Review constitutionality of shariah criminal laws, A-G told

Gan Pei Ling

Sisters in Islam executive director Rozana Isa says that a personal and private sin should not be treated as a crime against the state. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, September 12, 2018.

THE attorney-general must review shariah criminal laws nationwide to ensure they are constitutional and up to international human rights standards, in light of the public furore over the caning of two lesbians, said the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG).  

“We urge all state governments to impose an immediate moratorium on corporal punishment,” said the group in a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

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