Moderate and Conservative Tensions Mount for Women in Malaysia

Beyond the Veil| Writing for the Women’s International Perspective, Mahi Ramakrishnan talks about the growing tensions between moderate and conservative factions in Malaysia.

Mari outlines fundamentals around the Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno “lashing case”, on hold now until Ramadan ends, and numerous other examples of efforts to “police” citizens’ actions and and those which continue promoting a more secular country.

Mahi opens her article, retelling a story of her accompanying Malaysia’s “morality police” on raids in Kuala Lumpur …

Malaysia’s religious groups struggle to find common ground, even in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur.