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Courts can hear Tawfik’s challenge on Act 355, lawyer says

The court has the jurisdiction to hear the challenge on PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang's motion to amend Act 355, lawyer Rosli Dahlan told the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today.

Last year, former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail filed an application to prevent Hadi’s motion on amendments to Act 355, or the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, from being tabled in Parliament.

Appearing for Tawfik, Rosli told the court that it is the duty of the judiciary to keep Parliament within its constitutional limits when a statutory law or the Federal Constitution are involved...

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