Kelantan govt to reintroduce 16 annulled provisions of Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment, says exco

The Kelantan state government will reintroduce 16 of the 18 provisions of the Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment (I) Kelantan 2019 that were annulled by the Federal Court last February for approval in the state legislature.

(MMO) – Kelantan Islamic Development, Dakwah, Information and Regional Relations committee chairman Mohd Asri Mat Daud said the matter would be discussed through the Convention for Strengthening Shariah Legislation and Institutions to be held on May 21.

“We will endeavour to consider how these invalidated sections can be reintroduced into state legislation for re-approval,” he told reporters after the State Executive Council meeting at the Kota Darulnaim Complex here today.

According to him, the special committee chaired by the deputy menteri besar of Kelantan will re-examine the 16 provisions, including making certain amendments to ensure they have strong justification and do not conflict with Federal Court laws.

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