The amendment includes whipping as one of the penalties for the teaching of any doctrine or performance of any act contrary to Islamic law.
First of all, both parties must consent to the divorce, says Selangor Shariah Judiciary Department.
Hamid Ismail questions whether the Sabah Islamic authorities were willing to take action even if a report is lodged.
They question the Brunei sultan's Islamic credentials in the wake of recent controversies surrounding its shariah law.
The focus of the chair would be on Islamic leadership and implementation of shariah.
The tough penal code in the tiny country on tropical Borneo island has sparked a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.
It is the only province in Indonesia that imposes Islamic law.
The central bank is discussing whether to add more foreign sovereign sukuk to its reserves to be used as an underlying asset for Sukbi.
The state MB is studying the proposal seriously.
The sentence will be carried out at the Kajang Women’s Prison in Selangor.
An activist says there is no proof to the mufti's claim that some children as young as 14 are mature enough to marry.
In a wide-ranging interview with Doha-based news channel Al Jazeera, Anwar Ibrahim urges for respect to privacy.
Cenbet and Lawyers for Liberty say indecision on part of government only encourages more child marriages and grooming by paedophiles.
Dewan Ulama chief Mahfodz Mohamed says the caning of two women led to many learning 'the beauty of Islam'.
Seri Serdang assemblyman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud says 'tazir' punishments, meted out at the discretion of shariah judges should suit the times.
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang seems to imply that it is all right to cane under Islamic law as it is 'gentler' without taking into consideration the trauma caused.
Many PAS clerics still have a warped mentality of the feudal age where harsh punishment was the only means to deter people from committing personal sins.
The duo should seek damages for the punishment they suffered. The public shaming aspect of the punishment in Terengganu is especially alarming.
Caning is a cruel and degrading form of punishment that strips an individual of dignity and self-respect, says George Varughese.
The PKR leader says the caning episode shows a 'skewed and narrow interpretation of religious laws'.
Pahang Islamic Religious Department says execution of the sentence needs thorough study.
Many such marriages happen in village settings and go unnoticed.
The civil court's authority is brought into question as a provision in the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009 says any ruling of the Shariah Advisory Council is binding on High Court.
The state does not plan to amend laws to raise the minimum legal age of marriage.