- Jan 2011
Actually no, that is one reason why judiciary should be independent, otherwise political opponents can (and are) be silenced under all legal systems (Anwar Ibrahim's case was also not under shariah court and shariah law as i understand, in fact the Malaysian Penal Code ultimately derives from the British Indian Penal Code from the 1860s).
Also Malaysia DOES have shariah law under a dual law system
Law of Malaysia - Wikipedia
The dual system of law is provided in Article 121(1A) of the Constitution of Malaysia. Article 3 also provides that Islamic law is a state law matter with the exception for the Federal Territories of Malaysia. Islamic law refers to sharia law, and in Malaysia it is known and spelled as syariah.