01 Oct '11, 2am

Constitution does not allow for hudud, says Bar Council

PETALING JAYA: Both the Federal Constitution and the current legislative framework do not allow for hudud to be implemented by any state, said the Bar Council. Expressing its concern over the recent “political posturing” in reviving the possibility of implementing hudud, its president Lim Chee Wee called on all parties to instead uphold the Federal Constitution as the supreme law of the land. “Hudud cannot be implemented within the current constitutional and legislative framework,” he said. “The Malaysian Bar calls upon all parties to uphold the Federal Cons-titution as the supreme law of the land and cease all rhetoric on the implementation of hudud, which has inevitably caused confusion and division. “They should focus instead on strengthening the rule of law and democratic process,” he said, adding that a Supreme Court ruling in 1988 had confirmed Malaysia as a secular ...

Full article: http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/legal/general_news/constit...

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