Judiciary Chief Meets Malaysian Senate Speaker

Visiting Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi met with Malaysian Senate Speaker Seri Pavanteh in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. During the meeting, Shahroudi underlined that religious commonalities prevent discord among different Islamic sects, and said that an emphasis on Islamic commonalities will produce interests for all Muslim states.

Meantime, he pointed out that difference in views should be heeded as a source of grace as it provokes new interactions.

The Iranian judiciary chief further pointed to the existence of different view points at the time of the Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Late Imam Khomeini, and reminded, “In some cases, even though some views were opposed to Imam Khomeini’s ideas, he permitted those views to be implemented.”

He said such an approach has been prescribed by the religion of Islam and Shiism.

For his part, Malaysian speaker briefed Shahroudi about the procedures and performance of his country’s senate as well as the way Malaysia’s affairs are administered.

He further mentioned stability of the political system as an underlying cause of economic prosperity in that country.

Following their talks, the two officials visited the different parts of the Malaysian Senate.

Shahroudi, accompanied by a number of Iranian officials, including justice minister, head of the supreme court and several of his deputies, has already held talks with different Malaysian officials during his official three-day visit to Malaysia.

The judiciary chief and his entourage will leave Malaysia for Indonesia on Wednesday.

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