Trends in reviewing syariah issues


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  • Monday, 08 Feb 2016

IT is difficult to tell whether religious authorities are becoming increasingly zealous in enforcing religious compliance or whether the public are generally becoming more assertive about their personal legal rights, but there is a definite increase in the number and notoriety of cases involving syariah issues.

Under the Federal Constitution, it is the State and not the Federation that has the power to make laws with respect to Islamic law and the personal and family law of persons professing the religion of Islam.

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