Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Perak to seek funds to build more Syariah courts - The Star

IPOH: April 30, 2008 By CLARA CHOOI

The Perak government will seek funds to construct Syariah Courts in three districts - Taiping, Teluk Intan and Seri Iskandar.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said this was because the districts were currently renting the premises of various religious departments.

“We will try our best to find enough funds to build these Syariah Courts for the people.

“It is our hope that even at the district level, these courts stand as a symbol of justice for the people,” he said at a press conference after attending the official launch of the RM33.4mil Perak Syariah Court here on Wednesday.

Nizar said that it was the Pakatan Rakyat government’s hope that the principles of justice would be the basis of the state’s administrative duties.

He also urged the staff of the Perak Syariah Judicial Department to uphold its image by carrying out its duties with fairness, honesty and responsibility.

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