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MUHAMAD JUZAILI MOHD KHAMIS & ORS v. STATE GOVERNMENT OF NEGERI SEMBILAN & ORS
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
HISHAMUDIN MOHD YUNUS JCA, AZIAH ALI JCA, LIM YEE LAN JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: N-01-498-11-2012]
2 JANUARY 2015
[2015] CLJ JT(2)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Judicial review - Application for - Application for declaration that s. 66 Syariah Criminal (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 1992 is void for prescribing cross-dressing in public as offence for Muslim men - Whether Muslim men suffering from Gender Identity Disorder excluded from being convicted for offence under s. 66 - Whether s. 66 constitutional - Whether consistent with Part II of Federal Constitution - Federal Constitution, arts. 4(1), 5(1), 8(1), (2), 9(2) & 10(1)(a)

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Judicial review - Validity of law - State Legislature prescribes cross-dressing in public as offence for Muslim men under s. 66 Syariah Criminal (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 1992 - Whether s. 66 makes exception for Muslim men suffering from Gender Identity Disorder - Whether s. 66 constitutional - Whether s. 66 consistent with principles of fundamental liberties under arts. 5(1), 8(1), (2), 9(2) & 10(1)(a) Federal Constitution

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Fundamental liberties - Deprivation - Right to life, movement, expression and equal protection under law - Conviction of Muslim men who expressed themselves as women in public - Offence under s. 66 Syariah Criminal (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 1992 - Whether Muslim men suffering from Gender Identity Disorder rightfully convicted under s. 66 - Whether s. 66 recognises Gender Identity Disorder - Whether s. 66 in breach of fundamental liberties under Part II of Federal Constitution - Federal Constitution, arts. 5(1), 8(1), (2), 9(2) & 10(1)(a)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Federal and State law - Conflict - Matters of Islamic law - Section 66 Syariah Criminal (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 1992 prescribes cross-dressing in public as offence for Muslim men - Whether consistent with fundamental rights under arts. 5(1), 8(1), (2), 9(2) & 10(1)(a) Federal Constitution - Supremacy of Federal Constitution - Federal Constitution, arts. 4(1) & 74(3)

ISLAMIC LAW: Syariah offences - Cross-dressing in public - Offence of Muslim men dressed in women's attire and posing as women in public - Syariah Criminal (Negeri Sembilan) Enactment 1992, s. 66 - Whether s. 66 should apply to Muslim men who suffer from Gender Identity Disorder - Whether s. 66 discriminates against Muslim men suffering from Gender Identity Disorder - Constitutionality of s. 66 - Whether consistent with fundamental rights under arts. 5(1), 8(1), (2), 9(2) & 10(1)(a) Federal Constitution


PP lwn. RMS (SEORANG KANAK-KANAK) [2014] 2 SMC 270
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, KOTA BHARU
NIK HABRI MUHAMAD MJ
[KES TANGKAP NO: JKB(A) 84-01-01-2014]
7 OGOS 2014

UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Kanun Keseksaan - Seksyen 376 - Rogol - Keterangan mangsa - Sama ada boleh dipercayai - Keterangan sokongan - Sama ada diterima - Saksi material - Kenyataan di bawah s. 112 Kanun Tatacara Jenayah - Sama ada bercanggah dengan keterangan yang diberi di mahkamah - Keterangan pegawai penyiasat - Sama ada lemah - Sama ada satu kes prima facie dibuktikan


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