Tagged: sharia

Women judges and sharia 1

Women judges and sharia

Why have conditions been laid down in the case of the two Malaysian women judges? Is it not sheer male prejudice against women, wonders Asghar Ali Engineer.

Malaysia: A lost democracy? (Part 2) 0

Malaysia: A lost democracy? (Part 2)

Is Malaysia really lost and broken? People of goodwill must continue to strive to bring about change: we can rebuild the country into a land where we do  not live in fear, but in...

Merdeka, modernity and the Lina Joy controversy 0

Merdeka, modernity and the Lina Joy controversy

Francis Loh looks at the controversy surrounding the competing civil-sharia jurisdictions in the light of the Lina Joy decision and other recent similar cases as well as the forthcoming 50th Merdeka celebrations. He argues...

Federal Constitution must remain supreme 0

Federal Constitution must remain supreme

In the Lina Joy decision, the express provisions of the Federal Constitution were made to give way to an interpretation of some form of implied jurisdiction of the sharia courts, observes Ambiga Sreenevasan.

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