Nik Elin lodges police reports after death threats


PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid has lodged three police reports after receiving death threats.

This was after the Federal Court nullified 16 of the 18 provisions of the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code following a legal challenge launched by her.

Nik Elin Zurina said it was important for the people to read every provision in order to better understand the law.

“I have forgotten the number of threats I have received from individuals who are unable to understand.

“Most of them are just blindly following instructions from their political leaders,” she said during a podcast, Sinar Harian reported.

Nik Elin Zurina and her daughter Tengku Yasmin Natasha Tengku Abdul Rahman made the legal challenge on grounds that the provisions were invalid due to the Kelantan State Legal Authority having no power to enact the laws.

In an 8-1 majority decision on Friday, the apex court allowed the application by the mother and daughter who challenged 18 provisions of the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code Enactment 2019.

Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, who chaired a panel of nine judges, said the issue at hand was whether the Kelantan State Legal Authority had enacted the impugned law provisions within the ambit of the Federal Constitution.

Nik Elin Zurina had said the legal challenge was made not for herself but for everyone despite being vilified, condemned and cursed.

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