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YBAM Urges Buddhist Community to support Anti-Hudud Campaign by Federation of Hokkien Associations Malaysia

Saturday, 27 August 2016 11:04
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The Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) urges the Malaysian Buddhist community to support the “DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTION, REJECTING HUDUD LAW OUR DECLARATION” campaign initiated by the Federation of Hokkien Associations Malaysia.  YBAM has also sent the correspondence to its member organisations in order to aid in collecting one million signatures.

In May 2016, Dato’ Seri Abdul Hadi Awang proposed to seek Parliament’s approval to present “Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill, 2016”.  Both PAS and BN feel that this is only the amendment of the jurisdiction of the Syariah Courts, and is not related to the Islamic Laws, and the details of the amendments are still yet to be announced to the public.

The Sariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 draws the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court and its position as a District Court. The jurisdiction is limited to the minor crimes by individuals and prevents the courts to cross their jurisdiction to the Federal Laws. 

However, this law was amended in 1984, and the power of Syariah Courts was increased since then.

If the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 is amended again with immediate enforcement, then the country will be ruled based on the theocracy.  This will lead to the collapse of the Secular System of the country.

YBAM reprimands any initiative that condemn the National Constitution, including the bill to amend Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.  YBAM urges the public to actively take part in the campaign, and relevant forms can be obtained from the YBAM Secretariat (03 – 7804 9154), or from the following website: http://fujianmalaysia.com/vote.php.