MARANG, Mar 31 – PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang will still table the bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) 1965 or Act 355 at the current Parliament sitting. He said even though the BN government had decided not to table the bill, PAS was firm on tabling it as a Private Member’s Bill and hoped the government would support the move.
“It is was up to the Speaker to decide when is the suitable time according to the Order Paper. I call upon all Muslim MPs to support the bill and for the non-Muslim MPs to respect the Constitution which clearly stated that this is a right which is related to Muslims only,” he said.
He told this to the reporters after delivering a weekly lecture at Rusila here, today. In additional, the bill was first tabled by Abdul Hadi, who is also Marang Member of Parliament in the Dewan Rakyat in May 2016 with a view to empower the Syariah Courts. — Bernama