The Federal Court ruled Section 28 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Selangor) Enactment 1995 unconstitutional and invalid, on the grounds that such offences fall under the jurisdiction of federal law, not state law.
BFM speaks to constitutional lawyer Lim Wei Jiet to unpack this development.
Produced by Loo Juosie
Presented by Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan
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