KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court here has disallowed a preliminary objection by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and four others against a suit to prevent a bill on hudud to be debated in Parliament.
High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge Justice Asmabi Mohamad held that there was insufficient material before her in the present case.
She set Oct 13 to hear an application by Abdul Hadi to strike out the lawsuit.
She also fixed the same day to hear an application by four individuals to get an injunction to prevent Abdul Hadi and four others from tabling a Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act at any Parliament sitting, pending the outcome of the lawsuit.
The four individuals are lawyer Mansoor Saat, activist Azira Aziz and researchers Hasbeemaputra Abu Bakar and Hazwany Jamaluddin.
They want the five, who include Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, his deputies Datuk Ismail Mohamed Said and Datuk Ronald Kiandee, and secretary Datuk Roosme Hamzah, to be ordered to retract or be prevented from continuing discussions on the proposed amendments at any Dewan Rakyat session. – The Star