Opinion

Maria Chin and the syariah court

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COMMENT | Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin’s recent views about the syariah court are timely. Has she opened up a can of worms, or will her remarks bring about the necessary reforms to a system which is in urgent need of reform and proper enforcement?

She has brought attention to the ongoing struggles of the Muslim single mother. In most cases, the woman is punished and the man escapes scot-free.

Last week, Maria made reference to an ongoing high profile divorce case, and said, in passing, that “Muslim women were still being discriminated against under the syariah legal system”.

Her comments have resulted in a legal suit against her because, among other things, it was claimed that she had insulted the syariah court...

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