Laws and Policy on Public Morality Should be Retained for the Wellbeing and the Common Good

A common assertion we hear is Malaysia’s LGBTQ community constantly face discrimination, selective persecution and untold violence, daily. Legal practitioners and activists have asserted that there are laws that promotes the discrimination and selective prosecution of the LGBTQ community. The recent Federal Court ruling that the Selangor state’s Islamic law criminalising ‘unnatural sex’ is void […]

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In Consideration of the Equality Act 2021: Some Lessons on Sex and Gender Relations for Malaysian Society

The Equality Act (EA), a US legislation whose purpose is to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other related purposes was first introduced on 18 February 2021. The bill was passed by the US House of Representatives on 25 February 2021 and was received by the House of […]

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Mengapa Kita Sangat Berhati-hati dengan Akta Kesamarataan Gender?

Hari ini USA meraikan Akta Kesamarataan (Equality Act) dan perkara pertama yang mereka raikan ialah untuk “eligibility” (disengajakan salah ejaan). Ketika saya dijemput mewakili WAFIQ / USIM memberi pandangan tentang Akta Kesamarataan Gender di bengkel-bengkel dan mesyuarat yang dianjurkan oleh Kementerian Wanita, saya selalu menolak pandangan dan kertas kerja yang dibawa oleh kumpulan wanita pro-feminist […]

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Why Sugaring Should Be Made An Offence : A Perspective

“Sugar dating” or “sugaring” is a similar concept. The performance of exchanging love and companionship between males and females for financial backing is basically ‘prostitution’, disguising under a much elegant name. The founder of Sugarbook, Darren Chan who once said “if you’re not happy with the terms, you can always say no. Nobody is paying […]

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The Swiss Cheese Model for Prevention of Sexual Assault and Unwanted Pregnancies

Recently there have been several hotly debated incidents in the news and on social media concerning sexual assault, in addition to the never-ending reports of unwanted pregnancies. These incidents remind us yet again of the consequences of ignoring the tenets of God’s laws upon human beings. We should not feign surprise at the consequences when […]

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Why is Marital Rape Inconsistent with the Legal Provisions of Marriage?

We are compelled to address the polemics on the legal position surrounding the criminality of sexual assault within a marital relationship as well as on the calls for the removal of the exception under Section 375 of the Penal Code, which excludes sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife by a valid marriage […]

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Jauhi Sindiket Poligami, Hapuskan Pemalsuan Dokumen Poligami

PANDAI ‘temberang’ bukan perencah utama untuk menjamin kebahagiaan di dalam rumah tangga. Khasnya buat suami yang mengamalkan poligami, kejujuran merupakan aspek penting dalam menjalankan tanggungjawab kepada isteri dan anak-anak sebagai amanah yang akan dipersoalkan di Akhirat kelak. Tidak seindah lagu P. Ramli yang bertajuk ‘madu tiga’, kebijaksanaan untuk ‘temberang’ hanya memberi impak besar yang boleh merobohkan […]

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Di Mana Kita Saat Nabi Dihina?

Rabiul Awwal yang juga adalah bulan kelahiran baginda Rasulullah SAW muncul lagi, namun kali ini ia dicemari isu penghinaan ke atas Baginda. Apakah perjuangan ke arah kebebasan bersuara bererti seseorang individu itu boleh sebebasnya menghina?  Isu ini sebenarnya bukan baharu dalam mendepani Islamophobia yang masih berlaku seluruh dunia, tetapi ia tidak sepatutnya menjadikan diam sebagai norma […]

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