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‘No-challenge on state laws’ call is troubling, says Sabah Law Society
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Law Society (SLS) has waded into the issue of PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan calling for no further challenges to be made against state shariah laws.

Takiyuddin, who is also law minister, made the remark following a Federal Court ruling last week that a shariah enactment in Selangor on unnatural sex was unconstitutional.

He said the party would continue its efforts to harmonise civil law, based on English common law, with Islamic law but was worried that future complications will arise if the judiciary decided a case due to public pressure.

SLS president Roger Chin said they were “troubled” by Takiyuddin’s call, saying all parties were entitled to challenge the constitutionality of laws enacted in Malaysia, be it state or federal laws.

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