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Mengundi itu suatu perjuangan

Mengundi itu suatu perjuangan

Pengundi-pengundi tidak lama lagi akan diberi kesempatan untuk mengundi apabila Parlimen dibubarkan. Persoalannya, nak mengundi untuk siapa? Barisan atau pakatan politik yang manakah yang pasti akan menegakkan hak rakyat, terutamanya hak wanita?

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The perplexing act of censorship

ON 25 Jan 2010, High Court Justice Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof quashed the Home Ministry‘s ban on Muslim Women and the Challenges of Islamic Extremism. The book, published by Sisters in Islam (SIS), is a compilation of essays based on research by renowned international scholars and activists. SIS’s challenge of the ministry’s act of book […]

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Lifting the SIS book ban

Lifting the SIS book ban

THE Barisan Nasional (BN) government should thank High Court Justice Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof for quashing the Home Ministry’s ban on Muslim Women and the Challenges of Islamic Extremism. The academic book is edited by Prof Norani Othman and published by Muslim women’s non-governmental organisation Sisters in Islam (SIS). Too often we read about why […]

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SIS seeks judicial review over book ban

SIS seeks judicial review over book ban

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 May 2009: The High Court (Appeals and Special Powers Division) today heard an application by Sisters in Islam (SIS) Forum (Malaysia) for a judicial review over the banning of a book since 2008. Lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, who represented SIS, submitted that the court should overturn the ban order issued by the […]

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Booksellers want clearer guidelines

Booksellers want clearer guidelines

(Pic by James Long) PETALING JAYA, 29 Jan 2009: The government should consistently update laws governing the book industry so that they are specific and take into account the realities of the business, the Malaysian Booksellers Association (MBA) said. “We should revisit the rules every year,” MBA secretary Keith Thong told The Nut Graph in […]

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PPPA affects business

PPPA affects business

GOMBAK, 20 Jan 2009: The Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) makes it difficult for book publishers to conduct their business and should be amended, the Malaysian Book Publishers Association (Mabopa) said. Mabopa secretary Arief Hakim Sani said the PPPA was outdated and easily subjected to abuse. Mabopa secretary Arief Hakim Sani“I definitely think the […]

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