Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil warned the PAS-led Kelantan and Terengganu governments to make amendments to their respective Syariah enactments (I>Hudud/Iand I>Qisas/I>) concerning sodomy or be guilty of encouraging it.
PAS acting president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has come under fire for his remarks that women are not suited to hold top positions such as judges and should instead concentrate on working in the welfare and educational fields.
The High Court here was asked to cite Puteri Umno chief Azalina Othman Said for contempt of court for a statement she made about a PAS member who allegedly exposed himself to a Puteri member, when the appeal against his acquittal was pending.
EVERY year political pundits look out for some sort of paradigm shift in Umno and usually they seek out the change in terms of personalities. However, this year, the shift was in the speeches. NICK LEONG writes.