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MAIWP Applies To Be Intervener In “Allah” CD Case

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) is applying to be an intervener in the case of a clerk who is contending that she has the Constitutional right to import religious publications containing the word “Allah” to practise her religion.

This was confirmed by Robin Lim, the lawyer of Jill Ireland Lawrence Bill, 34, after the parties met a senior assistant registrar in chambers during case management.

“The Court has fixed Sept 18 for the clerk and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to reply to the intervener’s bid,” added Lim.

The Court of Appeal on June 23 ruled that senior Customs officer Suzanah Muin overstepped her authority when she ordered the seizure of CDs containing the word “Allah” from the clerk.

The Court also unanimously ordered the CDs to be returned to the clerk within a month, and for her arguments on her Constitutional rights to be heard at a High Court.

MAIWP had applied to be an intervener in the earlier appeal, which was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on March 5.

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