Shariah High Court appoints first women judges in Malaysia

Shariah High Court judges, Kenney Shuhaidah Shamsuddin and Noor Huda Roslan (left) celebrating after receiving their appointment credentials at Istana Bukit Kayangan, June 27, 2016. - Bernama pic
Shariah High Court judges, Kenney Shuhaidah Shamsuddin and Noor Huda Roslan (left) celebrating after receiving their appointment credentials at Istana Bukit Kayangan, June 27, 2016. - Bernama pic

SHAH ALAM, June 27 — Two women judges from Selangor have been appointed to the Shariah High Court, a first in Malaysia, the Star Online reported

Noor Huda Roslan, 40, and Nenney Shuhaidah Shamsuddin, 41, received their appointment letters from the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah during a ceremony at the Istana Bukit Kayangan.

According to the news portal, the Shariah chief judge Datuk Dr Mohd Na'im Mokhtar said the appointments showed the Sultan's concern about Shariah Court matters.

Dr Mohd Na'im added that the appointments had nothing to do with gender, and the two women were qualified for the job.

Seven other women were made Shariah Lower Court judges.

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