Mo­tion on syariah courts dis­missed

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

A MO­TION to en­hance the syariah courts pro­posed by Parti Amanah Ne­gara (Amanah) has been re­jected by Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mu­lia.

Con­firm­ing this, Amanah’s Kota Raja MP Siti Mariah Mah­mud said the mo­tion that she sub­mit­ted in Oc­to­ber was re­jected as it did not ful­fil Sec­tion 23 (1) (h) of the Stand­ing Or­ders.

Siti Mariah, how­ever, ques­tioned Pandikar’s de­ci­sion to dis­miss the mo­tion, say­ing that the afore­men­tioned Stand­ing Or­der deals with is­sues per­tain­ing to ques­tions di­rected in the Par­lia­ment.

“The rea­son un­der Stand­ing Or­der 23 (1) (h) is not vi­able as it is on ques­tions and not mo­tions. I think the rea­son­ing is not a real rea­son,” she told a press con­fer­ence at Par­lia­ment lobby yes­ter­day.

The mo­tion filed by Siti Mariah urged for Par­lia­ment to set up a spe­cial com­mit­tee to dis­cuss and sug­gest rec­om­men­da­tions to en­hance the syariah courts.

Amanah’s de­ci­sion to file the mo­tion was seen as a re­ac­tion to a Pri­vate Mem­bers Bill sub­mit­ted by PAS pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang to amend a Syariah law com­monly known as Act 355.

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