SHAH ALAM: Selangor created history Monday when two women were appointed Syariah High Court judges – a first for Malaysia – here.
Judge Noor Huda Roslan, 40, and Judge Nenney Shuhaidah Shamsuddin, 41, received their official letters of appointment from Selangor's Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah during a ceremony at the Istana Bukit Kayangan here.
Seven other women also received their appointment letters as Syariah Lower Court judges.
Selangor Syariah chief judge Datuk Dr Mohd Na'im Mokhtar said that the appointments showed that Sultan Sharafuddin was concerned about Syariah Court matters.
''Tuanku sees the role that can be played by women in executing justice effectively, especially in Selangor.
'We hope that the appointments will refute any criticism by certain quarters that justice is not being served for them,'' he said in a statement.
However, Dr Mohd Na'im noted that the appointments had nothing to do with gender, and the two had capabilities that qualified them for the job.
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