Tag: IFL 2005

Pindaan Kepada Pindaan Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam (Wilayah Persekutuan) 2005

Gabungan Kumpulan Wanita Bertindak bagi Kesamarataan Gender (JAG) menyambut baik Pindaan kepada Pindaan Rang Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam (2005) sebagai langkah pertama dalam menghasilkan Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam yang lebih adil dan saksama. Pindaan ini adalah hasil dari proses perundingan Komuniti Syariah bersama persatuan bukan kerajaan termasuk JAG yang dipengerusikan oleh Peguam Negara. Kami amat mengalukan pendemokrasian…

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…

Islamic Family Law Bill Fundamentally Unjust

Nik Noriani Nik Badlishah-Mkini Feb 24, 06 3:30pm In reference to the letter Family law – women’s groups ignorant, the Joint Action Group on Gender Equality (JAG) agrees with Aliyah Ahmad that the Islamic Family Law (IFL) debate is not yet over. What she and other critics of JAG’s efforts fail to acknowledge, however, is…

Let Down by Failure to Create Just Law for Muslim Women

The Sun, 23/2/2006 I AM deeply upset and saddened by the about-turn made by Datuk Shahrizat Abdul Jalil on her stand on the Islamic Family Law (IFL) issue. I had mistakenly believed that her ministry would champion women’s issues and in this case, help create a just syariah law to protect Muslim women like me.…

Shahrizat, What’s Your Game Plan Now?

Bregitta Wong Fui Lin Feb 22, 06 4:06pm By now, we all know what has happened. The entire nation knows. Maybe neighbouring countries as well. Our ever lovely Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat, YB Dato Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, has made the biggest U-turn ever in the history of Malaysian politics. I am of…

Explain IFL’s Polygamy Rule

Shahrizat Alina Rastam Malaysiakini Feb 22, 2006 I am less than impressed by Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s new position on the Islamic Family Law (IFL) issue. When the IFL bill was passed in December, the minister was vocal in condemning the way the bill was pushed through; and said that…

Second, Third, Fourth Wives – Speak Up!

Y Madjati Feb 21, 2006 I refer to the article Never trust the weather and politicians. I am shocked and disgusted with Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s spinelessness. It is an insult to the intelligence of Malaysian women, and I wonder how she manages to sleep at night knowing that she has let her fellow women down…

Sharizat’s bout-turn on Islamic Family Law

Umran Kadir Feb 16, 2006 I must say I am disturbed and perplexed by Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s schizophrenic statements on the issue of the Islamic Family Law amendments. As recently as Dec 23, 2005, she is quoted in The Star as saying that the prime minister had also agreed that the syariah system needed a…

Minister, What’s Your Current Stand?

Bregitta Wong Fui Lin Feb 16, 2006 I refer to the current uproar regarding the situation on the Islamic Family Law amendments, in which the law now contained provisions that give men more power to divorce their wives, to contract polygamous marriages and also to freeze the assets of their wife/wives to claim their share…

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