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Kassim Ahmad's arrest by Jawi 'unlawful', court rules

Muslim scholar Kassim Ahmad today won his challenge against the Federal Territories Islamic Department (Jawi)'s prosecution for allegedly insulting Islam and disobeying a fatwa.

Court of Appeal judge Vernon Ong delivered the unanimous decision of the three-man bench in the court in Putrajaya and declared, among others, that the arrest of the 82-year-old on March 26 last year was unlawful.

Justice Ong also said that there were changes made to the arrest warrant used against Kassim, which made the process null and void.

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