Hornbill Unleashed

July 30, 2012

An interesting morning in the court

Clive Kessler

I spent an interesting morning in the courts last Friday, at the Court of Appeal in the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya.

Background 

The morning’s business, as has now been widely reported, was to hand down the decision of the three—judge panel which had heard the government’s (here meaning the former Minister of Home Affairs, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar) appeal against the earlier decision of High Court judge Justice Mohamad Ariff Mohd Yusof.

Through an act of judicial review in January 2010 Justice Mohamad Ariff had overturned the ban imposed in July 2008 by the former Home Affairs Minister on the book Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism, edited by Prof. Norani Othman of UKM and published by SIS Forum, generally known as Sisters in Islam. (more…)

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