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Legal landmark: Nik Elin and state’s powers

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A nine-member Federal Court bench has allowed lawyer Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid and her daughter’s challenge to strike out 16 out of 18 Kelantan Sharia laws passed by the state legislature in 2019, ruling that it runs contrary to the federal list that stipulates similar offences.

Rozana Isa of Sisters in Islam, joins BFM to understand this ruling, and the significance it has in our legal landscape, particularly in Islamic law.

Produced by: Alia Zefri and Sharaad Kuttan
Presented by: Sharaad Kuttan

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