Perak first state to have Syariah Supreme Court

05 Dec 2018 / 22:09 H.

IPOH: Perak will be the first state in the country to have four levels of syariah courts, with the Supreme Court as the apex court, after the State Legislative Assembly today passed the Syariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018.

State Islamic Religion and Education, Rural and Entrepreneur Development Committee chairman, Asmuni Awi said the Islamic Religious Administration (Perak) Enactment 2004 only provided for three levels in the state’s syariah judicial system, namely the Subordinate Court, High Court and Appeals Court.

“Therefore, amendments were made to Section 44 of this enactment, providing for the setting up of another level (higher) known as the Syariah Supreme Court,“ he said when winding up the debate on the Syariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018, here.

Asmuni (Amanah-Manjoi) said the establishment of the Syariah Supreme Court was aimed at, among others, uplifting and empowering the structure, administration and credibility of the state’s syariah judicial institution.

The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah when opening the Second Meeting, First Term of the 14th Perak State Legislative Assembly, decreed that another level be created in the state’s syariah court system.

The state assembly sitting adjourned sine die. — Bernama

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