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Lifestyle 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Justice for the women

Women#8217;s issues will not go away, even when they lapse from public view. With today being International Women#8217;s Day, TAN LEE KUEN takes a look at what women#8217;s groups have been doing this past year.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Talking about Islam for all

What is the role, if any, of non-Muslims in the continuing and often conflicting discourse about Islam? JACQUELINE ANN SURIN speaks to Muslim scholars to find out.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

An outdated practice?

SEVERAL Muslim men express their take on polygyny in Islam and how they feel about a practice that allows them to take up to four wives. JACQUELINE ANN SURIN speaks to them at a meeting of Islamic groups.

Nation 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Syariah Court move wins praises

Women organisations and opposition leaders lauded the government's plan to appoint women judges in the Syariah Court to address complaints by women who are not satisfied with judgments passed by men judges.

Nation 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

FT syariah laws a guide

The Federal Territory syariah regulations will be used to standardise syariah laws in the country, said Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bordering on injustice

How would you like to get married in this town? Doesn't look too romantic, huh? This is Pekan Siam, across the border from Padang Besar, Perlis, where rice retailing and polygamy peddling can go on in the same shoplot.

Nation 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

I didn’t raise issues to seek publicity, says Shahidan

Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim has denied that he was seeking cheap publicity when he raised the issues of polygamy and a 'curfew' proposal to be imposed on teenagers aged 18 and below.

Nation 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Add no-polygamy clause in marriage contract, says SIS

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is calling on Muslim women in Malaysia to be aware of the option of using their marriage contracts to stipulate that it is unacceptable for their husbands to be polygamous.

Nation 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Group fears law may be more unjust towards women

Sisters in Islam (SIS) has called on the Government to form an inter-agency committee to review the draft standard Islamic family law that state governments have been told to gazette.

Lifestyle 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Family last

What does polygamy in Perlis have to do with Brad Pitt, George Bush and men being caned till they became impotent? ANDREW SIA pulls a strong cup of tea to find out...