Zahid Supports Effort To End Conflicts Between Syariah And Civil Laws

SERDANG, Nov 19 (Bernama) — Minister in the Prime
Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he
supported efforts to resolve conflicts regarding civil and Syariah laws.

He said the harmonisation was possible if there commitment and
political will on the part of the legal practitioners and authorities.

“I have asked the Syariah Judiciary Department to hold talks with
the Attorney General’s Chambers to determine the form of cooperation
that can be adopted to implement the effort,” he told reporters after
visiting the Halal Product Research Institute here, Wednesday.

Yesterday, Chief Justice Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi said he would find
ways to revolve the conflict between civil and Ssyariah laws to avert
any misinterpretation because many more cases pertaining to Syariah
laws were expected to be heard in civil courts.

Meanwhile, Zahid said the Halal Industry Development Corporation
would assist the Halal Product Research Institute of Universiti Putra
Malaysia in marketing its research findings internationally.

The research institute would also be be upgraded because it was
the biggest halal product research institute in the world and in line
with the aim to turn Malaysia into a global halal product hub, he said.