Sharia Law


OPINION: Malaysia Must Quantify & Eliminate Its Child Marriage Problem

Chang Yu-shan

To end child marriage in Malaysia, the government must insist on compiling accurate statistics, then share the responsibility of eliminating the problem.


UMNO’s Hand in Malaysian Islamic Law

Helen Ting

PAS leaders are now even envisioning forming a supermajority Muslim bloc to 'strengthen political Islam' in the upcoming general election, which is to be called before August 2018.


Can Female Religious Authorities be a Voice for Indonesia’s Future?

Kathryn Robinson

While gender equity is a struggle in all the countries represented, in many places they face struggles already won by women in Indonesia.


Gauging Support for Islamic Law in Malaysia

Rashaad Ali

A controversial bill to amend the Criminal Jurisdiction Act could extend the reach of Islamic law and further polarize Malaysian society.


Hundreds Lashed in Indonesia under Sharia Law

TNL Staff

Sharia laws are particularly harsh for women and the LGBT community.


Celebrating Christmas in Brunei May Lead to Five Years in Jail

Sid Weng

Brunei introduced its ban on Christmas last year over fear that celebrating it excessively and openly could lead its Muslim population astray. Local Islamic religious leaders have promoted the ban, warning that celebrating Christmas is tantamount to imitation of another faith and is prohibited in some interpretations of Islam.

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