Federal Court declares Selangor syariah law criminalising unnatural sex unconstitutional

Federal Court declares Selangor syariah law criminalising unnatural sex unconstitutional

New Straits Times·2021-02-25 15:00

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today held that a Selangor syariah law provision that can jail people for engaging in unnatural sex is invalid as the state legislature has no power to enact such laws.

The ruling was made after the top court allowed a 36-year-old man's legal bid to annul Section 28 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Selangor Enactment) 1995.

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