The prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that when the Syariah Legal Profession Act is tabled in Parliament, most likely early next year, there will then be the formation of a Syariah Bar Council which will be sanctioned to regulate the lawyers and protection of clients under the Syariah legal system. This he said is a necessary move which will ensure that clients are not cheated by exorbitant fees or fake evidence involving Syariah laywers.This mirrors that of the Legal Protection Act which saw the protection of the Malaysian Bar council which functions similarly for these situations.
Apart from that, he also announced that an RM15 million has been approved by the government to help female divorcees and single mothers who failed to receive the nafkah from their ex-husbands. This will be provided for under the Family Support Assistance foundation which will help them financially in terms of living expenses.
This remains as the priority of the government, which is to ensure the wellbeing of the people as well as to uphold gender equality as the government is looking to appoint more female judges adding to the 3 Syariah female judges appointed in 2010. They have already identified and shortlisted candidates currently.