Zahid vows to amend the Federal Constitution and strengthen the Shariah Law if Umno wins the 15th general election

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KUALA LUMPUR — UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi vows to amend the Federal Constitution and strengthen the Shariah Law if his party wins two-thirds majority in the 15th general election.

He said Umno must fulfill its role as the defender of Islam and the oldest Malay political party.

“If we have two-thirds majority, we must amend the Federal Constitution so that Shariah Law can be strengthened,” he said in his speech yesterday at the party’s annual general assembly.

In the main course, Zahid criticised the High Court ruling that Christians can use the word “Allah” in their religious worship.

“Umno feels the ruling has a serious implication.

“The ruling could potentially annul all criminal Shariah enactments in the states, it could challenge the sovereign power of the Malay Rulers, ” he added.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah last week said that the use of the word “Allah” in reference to God in Christian publications will not be allowed in Selangor.


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