Syariah in Malaysia: Experts weigh in

Source: The Star Online

THE G25 group of eminent Malays has reiterated it would spearhead a plan to set up a council to examine Syariah laws that have breached the provisions of the Federal Constitution.

The focus of the council, as stated by G25 spokesman Noor Farida Ariffin, will be on laws that intrude into the private lives of Malaysians.

“Malaysia is the only country with khalwat laws. We are saying that this is against Islam. You cannot knock on someone’s door at 3am and go into their bedroom and arrest them,” said Noor Farida.

Speaking after the Islam in a Constitutional Democracy forum organised by G25 over the last weekend, Noor Farida said the consultative committee would examine Syariah laws, and to recommend repeal or amendment where there had been trespasses of the Constitution.   Read more