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Rethinking Malaysia’s sodomy laws

Rethinking Malaysia’s sodomy laws

THEY’RE colonial relics, they’re rarely invoked, and other Asian countries have effectively taken them off the books. But because Malaysia’s sodomy laws are tangled up in politics and religion, they’re probably not going anywhere for a while. In 2007, Singapore modified their sodomy laws, expressed in Section 377a of the island-state’s Penal Code, to exclude […]

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What about women?

What about women?

THE Women’s Candidacy Initiative (WCI) notes with concern the manner in which the Kuala Terengganu by-elections were run by both the Barisan National (BN) and the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) candidates. There was so much focus on race, hudud laws, and distributive justice vis-a-vis the state of Terengganu and the Federation of Malaysia. Voter on polling […]

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Fatwa on tomboys violates constitution

Fatwa on tomboys violates constitution

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Nov 2008: A collective promoting women’s political participation says the fatwa on tomboyism and the proposed ruling on yoga contravene the constitution and Malaysia’s international commitments. The Women’s Candidacy Initiative (WCI) said the fatwa on tomboys contravenes Article 8 of the Federal Constitution, which prohibits gender discrimination. The WCI added that any […]

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