KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) -- The High Court has fixed Tuesday, for leave
application for a judicial review sought by the publisher of Irshad Manji''s
translated book, ''Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta'', against the Selangor Islamic
Religious Department (Jais) action in seizing 180 books in May.
Judge Datuk Rohana Yusuf set the date in chambers today, in the presence of
counsel K. Shanmuga and Senior Federal Counsel Noor Hisham Ismail.
Noor Hisham told reporters his party had earlier opposed the application made
by ZI Publications Sdn Bhd and its director, Mohd Ezra Mohd Zaid.
He said it was based on the reason that only the Federal Court had the power to
declare whether Section 16 of the Syariah Criminal Enactment (Selangor) 1995,
which was used in investigating Mohd Ezra, was valid.
"We also contended that the impugned decision was not amenable for a
judicial review. We can''t review the investigation process of the authority,"
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