ANOTHER LEVEL OF SYARIAH COURT SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED

RASHIDAH ABD RAHIM

MELAKA, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- Another level of Syariah Court should be established in the country to ensure that the justice process is being implemented properly thus strengthening the jurisdiction of the Islamic law institution in the future.

Department of Syariah Judiciary director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Na'im Mokhtar said to date, the courts in the Syariah judicial system have three levels, namely the Subordinate Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

"Perak is the first state to establish another level, the Syariah Supreme Court, the highest level of court after the Syariah Court of Appeal and this is necessary to ensure that cases and issues at the Syariah Subordinate and High Courts can be resolved fairly," he told reporters when met at the Syariah Court complex here today.

Perak became the first state in the country to have four levels of Syariah courts, with the Supreme Court as the apex court, after the State Legislative Assembly on Dec 5, last year passed the Syariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018.

-- BERNAMA