Letters to Editor

Sisters in Islam welcomes the decision of the Selangor State government to tighten the procedure for polygamous marriages to ensure that justice is done.
The authorities and responsible citizens must take immediate steps to stop vigilante punitive action taken by overzealous individuals in the name of religion.
Sisters in Islam (SIS) welcomes the move to look into ways to improve the implementation of the Employees Provident Funds (EPF) and the setting up of a special committee chaired by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Datuk Rais Yatim to study the matter.
Kami amat kesal dengan kenyataan Menteri Besar Perlis yang menyatakan bahawa soalan-soalan yang diajukan kepada beliau dan Mufti Perlis boleh menyebabkan kami syirik kecil.
Sisters in Islam (SIS) agrees with Wanita Barisan Nasional chief Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz that it is necessary to safeguard the interests of women who find themselves in the lurch upon their husbands’ death (NST, September 9, 2002).
Sisters In Islam menyokong hukuman penjara dan denda yang telah dikenakan oleh Mahkamah Syariah Kota Baru ke atas Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Abdullah kerana berpoligami tanpa kebenaran mahkamah dan pihak berkuasa.
Sisters In Islam support the decision on 'polygamy without consent' made by the Kota Baru Syariah Court.
Sisters in Islam (SIS) bersetuju dengan kenyataan Ketua Wanita UMNO Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz bahawa peraturan KWSP patut diubah bagi menyelesaikan masalah isteri-isteri yang tidak menerima walau satu sen dari wang KWSP suami kerana mereka tidak menjadi penama.
The Hudud Bill drafted by the Terengganu state government constitutes a gross violation of the principles of justice and equality in Islam.
Rang Undang-Undang Hudud yang digubal oleh kerajaan negeri Terengganu merupakan pencabulan ketara ke atas prinsip-prinsip keadilan dan kesaksamaan dalam Islam.
In reference to the letter “It isn’t polygamy but the way its practiced” in New Straits Times, 14 January 2002, saying it is wrong and offensive to recommend a ban on polygamy for Muslims because it is the sunnah of the Prophet, we would like to correct the many misunderstandings about Prophets practice of polygamy.
Dalam perdebatan yang berbangkit mengenai cadangan untuk membenarkan semula poligami di kalangan orang bukan Islam, tidaklah menghairankan bahawa kebanyakan kumpulan wanita, dan juga orang lelaki yang berfikiran progresif, telah membantah dan mengecam cadangan tersebut
Not surprisingly, in the recent debate on the suggestion to re-legalize polygamy for non-Muslims, most women’s groups and progressive minded men have reacted with outrage and condemned the proposal.
Adakah patut Malaysia mengadakan undang-undang yang menghukum orang-orang Islam yang meninggalkan ugama mereka? Enakmen Hudud di Kelantan mengenakan hukuman mati ke atas orang yang murtad.
Should Malaysia have a law to punish Muslims who leave the religion? The Hudud Enactment in Kelantan already prescribes the death penalty for apostasy.
Sisters in Islam views with concern the continuing attempt by the PAS Member of Parliament Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi Awang to move a private member's bill in Parliament to impose the death sentence for apostasy.