Former Umno MP can challenge Dewan Rakyat Speaker on RUU355, court rules

Asila Jalil

THE Kuala Lumpur High Court today allowed former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail to challenge Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia over PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill to amend a federal shariah law to enable harsher punishments.

Tawfik’s lawyer Rosli Dahlan said the court held Parliament was answerable to the court in respect to areas that involve the law and the Federal Constitution.

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