Perikatan to hold roundtable discussions on syariah laws


PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional says it views seriously the recent decision of the Federal Court, adding that it will have a huge impact on syariah laws in the country.

Coalition chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in view of the recent decision, Perikatan will hold a roundtable conference headed by Datuk Idris Ahmad through a special technical committee and law documentation headed by Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

"This is to look at the recommendation on the action needed to strengthen the status of syariah laws, especially to protect the interest of Muslims in general," said Muhyiddin in a statement after chairing the Perikatan supreme council meeting on Thursday (Feb 15).

"The meeting today discussed in detail the Federal Court's decision regarding the Kelantan syariah criminal enactment recently and its effects on syariah laws, Muslims and Malaysian society in general.

"The roundtable discussion and technical committee will involve the participation of constitutional and Islamic law specialists, ulamas, Islamic academicians and other stakeholders,” he added.

Muhyiddin also said that Labu assemblyman Mohamad Hanifah Abu Bakar who is Negri Sembilan Bersatu chief has been appointed as the state's Perikatan information head effective Feb 12.

"The council records its appreciation to Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu for his services and contribution as the previous Negri Sembilan Perikatan chief,” Muhyiddin said.

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