A rally in Kuala Lumpur calls for elements of a strict Islamic penal code to be adopted. Photo: Reuters

What’s driving Malaysian support for Islamic penal code?

Critics say introduction of a strict sharia punishment code known as hudud could dissuade investment, strain social harmony, ruin Malaysia’s reputation and encourage extremism. So why would PM Najib Razak view it as a vote-winner?

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A rally in Kuala Lumpur calls for elements of a strict Islamic penal code to be adopted. Photo: Reuters
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