Tag: Muslim Family Law and Legal Systems

Telenisa Reports Increase in Fasakh and Domestic Violence Cases for 2017

8 March 2018 – Telenisa, a free legal clinic run by Sisters in Islam, has recorded an increase in their number of clients seeking fasakh, from 62 clients in 2016 to 137 clients in 2017. Fasakh is a method of divorce that is initiated by a Muslim woman, and is granted through a Court Order. The wife may file for…

Terengganu Syariah High Court executes against the law

Joint press statement by Justice for Sisters and Sisters in Islam 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…

Federal Court Decision Upholds Indira’s Justice

Sisters in Islam (SIS) would like to extend our heartiest congratulation to Indira and her family for this landmark decision by the Federal Court.  Finally, justice has been served for her and her family and soon she will be reunited with her daughter.  We have followed Indira and her case throughout her ordeal for almost a…

Sisters in Islam Welcomes Sultan Perak’s Statement

Sisters in Islam (SIS) welcomes the statements made by the DYMM Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah last Friday, that the Syariah Courts need to be more attentive and careful in exposing case proceedings publicly to safeguard a person’s dignity and honour, that the matter of non-productive assets owned by Muslims in a form of…

Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) – Child Marriage Press Statement

I refer to the statement of the Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim made last year at on 25.2.2016, where she was reported to have said: “My ministry has always been against early marriage or child marriage as it curbs the mental, physical and psychological development of a child.”Let a…

Stop mitigating rape

Statement on Article by FMT on 12/3/2017 “Marriage isn’t the worst thing for a rape victim”. The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) express our concern at the statement made by Syariah lawyer Faiz Fadzil in a recent article , suggesting that it is in the best interest for an underage girl to marry,…

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…

Malaysia Still Long Way To Go In Overcoming Child Marriage

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) expresses our grave concern at the statement by the Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor on the rarity of child marriages in Malaysia to the international audience she was addressing at the Ford Foundation breakfast meeting in New York, as reported in The Star on 1…

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