HOW reliable is the recent claim by Perak mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria that a political party was drafting a new constitution threatening the special position of Malay Malaysians? In 2006, he had also spread unfounded allegations that Muslims had been converted and were to be baptised.
Syariah law galoreBy Shanon Shah
Kartika WHEN the Kuantan Syariah High Court sentenced Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno to six lashes of the cane and a fine of RM5,000 for drinking alcohol, some Malaysians were shocked. But many others were not, simply because Malaysians know that there is a separate law for Muslims in Malaysia — syariah law. The syariah legal […]
Whipping KartikaBy Deborah Loh
THE Pahang Syariah High Court‘s sentencing of Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno to whipping and a RM5,000 fine for drinking beer has thrown up all kinds of issues. As pointed out by the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) in a 25 Aug 2009 memorandum to the prime minister, “the implementation of these [syariah] laws […]
Senada streamlining syariah laws
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 March 2009: Senada, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) for Muslim women, is preparing an action plan to expedite the process of streamlining syariah laws in Malaysia. Its chairperson Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said Senada’s secretariat was in the process of getting feedback on the matter and would submit their findings to the […]