Parliament, state legislature cannot make laws beyond list provided in Federal Constitution, says court

Published on 9 Feb 2024 6:29:15 PM

The Federal Court on Friday (Feb 9) ruled that the Parliament and the state legislature cannot make laws beyond the list in the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution.

In her summary judgment, Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat on the case of two women who challenged the constitutionality and legality of 18 provisions in the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code (1) Enactment 2019, said the federal and state legislative powers are determined by the Federal Constitution.