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Legal issues on enforcement of Islamic criminal law in Malaysia: a suggestion for improvement

Abd Aziz, Shamrahayu (2009) Legal issues on enforcement of Islamic criminal law in Malaysia: a suggestion for improvement. Shariah Law Reports, 2. pp. 36-46.

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Abstract

This article aimed to highlight some important legal issues regarding enforcement of Islamic criminal law in Malaysia. It was made on the thesis that some improvements could possibly be made on the applicable laws for a more effective enforcement of Islamic criminal law in the country. The focus of the discussion is the legal position and the legal duties and responsibilities of the general public, the enforcement officers, the prosecuting officers and the Shariah judges in ensuring effective prosecution of criminal offences". In addition, a brief discussion was done on the purpose of punishment as a mecnanism to deter the commission of crime. For the purposes of discussion, references were made, primarily, to the relevant provisions in the Shariah Criminal Procedure (Federal Territories) Act 1997. The provisions of some other related laws, such as, Shariah Criminal Law and Administration ofIslamic Law were also referred to. Before seriously indulging into the focus of this article, a brief discussion is made on the concept or the philosophy in the enforcement of criminal law from Islamic perspective.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1552/779
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic criminal law
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr SHAMRAHAYU A. AZIZ
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 09:20
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 13:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/779

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