WOMEN SYARIAH JUDGES CALL ON PM
PUTRAJAYA, July 27 2010 (Bernama) -- The country's two women Syariah judges, who will take up appointment officially on Aug 2, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at his office here Tuesday.
Rafidah Abdul Razak, 39, and Surayah Ramlee, 31, met with Najib for about 30 minutes from 9am.
Also present at the meeting were Najib's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Chief Syariah Judge and director-general of the Malaysian Syariah Judiciary Department Tan Sri Ibrahim Lembut.
Rafidah will serve at the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court and Surayah at the Putrajaya Syariah Court.
Najib had announced the appointment of the two women Syariah judges early this month, and said it was to enhance justice in cases involving families and women's rights and to meet current needs.
Jamil Khir told reporters Najib advised the judges to discharge their responsibilities well and to be impartial in making judgments.
Rafidah and Surayah said they would heed the advice of the prime minister to carry out their duties to the best of their capabilities in accordance with the law.
|SOURCE : BERNAMA|
Last Update on 28/07/2010
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