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COMMENT | Nik Elin's fearless challenge on Kelantan's syariah laws
COMMENT | “The Iki Putra case ‘puts the nail in the coffin’, while the Nik Elin case sets the ‘tombstone’ in place,” said lawyer Yusfarizal Yussoff.

“We need to understand the background of several cases that want to challenge the Syariah Court… (but for me) this Nik Elin case is the end, before a ‘tombstone’ is placed (to bury) the Syariah Court in Malaysia,” he said.

Yusfarizal is representing the Terengganu Malay Customs and Islamic Religious Council in the Nik Elin case.

These are the kinds of misinformation, relentless attacks, death threats, fearmongering, and widespread vilification online and offline that Kelantan-born lawyer Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid has been fearlessly facing for challenging the constitutionality and validity of Kelantan’s syariah law enactments implemented in 2019.

This is a familiar battle for her, as she stoically withstands societal backlash for exercising her right as a rational citizen to question the lawmakers of her home state.

In a society where...

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