Tag: Muslim Family Law and Legal Systems

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…

Dr Nik Noriani Nik Badlishah Legal Aid Fund

The Fund is created to assist Muslim women (residing in Malaysia) who approach the Telenisa Legal Clinic as clients, struggling to pay the filing fees for their cases at the Syariah Court. Where related, The Fund may also be disbursed for cases in the Civil Courts (e.g.: domestic violence and inheritance claims where there may…

Press Briefing Notes The Kelantan Incest Case 21 March 2000

Sisters in Islam views with concern the prosecution for incest of a 17-year-old girl, by the Kelantan Syariah Court. There is an assumption here that the daughter, considered a minor under civil law, is a willing partner in committing the crime of incest. The daughter initially pleaded not guilty and had defended herself. However, the…

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