Malaysiakini Special Report

Mujahid: Act 355 'political', not way to empower syariah courts

Zulaikha Zulkifli  |  Published:  |  Modified:

INTERVIEW | For newly minted Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Religious Affairs Mujahid Yusof Rawa, there are bigger issues to tackle than the amendments to syariah punishment levels that his former party PAS has been keen to push through Parliament.

“I feel this is a political issue and not a substantive one. That’s because the substantive issue is to strengthen the syariah court, not to increase the levels of punishment," Mujahid told Malaysiakini...

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