Tag: MFL

Kenyataan Media: SIS Sokong Keputusan Ketetapan Jawatankuasa Fatwa Perlis

Sisters in Islam (SIS) mengalu-alukan ketetapan Jawatankuasa Fatwa Negeri Perlis yang memutuskan hak penjagaan anak seharusnya mengambil kira kemaslahatan dan kebajikan anak tersebut dan bukan agama ibu atau bapanya. Keputusan yang dikeluarkan oleh Jawatankuasa Fatwa Negeri Perlis itu mampu meluruskan persepsi awam bahawa kononnya hanya ibu atau bapa yang beragama Islam sahaja akan layak untuk…

SIS Media Responds to Claim of Inter-racial Marriages Jeopardising National Harmony

It’s not that inter-racial marriages jeopardise national harmony, but the ambiguity of the law which results in such conflicts. It is worth pointing out that majority of the cases where custody disputes due to unilateral conversions have occurred are not interracial marriages, but marriages between non-Muslim couples that took place in the civil court. The…

All Divorce Should Take Place in Court

Letter to the Editor October 21, 2011 In reference to the proposal in Kelantan to introduce harsh punishments on men who divorce their wives without reason, Sisters in Islam proposes that divorce should only take place in court. This will put a stop to Muslim men unilaterally divorcing their wives without just cause, which has…

Press Statement on 100 Years of International Women’s Day

7 March 2011 Sisters in Islam calls on the Federal and state governments to make good on their promises to revise the discriminatory amendments to the Islamic Family Law (the IFL) statutes passed from 2003-2005. As women around the world mark the centennial celebration of International Women’s Day, it is no longer acceptable for Muslim…

SIS Menyambut Baik Ucapan PM Mengenai Gagasan Ke Sepuluh

21th November 2006 Saudara Pengarang, Kami di Sisters In Islam mengalu-alukan Gagasan Kesepuluh yang disampaikan oleh Presiden UMNO dalam Ucapan Dasarnya di Perhimpunan Agung UMNO 2006 baru-baru ini. Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi membuat kenyataan bahawa kerajaan prihatin terhadap keadaan wanita di negara ini dari segi undang-undang dan bertekad untuk menyemak semula dan menyelaraskan undang-undang…

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…

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