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Amputations & stoning: Malaysia govt backs Islamic penal law

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The Putra Mosque in Malaysia

The Putra Mosque in Malaysia. Pjhoto: roslirich (Pixabay).

The Malaysian government has pledged its support for an Islamic penal code seeking to expand the jurisdiction of Shariah law by introducing harsh punishments like amputations and stoning, shocking its predominantly multi-ethnic society.

Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government unexpectedly submitted for parliamentary approval a controversial bill that had been proposed by the Islamist group Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS), local media reported on Saturday.

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