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Syariah and Harmonisation of Law Division

Head of Division
Dr. Arik Sanusi bin Yeop Johari
 
Deputy Head of Division
Rodziah binti Muhammad
 
Vision
To be the principal advisor to the Federal Government in matters relating to the administration of the religion of Islam and Syariah law.
 
Mission
To ensure that the advice given is authoritative, of high quality and accurate in accordance with the Federal Constitution, laws of Malaysia and hukum Syarak.
 
Objective
To ensure that the legal services rendered in relation to Syariah-related issues are effective and efficient in line with the current needs.
 
Functions
  1. Preparing  legal  opinions, second legal opinions, feedbacks, comments  and  inputs  in relation to Syariah-related issues.
  2. Vetting  legal  documents  such  as  agreements  and  memoranda of understanding in relation to Syariah-related issues.
  3. Providing comments on policy papers, including Cabinet Papers, in relation to Syariah-related issues.
  4. Vetting and studying the issues related to hukum Syarak and Syariah law in relation to bills and subsidiary legislation.
  5. Conducting research and making proposals for standardization and coordination of Syariah laws between the States.
  6. Conducting research and making proposals for harmonisation between civil laws and Syariah laws in order to resolve conflict of jurisdiction between civil court and Syariah court.
  7. Representing Ministries, Departments and agencies in civil cases before the Syariah courts.
  8. Assisting the Civil Division in the handling of cases in relation to Syariah-related issues in civil courts.
  9. Preparing inputs for bodies, institutions and committiees of which the Attorney General or the Attorney General’s Chambers is a member.
  10. Conducting Syariah Community Conferences and Syariah Community Meetings to obtain views, feedbacks and inputs in relation to Syariah-related issues.
 
Clients Charter
We are committed to –
  • provide quality and professional legal advice to the Government in accordance with the Federal Constitution, laws of Malaysia and hukum Syarak within fourteen (14) working days from the date of receipt of complete documents and information;
  • draft and vet legal documents such as agreements and memoranda of understanding within fourteen (14) working days from the date of receipt of complete documents and information;
  • provide the Attorney General’s Chambers’ comments to Cabinet Papers referred to by the Ministries, Departments or agencies within fourteen (14) working days or any other period as determined by the Ministries, Departments or agencies; and
  • draft and vet bills and subsidiary legislation in relation to Syariah-related issues within forty (40) working days from the date of receipt of complete documents and information.