly on March 19.




Source: http://m.thestar.com.my/story.aspx?hl=Gerakan+vows+to+continue+challenging+PAS+hudud&sec=news&id=%7B6D66A1B9-2803-4C10-A4BD-2280AA5D55B7%7D

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