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Christians in Malaysia have the right to use the word “Allah”

Christians in Malaysia have the right to use the word “Allah”

On 17 March 2021, the High Court in Malaya at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia delivered a landmark judgment in Jill ...
The Federal Court of Malaysia held state Syariah law criminalising ‘unnatural sex’ void and unconstitutional

The Federal Court of Malaysia held state Syariah law criminalising ‘unnatural sex’ void and unconstitutional

On 25 February 2021, the Federal Court of Malaysia delivered a landmark judgment, declaring that Section 28 of the ...
The Prospects for the Malaysian Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction over Myanmarese Atrocity Crimes

The Prospects for the Malaysian Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction over Myanmarese Atrocity Crimes

The ‘clearance operations’ commenced in August 2017 against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim population by the State’s ...
#NotMarriedat11: Legal Failures to Protect Children from Child Marriage in Malaysia

#NotMarriedat11: Legal Failures to Protect Children from Child Marriage in Malaysia

With the recent highlighting of yet another case of child marriage in Malaysia, where a 41 year old man married an ...
The Legality of Unilateral Child Conversion in Malaysia

The Legality of Unilateral Child Conversion in Malaysia

For Indira Gandhi, whose husband converted to Islam and attempted to unilaterally convert their daughter as well, a
Children’s Rights, Illegitimacy and the Rule of Law in Malaysia

Children’s Rights, Illegitimacy and the Rule of Law in Malaysia

In A Child v National Registration Department, 25th July 2017, the Malaysian Court of Appeal held that a Muslim ...
Malaysia’s Dangerous Path Towards “Allah”

Malaysia’s Dangerous Path Towards “Allah”

The Malaysian Court of Appeal has ruled recently that the word “Allah” falls unreservedly within the Muslim faith, ...
Affirmative Action versus Equality in Malaysia

Affirmative Action versus Equality in Malaysia

By Dr Dimitrina Petrova The Bumiputera (Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) continue to benefit from ...

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