KUALA LUMPUR: The private member's bill to amend a Federal law to allow hudud law (Islamic penal code) to be implemented in Kelantan has been placed on Parliament's order paper today.
It was submitted by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and the bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 is the last item in the line-up for debates.
The bill seeks to amend Section 2 of Act 355 to replace existing provisions on the subject of the Syariah Court's criminal jurisdiction and to allow several categories of punishments to be meted out.
However, the bill may not come up for debate as there are 12 government bills that will be debated today, as these bills would take precedence.
There are also 27 motions submitted by the federal lawmakers for today and the current sitting ends on Thursday.
On March 19, the Kelantan state government had unanimously passed the Syariah Criminal Code II Enactment 1993 (Amendment 2015).
Following the passing of the enactment, Hadi had sent a notice to the august house to table the bill to amend the Islamic legislation.
The private member's bill had been placed in the order papers on April 7, but it was not debated as the sitting had ended two days later (April 9).