Tag: Muslim Family Law and Legal Systems

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…

Equal Right to Guardianship for Muslim Women

18 December 1998 YAB Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad Perdana Menteri Malaysia Jabatan Perdana Menteri Jalan Dato’ Onn Kuala Lumpur Assalamualaikum Dear YAB, Re: Equal Right to Guardianship for Muslim Women Representatives from seven women’s groups met on 5 December 1998 to discuss the Government’s decision to amend the Guardianship Act, 1961 to grant non-Muslim…

The Domestic Violence Act and Conflict of Jurisdiction

In reference to the letter from Dr Rahmah Hashim, the Head of the Women’s Affairs Bureau of the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (NST 11 May 1996), we would like to make the following statement: The current opposition to the Domestic Violence Act 1994 (DVA) seems to be centred over the question of a conflict…

Akta Keganasan Rumahtangga Dan Percanggahan Bidangkuasa

Merujuk kepada surat Dr. Rahmah Hashim, Ketua Biro Hal Ehwal Wanita, Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (New Straits Times, 11 Mei 1996), kami ingin membuat keyataan berikut: Tentangan yang terdapat terhadap Akta Keganasan Rumahtangga 1994 (AKR) nampaknya berkisar di sekeliling persoalan percanggahan bidangkuasa di antara Mahkamah Syari’ah dan Mahkamah Sivil. Telah berkali-kali dinyatakan bahawa keganasan rumahtangga…

Kelantan Hudud 1993

25 December 1993 The Honourable Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Assalamualaikum wr. wb. Dear Sir, Memorandum On the Syariah Criminal Code (II) 1993 State of Kelantan We, Sisters in Islam, write to you to express our deep concern at the passing on 25 November 1993 of the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Bill (H) 1993.…

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