Malaysia

A lecture by the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, a Justice of the High Court of Australia, the highest court in Australia at Griffith University, Friday, 16 November, 2007 on the subject of "Fundamental Human Rights and Religious Apostasy".
News and commentary on a Hindu woman, Subashini, who launched an appeal after being told to go to the 'Syariah Court' in her dispute with her Muslim convert husband over her matrimonial and custodial rights.
On the occassion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women [25 November], an assessment of marital rape and why it is still not considered a crime in Malaysia, despite legal amendments to make it so.
‘As I Believe: Freedom of Expression through Art, Music, Culture and Conscience’ - 9 December 2007
Sisters in Islam (Malaysia) is undertaking a nationwide research project on how polygamy affects the family.
Quitter officiellement la religion musulmane, en Malaisie, ça ne se fait pas. Rencontre avec un avocat qui persiste à défendre ces convertis au nom de la liberté promue par le Coran, mais qui croit de moins en moins qu'islam puisse rimer avec modernité.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has for the first time said that Malaysia was an Islamic state and not a secular state.
Women's rights activist Zainah Anwar and writer-filmmaker Amir Muhammad have been suddenly cancelled.
The Internal Security Ministry has confirmed that they have given a directive to all mainstream media not to publish any news on the issue of Malaysia being an Islamic state.
Last night, some 500 people congregated at Dataran Merdeka to hold a candlelight vigil to protest the continued detention of M Revathi at an Islamic rehabilitation centre.
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