Accused of indifference to Islamic laws, PM Anwar says Putrajaya setting up special committee as approved by Rulers, to coordinate civil, Shariah courts

The government has agreed to set up a special committee sanctioned by the Conference of Rulers in a bid to empower and elevate the status of the Shariah court, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

(MMO) – He said the committee would conduct research, including discussions with muftis and all relevant parties, to gather views in order to formulate regulations that can be implemented to enhance the jurisdiction of the Shariah court.

He said the Conference of Rulers is also keen and has given consent for the committee to study ways to enhance the powers of the Shariah court over Muslims while ensuring that it does not affect non-Muslims at the same time.

“So far, the names of members of this special committee have been consented to by the Conference of Rulers, and they will need to engage with the State Islamic Religious Councils and state governments before any matter is finalised.

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