LAWYER Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid has filed three police reports after she received several death threats, including threats to ‘slaughter’ her over her constitutional challenge to provisions under the Kelantan Syariah law.She said such actions by desperate politicians and their followers were contradictory to Islam as a religion defined by peace. “I have lost count of how many threats there have been because these individuals do not understand. “If only they would take the time to read and understand the laws and the reasons behind the challenge, they would understand. All they seem to do is blindly follow the instructions of their political leaders,” NST quoted her as saying.
She added that some even tried to drag Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim into it when her legal challenge had nothing to do with the prime minister or any particular political party.A Federal Court bench of nine judges in an 8-1 majority decision allowed a petition by Nik Elin and her daughter Tengku Yasmin Natasha Tengku Abdul Rahman to nullify 18 Kelantan syariah criminal provisions, ruling that Kelantan’s legislature, or DUN exceeded its state-making power contained in the State List (List II) of the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution.
16 of these provisions were annulled by the Apex Court. – Feb 11, 2024