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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Subashini's Case

Here are two quotes from The Star today.

Francis Perera of Catholic Lawyers Society:
Section 46(2)(b) Administration of Islamic Law (FT Act 1993) clearly states " A Syariah High Court shall in its civil jurisdiction hear and determine all actions and proceedings in which all parties are Muslims "

Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing of Christian Federation of Malaysia:
It is troubling to note that what is clearly stated in the Federal Constitution - that the syariah courts shall have jurisdiction only over persons professing the religion of Islam - is now being extended by the court's decision to include non muslims.

What about the Bar Association of Malaysia ?