Tag: Press Statement

SIS Challenges Fatwa on Liberalism and Pluralism

Sisters in Islam (SIS) has filed a judicial review on a gazetted fatwa in Selangor declaring SIS as subscribing to “religious liberalism and pluralism”, and therefore deviating from the teachings of Islam. The fatwa allows for any publications deemed “liberal and plural” to be banned and seized. In addition, it calls for any form of…

Dress Codes: A Form of Discrimination and Abuse of Powe

Sisters in Islam (SIS) expresses growing concern at the recent events regarding unwarranted dress code enforcement. After the incident at the Road and Transport Department (JPJ), we are repulsed to see the repetition of discrimination in other public buildings. SIS is extremely concerned that this growing policing of women’s attire by government officials could make…

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement on Marital Rape

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is deeply disappointed by the de facto Law Minister, Nancy Shukri’s statement yesterday that the government has decided not to criminalise marital rape. Currently, Section 375 of the Penal Code contains an exception that states that sexual intercourse by a man with his wife is not rape.…

JAG Expresses Shock over arbitrary Dress Code Enforcement in Government Offices

9 June 2015 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) expresses shock at the treatment of a woman who was refused service at a Road Transport Department (RTD) office for allegedly dressing in a manner which was too ‘revealing’. The action of the officers at the RTD office of refusing to provide service and…

The DR. Nik Noriani Nik Badli Shah Legal Aid Fund

Sisters in Islam (SIS) wishes to express our immense gratitude at the official launch of the Dr. Nik Noriani Nik Badli Shah Legal Aid Fund. We established this fund with the hope that it will help ease some of the financial burden faced by Muslim women when they seek redress in the Syariah Courts. This…

Malaysia must act now to save human lives, protect victims of trafficking

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality Press Statement, 18 May 2015 We are appalled at the impending loss of life, trauma and serious human rights violations affecting the thousands of trafficked migrants, stateless persons and refugees now being ping-ponged by sea between Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. This is a human crisis of epic proportions, taking…

AWAM’s Press Statement on Statutory Rape

KUALA LUMPUR, 13th May 2015 – The All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) would like to express our great disappointment in the Malaysian legal system for failing to understand the importance of punishing perpetrators of child sexual abuse by allowing a man convicted of rape to walk free from the crime he committed. AWAM condemns the…

Women do not owe their husbands sex

KUALA LUMPUR, April 29th 2015 – Last week, Damansara Utama DAP Assemblyperson Yeo Bee Yin, along with AWAM, launched a digital rape awareness campaign with the tagline ‘No Excuse to Rape’. Since then, there has been widespread debate on the topic, the most heated comments being directed at the issue of marital rape, which includes…

KENYATAAN MEDIA SISTERS IN ISLAM TERHADAP DESAKAN PENURUNAN LAMBANG SALIB DI GEREJA TAMAN MEDAN

Sisters in Islam (SIS) amat berdukacita dan kecewa terhadap tindakan sekumpulan penduduk di Taman Medan yang telah mengadakan bantahan sehingga memaksa penurunan lambang salib di sebuah gereja, seperti yang dilaporkan di akhbar baru-baru ini. Perbuatan yang melanggar adab menghormati hak kebebasan beragama ini amatlah bertentangan dengan ajaran Islam yang mulia, serta mencabuli peruntukan dari Artikel…

Kenyataan Media Berkenaan Usul Rang Undang-Undang Peribadi Untuk Meminda Akta Mahkamah Syariah 1965

Sisters in Islam melahirkan rasa kecewa dengan tindakan Ahli Parlimen Marang, Abdul Hadi Awang yang membelakangkan dan tidak menghormati Perlembagaan Persekutuan dengan tindakan beliau yang akan membentangkan Usul Rang Undang-Undang Peribadi bagi meminda Akta Mahkamah Syariah (Bidangkuasa Hukuman Jenayah) 1965 untuk meluaskan bidangkuasa hukuman jenayah bagi membolehkan Enakmen Kanun Jenayah Syariah (2) Negeri Kelantan 1993…

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