Tag: Federal Constitution

Public Discussion before Laws are Passed

Sisters in Islam (SIS) welcomes the Cabinet decision to activate the Select Committee procedure in Parliament which will enable civil society groups and other experts to provide inputs into the country’s law-making process. This is a major step forward in the practice of parliamentary democracy in the country as it will generate a better informed…

Pindaan Kesamarataan Hak

Sisters In Islam sangat mengalu-alukan kenyataan yang dibuat oleh Perdana Menteri bahawa Perkara 8(2) Perlembagaan Persekutuan akan dipinda untuk memasukkan “seks/jantina” supaya ia tidak lagi majadi alasan bagi mendiskriminasi wanita. Pindaan perlembagaan ini adalah suatu langkah penting bagi melaksanakan komitmen Kerajaan untuk menegaskan prinsip kesamarataan di antara kaum lelaki dan wanita di Malaysia. Adalah diharapkan…

Equal Rights Amendment

Sisters in Islam (SIS) greatly welcomes the statement by the Prime Minister that article 8(2) of the Federal Constitution will be amended to include “sex” as a prohibited ground for discrimination. This will make any law or policy that discriminates against women unlawful and unconstitutional. This constitutional amendment is a major step forward in implementing…

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