A discussion involving scholars of Islam who are knowledgeable in the area is crucial in order to ensure that no defamation takes place and Islam is not regarded as inhuman.
In order to give the much needed clarity on the matter, a discourse entitled “Criminal Law Discourse: The Expanse of Hudud Law in Modern Malaysia”, was organised by the School of Law (SOL) College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM COLGIS) as a means of providing people with answers to their queries with regard to the scope and implementation of the Hudud law in Malaysia.
Dean of SOL, Dr.Zainal Amin Ayub said that the discourse provided the members of the public with an avenue for an academic discussion to better understand the Islamic legal system.
"Many questions have been raised regarding the Hudud law which is planned to be introduced in the state of Kelantan. It has been more than 20 years, but it still creates confusion among Malaysians.
As such the discourse held recently is aimed at providing the attendees with explanation, introduction and knowledge sharing session regarding the law and hudud in Malaysia in terms of the implementation of the law and the federal constitution so as to ensure than the public, in this case the UUM denizens understand and have a clear picture of it, "said he who also attended the event at the Cluster Hall 2/2, yesterday.
According to a constructive partnership based on knowledge about the implementation of hudud law in Malaysia, it is desirable to avoid misunderstandings regarding hudud so people get a real understanding of it in the Malaysian context which is within the framework of the existing constitutional and pluralistic society because 55 percent of Malaysians are Muslims.
Among the other panellists in attendance were Lecturers and Senior Lecturers of Law namely Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alias Azhar, Dr. Fauziah Mohd Noor and Haslinda Mohd Anuar.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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