Category: Research & Studies

Statutory Rape Cases and Court’s Discretion

The move by the government to table in Parliament at the next sitting a Bill that will disallow judges from exercising their discretionary powers to reduce the sentence given to statutory rapists has received mixed reaction from the public. The government’s move is clearly in response to the public uproar over the cases in August…

Polygamy Issues by Dr Nik Noriani Nik Badli Shah, Sisters in Islam

20th May 2010 The fact that an elected Member of Parliament has been charged with the offence of committing polygamy without applying for the syariah court’s permission as stipulated for under the provisions of the Islamic Family Law Act (IFL) and enactments (which had been passed by Parliament and the state legislatures) raises significant questions…

Poligami dalam Hukum Islam

Surat kepada KOSMO/Berita Harian 9 Februari 2007 Kini nampaknya terdapat banyak minat dalam masyarkat kita mengenai soal poligami dan hukum Islam, misalnya surat kepada Berita Harian bertarikh 31 Januari 2007 misalnya “Kenyataan Sisters in Islam Dpertikai”, serta kenyataan Mahasiwa Islam yang membuat tuduhan “Poligami: SIS Ingin Mengubah Hukum Allah”. Saya amat kesal bahawa terdapat orang…

On the Islamic Family Law Debate

Pakistan, America, and Malaysia. Three countries that make for strange bedfellows. Yet all three have intersected in my life and molded my understanding of Islam. Born in America and raised in Pakistan, I was educated in the US and now live in KL studying women’s rights and Islamic law. Having keenly followed the debate on…

Issues of Concern to Muslim Women by SIS Forum Malaysia

Except as expressly authorized by this Constitution, there shall be no discrimination against citizens on the ground only of religion, race, descent, place of birth or gender in any law or in the appointment to any office or employment under a public authority or in the administration of any law relating to the acquisition, holding…

Memorandum Kepada Ahli Dewan Senat untuk Mengkaji Semula Rang Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam (Wilayah-Wilayah Persekutuan) (Pindaan) 2005

Diserahkan oleh Joint Action Group on Gender Equality (JAG) Memorandum bersama Joint Action Group on Gender Equality (JAG) ini diserahkan kepada ahli Dewan Senat supaya menarik balik dan mengkaji semula Rang Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam (Wilayah-Wilayah Persekutuan) (Pindaan) 2005, yang telah diluluskan dalam persidangan Dewan Rakyat pada 26 September 2005. Walaupun beberapa pindaan dalam Rang tersebut…

Memorandum on the Administration of Justice in Malaysia

20 February 2001 YB Dato’ Dr Rais Yatim Minister Prime Minister’s Department Aras 3, Blok Barat Bangunan Perdana Putra Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan 62502 Putrajaya Dear YB Dato’, In reference to newspaper reports that you will be submitting a report to the Cabinet on the administration of justice in the country, we would like to…

Kelantan Hudud 1993

25 December 1993 The Honourable Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Assalamualaikum wr. wb. Dear Sir, Memorandum On the Syariah Criminal Code (II) 1993 State of Kelantan We, Sisters in Islam, write to you to express our deep concern at the passing on 25 November 1993 of the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Bill (H) 1993.…

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