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Indonesia postpones vote on bill criminalizing sex outside marriage

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president ordered parliament on Friday to delay voting on a bill to criminalise extra-marital and gay sex, amid protests and criticism from rights groups and after major tourist market Australia warned its citizens about the plan.

Aceh whips 11 for behaving ‘amorously’

Banda Aceh: One woman begged for mercy and another sobbed uncontrollably as Indonesia’s Aceh province flogged nearly a dozen people, including a Buddhist man, charged with breaking local Islamic law.

Six couples whipped after Aceh hotel raid

BANDA ACEH: Six couples were publicly whipped in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province for relations outside marriage, with at least two women unable to walk after the painful punishment.

A formidable, but doable, challenge

If the Pakatan Harapan government is truly committed to ‘Compassionate Islam’, it must lead in shaping a new discourse, build new champions within its own religious authorities and institutions, and build public support for the necessity and possibility for change.

Heng: Stop caning women in public

PETALING JAYA: The integrity of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) is at stake if the federal government continues to let the Terengganu Syariah Court cane women in public, says Wanita MCA chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie.

MCA: Caning of women goes against the CPC

PETALING JAYA: The integrity of the Criminal Procedure Code is at stake if the federal government continues to allow the Terengganu Syariah Court sentence women to caning in public, said Wanita MCA chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie.

No more night khalwat raids or intrusion into Muslims' private lives says Mujahid

EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: No more knocks on the door in the middle of the night and no more breaking down of doors by the religious authorities investigating reports of khalwat or other alleged wrongdoings.

Zaid: I'd be PM for all Malaysians, including the LGBT community

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said if he were to become prime minister, he would make Malaysia a home for everyone, including the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender) community.

PAS sees lesbian caning as ‘free marketing’

KUALA TERENGGANU: The recent public caning of two lesbians in Terengganu serves as “free marketing” for the Islamic syariah administration that PAS wants to implement, says its ulama chief Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed.