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Apostasy case: Syariah courts not inferior to civil counterparts - judge

The apex civil court has ruled that the syariah courts are not inferior to their civil counterparts, as the Federal Constitution recognised both separate branches of the legal system.

Federal Court judge Abu Bakar Jais stated this for a majority 2-1 ruling that dismissed a 36-year-old woman’s bid to nullify her childhood Islamic unilateral conversion.

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