Category: SIS Press Statement

Walk the Talk to End Child Marriage

Over 200 students and members of the public turned up for a rally today in a roaring show of support to end child marriage in Bandar Sunway. The event, jointly organised by The Body Shop Malaysia, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), Sisters in Islam (SIS), and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), marked the launch of…

Do Not Use Islam to Justify Child Marriage

Sisters in Islam (SIS) upholds that there can be no acceptable circumstance which can allow child marriage to take place in our country today, given our ambitions for comprehensive and inclusive socio-economic progress and modernity. It is therefore imperative that the government is seen to lead a cultural and social mind shift in order to ensure…

The Time Must Fit the Crime

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is outraged on the lax penalty doled out to Mohd Redzuan Zakarian who has been found guilty of molesting his five year old pupil last year. The victim had complained of experiencing pain on her private parts after returning from religious classes at the accused’s house in Sungai Besi on Feb 9, 2017. The mother examined her…

Move to Ban Child Marriage in Malaysia

Sisters in Islam (SIS) welcomes with great earnest the efforts of Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo to sign a decree that would ban child marriage in the country, and strongly urges the Malaysian government to make positive steps to move in the same direction. According to Widodo, two ministries, the Coordinating Ministry for Human development and…

Don’t Judge Women for Their Clothing

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is extremely concerned about the recent crackdown conducted by the Kelantan Islamic Affairs Department (JAHEAIK) and the Kota Baru Municipal Council (MPKB) on women wearing ‘tight,’ ‘sexy’ or ‘indecent’ attire. To date, over 20 notices and summonses have been issued against women for the way they were dressed in an operation…

An Inspirational Role Model

One would be hard pressed to find a more formidable image of a woman fighting for the rights of Malaysian women than that of the late Tan Sri Napsiah Omar as she stood her ground when confronted by naysayers in the corridors of the Parliament building. The year was 1994, and Tan Sri Napsiah was…

Telenisa Reports Increase in Fasakh and Domestic Violence Cases for 2017

8 March 2018 – Telenisa, a free legal clinic run by Sisters in Islam, has recorded an increase in their number of clients seeking fasakh, from 62 clients in 2016 to 137 clients in 2017. Fasakh is a method of divorce that is initiated by a Muslim woman, and is granted through a Court Order. The wife may file for…

Federal Court Decision Upholds Indira’s Justice

Sisters in Islam (SIS) would like to extend our heartiest congratulation to Indira and her family for this landmark decision by the Federal Court.  Finally, justice has been served for her and her family and soon she will be reunited with her daughter.  We have followed Indira and her case throughout her ordeal for almost a…

Sisters in Islam Welcomes Sultan Perak’s Statement

Sisters in Islam (SIS) welcomes the statements made by the DYMM Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah last Friday, that the Syariah Courts need to be more attentive and careful in exposing case proceedings publicly to safeguard a person’s dignity and honour, that the matter of non-productive assets owned by Muslims in a form of…

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