ENACTMENT NO. 4 OF 1997
SYARIAH CRIMINAL OFFENCES ENACTMENT 1997

PART III - OFFENCES RELATING TO THE SANCTITY OF THE RELIGION OF ISLAM AND ITS INSTITUTION



Section 9. Contempt or defiance of religious authorities.

Any person who acts in contempt of religious authority or defies, disobeys or disputes the orders or directions of the Sultan as the Head of the religious of Islam, the Majlis or the Mufti, expressed or given by way of fatwa, shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding three thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term anot exceeding two years or to both.




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