Uniform syariah laws by year’s end


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Apr 2005

THE standardisation of syariah laws in the country is expected to be completed by all the 13 states by the end of the year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin. 

He said 12 states had approved the standardisation of the syariah laws while Kedah and the Federal Territories had given assurances that the process should be completed by the end of the year. 

“The Kedah government has given me the assurance that the legal procedures to standardise these laws will be done as soon as possible,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby yesterday. 

He said that as for Federal Territories, the syariah laws were being finalised at the Attorney-General’s office and would be brought to Parliament as soon as it was completed. 

Dr Abdullah added that the five areas that were being standardised covered Islamic family, criminal, administration, syariah court and property laws. 

He said of the 12 states that had approved the standardisation of syariah laws, five had standardised all five laws, while the remaining states were still sorting out the legal procedures. 

“The Government is aware of the sensitivities of the standardisation process as syariah laws are under the jurisdiction of the state. 

“We are working hand-in-hand to ensure better and smoother implementation of the laws,” he added. 

Dr Abdullah said following the standardisation process, an Attorney-General for the syariah court could also be appointed to advise in enforcement and charges in cases involving Syariah laws. 

Earlier he told Ahmad Shabery Cheek (BN – Kemaman) that the Government realised the difficulties in the enforcement and implementation of syariah laws among the states. 

“With the standardisation, there will be better control of enforcement, administration and implementation,” he added.  

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