Sham divorce on Facebook risks boosting Islamic law in Malaysia

A ‘talak’ on social media involving two social media personalities, later reversed, has sparked a debate over the trivialisation of Islam in a country where two-thirds of the population are Muslims. Last Wednesday, local authorities reactivated a committee to empower Sharia courts. Islamic law (Sharia) is partially enforced in three states of the Malaysian federation. The situation is raising fears among religious minorities.

Published on : June 28, 2022 at 1:17 PM

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