Tag: JAG statements

JAG Calls for new Muslim Family Law and Public Hearings

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) calls for a new model Muslim Family Law based on the principles of justice and equality to deal with the realities of changing times and circumstances affecting Muslim men, women and the family institution in Malaysia today. JAG therefore calls on Parliament to establish a Parliamentary Select…

The LRA Amendments: End Of A Dark Chapter

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) welcomes the proposed amendments to the Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act 1976. In part, it confirms the Federal Court decision in Deepa’s case: where parties were married under civil law, the dissolution of the marriage and all related matters are also to be dealt with under…

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement In Support of Bersih 4

26th August 2015 As the build-up to this weekend’s Bersih 4 rally rises to a crescendo, the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) lends its voice to call upon everyone in Malaysia, especially women, to support this initiative and join us on the streets on the 29th and 30th of August. Bersih 4 rallies…

JAG welcomes regulations on conversion to Islam in Negeri Sembilan

6 February 2015 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) welcomes the Negeri Sembilan state government’s proposal to introduce and enforce new regulations ensuring that those who wish to convert to Islam dissolve their marriage prior to conversion, and make a statutory declaration on their conversion to Islam. We view this new procedure as…

Selangor Mufti must be held accountable for statement condoning domestic violence

The Selangor Mufti Department’s objectives include providing “advisory and guidance to the Sultan, the State Government and the society”. Yet its leader is reportedly propagating misogynistic and unlawful views. Selangor Mufti Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid reported stated that a man is allowed to beat his wife and children under certain circumstances. This is not only…

Mufti Selangor perlu bertanggungjawab terhadap kenyataan berbaur keganasan rumah tangga

Objektif penubuhan Jabatan Mufti Selangor termasuk memberi dan menyediakan “nasihat dan panduan kepada Sultan, Kerajaan Negeri dan masyarakat”. Namun, pemimpinnya, dilaporkan telah menyebarkan pandangan misogynistic dan yang menyalahi undang-undang. Mufti Selangor, Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid dilaporkan menyatakan bahawa seorang suami dibenarkan untuk memukul isteri dan anak-anak dalam keadaan tertentu. Ini bukan sahaja kenyataan misogynistic, malah,…

Yet another delay for S. Deepa to be reunited with her son

Today the Federal Court granted leave to Izwan Abdullah, S. Deepa’s ex-husband, against the Custody Order (which grants custody of the two children to Deepa), as well as the Recovery Order (which compels the police to retrieve the son who had been abducted from Deepa by Izwan). The Federal Court also granted leave to the…

JAG lauds call for open debate and discourse on Islamic law

Earlier this week, a group of Malaysians wrote a letter calling for “open debate and discourse on Islamic law”. It was penned by 25 distinguished Malaysians–retired civil servants, judges, ambassadors, among others, including Dato’ Noor Farida Ariffin, founding member and trustee of Women’s Aid Organisation. Their message was clear, and the Joint Action Group for…

Domestic violence a seizable offence, police must know the law

Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) Press statement, 16 October 2014 We refer to the article published in The Star on 12 October 2014, entitled “Woman attacked by hubby while praying”, where Fadzilah Ismail was reportedly beaten up by her husband for three hours. The article reported that “Kangar OCPD Supt Abdul Rahman Mohd Noordin said they…

Keganasan rumah tangga kesalahan boleh tangkap, polis mesti tahu undang-undang

Pertubuhan Pertolongan Wanita (WAO) Kenyataan akhbar, 16 Oktober 2014 Kami merujuk kepada artikel yang diterbitkan dalam The Star pada 12 Oktober 2014 yang bertajuk “Wanita diserang suami sewaktu bersolat”, dimana Fadzilah Ismail dilaporkan dipukul oleh suaminya selama tiga jam. Artikel tersebut melaporkan bahawa “Ketua Polis Daerah Kangar Supt Abdul Rahman Mohd Noordin menyatakan bahawa pihak…

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