SIS' challenge against 'deviant' fatwa sent back to High Court

Geraldine Tong

Modified 2 Mar 2017, 6:54 am

The Court of Appeal have ruled that the suit by Sisters in Islam (SIS) to seek a judicial review against the fatwa (edict) which declared that they are a deviant group will be heard by the High Court before a different judge.

"The Court of Appeal... has now sent the matter back to the High Court to be heard on the merits before a different judge," said SIS' lawyer Surendra Ananth to reporters after the decision was delivered in Putrajaya today.

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