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Govt Serious About Empowering Syariah Court

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KOTA KINABALU – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the federal government, through the Islamic Development Department and the Syariah Judiciary Department, is serious about empowering syariah court.

Apart from providing the Syariah Court Complex, the government was also in the midst of increasing the power structure of syariah court from the current three levels to five levels.

“Right now, the syariah court only comprise three levels, namely Syariah Lower Court, Syariah High Court and Syariah Appeal Court,” he said in a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for Sabah Syariah Court Complex in Teluk Likas, here today.

His speech text was read by Chief General/Syariah Chief Justice Tan Sri Dr Ibrahim Lembut.

The ceremony was graced by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman. – BERNAMA

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