The appointment of a new Chief Justice in Malaysia, one of three non-Malays now in the top echelons in the legal sphere, has been criticised by two opposition politicians who claim it reflects the erosion of the status of Islam and the Malays in the country.
"What hope is there for Muslims to see Islam's future protected in Malaysia when it comes to the law?" Mr Nasrudin Hassan, the information chief for Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS), said following the appointment last Wednesday of Chief Justice Richard Malanjum, a Sabahan.
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