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Nation 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Shahidan, mufti taken to task

Islamic law is open for discussion and should not be confined to just a few, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said.

Nation 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Islam allows the right to question, say groups

The right to question interpretations of Islam, even by religious scholars, is enshrined in the religion, Sisters in Islam said.

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

States need to standardise Islamic family rules, says Shahrizat

The Women and Family Development Ministry and the Perlis Government have agreed on the urgent need to standardise Islamic family laws following the controversy over the ruling on polygamy in the state.

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Perlis mufti: Court will decide

The question of justice does not arise when a man re-marries without the first wife#8217;s consent because the consent is not required under I>hukum syara#8217;/I(divine law), said Perlis mufti Datuk Mat Jahya Husein.

Lifestyle 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Towards everlasting peace

A GROUP of concerned Malaysians representing various faiths met in Taiping recently to discuss ways to create a more harmonious and peaceful society in multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia amidst rising tension and rumours of war in the world, reports T. SELVA.

Nation 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Malaysia-S’pore issues take back seat at forum

The outstanding bilateral issues between Malaysia and Singapore were set aside yesterday as prominent women from both sides gathered here to discuss matters related to their gender development.

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...

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.

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 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.