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Beyond Dyana Sofya

Beyond Dyana Sofya

What exactly was discriminatory about the remarks made against the DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan by-election, Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud? How do such remarks go beyond Dyana Sofya and what needs to be done to combat such attitudes?

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Muslim women can’t join beauty pageants?’

Muslim women can’t join beauty pageants?’

“Adalah haram bagi wanita Islam menyertai apa-apa jenis pertandingan ratu cantik.” Selangor fatwa gazetted 11 May 1995. (Source: e-fatwa.gov.my) Click on image for bigger version (Source: Ann Fiona Ratu Cantik 1Malaysia 2010, Utusan Malaysia, 24 May 2010) Read previous Found in Quotation The Nut Graph needs your support

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What about keeping promises?

What about keeping promises?

Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard To get her poor doggie a bone But when she got there The cupboard was bare So her poor little doggie had none – Old nursery rhyme The Women’s Candidacy Initiative (WCI) notes that each time elections come around, whether it is parliamentary, state or by-elections, parties fielding […]

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Siti Mariah Mahmud (Kota Raja)

Siti Mariah Mahmud (Kota Raja)

KOTA RAJA Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Siti Mariah Mahmud  Constituency: Kota Raja  Party: PAS (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 2008  Government position: None Party position:   Central committee member   Muslimat central committee member  […]

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Women can’t become menteri besar?

Women can’t become menteri besar?

(Scroll by ba1969 / sxc.hu) ON 29 Jan 2010, Perak’s Barisan Nasional state executive councillor Datuk Hamidah Osman said female politicians cannot become menteri besar. Her reason: a menteri besar “has to meet the [monarch], where protocol is involved, and one has to meet religious officers … in such situations it is not possible for […]

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Are our children protected?

Are our children protected?

(Pic by NTLam @ Flickr) THE allegation in late 2009 of a sex offender operating a kindergarten is just one of a growing number of reported cases of child abuse, molestation and rape. Police statistics indicate a rise from 2,236 reported cases in 2005 to 5,744 in 2008, an increase of more than 2.5 times […]

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