Tawfik Ismail applies to strike out counter-suit by Pandikar over RUU355

FORMER MP Tawfik Ismail has applied for the dismissal of a legal attempt by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia to strike out his earlier effort to get the High Court to stop the parliamentary debate on PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s shariah bill.

In a legal notice dated December 8, the former Sungai Benut MP repeated his earlier assertions that under provisions in the Constitution, all legal matters pertaining to Islam must first obtain the approval of the Malay rulers of the state before they can be debated and approved by the Dewan Rakyat.

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