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Anwar Urges Cross-Party Cooperation in Strengthening Syariah Courts

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim emphasized the importance of inclusivity in empowering Syariah courts. He called for engagement with ulamas from all political affiliations during his address on Sunday (Feb 18). Anwar, also serving as the deputy chairman of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs (MKI), stressed the need for collaboration across party lines. This directive reflects Anwar’s commitment to ensuring that all voices are heard in efforts to enhance the role of Syariah courts, transcending political divides.

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Inclusive Engagement for Syariah Court Empowerment:

Anwar Ibrahim’s directive to engage with ulamas from diverse backgrounds demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity in strengthening Syariah courts. He stresses the importance of involving all stakeholders in discussions and decision-making processes, regardless of their political allegiances. By extending invitations to ulamas associated with opposition parties, Anwar aims to foster a collaborative approach towards enhancing the Syariah judicial system.

Addressing Political Divides:

Responding to queries regarding engagement with ulamas aligned with opposition parties, Anwar reaffirmed his inclusive stance. He emphasized that the directive encompasses all ulamas, highlighting the necessity of transcending political barriers for the collective benefit of empowering Syariah courts. Anwar’s concise yet firm response underscores his commitment to non-partisanship in religious affairs.

Unity Amidst Controversies:

Anwar Ibrahim also addressed the politicization of the recent Federal Court decision regarding Kelantan Syariah laws. He pointed out inconsistencies in reactions, noting the absence of similar outcry during a previous case involving Selangor’s Syariah laws in 2021. Anwar’s remarks highlight the importance of unity and fairness in addressing legal controversies, irrespective of political considerations.


Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s call for cross-party cooperation in empowering Syariah courts underscores a commitment to unity and collaboration. He prioritizes dialogue with ulamas from diverse political backgrounds to ensure that all perspectives are considered in efforts to strengthen the role of Syariah courts. In a climate marked by political polarization, Anwar’s stance emphasizes the necessity of transcending partisan divides for the collective advancement of religious institutions and principles.

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