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S'gor not empowered to grant fatwa-review power to Syariah courts - counsel

The Selangor legislature exceeded its power when it enacted a state law empowering Syariah courts to review fatwa issued by state religious authorities, the Federal Court heard today.

Sisters in Islam’s (SIS) counsel Malik Imtiaz Sarwar submitted that Section 66A of the Administration of the Religion of Islam (State of Selangor) Enactment 2003 grants power to the Syariah court to deal with religious matters involving non-individuals...

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