Umno to strengthen syariah law if it wins two-thirds majority in next GE, says Zahid


KUALA LUMPUR: Umno will strengthen syariah law if it wins a two-thirds majority in the next general election, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The party president said the recent High Court decision that allowed non-Muslims use of the word "Allah" has a huge impact on syariah law.

"The decision has the potential to nullify other enactments under syariah law, or might even paralyse the whole system," he said in his policy speech at the Umno General Assembly 2020 on Sunday (March 28).

He said the decision might also affect the power of states to enact syariah law.

Ahmad Zahid added that the court decision touched on provisions of the Federal Constitution.

"We might have to amend the Constitution and together with our partners, if we get two-thirds majority in Parliament, we will strengthen it, God willing," he said.

The government had said that it will be appealing against the High Court's decision that allows Christians to use the word "Allah" in their religious publications for educational purposes.

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