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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 Mabopa secretary Arief Hakim Sani said the PPPA was outdated and easily subjected to abuse.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 […]
THE day Norani Othman found out her book was banned by the Malaysian government, she knew she had “arrived” as a scholarly writer. The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia sociology professor had not expected that Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism — the book she contributed chapters to and edited — would be banned, but […]