Tag: Moral Policing

SIS Outraged on Caning sentence handed to 45-year old Widow

We refer to this article published yesterday: https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2018/10/419777/otai-prostitute-receive-four-strokes-rotan-undergo-rehabilitation Sisters in Islam (SIS) is outraged at the sentence that has been handed to the 45-year old widow who has pleaded guilty to the charge of preparation for the act of prostitution in Kuala Terengganu yesterday. The Terengganu Syariah High Court had ordered the woman to undergo…

JAG mengesa penangguhan segera bagi hukuman korporal dan penyelesaian krisis dalam sistem keadilan

Berikutan hukuman sebat dua orang wanita di Terengganu, Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) dan beberapa organisasi masyarakat sivil menggesa kerajaan Malaysia untuk menangguhkan perlaksanaan hukuman korporal dengan kadar segara. Hukuman sebat yang dilaksanakan di khalayak umum di mahkamah pada 3 September menandakan suatu anjakan yang meruncingkan dalam perlaksanaan hukuman korporal, yang telah mengejutkan…

Terengganu Syariah High Court executes against the law

KUALA TERENGGANU, 3 September — The Kuala Terengganu Syariah High Court today executed six strokes of the cane against two women charged with “attempting to have sex” under Section 30 and 59(1) of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Takzir Terengganu). The caning contravenes several legal provisions, including the Prison Act 1995 and Prison Regulations 2000. The…

Gross Violation of Children’s Rights in Kelantan

The Joint Action Group on Gender Equality (JAG) is appalled and disgusted to learn that indecent photos and videos of a Malay school girl and boy allegedly from Kelantan are currently being circulated via social media. JAG strongly objects to the way the school children were raided and made to display themselves in the nude…

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…

Ceasing Restaurants during Ramadan, Not a Solution

On 23 May 2017, the Terengganu state government has ordered that food premises should cease operation during fasting hours. Ghazali Taib, the State Exco for Communication, Multimedia and Special Function said that State government has issued directive to religious department to monitor entrepreneurs at Ramadan bazaars and restaurants by allowing business owners to start operating…

Deployment of Police Officers to JAIS Reflects Misplaced Priorities

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) questions the need of the decision by The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to conduct a pilot project which places two police officers and a Sergeant at the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) to assist in the enforcement of Syariah laws. We are especially concerned as PDRM is…

Procedure for Legislating Fatwas Un-Islamic and Undemocratic

The recent disqualification of four Miss Malaysia World 2013 beauty contest finalists on the basis that their participation is ‘sinful’ and in contravention of a 1996 fatwa banning Muslims from participating in beauty pageants, raises concerns about the over-reach of fatwas beyond their original intent. The 1996 fatwa exists as an attempt to control the…

Repeal Syariah Criminal Offences Laws

LETTER TO EDITOR 14 June 2013 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is deeply disturbed over the news report that the Johor Religious Department has whipped 24 women and 17 men since 4 April 2013 and sentenced another 22 women and 17 men to the same fate for allegedly committing incest and having…

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