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Leave Act 355 alone, ex-MP Tawfik tells PH

He says the government cannot amend the act because his suit on the matter is pending.

Deputy minister: Government reviewing acts under Shariah Courts

This includes the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act or Act 355.

Shariah laws only affect Muslims, says NGO

Centhra chief executive says shariah laws such as RUU355 have nothing to do with non-Muslims.

Khalid’s suit against Iksim chief to go for trial

High Court judicial commissioner Rohani Ismail dismisses Mahamad Naser Disa's application to strike out Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad’s defamation suit against him.

PAS in ploy to split Pakatan, says ex-MP

Tawfik Ismail cites the party's call to Amanah to support amendments to the Shariah Courts Act.

Mahathir as bulwark against PAS Islamic wave

Prominent lawyer Gurdial Singh notes that Mahathir has been vocal against hudud, while PKR's stand on Syariah Court bill isn't clear.

Hadi played out before GE14?

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang should have realised much earlier in the political game that if the government really wanted to pass the bill, it would have tabled it through normal channels.

Still no go for debate on Hadi’s shariah motion

Despite being listed on the Dewan Rakyat sitting’s order paper, no time slot has been provided to debate the motion on the bill which seeks to enhance the powers of the Shariah Court.

Ex-judge: Pua’s defence valid, injunction on video should be lifted

Gopal Sri Ram says courts must follow established principles and bending them would set a dangerous precedent.

Court refuses to strike out suit against Pandikar over Hadi bill

High Court rules it has jurisdiction to hear suit by former MP Tawfik Ismail against Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

Salleh: Mukhriz’s reluctance to call himself Malaysian shameful

Communications and multimedia minister asks why PPBM's Mukhriz Mahathir chooses to tell people he is from Brunei and not another country.

Don’t play up religious issues, Warisan told

Upko Youth chief Arthur Sen accuses Warisan’s Terrence Siambun of trying to incite Christians to go against Upko with his ‘poisonous Christmas gift’.

Khalid Samad on Islam’s place in politics

He says the religion seeks good governance and justice, but it's wrong to use it as a tool to win votes.

Repent and rescind your ‘Amanat Hadi’, Mahathir tells PAS supremo

PPBM president says controversial portion of Abdul Hadi Awang’s speech in 1981 has caused a deep and lasting split among Malay-Muslims.

Get into Islamic debate, non-Muslim leaders told

Religious issues shouldn't be seen as sensitive in a country proud of its diverse cultures, says ex-deputy minister.

Dewan Rakyat: Hadi’s bill moves up after 2 others withdrawn

The withdrawn bills are the Employment Insurance System (EIS) Bill 2017 and the Stamp (Amendment) Bill 2017.

PAS: We’ll pursue Act 355 amendment after GE14

PAS ulama council president Mahfodz Mohamad says party wants to have more seats in Dewan Rakyat to ensure bill is passed, as some Umno MPs don't support it now.

Umno, PAS speaking same language, says Guan Eng

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says Umno information chief Annuar Musa's offer to help PAS amend law to enhance shariah punishments is proof both will cooperate in GE14.

No end in sight to Indira’s plight

Writer says removal of clause on unilateral conversion from amendment to Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act shows government is eager to please PAS.

Amendments to shariah act: Umno hedging its bets, says Baru

Ba' Kelalan assemblyman says Umno is using Act 355 as a 'political tool'.

Zaid: Sultans face threat if Hadi’s bill goes through

It is in the interest of Malay Rulers that Malays and other Muslim Malaysians remain modern and progressive in their outlook and values, says Zaid Ibrahim.

Hadi’s bill on Act 355 amendment, item 10 in Dewan Rakyat

Private member's bill by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang will not be debated yet despite being last item at close of previous parliament session on April 6.

Consult us, Sarawak DCM tells Federal Government

This way, both the federal and state governments can avoid 'shooting ourselves in the foot', says Douglas Uggah.

Group draws the line for non-Muslims at buka puasa events

Jaringan Muslimin Pulau Pinang chairman says non-Muslims are not supposed to join Muslims in breaking fast, but can participate after the religious rites have been completed.

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