In Malaysia, federal court finds state cannot empower Shariah courts to perform judicial review

By Ida Lim, 21 February 2022
Federal Court of Malaysia (photo credit:
Federal Court of Malaysia (photo credit:
A nine-judge panel at the Federal Court today unanimously declared that the Selangor state legislative assembly has no authority to make an enactment giving the Shariah courts the power to carry out judicial reviews of Islamic authorities’ decisions. [...] Among other things, the chief justice stressed that the Federal Court had in previous cases already decided that the power of judicial review is uniquely held by and to be exercised only by the civil courts.
Read the full article here: Malay Mail


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