Religious affairs minister says Anwar administration will table controversial RUU 355 once Cabinet approves

The Anwar administration has confirmed that it aims to table the contentious amendment to the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 — also known by its Malay initials RUU355 — following green light from the Cabinet.

(MMO) – In a written reply, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Senator Datuk Mohd Na’im Mokhtar said the amendment Bill will be tabled alongside the Shariah Courts (Federal Territories) Bill in a bid to empower the Shariah judicial system.

“The two Bills will be tabled in Parliament to ensure that the wish for the empowerment of the Shariah Courts can be realised after getting approval from the Cabinet,” he told the Parliament.

The written reply was in response to a question by Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) Pendang MP Datuk Awang Hashim that asked about the government’s commitment to table the motion.

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