Police Report Lodged Against Amendment to Kedah Mufti and Fatwa Committee Enactment 2008


April 22, 2012

Police Report Lodged Against Amendment to Kedah Mufti and Fatwa Committee Enactment 2008

by Bernama

The Tunku Laksamana Kedah, Tunku Mansor Tunku Kassim, today lodged a police report over the Kedah State Legislative Assembly’s amending of an enactment to give absolute power to the state mufti and fatwa committee.

“I am making this report because I fear the enactment will usurp the powers of the Sultan of Kedah, who is the head of Islam in the state,” he told reporters after lodging the report at the Alor Setar police headquarters at 9.30am in Alor Setar today.

The state assembly recently amended Section 22A of the Kedah Mufti and Fatwa Committee Enactment 2008 to give the Mufti and Fatwa Committee unlimited powers.

Following the amendment, all decisions by the Mufti and the Fatwa Committee need not be gazetted and cannot be challenged in any court, whether Syariah or Civil.

Meanwhile, Save the Madrasah Salihiah Kanchut movement chairman Mansor Ahmad denied a statement by Kedah Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak recently that they had withdrawn their court action to save the surau which was built in 1909.

“We only withdrew our original application for an injunction to prevent the surau from being demolished but replaced it with a new one,” he said, adding that the Alor Setar High Court had given them permission to do so and that they had hired a lawyer to fight the case.

- Bernama

11 thoughts on “Police Report Lodged Against Amendment to Kedah Mufti and Fatwa Committee Enactment 2008

  1. It is time that voters in Kedah reject this Mad Cap Mullah, Ustaz Azizan Abdul Razak as Menteri Besar and PAS-led state government. I am surprised that there is no reaction from Anwar Ibrahim and PKR, and DAP leadership on this matter. Are they waiting for GE-13 to get rid of this nincompoop? It will be too late. Pakatan Rakyat can lose Kedah this time around because of this amendment to the Enactment.The Head of Islam in Kedah is HRH The Sultan.

  2. “fatwa, a nonbinding legal opinion offered by a qualified mujtahid( private legal scholar )in response to a question in Islamic law.The fatwa is often incorrectly translated as a religious “edict,” but fatwas are merely nonbinding legal opinions that do not, by themselves, carry the force of law.”

    Tamir Moustafa, Tamir Moustafa, Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada has a forthcoming article in Law and Social Inquiry entitled “Islamic Law, Women’s Rights and Popular Legal Consciousness in Malaysia.

    Why are we being fooled like this?

  3. Article 121

    1A) The courts referred to in Clause (1) shall have no jurisdiction in respect of any matter within the jurisdiction of the Syariah courts.
    ———————-

    What this does is to create a double tracked system of justice not envisaged by the founders of the country’s Constitution of 1957 and is ultra vires the Constitution of 1957.

    The seeds were sowed back in the mid 80s and we are today harvesting the fruits of those seeds.

    You guys will just have to deal with it.

  4. The state assembly recently amended Section 22A of the Kedah Mufti and Fatwa Committee Enactment 2008 to give the Mufti and Fatwa Committee unlimited powers.

    Following the amendment, all decisions by the Mufti and the Fatwa Committee need not be gazetted and cannot be challenged in any court, whether Syariah or Civil.
    —————————

    Wow !! If this is true in the event of any conflict between legislation passed pursuant to the State Constitution and the Federal Constituion means federal law trumps over state law. Such state enactment is void as ultra vires the Federal Constitution.

  5. See the danger of ‘ Political ‘ Islam, they have usurped the Religious powers of the Sultan, is’nt that treason ?

    The next step will be to progress it to Islamic Militancy, which will then be the Rule to govern by ” Force ” . If masses disobey, they will then Terrorise people to obedience by Compulsion – the Al Qaeda or the Taliban mode of Terrorism…..
    HRH Sultan have to nip it in the bud….

  6. Faith is between man and God. Laws are made to govern behaviour between mankind. Faith cannot be legislated.

    This issue arise because there are some who wants to be appointed as God’s representative on earth. God is omnipotent and has no need to have representatives.

  7. “The Tunku Laksamana Kedah, Tunku Mansor Tunku Kassim, today lodged a police report over the Kedah State Legislative Assembly’s amending of an enactment to give absolute power to the state mufti and fatwa committee”
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    Tunku Mansor is ill advised. Why the police report?? There is no criminality involved. The SLA is the source of power and limited only by the State Constitution. The only way to find out is to file a suit in the Supreme Court but he would need to establish a standing. As a member of the royalty he would have to show how he is being injured by the state law.

  8. Mad Mullah? Yup, i like that.
    But it sort of defies proper psychological definition which could be a histrionic personality disorder. I’ll let you guy’s figure it out. This MB can be very subtle and charming, but he needs to be at the center of attention. He hasn’t had the privilege of experiencing the Kairos time (i.e epiphany, as Bean puts it), but he knows his Chronos time is limited.

    This Fatwa-Syariah contagion reveals how times have devolved among the True Believers. It’s mind numbing. It’s not really Hudud, that’s the issue here – it’s what i would coin a Mal-Dud. Malfunctioning Malaysian Duds.

    I would argue that although Faith is as Jamal defines it – outward religion is a matter between Man vs Man, or in this case Royalty vs Man. Fatwa spewing Mullahs and Ayatollahs, like all rabid cultist leaders, are the bane and revulsion of all ‘religion’.

  9. Why get rid of PAS led government? Just tui lam AZIZAN ABDUL RAZAK? HE’S THE MAIN PROBLEM!!!! I don’t mind having Mahfuz Omar as MB or better still Mat Sabu. We need leaders like that…..Nizar is the good PAS MB.

  10. Am not sure what Azizan n gang being drinking the past few years,spike water perhaps,this is akin to shooting one’s own foot,PAS central,please be brave enough to sack this idiot for his interpretation of the state’s constitution and the great timing of it’s introduction,by that act alone,PAS Kedah forked everything good done by PAS in general.Talking about Clowns.

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