MIC firmly keeps its stand as before not to support the Syariah law amendments said its president S.Subramaniam.
According to Subramaniam via a press statement, MIC will be very cautious of any amendments which might pave way to its implementation.
However, MIC welcomes on the reassurance given by Prime Minister Najib Razak that the constitutional rights and the freedom of religion stipulated in constitution will be always preserved.
Subramaniam supported Najib’s statement during his policy speech that the current legal system has responsibilities of the civil legislature and its role will not be in anyway affected with the Syariah law amendments.
“In that line is the request of amendments to the RUU 355 will be studied in detail and with consultation is something we welcome.
“We in MIC will set up a legal committee to study any proposals which might be given forward and examined at all angels.” said Subramaniam.
Earlier today Najib stressed that the government would conduct a thorough study on the proposals to strengthen the Syariah Courts to prevent any “dual punishment” system.
He also urged all parties to stop politicising the issue of the Private Member’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act tabled by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang in Parliament.
Hadi deferred tabling of the Bill to the next sitting expected in March next year.