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PETALING JAYA: The G25 has called the High Court’s recent decision to dismiss an application by Sisters In Islam (SIS) challenging a decision of the Selangor Fatwa Committee as retrogressive, against high judicial precedent and contrary to the Federal Constitution.
PETALING JAYA: The Kuala Lumpur High Court's dismissal of Sisters in Islam's (SIS) judicial review application will empower religious authorities to outlaw any individual or group they find deviant without any form of check and balance, says Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram).
PETALING JAYA: The continued labelling of Sisters in Islam's (SIS) as 'deviant' will only open space for more action to be taken against them by the state or even by misguided non-state actors, says Lawyers For Liberty (LFL).
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court on Tuesday (Aug 27) dismissed an application by Sisters In Islam (SIS) challenging the decision of the Selangor Fatwa Committee which declared it a deviant organisation which had deviated from the true teachings of Islam.
PETALING JAYA: Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari should drop any attempt to table a state Bill, allowing for the unilateral religious conversion of minor children by a parent in Selangor.
PETALING JAYA: Although the debate on child marriages has often focused on Muslims, nuptials among non-Muslims below the age of 18 have gone up by about 20% annually in the past four years, with concerned groups blaming this on rising urban poverty and the lack of sex education.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is taking a detailed look at proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (also known as RUU355) and other relevant laws before deciding if these should be amended.