Hadi’s Shariah Bill likely to be debated today

BY RAM ANAND
The Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill, which was tabled for first reading at the end of the last Parliamentary sitting after Putrajaya paved way for it, could be debated at noon today. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s proposed amendment to increase Shariah Court punishments is likely to be debated in Parliament today.

Despite Putrajaya opting not to take over Hadi’s Bill, it deferred several of its own matters during yesterday’s sitting that lasted until early this morning, paving way for the private member’s Bill to reach the top of the Order Paper.

The Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill, which was tabled for first reading at the end of the last Parliamentary sitting after Putrajaya paved way for it, could be debated at noon today.

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