Tag: Shariah courts.
Maria Chin Abdullah has raised awareness of the workings of the shariah courts which, divorced Muslim women will tell you, need to be improved.
A lawyer asks her to show which legal provisions discriminate against women.
Islamic affairs minister says there are concerns that Muslim inheritance cases are now filed with the civil courts.
It will hear child custody and alimony cases in the Federal Territories.
Instead of addressing the enforcement of alimony payments to women after divorce, the minister should reform marital laws to prevent men from so easily taking additional wives.
The minister says special high and lower shariah courts have been proposed to deal with marriage, child custody and maintenance cases.
Shariah courts are often quick to punish the women, but slow to make the men pay alimony.
He says the government cannot amend the act because his suit on the matter is pending.
This includes the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act or Act 355.
MP says Pakatan Harapan government should raise the minimum legal age for marriage with no exceptions, regardless of race or religion.
Centhra chief executive says shariah laws such as RUU355 have nothing to do with non-Muslims.
Despite being listed on the Dewan Rakyat sitting’s order paper, no time slot has been provided to debate the motion on the bill which seeks to enhance the powers of the Shariah Court.
The judicial trend of the past that shariah courts must have jurisdiction on conversion matters as it involves Islamic law and practice is unduly simplistic, says Justice Zainun Ali.
The appointment of civil court judges is done under the constitution but that of shariah judges is done by state rulers, and the constitutional safeguards for judicial independence do not apply in respect of shariah courts, says justice Zainun Ali.
Good name of family members, parents and children must be protected from being sensationalised, he says.
The withdrawn bills are the Employment Insurance System (EIS) Bill 2017 and the Stamp (Amendment) Bill 2017.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says Umno information chief Annuar Musa's offer to help PAS amend law to enhance shariah punishments is proof both will cooperate in GE14.
Minister Jamil Khir Baharom says child marriages in other states are under the state-level shariah courts.
It is in the interest of Malay Rulers that Malays and other Muslim Malaysians remain modern and progressive in their outlook and values, says Zaid Ibrahim.
Former syarie judge admits practice of separating various matters in divorce cases into many proceedings was to give impression they were handling a lot of cases.
Shariah lawyer Nizam Bashir says shariah courts must emulate civil courts and have a fixed deadline for cases to be resolved.
Amanah MP recalls that Umno and PAS reps had failed to support a motion to debate a shariah enactment at the Terengganu assembly in March this year.
He says the people of Sabah and Sarawak would never have agreed to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 if hudud had been proposed then.
Lawyers will appear before the judge on May 24 to make oral submissions whether to remove the video on Pua's Facebook, pending outcome of PM's defamation suit.