BY SHERIDAN MAHAVERA
In that case, a lawyer had tried to get his client off the death penalty by arguing that the punishment was un-Islamic. This was since the Federal Constitution specified that Islam is the official religion.
Echoing Khutubul’s opinion, another panel member, former Cabinet minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the problem stemmed from the fact that some politicians did not realise that the constitution was secular.
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