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Apex court strikes down 16 Kelantan syariah criminal provisions

A Kelantan family has succeeded in their Federal Court bid to nullify the validity of the state's 16 syariah criminal provisions.

A nine-person bench chaired by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat in an 8-1 split majority decision allowed lawyer Nik Elin Abdul Rashid and her daughter Tengku Yasmin Nastasha Tengku Abdul Rahman’s petition.

The family was...

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