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Syariah courts can extend qazaf to include sodomy

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The syariah courts in Selangor can extend the definition of the qazaf (bearing false witness) complaint to cover not only zina (unlawful sexual intercourse) but also sodomy, the Syariah Court of Appeal in Selangor heard today.

Fadhillah Sidek, who is Anwar Ibrahim's lawyer in his appeal to bring qazaf proceedings against lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, said the Syariah High Court judge had erred in law to limit the term to only include zina...

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