Malaysian Christian leader urges Christian MPs to reject a bill that empowers Sharia Courts

    20-Sep-2021   
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Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) President Bobby William urged Christian Members of Parliament from Sarawak to reject a Bill to Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act to increase the criminal powers of Shariah Courts if it seeks to control and restrict the propagation of non-Islamic faiths in the State.
 
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“PBDS is of the opinion that supporting this RUU355 is against our religion and as Christians, we must stand up for our faith,” he said when responding to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Yaakob’s recent statement that the Federal Government was currently in the midst of drafting the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Act to increase the criminal powers of Shariah Courts.
 
“Where is the harmony and democracy of a multiracial nation if it is being imposed as part of the integration with the civic law?” he asked, malaymail.com reported.
 
In a statement on September 16, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in a parliamentary reply to Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad, had said that the Government, through the Islamic and Civil Law technical committee, under the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs, had held a series of meetings to discuss RUU 355, since 2020.
 
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