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Nation 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bomoh dupes teen patient into having sex

A Form Two school dropout was duped into a 'spiritual marriage' and having sex with a 49-year-old I>bomoh /I>to cure her of elephantiasis over the past three years.

Nation 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Heryati files suit against ex-stepson Tamrin

Heryati Abdul Rahim has filed a suit against her former stepson, Tamrin Tun Ghafar, claiming that he defamed her and assaulted her physically and mentally early this year.

Nation 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

‘SMS divorce an insult to women’

The manner of pronouncing divorce through short messaging system (SMS) is an insult to women although the Syariah Court has ruled that it is permissible, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil said.

Nation 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Decision on SMS divorce draws flak

Women's groups and political movements have expressed disappointment over a recent Syariah Court decision that the pronouncement of divorce via short messaging service (SMS) is legitimate.

Nation 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Decision on SMS divorce draws flak

Women's groups and political movements have expressed disappointment over a recent Syariah Court decision that the pronouncement of divorce via short messaging service (SMS) is legitimate.

Nation 30 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dr M expresses unease over use of SMS in Muslim divorce case

Advances in technology are meant for people to communicate better and not to be abused, as in the case of divorcing one's wife using the short messaging system (SMS), Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

Nation 31 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

SMS divorce 'not the right way'

The Government plans to put a stop to Divorce by short messaging system (SMS)- recently recognised by a Gombak syariah court after the entire Cabinet discussed thematter yesterday.

Nation 01 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Foreign media ‘twisting SMS case to smear Islam’

The foreign media is using the issue of the man who divorced his wife via the short messaging service (SMS) to paint Islam in a negative way, Minister in the Prime Minister's department, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Zainal Abidin said.

Nation 01 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Shahrizat calls for tighter Islamic Family Laws

From the Malay Press: The controversy over the use of the short messaging system (SMS) in seeking a divorce has prompted calls to tighten the Islamic Family Laws to avoid similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Nation 02 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sultan: Resolve Syariah cases fast

The Sultan of Perak has urged Syariah Courts in the state to expedite the hearing of cases and inform the affected parties when a decision has been made.