PEKAN: The four Muslim women who disputed the National Fatwa Council decision banning Muslim women from participating in beauty pageants can be charged in the Syariah Court.
Deputy president of Pahang Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Muip) Datuk Seri Wan Abdul Wahid Wan Hassan said they could be charged under Syaria law if they participated in the beauty pageant.
"This is because a fatwa that has been gazetted become Syaria law and offenders can be charged under Section 165 of the Sharia Criminal Procedure Code Enactment for insulting Islam," he told reporters after presenting aid to State Secondary Religious School students here Thursday.
Sarah Amelia Bernard, 20, Wafa de Korte, 19, Miera Sheikh, 19, and Kathrina Ridzuan, 23, not only disputed the ban but were adamant about joining the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant although their names were dropped by the organiser. - Bernama
4 muslim beauty pageant can be charged