Posted by: becketfund | July 3, 2010

Malaysia: Prime Minister Announces Appointment of Femail Syariah Court Judges

KUANTAN – During the 12th National Syariah Officials’ Conference Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced on July 3 the appointment of two women Syariah Court judges, the first for the nation, Bernema reported on July 3.  Suraya Ramli, 31, and Rafidah Abdul Razak, 39, were appointed Federal Territory of Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court judge respectively in mid-May after receiving the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.  Prime Minister Razak said:  “The appointments were made to enhance justice in cases involving families and women’s rights and to meet current needs.”

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