Tag: SIS Press Statement

SIS Fatwa Trial Postponed to 17th June

Sisters in Islam’s (SIS) legal challenge against a fatwa by the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais), which was scheduled to take place today, has been unfortunately postponed again. Prior to the date of the hearing, both sides had already forwarded to the court all necessary documents and submissions. Nevertheless, the hearing was unable to proceed…

Sending Love to Georgetown City

Sisters in Islam (SIS) stands in solidarity with Penangpac, Big Nose Productions and playwright, Fa Abdul, on the staging of their two-hour comedy play, Love in Georgetown City. Based on simply the performance poster, Muslim groups had lodged police reports against the play claiming that it was screening “pornographic films that promoted free sex and…

Underage Marriage Continues to Haunt Malaysia

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is appalled to learn that Kelantan Syariah courts had approved 10 underage marriages between January 2018 and January 2019. When averaged, this indicates that at least one underage marriage took place almost every month in the state. It is therefore ironic that Kelantan Syariah Court judge Abu Bakar Abdullah Kutty mentions…

SIS Outraged on Caning sentence handed to 45-year old Widow

We refer to this article published yesterday: https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2018/10/419777/otai-prostitute-receive-four-strokes-rotan-undergo-rehabilitation Sisters in Islam (SIS) is outraged at the sentence that has been handed to the 45-year old widow who has pleaded guilty to the charge of preparation for the act of prostitution in Kuala Terengganu yesterday. The Terengganu Syariah High Court had ordered the woman to undergo…

SIS response to direction by Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Sisters in Islam (SIS) applauds the direction set by Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa in insisting that what Muslims do behind closed doors is none of the government’s business. The prioritisation of the concept of rahmatan lil alamin (compassion for all) reflects a mature Islamic position, in line with Malaysia’s ambition to be a modern and progressive…

Sisters in Islam’s case a victory as it returns to High Court

The Federal Court today has instructed the fatwa case against Sisters in Islam (SIS) to be returned to the High Court and heard on the basis of its merits. According to SIS Executive Director, Rozana Isa, this is certainly a victory for SIS as it is critical that the judicial review of the fatwa to…

High price to pay for lack of political will

The fact that child marriage continues to happen in Malaysia underscores the reality that the price that girls have to pay for our government’s lack of political will with regards to this issue is a devastating one. Highlighting two recent cases in Tumpat, Kelantan, both involving 15-year-old girls who married men far older than them,…

Diversity and Unity are Blessings to be Celebrated

Looking back, the lead up to GE14 had been one of the most unifying moments in our country’s history. From fresh faces of hope emerging amongst those who have always walked shoulder to shoulder us, to campaign speeches of ambitions that bravely went into the night – it did not matter what background we came…

Remembering Our Humanity on Aidil Adha – Love, Perseverance and Respect

The brutal attack against a transgender woman in Seremban just a week ago is a disturbing sign of times for Malaysia Baharu. The victim, who was attacked by eight men, suffered broken ribs, internal injuries and wounds on her back and head which required 7 stitches. The motive of the attack was simply disgust towards…

Walk the Talk to End Child Marriage

Over 200 students and members of the public turned up for a rally today in a roaring show of support to end child marriage in Bandar Sunway. The event, jointly organised by The Body Shop Malaysia, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), Sisters in Islam (SIS), and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), marked the launch of…

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