KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Some Muslim MPs criticised the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today for denouncing a Terengganu Shariah court’s sentence against two women as humiliating and demeaning.
PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the commission must explain its remarks, claiming that these impugned the Shariah court’s standing.
“I strongly disagree with the statement made by Suhakam, and I feel such statements are contempt of court.
The Shariah court is a recognised legal system that has the jurisdiction to punish Muslims found guilty under the Shariah law,” he said.
The Terengganu Shariah High Court sentenced two women, allegedly lesbians, to a fine of RM3,300 and six strokes of the cane each after convicting them of homosexual activities last week.
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