Federal Court rules Selangor law criminalising 'unnatural sex' is void

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  • Thursday, 25 Feb 2021

Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat. -filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Court has ruled that a Selangor state law which criminalises "unnatural sex" is void as the state legislature had no power to make such laws.

In a unanimous decision, Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat today said it was the court's view that Section 28 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Selangor) Enactment 1995 was enacted in contravention of a state list that stipulated that state legislatures have no power to make law in regard to matters included in the Federal list.

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