Kesan Iktiraf Gender Ketiga

Idea mengiktiraf gender ketiga telah dibawakan oleh SUHAKAM melalui proposal kajian bertajuk  Feasibility of Having Legislation on the Recognition of a Third Gender. Sehingga penulisan ini, tidak diketahui status kajian tersebut sama ada akan diteruskan atau tidak kerana walaupun JAKIM telah memohon penjelasan, belum ada pertemuan di antara 2 agensi tersebut. “Kajian” SUHAKAM ini dibantah ramai […]

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Kenapa mereka semakin berani?

‘Mereka bertengkar ramai dalam bahasa yang bagiku sama asingnya dengan bahasa nasib manusia.’ – Pramoedya Ananta Toer Bahasa adalah suatu komoditi yang unik dalam interaksi sosial, bukan sekadar untuk kelangsungan hidup seharian tetapi lebih utama lagi, bagi menjaga kesepaduan sosial dalam sesebuah masyarakat. Apabila bahasa yang jelas digunakan dengan telus, interaksi menjadi mudah tetapi apabila […]

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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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