Hudud: Views From The Far-Right – Part III


Sodomy, which literally translates to liwat in Malay, is simply defined as “sexual relations between male persons” in Section 2 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997. This is in contrast to Section 377A, where the offence of carnal intercourse against the order of nature is more illustratively detailed as “sexual connection with another person by the introduction of the penis into the anus or mouth of the other person”.

Looking at both of these definitions, it is evident that Section 377A has a wider meaning as it not only include “sexual relations between male persons” as defined by the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act, but can also include sexual relations between a male and a female. [Lagi]