Attack on increased jurisdiction of Syariah courts unconstitutional and an affront to religious liberty

Published in The Malay Mail Online. June 1 — The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) reads with deep concern the joint statement by the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) with regards to the Private Member’s Bill tabled by YB Dato’ Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang, Member of Parliament for Marang seeking to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Amended 1984) to enable the increase of punishments meted out by the Syariah courts (Increasing powers of Syariah Courts may lead to rights violations, MalaysiaKini, 31 May 2016). Continue reading

Without due regard for the law

This is a joint press statement issued by Azril Mohd Amin who is the chief executive of the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA), and Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi who is the co-founder of the Concerned Lawyers for Justice (CLJ). Published in The Malay Mail Online today.

PRESS STATEMENT

REPUDIATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS AND THE BAR COUNCIL FOR STATEMENTS CONCERNING THE CONVICTION OF ANWAR IBRAHIM PURSUANT TO SECTION 377B OF THE MALAYSIAN PENAL CODE

12 FEBRUARY 2015

WE make reference to the Press Release of the President of the Malaysian Bar, Christopher Leong of the Bar Council on 11 February 2015 as well as the Press Release of the International Commission of Jurists on 10 February 2015 both of which concern the affirmation by the Federal Court of Malaysia on 10 February of the Court of Appeal decision on 8 March 2014 to convict Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy pursuant to Section 377B of the Penal Code of Malaysia.

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