Tag: Press Statements

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…

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement In Support of Bersih 4

26th August 2015 As the build-up to this weekend’s Bersih 4 rally rises to a crescendo, the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) lends its voice to call upon everyone in Malaysia, especially women, to support this initiative and join us on the streets on the 29th and 30th of August. Bersih 4 rallies…

Kenyataan Media: SIS Sokong Keputusan Ketetapan Jawatankuasa Fatwa Perlis

Sisters in Islam (SIS) mengalu-alukan ketetapan Jawatankuasa Fatwa Negeri Perlis yang memutuskan hak penjagaan anak seharusnya mengambil kira kemaslahatan dan kebajikan anak tersebut dan bukan agama ibu atau bapanya. Keputusan yang dikeluarkan oleh Jawatankuasa Fatwa Negeri Perlis itu mampu meluruskan persepsi awam bahawa kononnya hanya ibu atau bapa yang beragama Islam sahaja akan layak untuk…

Citizens Against Rape Press Statement

Recently, de facto law minister Nancy Shukri highlighted that the definition of rape will be broadened and tabled at the next Parliamentary sitting. Mentioning that the Attorney-General’s Chambers were in the process of finalising the process, Shukri also raised that non-penile methods of sexual penetration are being considered in the amendments. The Citizens Against Rape…

Pemerkosaan Dalam Perkahwinan Tidak Islamik

Sisters in Islam (SIS) memandang serius kenyataan-kenyataan yang dikeluarkan mutakhir ini berikutan kempen “Without Consent” yang dilancarkan oleh Parti Tindakan Demokratik (DAP) yang cuba mempertahankan pemerkosaan dalam perkahwinan atas nama Islam. Sebagai agama yang sangat menyantuni wanita, perhubungan suami isteri di dalam Islam di bina atas dasar kasih-sayang dan hormat menghormati sebagaimana yang dinyatakan oleh…

Pemerkosaan Dalam Perkahwinan Tidak Islamik

Sisters in Islam (SIS) memandang serius kenyataan-kenyataan yang dikeluarkan mutakhir ini berikutan kempen “Without Consent” yang dilancarkan oleh Parti Tindakan Demokratik (DAP) yang cuba mempertahankan pemerkosaan dalam perkahwinan atas nama Islam. Sebagai agama yang sangat menyantuni wanita, perhubungan suami isteri di dalam Islam di bina atas dasar kasih-sayang dan hormat menghormati sebagaimana yang dinyatakan oleh…

Mufti Selangor perlu bertanggungjawab terhadap kenyataan berbaur keganasan rumah tangga

Objektif penubuhan Jabatan Mufti Selangor termasuk memberi dan menyediakan “nasihat dan panduan kepada Sultan, Kerajaan Negeri dan masyarakat”. Namun, pemimpinnya, dilaporkan telah menyebarkan pandangan misogynistic dan yang menyalahi undang-undang. Mufti Selangor, Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid dilaporkan menyatakan bahawa seorang suami dibenarkan untuk memukul isteri dan anak-anak dalam keadaan tertentu. Ini bukan sahaja kenyataan misogynistic, malah,…

SIS Media Responds to Claim of Inter-racial Marriages Jeopardising National Harmony

It’s not that inter-racial marriages jeopardise national harmony, but the ambiguity of the law which results in such conflicts. It is worth pointing out that majority of the cases where custody disputes due to unilateral conversions have occurred are not interracial marriages, but marriages between non-Muslim couples that took place in the civil court. The…

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…

Protect Our Children from Rapists and Paedophiles

The alleged rapist: a 40 year old restaurant manager, the victim; a 13 year old girl. According to the Star and the Sabah Daily Express on 8 May 2013, the 40-year old man was applying for the withdrawal of the rape charge before the Sessions Court in Kota Kinabalu as he is going to marry…

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