KUCHING: Federal minister Nancy Shukri has stood firm against expanding the punitive powers of state Shariah courts as being unconstitutional and a potential violation of human rights.
Current laws were sufficient to deter crime, said Nancy, whose portfolio as minister in the Prime Minister’s Department covers legal affairs.
“I have to consistently stay with the Sarawak leaders and the state government’s decision that we are not going to support that sort of proposal, whether they call it hudud or not,” she told reporters here today after attending Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu’s supreme council meeting.
“We already have sufficient Shariah law. There is no need to have a new one, or to increase what we already have, which we don’t really even implement it,” she said. Read more