Does the phrase Stupid Malay Men ring a bell?
The newly proposed amendments on the Islamic Family Law was largely disagreed and many were simply against it. Many in number and influence. Marina Mahathir was among them, followed by Nori and Hannis. These VVIP daughters may not have in depth knowledge on Islamic law and jurisprudence but they, at their best, speak out on this issue.
The amendment? To increase the amount of disputed properties of the husband after divorce.
Why? Because Islam says so... Think deeper people.. think in depth of knowledge.
Because men has more responsibility domestically. Because in Islam's jurisprudence, MEN has the responsibilty to take care of their ex-wife and children and by this, it clearly points out that MEN has to carry out their financial duties, divorce or not.
Stupid Malay Men.. From what I've seen and experienced, divorced men does not find this fact reality based. They just don't. Take my father for example: his divorced, remarried and has three kids. According to the Islamic Law, he has to pay for the house rent, our daily supply of food, the car, everything! because he is the leader of the family but up to this point, my mother is potraying superwoman, earning money for the family as well as carrying out her domestic responsibilities.
To put it simply, MOST divorced malay men ignored this fact and manipulated their status as free, single, and more-than happy-to-start-a-new-life men.
And for this fact alone, WOMEN must act diligently and complain. Complain to the Makhamah Shariah. Equal rights? Then have them used effectively. Speak out.
And as far as I am concern, the amendment has to wait until the phrase stupid malay men is once again fictitious.