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Hearing on Tawfik's challenge to Act 355 fixed for Oct 31

Parliament speaker yet to file his affidavit-in-reply to the application to prohibit the House from allowing Hadi Awang’s motion.
  Hafiz Yatim

Interfaith council says Hadi going against the 'core fabric' of the constitution

MCCBCHST says amendments to Act 355 will also create a syariah criminal system parallel to the Federal Constitution, which is unlawful.

MCA rejects Hadi's call to accept Islamic approach

In doing so, T'ganu MCA chief says countries that have already enforced hudud are also in 'dire straits'.

Contentious bills: Religious conversion and Act 355

Malaysiakini looks at key bills and motion that is on the agenda when Dewan Rakyat reconvenes tomorrow.

Will Parliament debate Hadi's motion next week?

Hadi's motion is the 10th item on the Order Paper and much depends on the speaker's discretion.
  Lu Wei Hoong

Terengganu not ready to implement hudud, says MB

'We are now focusing on Bill 355...once it is approved, only then can we see which Islamic law provisions can be implemented under the bill.'
  Bernama

Iskandar admits PAS' syariah agenda did Pakatan in

However the S’gor exco denies the party is doing it to garner votes.
  Zikri Kamarulzaman

Suhakam concerned about Act 355 amendments

The punishments in the Act violate several international treaties Malaysia has acceded to, says the human rights body.

Analysts: Much wanting in Wan Azizah's hudud position

Her interview with Al Jazeera highlighted PKR's struggle in maintaining its centrist position, they say.
  Alyaa Azhar

Wan Azizah doesn't rule out hudud, but no stonings 'in near future'

For a Muslim, hudud must be accepted as God's law, but implementation is a different matter, says PKR president. 

Syariah experts question Act 355 bill, propose unified court system

M'sia should have either a unified court system for syariah and civil law, or Islamise the civil court, they suggest.
  Zikri Kamarulzaman

Proham: Proposed Act 355 is unconstitutional

The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham - Persatuan Promosi Hak Asasi Manusia) fully supports and endorses the statement issued by Simon Sipaun, the former Suhakam vice-chairperson and state secretary of Sabah together with nineteen other eminent persons from Sabah and Sarawak, in saying no to Act 355.
  Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari

Sabahans, Sarawakians say firm 'no' to Hadi’s bill

COMMENT | 20 prominent East Malaysians issue a strong statement against the bill that opens the doors to hudud.
  Borneo community leaders

Hadi grateful, won't forget gov't help on Act 355

UPDATED 6.30PM | MUKTAMAR | 'Remember what the Prophet said, those who are not grateful to others, are not grateful to Allah.'
  Zikri Kamarulzaman

Despite Anwar's stand, Sabah, S'wak PKR reject Hadi's bill outright

They say the bill has nothing to do with empowering the syariah courts, and remain opposed to it.

Opponents of Act 355 may suffer Ahok's fate, warns PAS

Ahok's failure to retain his governor post signals the rise of Islam in the republic, says the PAS info chief.

Perkasa seeks to share its views on Act 355 amendments suit

NGO wants to inform court of the relevant laws as a neutral party in the suit by an ex-DPM’s son.
  Geraldine Tong

Avoid drawing offensive cartoons, says Lat on monkey cartoon fiasco

Cartoonist Zunar however, thinks the show-cause letter against Nanyang Siang Pau is a clampdown on media freedom.
  Alyaa Azhar & Kow Gah Chie

PKR MP is puzzled by MCA's continued boasting over Act 355

Gooi Hsiao Leung says it was MCA and other BN component parties that paved the way for Hadi to table his motion.

National historian blames Act 355 polemics on education system

UPDATED 3.35PM | Khoo Kay Khim says it has not been able to equip the young to be knowledgeable citizens.
  Alyaa Azhar

​​​​​​​The long game in implementing hudud

YOURSAY | 'Proponents of Act 355 see the amendments as tipping the scales in the hudud argument.’
  Yoursay

Rafizi's Act 355 doubts have basis, says Perlis fatwa council member

This is over Rafizi's query if an alcohol-consuming sultan will get punished if Act 355 amendments get passed.

Guan Eng: PAS not the only party duped by Umno over Act 355

DAP sec-gen says BN component parties were also duped into believing that Umno would not support Act 355.

Ku Nan: Umno not behind postponement of Act 355 debate

The Umno sec-gen tells the opposition to not spin the issue in order to confuse the rakyat.
  Shakira Buang

PAS to sue daily over cartoon, urges Home Ministry to act

UPDATED 4.07PM | Secretary-general wants Home Ministry to review Nanyang Siang Pau's printing permit.

PAS protests outside daily's office over 'monkey business' cartoon

UPDATED 4.49PM | One leader urges Home Ministry to pull the plug on Nanyang, accusing it of stoking religious tension.
  Lu Wei Hoong

'Not allowing debate on Act 355 is an assault on Parliament'

MP SPEAKS | The bill is a bid by both Umno and PAS to secure their vested interests and stay relevant.
  Charles Santiago

Gov't's inconsistent stand on Act 355 a political ploy, claims Tawfik

The former DPM's son says this in his affidavit in support of his application in court against the proposed amendments.

'Will royalty, elite be punished after Act 355 changes passed?'

UPDATED 11.38PM | Rafizi asks this in the mock parliamentary debate on Act 355.

After PAS uproar, Nanyang apologises for Hadi-Pandikar 'monkey' cartoon

UPDATED 7.45PM | The Chinese daily's cartoon on Act 355 issue fails to tickle PAS leaders and supporters.
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