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.
Central Bank governor says punitive measures taken will ensure integrity of financial system.
Minister says law doesn't apply to children under the age of 18.
Two years after the Pos Tohoi tragedy where five Orang Asli children died and two were found barely alive, we are still clueless as to what remedial measures were taken.
Instead of concentrating on punishment, as shown by the move to introduce public caning for shariah offenders, PAS should pay more attention to promoting welfare, they say.
Sisters in Islam co-founder Zainah Anwar says the rivalry between Umno and PAS to show who was “more Islamic” contributed to narrowed understanding among Muslims.
Recent Federal Court declaration that judicial power is vested in the court means only judges should decide weight of punishment after finding accused guilty, says Sri Ram.
BN component parties must make their stand clear on bill even though Ahmad Maslan now claims MPs must support it since it comes from government, says Ramkarpal.
The power to enact shariah criminal laws is vested with state legislatures and this includes determining the measure of punishment, says Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla.
Surendra Ananth says Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's assurance to the public that the bill is not about hudud, but only to empower the shariah courts, is misleading.
Thumbs up for Child Act that has abolished whipping for child offenders and focuses on community service.
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