Two women appointed as Shariah High Court judges in Malaysia

Posted on:29 Jun 2016 18:33:09
Two women appointed as Shariah High Court judges in Malaysia
29 June 2016 Current Affairs: Two women have been appointed as judges of Malaysia’s Islamic Shariah High Court for the first time in the history of the judiciary of the Muslim-majority country.

Noor Huda Roslan, 40, and Nenney Shuhaidah Shamsuddin, 41, received their official letters of appointment from Selangors Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah during a ceremony at the Istana Bukit Kayangan.

Malaysia had ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the appointments were in line with empowering women.

Shariah High Court, also known as Syriah High Court, refers to Sharia law in Islamic religious law and deals with exclusively Islamic laws, having jurisdiction upon every Muslim in Malaysia.

Both women graduated with a bachelors degree in Islamic studies and later studied Psychology (Counselling) and International and Comparative Legal Studies respectively.

Shuhaidah was a senior Shariah officer at the Attorney-Generals Chambers while Huda was a chief Registrar at the Selangor Shariah Judiciary Depart­ment. 

 

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