Tag: Shariah law
One says the court's decision only affects Sisters in Islam, but another says it could affect corporate decision-making.
Calls have been made for Aceh to drop its harsh shariah law, however in the conservative state, it receives wide support.
Tawfik Ismail voices his fear that talks on the uniform code might become a back door for harsher penalties such as those proposed with RUU335.
Islamic council gives go-ahead to work out a uniform set of shariah laws on criminal offences.
The Equal Rights Coalition was launched in 2016 to promote international equal rights for all.
The laws, elements of which were first adopted in 2014, have been rolled out in phases since then including this week, stirring international outrage.
Brunei's state-owned investment agency BIA owns the Dorchester Collection hotel group.
Rights groups have meanwhile accused the sultanate of becoming the Saudi Arabia of southeast Asia.
Brunei will be the first country in East or Southeast Asia to introduce a sharia penal code on a national level.
This comes after claims by the lawyer-activist of attempts to put her behind bars.
Judge Nordin Hassan, however, said Tawfik can start a fresh action if a similar motion to introduce heavier punishments under shariah laws is tabled again and allowed by the speaker in the current Parliament.
'I wish I could turn back time. The officers refused to believe that there was no hanky-panky that night. Things could have turned out differently.'
Its director Mohd Ajib Ismail says the department’s focus has always been on prevention.
The present-day system allowing underage marriages is not much different from the now-outlawed practice of selling babies for adoption.
The deputy prime minister says her officers are looking into the marriage between a 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl.
Sisters in Islam says more young girls will 'fall through the cracks' as long as the government claims it is powerless to deal with the issue.
The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality urges the attorney-general to review state shariah criminal law enactments to ensure these are in line with the constitution.
The two women were caned six times each at the Terengganu Shariah High Court today.
However, the whipping which is carried out with a light cane is meant to bring about a feeling of repentance, not inflict pain, they say.
Controversial author questions whether traditional Islamists will be able to adapt to a more open, democratic Malaysia.
As the general election draws near, it's time to remove the blinkers about the so-called 'good old days' of Mahathir and Anwar.
All 1,800 nightclubs to be checked, no immunity for operators, says raid coordinator
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang should have realised much earlier in the political game that if the government really wanted to pass the bill, it would have tabled it through normal channels.
The decision by the court to maintain a RM1,900 fine allows the Shah Alam MP to escape disqualification as an elected representative.